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  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Rank Among the Nation’s Best For All 10 Specialties in 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report

    6/12/2020

    Survey Recognizes Hospitals with High Rankings in Pediatric Cancer Care, Neurosurgery and Other Pediatric Specialties UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals rank among the nation’s best pediatric medical centers in all 10 specialties that were assessed in the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report annual survey of Best Children’s Hospitals, reflecting the high quality of care the hospitals provide for our communities. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland together ranked among the to... read more

  • Red and White Meats Are Equally Bad for Cholesterol

    6/14/2019

    UCSF CHORI Study Also Shows Saturated Fats Raise Low Density Lipoproteins by the Same Amount Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat, such as poultry, has equally negative effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition The study, led by scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) – the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland – surprised the researchers with the discove... read more

  • Scientists Slow Progression of Debilitating Neurodegenerative Disorder

    6/13/2019

    Chelation Study on PKAN Has Implications for Treating Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis  An international study led by scientists in Oakland, CA, and Munich, Germany, may offer hope to children and adults with a rare and debilitating genetic disorder, Pantothenate Kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN), as well as a potentially new approach to treat other neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The study, which involved... read more

  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Named Among Nation’s Premier Hospitals in Annual Quality Survey

    12/7/2018

    “Top Hospitals” Award Recognizing Highest Levels of Quality and Safety in Hospitals UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has been awarded a “2018 Top Hospitals” award by The Leapfrog Group, placing it among an elite group of hospitals that have achieved the highest levels of quality and safety. The Oakland hospital was one of only two children’s hospitals in California to receive the distinction and the only children’s hospital in Northern California to do so. The Leapfrog Group is a national health... read more

  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will ‘Be Gold’ in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

    8/30/2018

    UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will ‘Be Gold’ in September for  Pediatric Cancer Awareness   OAKLAND, CA (August 29, 2018) – Each year, nearly 16,000 U.S. children and teens are diagnosed with cancer. But only 4 percent of federal cancer research funding is earmarked to develop new treatments and cures for children battling this heartbreaking disease – an amount that is far below what is actually needed. Just as pink has become synonymous with breast cancer awareness, UCSF Benioff Children’... read more

  • Novel Nutrition Bar Improves Asthma Symptoms in Obese Teens

    7/18/2018

    Novel Nutrition Bar Improves Asthma Symptoms in Obese Teens Oakland Study Shows Improvements in Adolescents whose Asthma is Poorly Controlled A pilot clinical trial by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) researchers has found that targeted nutrient therapy can improve lung function in obese individuals with asthma, without requiring weight loss. The study, published in The FASEB Journal , demonstrated that eating two CHORI-Bars daily for eight weeks improved lung function... read more

  • Study by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Researchers Shows L-Glutamine Decreases Sickle Cell Pain Crises, Hospitalizations

    7/18/2018

    New Study Shows L-Glutamine Decreases Sickle Cell Pain Crises, Hospitalizations Reduces Pain for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland clinical researchers, in conjunction with other sickle cell centers and scientists at Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc., have demonstrated that therapy with L-Glutamine reduced the frequency of pain episodes in both pediatric and adult patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). The results of the 48-week, phase 3 clinical trial are published i... read more

  • Northern California Sickle Cell Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Acting to Improve Global Health

    6/19/2018

    On World Sickle Cell Day, the Northern California Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Takes Action to Improve Global Health Outcomes UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland with the American Society of Hematology and other Sickle Cell Disease Coalition partners, debuts a public service announcement and global resources library to help improve newborn screening and early care for children in Africa living with sickle cell disease Oakland, CA (June 19, 2018) ... read more

  • ​​UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s State-of-the-Art Outpatient Center Makes Its Official Debut

    4/25/2018

    UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s State-of-the-Art Outpatient Center Makes Its Official Debut With the addition of its new building, UCSF Benioff Oakland’s Outpatient Center becomes the largest pediatric specialty care center in the East Bay Oakland, Calif. (April 19, 2018) –  UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland today celebrated the completion of its new, six-story outpatient center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by elected officials, community leaders, UCSF and Benioff Ch... read more

  • Pioneering Gene Therapy by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Researchers Demonstrates Gene Therapy Can Eliminate Life-Long Need for Transfusions in Patients with Incurable Blood Disorder

    4/18/2018

    Pioneering Gene Therapy by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Researchers Demonstrates Gene Therapy Can Eliminate Life-Long Need for Transfusions in Patients with Incurable Blood Disorder   Data from Clinical Studies of Gene Therapy in Patients with Transfusion-Dependent β-Thalassemia Show Majority of Patients Are Transfusion-free Oakland, CA  (April 18, 2018) – Interim results of clinical trials by investigators at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Chi... read more