Category: Health

The Planet and People need Priority over Profits

Air pollution is a big problem that the City is not addressing in SoMa and other downtown spots. We need a different state of mind regarding sustainability, but that will take new leadership in City Hall. Please see my post at my Supervisor candidate website on this topic: How We Live: A Journey […] Keep reading

Emergency responders lose 2 minutes to traffic congestion in SoMa

Research from the Mayo Clinic shows that a patient whose heart has short-circuited and has been thrown into a chaotic condition known as ventricular fibrillation — has SIX minutes to live. In the South of Market District in San Francisco, people who need emergency help from the San Francisco Fire Department’s Station 1 on Folsom […] Keep reading

Embarcadero YMCA – Helping Youths to Lead Fulfilling Lives

We are very luck in the Rincon Hill neighborhood to have the good people of the Embarcadero YMCA there to help young, old, and everyone in between to live fulfilling, healthy lives and to feel like a part of our community.  In order to continue doing this beneficial work for us all, they need to […] Keep reading

CDC Sets Up Shop in Rincon Hill

If you’ve walked over to the Rincon Center post office or the Embarcadero YMCA lately, you may have noticed a few white trailers parked on the Port’s seawall on the corner of Steuart and Howard Streets.  Victoria Colliver informs us what they’re up to and why in a San Francisco Chronicle article today. Keep reading

San Francisco Walk for Hope on June 4th

From our friends at City of Hope: Participate in City of Hope’s San Francisco Walk for Hope Nationally Presented by Staples and help discover new treatments and ultimately a cure for women suffering from breast and gynecological cancers. In 2010, there were more than 290,000 new cases of women’s cancers in the U.S. City of […] Keep reading

Healthy Kids Day Event on Saturday!

From our neighbors at the Embarcadero Y: Tomorrow (April 16th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) is the Y’s Healthy Kids Day promotion at Justin Hermann Plaza. This is a day when across the country, YMCAs go out into the community to encourage healthy behaviors for kids. It will go from 10 am – 2pm. We’ll […] Keep reading

Reminder to Be Prepared for Disasters

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan and tsunami that followed should serve as a sharp reminder that each of us needs to be prepared for a disaster that may force us out of our homes or leave us without working utilities (electricity, water) for a long stretch of time. You will likely be […] Keep reading

Air District issues first Spare the Air Smog Alert of 2010

This is why I am a cheerleader for implementing outbound, weekday evening congestion charges for private cars that use gasoline …. Update: Tuesday will also be a Spare the Air Smog Alert Day. Today the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued the first Spare the Air Smog Alert for 2010. Air quality in the […] Keep reading