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Entries by Steve Heilig from 04/2012

Still Sour: Sugar Politics vs. Health and the Economy

| Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living

The sugar status quo is increasingly bitter, rather than sweet. But it's profitable for some folks, even if others have to pay, and thus change seems long in coming. I suspect that eventually, however, good sense will win out here.

Pain and Pain Medication Abuse: Two Epidemics in Tension

| Posted 04.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Clearly there is much to be done in terms of addressing both epidemics of under-treated pain and pain medication abuse and addiction.

Dreaming of Brautigan: An Appreciation

| Posted 04.19.2012 | San Francisco

"Give me that little book you're reading", she demanded, holding out her craggy hand. My face flushing, I removed Brautigan's book from behind the textbook and handed it too her.

"Kids Today" - The (Young) Poets Speak

| Posted 04.30.2012 | San Francisco

Unless you have teens in your family or work with them in some capacity, it's easy to lose touch with what being a young person is like. This is one reason I try to go to the local Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam every year.