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    Tis the Season to be Depressed

    Tis the Season to be Depressed

    For many people, tis not at all the season to be jolly. Rather, the holiday season can be fraught with depression, loneliness and isolation. For some people, the holidays represent…

    Anchors Away

    Anchors Away

    The new Anal Cancer/HSIL Outcomes Research Study (ANCHOR) is about to open enrollment at UCSF and other cities. The rates of anal cancer are increasing in general, and are about…

    The New Old Gay Epidemic

    The New Old Gay Epidemic

    Here’s a little known fact about me: I used to smoke two packs of cigarettes, Camel filter or Export A, daily during my college years in Canada. It was pretty…

    The $180,000 Backpack on Muni

    The $180,000 Backpack on Muni

    Would you carry $180,000 worth of products on public transportation? I know of at least one patient who must do just that. Here’s how the scenario begins: You start by…

    One of the World’s Most Powerful RNs Pens Lesbian Love Story

    One of the World’s Most Powerful RNs Pens Lesbian Love Story

    What do nursing, mathematics, 18th century lesbian lovers, and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell have in common? The answer is Anna Curren, whom I wish to in­troduce to…

    Got HPV? Of Course You Do!

    Got HPV? Of Course You Do!

    I promised I wouldn’t write every column on HPV (human papillomavirus) or anuses, and I won’t, but bear with me (pun intended) for one or two columns in honor of…

    Obamacare and Us

    Obamacare and Us

    It has been over three years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed. It is often called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or more commonly, Obamacare. It…