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Tag Archives: UCSF
How Can Caregivers Support Patients Without Suffering Themselves? An Interview with Judy Long, Part One
A hospital chaplain discusses how to both protect and open our hearts to loved ones
Today, SevenPonds speaks with Judy Long, an educator and chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In her role as a chaplain, she communicates with patients, families, caregivers, physicians and nurses to find the best possible care plan. Judy … Continue reading
Scientists are working to reverse certain effects of aging like muscle and memory loss -- but what is the key ingredient to "turning back the clock"?
“When I first heard this story from Tony Wyss-Coray, I thought it was absolutely amazing,” said Rudolph Tanzi, professor of neurology at Harvard. “I thought it was too good to be true.” Wyss-Coray was referring to the recent progress made … Continue reading
UCSF geneticist Cynthia Kenyon joins Google’s new biotech company to explore death, aging, and end of life diseases.
This week, it was announced that high profile UCSF geneticist Cynthia Kenyan will be joining the new Google start-up “Calico.” Kenyan is renowned in the genetic research community for exploring anti-aging technology, and her addition to the Google team is … Continue reading
Dr. Dawn Gross reached out to SevenPonds to help find someone to vigil at the bedside of a dying patient who had no family
Hello Suzette, I want to thank you again for all that you did so immediately on behalf of a total stranger! Though none of your attempted connections came through directly the world is small and intention powerful so my patient … Continue reading
My experience with the 7th top rated hospital, UCSF
Let’s start by looking at the best hospitals from the vantage point of the U.S. News and World Report. The 8 factors for ranking hospital standards are… Continue reading