Health

Nearly 26 million people in the United States may have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and many of them are unaware of this.

People all around the world are currently having some fun doing the “Lyme disease challenge.” This entails stuffing a lime in your mouth, posting a picture of your best lime-puckered expression on the Lyme Disease Challenge web site, along with a donation for Lyme disease research.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an irritating condition that affects 1-3% of the general population. UCSF graduate students appear to be at an especially high risk for CTS, although published research has yet to demonstrate this.

Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when the cartilage lining the bone surface wears away. At its worst, OA leads to bone on bone contact, with debilitating pain that may eventually result in a joint replacement.

The human gluteus maximus is unique with respect to its substantial size and enlarged cranial portion compared to other primates.

Many of my columns have focused on orthopedic issues in physical therapy: the lowdown on running shoes, scary postural deviations and how to strengthen your neck.

“I have something going on with me I want to tell you about.” 

Recently I attended the Anesthesia Grand Rounds’ “Updates in Pain Management.” (Yes—we physical therapy students are involved!) The event featured many well-known practitioners, and a psychologist in particular brought my attention back to the dia

On Jan. 15, UCSF kicked off the semester with its second annual Informatics and Digital Health conference at Mission Bay Conference Center.

As San Francisco continues to be blessed with occasional sun, biking remains one of the most popular ways to commute. However, pain with biking also continues to plague many of us.