Mwende Hahesy

Independent Reporter/Producer

2:10pm

Thu March 8, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Medical clowns offer hospital patients a dose of humor

http://www.medicalclownproject.org/what-we-do/pressmedia

Clowns remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. But it takes a professionally trained clown to lighten the mood in a hospital while being therapeutic. In a quiet hospital wing, some unlikely sounds float down the hallway: an accordion, a ukelele, and laughter. Luz Gaxiola and Molly Shannon make their daily rounds at the California Pacific Medical Center. They’re part of the Alameda based Medical Clown Project.

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10:55am

Tue November 22, 2011
Health, Science, Environment

Off the Grid: Homegrown waste management

Flickr photo by Batbob. http://www.flickr.com/photos/batbob/464678834/

Compared with the rest of the nation, the Bay Area is an easy place to go green – many restaurants will give you take-out with biodegradable containers and silverware, trash cans have a section for recyclables, and San Francisco, along with other Bay Area cities, even offers compost collection

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