November 2, 2021
Sauna Use as a Treatment for Depression
Found My Fitness
Dr. Ashley Mason is a clinical psychologist and director of the Sleep, Eating, and Affect Laboratory at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF. Her research centers on nonpharmacological treatments for depression, insomnia, and overeating. In this interview, Dr. Mason and I discus how clinical whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) differs from ordinary sauna use and health benefits. Listen here.
May 15, 2021
Lupus, Emotional Stress, and Depression: What You Need to Know
The licensed clinical psychologist Monica Blied, PhD, was a 27-year-old graduate student and single mother when she discovered that the debilitating fatigue and body-wide pain she was experiencing had a name: systemic lupus erythematosus. “My lupus diagnosis was a shock. I lost the hope of a healthy me,” she says. Read more.
February 22, 2021
Terrifying ‘post-COVID syndrome’ is next focus for researchers in Bay Area and beyond
San Francisco Chronicle
The end of the pandemic feels tantalizingly near as vaccines arrive and the pace of new infections slows. But a new coronavirus mystery is set to keep researchers busy in the Bay Area and across the country for years to come. Doctors call the medical conundrum “post-acute COVID syndrome.” Scientists prefer “post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection.” But those suffering from the multitude of frightening symptoms that don’t go away just call themselves “long-haulers.” Read more.
February 11, 2021
About 10 percent of patients experience lingering misery after they no longer test positive for COVID-19. They're the "long-haulers" and doctors at UCSF established an online support group for them that is the first of its kind in the nation. Len Kiese reports. Watch here.
February 5, 2021
More Stressed Than Ever Since COVID-19 Started? You’re Not Alone
People in the United States are living under a mountain of stress, from a pandemic that shows no signs of abating to political unrest and economic instability. As we near the one-year marker for the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, adults throughout the nation are reporting their highest stress levels since the start of the health crisis early last year. Read more.