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Beauty Shop Hazards: Potential Toxins in African-American Hair Products

Feb 7, 2016
Beauty Shop Hazards: Potential Toxins in African-American Hair Products

By Linda Childers

In the 20 years she’s worked as a hair stylist, Safiyyah Edley has seen many colleagues diagnosed with uterine fibroids and cancer. Yet it wasn’t until she began working at a salon next door to the Los Angeles-based health and wellness advocacy organization, Black Women for Wellness (BWW), that she learned the...

UC Campuses Step Up Sex Assault Prevention

Feb 7, 2016
UC Campuses Step Up Sex Assault Prevention

 

UC Berkeley, pictured here, along with other campuses in the statewide system, now mandate sexual assault prevention programs for students. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

By Jessica Portner

Chrissy Keenan was sexually assaulted when she was 17. Now 22, and in her fourth year at UCLA, Keenan has devoted her college years to doing everything she...

Activating Young Artists Against Diabetes

Activating Young Artists Against Diabetes

By Lynn Graebner

A Bay Area-based campaign is recruiting young poets and youth to raise their voices and start a culture shift to end the type 2 diabetes epidemic.

The Bigger Picture enlists young people to offer personal testimony about how soda and sugar consumption and unhealthy eating has cut deeply into their...

Activating Young Artists Against Diabetes

Activating Young Artists Against Diabetes

By Lynn Graebner

A Bay Area-based campaign is recruiting young poets and youth to raise their voices and start a culture shift to end the type 2 diabetes epidemic.

The Bigger Picture enlists young people to offer personal testimony about how soda and sugar consumption and unhealthy eating has cut deeply into their...

Activating Young Artists Against Diabetes

Activating Young Artists Against Diabetes

By Lynn Graebner

A Bay Area-based campaign is recruiting young poets and youth to raise their voices and start a culture shift to end the type 2 diabetes epidemic.

The Bigger Picture enlists young people to offer personal testimony about how soda and sugar consumption and unhealthy eating has cut deeply into their...

Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco

Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco

By Fran Kritz

Carol Jenkins Hill has been unable to walk since breaking her ankle two years ago. Her mobility was poor even before that, and despite physical therapy it’s almost impossible for the 73-year old to put weight on her legs. That keeps Hill, who lives in San Francisco, from doing many of...

Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco

Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco

By Fran Kritz

Carol Jenkins Hill has been unable to walk since breaking her ankle two years ago. Her mobility was poor even before that, and despite physical therapy it’s almost impossible for the 73-year old to put weight on her legs. That keeps Hill, who lives in San Francisco, from doing many of...

Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco

Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco

By Fran Kritz

Carol Jenkins Hill has been unable to walk since breaking her ankle two years ago. Her mobility was poor even before that, and despite physical therapy it’s almost impossible for the 73-year old to put weight on her legs. That keeps Hill, who lives in San Francisco, from doing many of...

Rural Living, Rising Suicides and Mobile Mental Health

Jan 31, 2016
Rural Living, Rising Suicides and Mobile Mental Health

By Matt Perry

Rural California. The good life. Far from urban sprawl, it offers open spaces, traditional values, small town friendships…

… and rising suicide rates.

Recent state data illuminates a surprising trend: suicide rates are 80% higher in rural counties than within their urban counterparts.

Perhaps most shocking is the demographic largely...

Rural Living, Rising Suicides and Mobile Mental Health

Jan 31, 2016
Rural Living, Rising Suicides and Mobile Mental Health

By Matt Perry

Rural California. The good life. Far from urban sprawl, it offers open spaces, traditional values, small town friendships…

… and rising suicide rates.

Recent state data illuminates a surprising trend: suicide rates are 80% higher in rural counties than within their urban counterparts.

Perhaps most shocking is the demographic largely...

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