Health

A young man with a known history of recreational drug use was found unresponsive and brought in by ambulance to the ED. In the field, paramedics noted that he had a serum glucose of 6 mg/dL (normal range is between 70-140 mg/dL) and they administered dextrose 50 percent. The patient’s serum glucose levels responded and increased to 97 mg/dL, although the patient remained unarousable.

There are a few jewels I’ve come upon at my time here as a physical therapy student. Keep reading for my favorites.

Over-the-counter orthotics are just as effective as $300 ones.

It has been only 35 years since emergency medicine was officially recognized as a specialty, and yet in that time it has spread to almost every aspect of medicine and society.

SugarScience is a website developed by UCSF to act as an authoritative source for the scientific evidence about the effects of sugar on health and disease. It aims to educate the public and provide resources for medical professionals.

“Can stories teach us how to let go?” Dr. Joseph Pace queried the standing-room-only audience at “Social Histories,” an event bringing together physician–storytellers from around the Bay Area to contemplate the nature of mortality in medicine.

Knee pain is extremely common and annoying! Approximately 25 percent of adults have knee pain, and even scarier, the rate of knee replacements in the U.S. has surged to 87 per 10,000 adults older than age 65.

Welcome to UCaSeFiles, a column presenting short case vignettes based on the stories of real patients seen on the wards, followed by a brief discussion of salient learning points.

Pumpkin pie, turkey with gravy, holiday cocktail parties and family gatherings: This time of year is fraught with challenges that make it difficult to maintain healthy habits during the holiday season.

“Wow, there are a lot of women out here!” That’s the comment I made out loud as I looked at the world’s largest women’s running race that assembled in downtown San Francisco on Oct. 19th.

Fall is a busy time of year! UCSF’s gym certainly seems to be bustling as well, having rolled out several new programs: Motown Moves, Pre-Masters Fitness Swim, and a slew of outdoor programs.