As Prescribed

As Prescribed

As Prescribed

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KCBS Radio in partnership with UCSF presents “As Prescribed,” a weekly conversation with leading medical experts at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.
  1. September 26, 2022
    13 min
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    With a lull of cases, how does COVID-19 affect outdoor gatherings?
    San Francisco just hosted the weekend long Portola Music Festival and people gathered to let their freak flag fly yesterday at the Folsom Street Fair. So, are we in a pandemic lull, or are both lawmakers and th…
  2. September 23, 2022
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    UCSF Depression screening found an increase of undiagnosed depression
    Depression is one of the most common causes of disability but it goes unrecognized in many people who goes to the doctors fore care. well new research out of UCSF has found one way to help stop people from fall…
  3. September 22, 2022
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    As Prescribed: Why signs of depression might be going unrecognized
    Depression is one of the leading causes of disability, but it often goes unrecognized. Dr. Maria Garcia is the author of a UCSF study that implemented a policy to routinely screen for depression when patients s…
  4. September 15, 2022
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    As Prescribed: Why COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy may open door to polio
    Polio has been circulating in a part of New York State where vaccination levels are low.KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak discussed with UCSF Infectious Disease expert Dr. Peter Chin- Hong.
  5. September 08, 2022
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    As Prescribed: UCSF health expert recommends when to get omicron-specific booster
    When it comes to COVID-related decision-making, many people look to UCSF Chair of Medicine Dr. Bob Wachter and ask, what would you do?Kathy Novak and Watcher discuss when to get the omicron-specific booster.
  6. September 01, 2022
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    As Prescribed: Blood test provides vital answers for patients with traumatic brain injuries
    A simple blood test could make a world of difference for people who have traumatic brain injuries, a new UCSF study shows.Dr. Geoff Manley, Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery at UCSF discusses…
  7. August 25, 2022
    8 min
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    As Prescribed: Why many dermatologists feel unprepared to treat patients of color
    A recent survey of dermatologists and dermatology residents found that nearly half felt they were inadequately trained to treat patients of color. A specialized clinic at San Francisco’s UCSF is working to chan…
  8. August 18, 2022
    8 min
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    As Prescribed: New approach to heart surgery could lessen donor wait times
    For people who need a heart transplant, the amount of time spent waiting for a suitable donor greatly affects their chances of survival. A new approach to heart surgery could drastically cut down on wait times…
  9. August 11, 2022
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    As Prescribed: Vast majority of women say their abortion was the right decision
    The vast majority of people who chose to have abortions reported that it was the right decision for them and did not show mental health problems after the abortion. For more, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak discussed…
  10. August 04, 2022
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    As Prescribed: How worried should we be about socializing during the monkeypox outbreak?
    Now that California, New York and the federal goverment have both declared a state of emergency over monkeypox, how concerned should we be about exposure from everyday activities or socializing with others? For…
  11. July 28, 2022
    7 min
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    As Prescribed: how Bay Area doctors are using holistic medicine to treat children with chronic pain
    Children who are suffering from chronic pain now have a different option for treatment in the Bay Area. For children with conditions from migraines to joint pain, the options can often be limited. For more, KCB…
  12. July 21, 2022
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    As Prescribed: Is federal response to monkeypox 'too slow'? This Bay Area expert says so
    California has told the federal government that the state needs as many as 800,000 more monkeypox vaccine doses, but one local expert would like to see a more tactical approach to the distribution of the shots…
  13. July 15, 2022
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    As Prescribed: New COVID variant's 'superpower is reinfection'
    If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may feel like you can let your guard down a little more than usual – but that's probably not a good idea as the BA.5 variant becomes more dominant. For more, KCBS Ra…
  14. July 07, 2022
    8 min
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    As Prescribed: Understanding the mystery that is long COVID
    The World Health Organization defined long COVID as symptoms that last two months after infection, which may apply to many people who have been infected. For more, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak discussed the mysteri…
  15. June 30, 2022
    7 min
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    As Prescribed: UCSF develops effective scarless surgery for Adam’s apple removal
    UCSF medical experts have developed a new technique for facial plastic surgery that is proving successful for transgender patients. In the gender affirming process, some trans women choose to have surgery to sh…
  16. June 23, 2022
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    As Prescribed: Parents have questions as COVID-19 vaccines for children roll out
    COVID-19 vaccines are now available for kids under five, but some parents still have questions. For more, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak discussed with UCSF's Dr. George Rutherford.
  17. June 16, 2022
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    As Prescribed: More baby formula soon could be hitting Bay Area shelves
    An emergency supply of infant formula has touched down in California as the nation continues to face a widespread and unprecedented shortage.For more, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak discussed with Dr. Ifeyinwa Asiodu…
  18. June 09, 2022
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    As Prescribed: Monkeypox cases are on the rise. What's causing the spread?
    Monkeypox has been found in many African countries for decades, but health officials are concerned that it's spreading to more places where the disease is not endemic. For more, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak spoke w…
  19. June 07, 2022
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    Monkeypox is spreading around the world
    Monkeypox is being identified in more places around the world including in San Francisco. KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak reports on what could be behind the spread.
  20. June 02, 2022
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    As Prescribed: Why preschoolers with hearing problems could be slipping through the cracks
    Doctors are concerned that young kids could be having developmental difficulties because of hearing loss that is going unidentified. For more, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak discussed with Dr. Dylan Chan, Director of…

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