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Obese Children’s Health Rapidly Improves With Sugar Reduction study students sugar and fructose are dangerous

By Juliana Bunim, UCSF News   Reducing consumption of added sugar, even without reducing calories or losing weight, has the power to reverse a cluster of chronic metabolic diseases in children, including high cholesterol and [...]
Fliers opposing the soda tax depict a bag of groceries and can be found on many store fronts in Oakland. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Councilmembers to File Complaint Against the No Oakland Grocery Tax Campaign City Leaders Say Soda Tax Opponents Misleading Oakland Voters

Campaign groups opposing a proposed city soda tax may soon be under investigation by local and federal agencies once three Oakland City Council members file complaints saying the groups are deceptively advertising against the ballot [...]
A Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Photo via Facebook.

Oakland Bans Misleading Anti-Abortion Ads

Oakland City Council unanimously passed an ordinance recently tightening regulations around false advertisements by fake pregnancy clinics who suggest they perform abortions and instead try to dissuade people from having abortions.
CHA Interns L-R: Stalfana Bello, PMF Exec. Dir., Kafi Hemphill, CHA Coordinator and UCSF Medical Student, 2nd year CHA Intern Jordynn Edison, Armani Thompson, Ayana Brown, David Ayers, Jenny Deng, Joshua Ruvalcaba, Limi Ahmed, Dana Abdelgadir, Lauren Bellow, Anne Evelyn Alvarenga Fernandes Santos, Alana Eaton, KaJanae Walton, Nasyatana Comer; and Ugomma Eze, CHA Assistant Coordinator and UCSF Medical Student, 1st year

Community Health Ambassadors Internship Program Students Graduate

Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) has announced that on June 22 a group of students completed the 2016 Community Health Ambassadors Internship Program (CHA), a six-week program that accepts students interested in becoming doctors or pharmacists.
Pastor Ken Chambers (right) and supporters of the ordinance banning coal speak at Monday’s city council meeting in Oakland. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Bans Coal Shipments Clergy agree to come together to heal the community after the city’s division

In an historic victory for environmental activists and local communities, the City Council voted unanimously at a heated council meeting this week to ban large amounts of coal from being stored and handled in Oakland.