Health

South Van Ness is among the most dangerous streets in San Francisco for pedestrians

The Danger Zone of South Van Ness

-+*When Mark Morey wanted to know how often people were speeding past his South Van Ness home, he didn’t rely on mere estimates. The 49-year-old Mission resident equipped himself with a cheap radar gun, posted...
Erika Hathaway sits in front of the entrance to Planned Parenthood clinic on Valencia Street. A new buffer zone law will prohibit antiabortion protesters such as Hathaway from staying within 25 feet of the facility. Photo by Carly Nairn.

Supervisors Move to Pass Planned Parenthood Buffer Zone

-+*Anti-abortion activists outside Planned Parenthood’s Valencia Street clinic vowed to fight on Thursday despite initial approval this week by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors of an expanded 25-foot buffer zone around reproductive healthcare facilities...
Supervisor David Campos talks about MEDA's new initiative to end childhood lead poisoning. Photo by Erica Hellerstein.

MEDA Launches New Program to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

-+*Have you had your home inspected for lead recently? If you’re anything like most San Franciscans, the answer is probably no. But consider this: 94 percent of the city’s houses were built before 1978, when...
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Targeted by Gangs and Thieves, Growing Mayan Community Demands Translators

-+*The killing of a beloved cook in October was the latest in what the Mexican consulate general in San Francisco says are targeted attacks against the city’s Mayan community. “This is something that we are...
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Medical Board Investigator Gives Testimony in Alleged ‘Fake Doctor’ Case

-+*As the preliminary hearing of Carlos Guzmangarza on charges of practicing medicine without a license and a host of other crimes continued this week, prosecutors called Douglas Becker, an investigator for the Medical Board of...
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Giving Thanks: La Cliníca Martín-Baró Helps Close Healthcare Gaps

-+*One day two years ago, Consuelo Barrego’s nose wouldn’t stop bleeding. So she went where she had never been before: to San Francisco General Hospital. She left the hospital with a $3,600 bill and no...
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Yoga in Spanish

-+*Mireya Segura and Lilia Roman started their Yoga in Spanish class at the Sun Room a few months ago. They want to encourage Latino people to take yoga classes to improve their quality of life, and also...
Erika Hathaway sits in her wheelchair in front of the Valencia Street Planned Parenthood. A new ordinance would require that she protests 25-feet away from the entrance. Photo by Carly Nairn.

Planned Parenthood and Pro-Life Advocates Clash Over Space in Front of Valencia St. Clinic

-+*Every Thursday morning, before most people get out of bed, Erika Hathaway packs her wheelchair into her uncle’s truck and heads to the Planned Parenthood clinic on Valencia Street. Hathaway isn’t receiving ongoing medical treatment at...