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. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. July 28, 2022
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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…
  4. 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…
  5. 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…
  6. July 07, 2022
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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…
  7. June 30, 2022
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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…
  8. 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.
  9. 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…
  10. 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…
  11. 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.
  12. 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…
  13. May 26, 2022
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    As Prescribed: How obesity could be 'rewiring' our immune systems
    Obesity is a major risk factor for developing severe illness from COVID-19 and – according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – having obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization.
  14. May 19, 2022
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    As Prescribed: What the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade could mean for doctors in conservative states
    If Roe v. Wade is overturned, there could be wide-ranging effects on the doctors who are training to be the next generation of specialists in pregnancy care. For more, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak spoke with UCSF's…
  15. May 12, 2022
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    As Prescribed: Is it time for an updated COVID vaccine?
    The current COVID-19 vaccines were designed to target spike proteins in earlier coronavirus strains. But now the spikes look very different to the antibodies in vaccinated people. For more, KCBS Radio's Kathy N…
  16. April 28, 2022
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    As Prescribed: Putting mental health at the center of patient care – after the added stress of the pandemic
    Doctors at UCSF say the coronavirus pandemic has been a reminder to everyone about the importance of talking about mental health. For more, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak spoke with Dr. Matthew State, Professor and C…
  17. April 21, 2022
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    As Prescribed: As lawmakers target gender-affirming care, proponents call it 'life-saving treatment'
    A surge in proposed and passed anti-trans laws is being called a threat to trans kids and their families. For more, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak spoke with  Dr. Stephen Rosenthal, medical director of UCSF's Child &…
  18. April 14, 2022
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    As Prescribed: For some dementia patients, when it comes to medication more is not always merrier
    Doctors at UCSF are sounding the alarm about just how many pills older people are taking on a regular basis. KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak discusses a study with lead author Dr. Matthew Growdon that found most senio…
  19. April 07, 2022
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    As Prescribed: UCSF study finds when it comes to sleep, it's quality over quantity
    Biologically, a lot happens when we are asleep, and most bodies need about eight hours to get it all done. However, a study from UCSF has found that some people have a genetic mutation that allows them to sleep…
  20. March 31, 2022
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    As Prescribed: New hope for children with rare, deadly disease
    Researchers at UCSF are seeing encouraging early results in a clinical trial involving young kids with a rare condition known as "bubble baby disease." For more, Dr. Mort Cowan and Dr. Jennifer Puck joined Kath…

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