Health, Science, Environment

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.

Read more

9:15am

Wed March 7, 2012
bbc fukushima special

BBC Special Report: Fukushima - the scientific legacy

Nearly a year after Japan was struck by a huge earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, tune in Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30pm for a special two-part report from the BBC on radioactive fallout, health effects, decontamination efforts, and government response to the Fukushima disaster.

Read more

12:00am

Mon March 5, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: How can awareness here and abroad save our oceans and underwater life?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the 9th annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, which kicks off on Thursday, March 8th. The festival celebrates the sea with inspirational films intended to increase our appreciation of the oceans. This year, the festival is showing several international films. Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. How can awareness here and abroad save our oceans and underwater life? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Read more

1:45pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Can knowing when you’ll die help you live?

Under CC license from Dan Cox. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancox_/2632603962/

A note to our listeners and readers: We’ve changed the name of the patient in this story for privacy reasons.

It’s a busy Monday morning at the San Francisco Veterans Association Medical Center. Palliative care physicians Alex Smith and Katherine Aragon, along with their intern Sara Murray, gather in the lobby. They’re on their way to see a patient, Bill Jones – a gentleman in his 60s who has a form of slow-growing cancer.

Read more

12:00am

Tue February 21, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: How safe is imported food?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about food safety. Fifteen percent of all food in the US is imported, but only one percent of that food is inspected. Over 80 percent of fish and 45 percent of the fresh fruit consumed comes from another country. Why is so little food inspected? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What does food safety mean to you? Do you know where your food comes from? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Read more

Pages