The UCSF Women's Health Center is recognized internationally for its expertise in providing comprehensive, specialized care for women's health issues. In fact, we are the only nationally designated Center of Excellence in Women's Health in Northern California. We are also recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for gynecological care.
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Bonnie Joe, MD explains the differences between screening and diagnostic mammography, shows evidence for screening, answers common questions about radiation risk and false positives and discusses digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography.
Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD, discusses how breast MRI is performed, common indications for breast MRI and advanced methods for biopsy and pre-surgical localization of tumors.
Vineeta Singh, MD, discusses stroke in women and the relationship between gender and symptoms, risk-factors, prevalence and mortality. Dr. Singh also examines stress and depression as a possible risk factor for stroke in women.
Vineeta Singh, MD discusses sex-specific risk factors in women – including oral contraceptive use, carotid disease and obesity -- and examines whether these risk factors are adequately assessed.
Vineeta Singh, MD discusses the pregnancy- and post-pregnancy-associated risk factors for stroke and the management of these conditions.
Vineeta Singh, MD discusses gender-specific differences in primary and secondary stroke prevention, including an examination of gender-specific issues surrounding patient consent to receive an IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
See what happens when the tiny parathyroid glands become overactive, the role of calcium in PHPT, what’s unique about diagnosing and treating primary hyperparathyroidism in women, new "scarless" surgery techniques and a special section on pregnancy...
Learn the facts about fibroids and various treatment options. Five case histories illustrate and explain myomectomy, MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRGFUS), uterine artery embolization (UAE), laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation, and hysterectomy.
Learn how this multisystem disorder affects every stage of life. A coordinated treatment plan can help with menstrual cycle control, infertility, high BMI, hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, depression and more.
Find out all about osteoporosis – a systemic skeletal disease that leads to 1.5 million fractures a year and a critical health problem that’s often disabling or fatal. Plus: FOP, a rare bone disease that may help us find treatments for osteoporosis.