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Children's hospitals have cut down on the number of CT scans performed in recent years. Photo by Adele Starr/Associated Press.

Children’s Hospitals Cut Down On CT Scans to Prevent Cancer

By Joe Satran, Huffington Post   When your children are sick, it’s hard not to want doctors to do everything in their power to cure them. But when it comes to CT scans, less is [...]
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Bay Area African American Women in Music: Sugar Pie DeSanto Finds Respect in Europe

  Veteran R&B singer-songwriter Sugar Pie DeSanto wowed the crowd at the Poretta Soul Festival in Italy last month with renditions of her 1960s hits, “I Want to Know” and “Skip-In Mules” among other songs.
A Give Life, Save Life billboard displays a young Eriana Smith who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Photo courtesy of Give Life, Save Life.

Keith Crawford Raises Awareness of Organ Donation in Black Community Created Give Life, Save Life Foundation in Memory of Late Daughter

  What Keith Crawford remembers most of his late daughter Brittany is her caring, fearless spirit and zeal for life. Her presence would light up a room, he said.
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Bay Area African American Women in Music: Denise Perrier Circles the Globe Singing Jazz and Blues

  Although singer Denise Perrier was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her music education didn’t really begin until she relocated to Oakland with her mother and older sister in 1945.
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SF Rally Calls for War on Gentrification

  By Wade Woods   An overflow rally last Sunday at the historic Third Baptist Church in San Francisco, religious and community leaders called for the end of gentrification in San Francisco, calling it 20th [...]
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Governor Signs Bill Allowing BART to Increase Use of Renewable Energy

  Governor Jerry Brown on Aug. 7 signed legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno that would allow the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to increase its use of renewable energy.