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Wellness for a Lifetime

August 18, 2020
Emma needs medicine around the clock – 32 syringes worth, administered through a gastrostomy tube because she can’t swallow. This likely will be the reality for the spunky 6-year-old for the rest of her life. She has cystinosis, a rare metabolic disease. "The challenges of caring for Emma are...

New Center Shines Spotlight on Chronic Illness in Children

By Leslie Lingaas on September 10, 2018
With improvements in the treatment of previously fatal diseases, more children are surviving into adulthood with chronic health conditions––an estimated 5 million children and adolescents in the United States alone. These young people face a lifetime of disease, and many develop new problems as a...

Highest Rated Improvement Initiative

By Erica Lawson & Megumi Okumura on May 30, 2018
We wanted to congratulate our Transition Work Group for getting recognized during Poster Leader Rounds as one of the “Highest Rated Improvement Initiatives” among the nearly 160 presented at the 3rd Annual UCSF Health Improvement Poster Symposium on May 30, 2018!