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    March 13, 2012

    Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient Booted from UCSF

    ​Angel Raich is busy dying. The famous marijuana activist -- who took the federal government to the Supreme Court of the United States for the right to use medical cannabis -- was, earlier this year diagnosed with an inoperable terminal brain tumor, a condition that causes frequent seizures as wel ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012
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    December 19, 2011

    Medical Marijuana Patients Opposing Federal Approval of ... Medical Marijuana

    umpp.orgStanding Up Against... Medical Marijuana​Medical marijuana can be good for the brain. No less an authority than the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services says so: HHS awarded to a group of doctors in 2003 a patent titled "Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotect ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Michelle Obama Makes a Deal with Walgreens

    Michelle Obama proves that the White House is not in a food desert.​ According to the Obama Foodorama blog, Michelle Obama announced at a press conference yesterday that Walgreens, Walmart, and SuperValue, as well as several regional grocers, have agreed to open 1,500 stores in regions designated ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    LGBT Equality: Bay Area Hospitals Are Leading the Country

    Human Rights Commissioner Cecilia Chung stars in the video on LGBT healthcare equality. ​Here is some good news coming on the heels of Gay Pride: Hospitals in the Bay Area -- San Francisco in particular -- are way ahead of the curve when it comes to how they treat LGBT patients, according to a Hum ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Medical Marijuana Patients Sue Federal Government

    Stoners aren't the only ones who are slow to react ​We all know that the wheels of government move slowly -- but nine years slowly? That pace is too lazy for Americans for Safe Access, which just wants answers. So it's going to court to force the federal government to get some response.At issue is ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Nancy Pelosi Didn't Help S.F. Restaurants Get Health Care Reform Waivers

    Republicans are just paranoid​Washington Republicans say they're shocked --  shocked that San Francisco restaurants obtained healthcare reform waivers handed out last month by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. They've even spun a conspiracy theory that says Congresswoman Na ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011
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    September 8, 2010
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    July 1, 2009

    The Man Who Cried Dust

    Christopher Muhammad's fight with Lennar over toxic dust has resulted in a restraining order against him, an accusation that he's a shakedown artist, and grudging respect from his rivals.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    General Motors is Bankrupt. Is Your Marriage Healthy?

    They didn't have to worry about car manufacturersCalifornia has been called a place where dreams come true. Perhaps it's more accurate to say that our state is a land where grotesque fantasies become reality without causing anyone to blink. The elected leader of California's 37 million residents is ... More >>

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    September 10, 2008
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    January 25, 2008
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    October 13, 2004

    Death in the Family

    Once you learn the full story of the mom-and-pop cult known as "The Family," you'll understand an unsettling reality: Any of us might have joined in.

  • News

    May 28, 2003

    Big Doctor Is Watching

    As of April 14, the national security police can monitor your medical records without your knowledge. So can the local police.

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    May 7, 2003

    Vicious Cycle

    Federal investigators clear AIDS prevention programs of wrongdoing -- and then reinvestigate them

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    December 18, 2002

    Showing Segway the Highway

    San Francisco stays fit and comely by walking -- and by banning silly electric-powered scooters from the sidewalks

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    April 3, 2002

    Now That's Amore

    In S.F., spring is the season for romance. And pig coitus. And mouse erections. And ...

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    January 3, 2001

    Cocktail Time

    New U.S. guidelines suggest that powerful anti-viral drug combinations should be used later, rather than earlier, in treating AIDS

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    June 7, 2000

    South to the Future

    For Baby Boomers, the Doctor Is in ... the Bathroom

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    January 26, 2000

    Worst of the Lot

    Bay Area nursing home regulation lags behind state

  • News

    June 9, 1999

    Diagnosis: Eviction

    An out-of-state company mismanaged its Mill Valley nursing home, then closed it down, casting dozens of elderly patients to the winds. Within months, 10 of them were dead.

  • News

    August 19, 1998

    Crime and Patronage

    For more than a decade, three different mayors have let one man dole out government jobs to alleged murderers, crack dealers, and other serious felons. The question, obviously, is why.

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    January 15, 1997
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    September 11, 1996

    Trickledown Health Care

    Hospitals and nursing homes call it "subacute care," but for some patients, it's just a death sentence

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    December 6, 1995
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