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What Kinds of Stressors Do Cancer Patients Face and How Can A Social Worker Help Ease The Burden?

An interview with Leah Hellerstein, LCSW, Part Two

Leah Hellerstein, LCSW has worked at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for about three years as an outpatient oncology social worker. She can work with any of the cancer patients who may come through the hospital’s doors. … Continue reading

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What Kinds of Stressors Does A Cancer Patient Face and How Can A Social Worker Help To Ease The Burden?

An interview with Leah Hellerstein, licensed clinical social worker, Part One

Leah Hellerstein, LCSW has worked at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for about three years as an outpatient oncology social worker. She can work with any cancer patient that comes through the hospital’s doors. She will soon … Continue reading

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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

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What Is Whole Body Donation? An Interview with Andrew Corson, Part Two

The director of the UCSF Willed Body Program talks to us about donating a body to science

This is the second of a two-part SevenPonds interview with Andrew Corson, Director of the Willed Body Program at the University of California, San Francisco. (Read part one here.) A division of the UCSF Department of Anatomy, the program provides … Continue reading

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Turn Back the Clock: Reversing the Effects of Aging?

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

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Calico Picks Up Steam: Cynthia Kenyon Joins Google ‘Anti-Death’ Project

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

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