Health, Science, Environment

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Sun March 31, 2013

12:39pm

Mon March 18, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Clinic goes mobile to reach underserved youth

What’s the quickest way to a child’s heart? How about a Harry Potter movie? The staff at the Bay Area’s Teen Health Van know their patients are no exception.

Katie Baker, the van’s newest physician’s assistant, says showing movies makes the patients feel “more comfortable” when waiting for treatment. The mobile clinic’s waiting room is the size of a cubicle. The movie drowns out any sounds coming from nearby exam rooms, helping preserve patient privacy.Patients range in age from 10 to 25 years old. Half are homeless. Most lack health insurance.

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1:46pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Will San Francisco's buildings stand up in an earthquake?

This past Monday, Riverside County experienced a magnitude 4.7 earthquake. That’s not really news for Southern California, but this is: an earthquake detection system accurately predicted it.

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9:55am

Fri March 15, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Cannabis News Roundup: March 14, 2013

Cannabis leaf

(Reuters) // We’ve mention here that cannabis legalization faces more than federal resistance; there are also United Nations treaties to consider. And now the International Narcotics Control Board is reminding the US that it is “obliged to ensure nationwide implementation” of drug laws "to which the United States is party." And that includes preventing recreational use of marijuana.

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4:52pm

Tue March 12, 2013
Astronomy

Where's the best place to view the Comet PanSTARRS?

UFOs may be a bit far fetched, but this week there is something else coming from outer space. The Comet PanSTARRS can be seen in western skies this week.  To learn more about the science behind the spectacle, KALW's Ben Trefny spoke with Urban Astronomer Paul Salazar.

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