Two decades ago, the Spanish Jesuit priest Ignacio Martín-Baró witnessed the killing, torture and oppression of Salvadorans in the country’s decade-long civil war. A respected psychologist, he urged doctors to consider the social conditions of their patients. Then, in 1989, a Salvadoran military patrol broke into the priest’s residence and gunned down six Jesuits, including Martín-Baró, his housekeeper and her...
By ARMAND EMAMDJOMEH Lined up across the stage, district supervisors, members of the chamber of commerce, and the heads of the Democratic, Green and Republican parties joined in applause. In front, hard hats, business suits, lab coats and hospital scrubs stood on the grassy lawn as Mayor Gavin Newsom outlined the plan to save San Francisco General Hospital: Proposition A,...
Ammiano skips out on Sacramento for a day to get his very own municipal ID card. By JUDITH JOFFE-BLOCK
I needed a doctor, I had health insurance, but still I worry about the expense. By SHALWAH EVANS
If Mark Leno gets his way, you'll pay more to own a car in California and (if you have two X chromosomes) less for health insurance. By EMMA BROWN
Mission Neighborhood Health Center needs $1.1 million in repairs, but it's unclear if the stimulus package will repair the roof. By NOAH BUHAYAR
"People are going to die," said District 9 Supervisor David Campos. By NICHOLAS KUSNETZ
Health care cuts and an increase in the uninsured may mean trouble for Mission District clinics. By ANRICA DEB
In the meantime, it's taco time at 19th and Harrison. By ARMAND EMAMDJOMEH
Discover the pleasures of going to the dentist. BY STEFANIA ROUSSELLE.
Part one of a three-part series exploring alternative healing in the Mission District, its practitioners, and those who benefit from their methods. By JACOB SIMAS and SHILANDA WOOLRIDGE
Planning commission tells Alternative to Meds Center it’s “not ready for prime time.” By ANRICA DEB
A man stays well using Chinese medicine and the love of his best friend. By JACOB SIMAS and SHILANDA WOOLRIDGE
Herbal remedies take the place of pharmaceuticals for some health-conscious customers. By JACOB SIMAS and SHILANDA WOOLRIDGE
Mission Neighborhood Health Center will stay open later. By NOAH BUHAYAR