health

7:07pm

Tue July 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

At children's hospital, kids find comfort in music therapy

Oliver Jacobson is a music therapist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Here, he plays a session with one of his patients, Maia Mead.

 

Oliver Jacobson started playing violin when he was six years old. At 18, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music, one of the top music schools in the country. Back then, he wanted to be a star. But he had a sense he might be able to use his talent for something more.

“I was in the practice rooms for four hours a day,” he says, “trying to be the best jazz violinist I could be, and just feeling kind of hollow in that.”

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4:57pm

Tue April 22, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

San Francisco drug users bring harm reduction to the streets

Under CC license from Flickr user TedsBlog

There’s a plan circulating in San Francisco to make using crack cocaine safer: give away free crack pipes. It might sound farfetched, but it’s supported by science.

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5:08pm

Wed March 26, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Migrant workers and nutrition: working in "The Garden," but not eating from it

Photo from the Institute for Social and Economic Development

The Central Valley, a large swatch of California between the coast and the Sierra mountains, was until recently, in a state of emergency. The region was in a long drought. The recession didn’t help. People were hungry.

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6:12pm

Thu March 6, 2014

Do young "invincibles" need health insurance?

From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio
March 6th, 2014 According to Young Invincibles.org, as of February 12th, 800,070 youth nationwide have signed up for health care through the Affordable Care Act. Youth Radio participants explain why health care is important to them and why the word "invincible" is not something they identify with.

4:46pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

StoryCorps: Overcoming mental illness together

Chuck and Josh Lampert
San Francisco StoryCorps


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