Health

[Originally published in Synapse on May 25, 2006.] A young woman meaning to visit a Planned Parenthood clinic unwittingly entered a Crisis Pregnancy Center. She was later met by police responding to claims of a minor being forced to have an abortion against her will.

Originally published in Synapse on May 6, 1999. Medical student David Schab answers some of the most commonly raised questions about national health insurance.

This is Part Seven of our Q&A with President Biden COVID Task Force advisor, UCSF's Dr. Eric Goosby.

Originally published on March 26, 2009.

When U.S.-led coalition forces invaded Iraq in March of 2003, a social, political and economic reshuffling began for the entire Middle East.

This is Part Six of our Q&A with President Biden COVID Task Force advisor, UCSF's Dr. Eric Goosby.

Originally published in Synapse on April 22, 1982. UCSF and other Bay Area hospitals participated in a drill of the state disaster system this week.

With one hand pressed over the gash above my left eye in an effort to provide some hemostasis, I hurriedly walked into the nearest clinic that was open on an early Sunday morning.
Originally published in Synapse on Nov. 21, 1996. Before 1973, the year Roe vs. Wade guaranteed women the right to safe, therapeutic abortion in the U.S., David Grimes, MD, recalled visiting the septic unit of a Los Angeles hospital. Women seriously ill from botched illegal abortions lay in the twenty beds of the common ward.
In the upcoming year, you will be walking alongside my journey and observing the world of diverse disciplines and passions of Global Health professionals through my lens. From political tensions in the Middle East to the interrelationship of neuroscience and ethics in the Bay Area to human rights protests in Hong Kong and China, I will cover global topics affecting the well-being of citizens.

“The purpose of a [clinician] or any human in general should not be to simply delay the death of a patient, but to increase the person's quality of life.” - Patch Adams, MD