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Soda Tax an ‘Opportunity to Change Richmond’s Destiny'

Sep 16, 2012

Ed. Note: Come November residents of Richmond, California will have a chance to weigh in on the national debate over sugary drinks. A ballot initiative would, if passed, impose a tax of one cent per liter on all soda sold...

VA Wait Times for Benefits Decisions Vary by Location

Aug 29, 2012

photo caption: Dottie Guy, 30, of San Francisco has been waiting since March 2011 for a decision on her claim related for post-traumatic stress disorder and an ankle injury. If you’re a Northern California veteran who has waited a year...

What is PepsiCo Buying With Donations to Communities of Color?

Aug 22, 2012

When I heard recently that the National Association of Hispanic Journalists had accepted $100,000 from PepsiCo, with half of the money going toward scholarships and internships for journalism students, I was taken back to 1988 and a smoke-filled hotel conference...

HIV & Me: Growing Up with a Secret

Aug 15, 2012

 For pretty much all my life I wondered why I had so many different doctors. I’m not sure how many doctors I had, but I remember when I was younger I went to San Francisco for doctor visits twice a...

In Prison, Women Inmates Forge Ties That Bind

Aug 13, 2012

Above: LaKeisha Burton (right), convicted at age 16 for attempted murder, and prisoner-rights activist Gloria Killian, hug each other. // Photo: Viji SundaramCLAREMONT, Calif. – When a number of formerly incarcerated women last year received what they thought was a...

AIDS Experts Optimistic about Turning the Tide on Disease

Jul 26, 2012

Editor’s Note: With a theme, “Turning the Tide Together,” leaders at the six-day International AIDS Conference currently under way in Washington, D.C., see the world on the brink of a new era in AIDS, with more tools available to control...

California’s Innovative Paid Family Leave Underutilized by Immigrants

Jul 16, 2012

Photo: Center for Reproductive Justice SAN FRANCISCO--Janet Zamudio, a working mother of modest means, says the paid family leave she took soon after her third child, Maya, was born helped her feel “valued as a mother, as well as valued...

Affordable Healthcare -- Not in Texas

Jul 12, 2012

Texas has more uninsured people living in the state than the national average.According to the Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population report conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 25% or Texans are uninsured, compared to a national...

In Richmond, A Love of Soccer But Nowhere to Play

Jul 11, 2012

RICHMOND, Calif. -- Angel Leon has learned how to express his feelings through soccer. If he's angry, for example, he’ll use that emotion in the game, "not to hurt, but to be more aggressive towards the ball, more energetic.”But Angel,...

Memphis Doctor on Obamacare: Put Politics Aside, Focus On Facts

Jul 04, 2012

 On my patients' TV screens I watched our nation's reaction to the decision. Some called for "repeal and replace," while others felt vindicated.On the day the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its historic decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka...

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