Health officials warn flu outbreak is widespread in Bay Area

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has announced that influenza levels…

 

7 tips to combat viral upper respiratory illness

The next time you go to see your health care provider for…

 

Health officials encourage those traveling this holiday to take precautions against Zika

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is urging those traveling this holiday…

 

California Department of Public Health encourages caution around wild mushrooms

In the wake of recent wet weather, Dr. Karen Smith, the Director…

Traffic injuries cost patients $35 million per year at San Francisco General

The Department of Public Health released a report earlier this month showcasing…

Treating broken collarbones

Clavicle fractures hurt. The collarbone sticks up under the skin and moves…

The Patella Dilemma

The knee cap is a frequent source of pain. While treatments for…

New and cool and not for you

A significant number of new-and-improved devices are now available for surgeons to…

Why ‘useless’ surgery is useful

Recent news stories proclaiming meniscus surgery to be useless miss the point,…

Don’t break a leg

Many people are bowlegged. Some are knock-kneed. Only a few are truly…

UCSF, city finalizing lease agreement for new research facility

A proposal to build a UC San Francisco research facility at Zuckerberg…

Urban trek showcases all San Francisco has to offer

Type “walk San Francisco” into Google and you’ll find 85,500,000 search results.…

Why Katie Ledecky wins: grit

Swimmer Katie Ledecky doesn’t just win. She crushes the competition. She crushes…

What’s happening when your knee goes snap, crackle and pop

In the month of August we will be revisiting some of our…

Why the nurse matters

One of my nurses is my surgical assistant. My other nurse is…

Digital immortality is our new reality

The Singularity — the merger of machines and humans — is a…

How to avoid a total knee replacement

First of all: Don’t get hurt. Once you injure your knee —…

Supporters hope to keep second SF soda tax from going flat

San Francisco soda tax supporters are hoping round two of an effort…

Stem cells vs. growth factors

The era of anabolic medicine is here. We no longer inject cortisone…

3D printing: Cool, but not quite there

3D tissue printing holds the promise of custom implants on demand. But…