To raise awareness about a U.S. House of Representatives bill proposing to cut funding for food stamps, the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks sponsored “The Hunger Challenge” (sffoodbank.org/hunger-challenge-2013) in September.

Dear Editor,

In reference to “Let's Get Physical ... Therapy, Get Fit with Andrew” (September 26), we would like to second this recognition of a new avenue for physical therapists.

Got a long incubation time to kill? Waiting for your cells to spin? Bored in-between classes? In class? This week’s time waster will have you laughing — instead of crying — at manuscript rejection letters.

Nurses are often portrayed as hospital clinicians, and are seldom seen as public health administrators who make house visits to assess their patients’ health care needs and see that their medications are properly taken.

Help! I’m trapped in the lab ... because of myself! My advisor is really great and doesn’t pressure me to work in the lab 24/7. But when I’m not there, all I can think about is how I'm lazy and how I’m not getting work done. It’s so bad, that every time I want to do something fun, there’s a part of me telling me that I shouldn’t waste time and that I should be at work. This guilt is driving me crazy. What can I do about it

(aka Why It’s OK You’re Still Sleeping with Your Ex)

We’ve all sat in front of our TV or computer screen watching this show or that movie, completely enthralled by the unfolding drama of a relationship gone sour.

Image says UCSF is 100 percent tobacco free

Dear Editor,

Dear Editor,

In response to my article opposing UCSF’s new tobacco policy (September 5), I have received enough reasonable critique to warrant a response.

Welcome spelled out in drawings of medical equipment

As I enter my second year a little older, a little wiser and a lot better at parallel parking, I look back at my first year and think, “Wow, I really regret buying 1,000 shares of Facebook’s IPO.”

Dear Editor,

“Latest UCSF Tobacco Policy Is the Wrong Approach” (Sept. 5) provides an option for adopting a more cooperative effort to create a “100% Tobacco-Free” environment, rather than imposing a mandated prohibition on smoking