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Children’s Hospital’s Uncertain Future

Three years ago, Children’s Hospital Oakland merged with UC San Francisco and received $50 million from Marc Benioff. Yet now it’s facing major budget cuts.
July 5, 2017

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Pharmacists, and Nurses

Two teen internship programs give high schoolers meaningful health care job experiences in working hospital settings.
June 8, 2017

The Power of Friends and Family

Social networks are key to fighting breast cancer.
April 4, 2017

Rubbed the Right Way

UC Berkeley students bring natural products into the skin-care world.
February 9, 2017

Spork for Your Sorrows?

Nikki Huiras practices professional cuddling.
February 7, 2017

Biohacking Your Way to a Better Brain

Are nootropics—the so-called smart drugs—really that smart?
January 30, 2017

Rethinking Gender Boundaries

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital expands gender center services to Oakland, spreading awareness for gender-expansive kids.
December 8, 2016

What’s In Your Doctor’s Medical Bag?

Smartphones, computers, and tablets are as essential as the stethoscope for physicians delivering everyday health care as the popularity of telemedicine increases.
November 9, 2016

My Lead-Poisoned Year

A mother reflects on her daughter’s brush with lead poisoning and contemplates living with uncertainty.
October 28, 2016

Pubic Peer Pressure

As the popularity of Brazilian waxing and related grooming increases among women, doctors have become concerned.
October 27, 2016