public health

12:00am

Thu July 12, 2012
Sleep

Today on Your Call: Is lack of sleep a public health issue?

On today's Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the significance of sleep for our mental and physical health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. How much sleep do we need? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here.  What effect does sleep (or the lack of it) have on our bodies?  And how could we create a more sleep-friendly society?  It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you. 

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1:58pm

Wed April 11, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The toll foreclosures take on public health

Foreclosures can have a profound impact on public health as well as private finance.
Courtesy Flickr user Jeffery Turner

Researchers have been starting to study how the recession will affect our health in the coming years. Dr. Sanjay Basu is a researcher at UCSF. KALW's Ben Trefny visited him at San Francisco General Hospital and asked him how he has seen impoverished conditions conspire to bring down one’s physical and emotional health.

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