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$250K to rescue • 11-May-2013
A check for $250,000 from the Tehachapi Foundation for Health and Wellness (formerly ..
by Meimei Lujan I was born and raised in Tianjin, China. For as long as anyone can remember,..
Mother's Day (2013) • 11-May-2013
by Justina Engen, guest columnist. Happy Mother’s Day! (Especially to those new mother..
Introduction to Diabetic Dieting Part I • 27-Apr-2013
by Victoria Alwin, MSRD According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2010,..
Sleep! • 27-Apr-2013
by Justina Engen, guest columnist We always hear that a good night’s sleep is the ke..
A Local Mom on Potty Training • 13-Apr-2013
by Justina Engen, guest columnist. Photo of Stacia Guzzo. Our family is in the midst of..
Are You Ready for the Summer? • 13-Apr-2013
Spring is here and your body had better be ready for all the summer activities that are about to..
Baseball and Arm Pain in Our Young Athletes • 13-Apr-2013
by Chris Gray, PT As springs rolls in and the weather improves, the bats and gloves have com..
Choose Happiness • 13-Apr-2013
by Susan A. Bilow, MFT When was the last time your felt happy…really happy? Do you ev..
Springing Into Good Nutrition • 30-Mar-2013
by Victoria Alwin, MSRD With spring newly upon us and the coming week filled with holiday th..
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act • 30-Mar-2013
by Marty Pay At our Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce luncheon this month, we had one of the mos..
Developing a Deeper Bond with Your Baby • 16-Mar-2013
by Stacia Guzzo Every parent has experienced “that moment.” It’s that..
Hospital watch, week 3: GPS-assisted earthmovers dig in • 16-Mar-2013
Several weeks into earthmoving for the new Tehachapi Hospital, heavy machines of G..
Somatoform Disorders and Social Security Disability • 16-Mar-2013
by Diana Wade, Disability Advocate Having a diagnosis of Somatoform Disorders is not necess..
What is Sex Addiction • 16-Mar-2013
by Rena Shumway, RAS, NCAC, SAP Sex addiction, also called compulsive sexual behavior, is li..
7th grade, Tompkins top fitness tests • 02-Mar-2013
Graphic courtesy of TUSD Instructional Services and Technology, The original document can b..
by Terence G. Brady, DC A group called the Global Burden of Disease Project 2010, and m..
Movin’ dirt for the new Tehachapi hospital... • 02-Mar-2013
by Tina Fisher Forde The Capital Hills site for the future Tehachapi Hospital is rumbli..
The Healthfulness of Humming • 02-Mar-2013
by J.R. Savage Raising your voice in a choir, whistling while you work, softly soothing a ch..
You Are Not Alone: A Follow-up Article • 02-Mar-2013
Submitted by Stacia Guzzo I had such an overwhelming response to last edition’s a..
Responding to Pregnancy Loss and Grief • 20-Feb-2013
by Stacia Guzzo It’s not something that many people want to talk about, or even t..
Epilepsy/Seizures and SSD • 16-Feb-2013
by Diana Wade, Disability Advocate Having a diagnosis of seizures is not necessarily enough ..
Marriage Problems and Solutions • 16-Feb-2013
by Alfred Gregg, LMFT Marriage problems don’t always lead to divorce. Although at time..
And now, the budget... • 02-Feb-2013
Nick Heinlein, chief administrator, business services, for the Tehachapi Unified School Dis..
by Stacia Guzzo In the past two articles, I gave a brief introduction to signing with h..
Board: ‘Yes’ to full service hospital • 19-Jan-2013
by Tina Fisher Forde • Jan. 16, 2013: Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District Board of Di..
submitted by Chris Gray, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS, and Director of Rehabilitation for Tehachapi Hospi..
by Diana Wade, Disability Advocate Historically known as Manic Depressive Disorder, Bipolar ..
Does Sign Language With Babies Delay Speech? • 05-Jan-2013
by Stacia Guzzo This is the second article in a series examining the benefits of using ..
Happy New Year! • 05-Jan-2013
Terence G. Brady, DC Happy New Year to all and now let’s all make a resolution to..
Core Training: Part Two • 18-Dec-2012
In my previous The Loop article on Oct. 27 (Vol. 23.08), I discussed the origins of core trainin..
New Year’s Resolutions: A 2,000 Year Tradition • 18-Dec-2012
New Year is here once again…another year has passed and the time for setting New Year&rsq..
Fighting Cold and Flu Season From Your Pantry • 04-Dec-2012
by Stacia Guzzo Nothing elicits a greater feeling of impending dread in a parent’s..
The Brain Hijacked • 20-Nov-2012
by Rena Shumway, RAS, NCAC, SAP All of us are vulnerable to addiction. The brain registers a..
Them Bones • 16-Nov-2012
by Terence G. Brady, DC Halloween has come and gone. Let’s talk about your skeleton. ..
Assembling the Birth Team: Know Your Options • 10-Nov-2012
by Stacia Guzzo Finding a care provider is one of the first things that a woman should..
Reflections of a New Mom (Again) • 27-Oct-2012
by Stacia Guzzo By the time this is in print, my newborn son will be a little over four..
An Introduction to Babywearing • 29-Sep-2012
by Stacia Guzzo First of all, I must admit: I love babywearing. It’s such a wonde..
by Diana Wade, Disability Advocate Fibromyalgia is now a recognized medically determinable i..
Lower Back Pain and Sciatica • 15-Sep-2012
by Terence G. Brady, DC What is happening when you have low back pain or pain down one ..
Tips for Helping Postpartum Women • 15-Sep-2012
by Stacia Guzzo In the days and weeks following the birth of a child, it is (understand..
What is Wellness? • 15-Sep-2012
by Susan A. Bilow, MFT Frequently people ask us why we use “Wellness” in our nam..
Hoppiest Time of the Year • 05-Sep-2012
by the childish go green bunny When I was thinking of what recipe I would use for this artic..
Afraid of ‘Labor Day’? Don’t Need to Be • 01-Sep-2012
by Stacia Guzzo As the final weeks of my pregnancy approach, I am filled with many emot..
Move Your Tail Fun Run and Bike Event • 18-Aug-2012
by Marilyn White Four years ago, the Move Your Tail Fun Run and Bike Event was cr..
Dearly Beloved • 07-Jul-2012
by Yogashanan The bride wore a long, satiny dress in peacock blue and carried a cluster of w..
TVHD director steps down • 07-Jul-2012
by Tina Fischer Forde Dr. Sam Conklin, chairman of the board of directors of the Te..
Breathing Our Way to Health • 23-Jun-2012
by Malinda Alsop, LMFT We all experience stress in our daily lives and consider it to be sim..
How Do I Find the Time? • 09-Jun-2012
by Stacia Guzzo It doesn’t matter whether you are figuring out the new routine wi..
Tehachapi Fitness Member of the Month: Amy Doyle • 09-Jun-2012
by Amy Doyle At the age of 3, my parents divorced and I had only a couple of brief telephone..
Bump, Birth & Beyond: New Beginnings • 26-May-2012
by Stacia Guzzo New beginnings are always exciting for me. As a childbirth educator ..
Lessons from the Derrick Rose ACL Injury • 26-May-2012
by Chris Gray, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS Derrick Rose is one of the top point guards in the NB..
Neck Pain, Numbness and Tingling in the Arms and Hands • 26-May-2012
by Terence G. Brady, DC In the 40 years or so that I have practiced Chiropractic I have..
Spring Cleaning, an Inside Job • 26-May-2012
by Susan A. Bilow, MFT The fields of golden poppies, the new leaves on the oak trees, the so..
‘So...Here’s How Those Functional Alcoholics Behave...’ • 12-May-2012
by Fred Shaughnessy, CADC II A while back, we talked about functional alcoholics. Remem..
Are You Still Growing? • 28-Apr-2012
By Rena Shumway, RAS, NCAC, SAP When thinking of growing, the first thing to come to mind is..
By Fred Shaughnessy, CADC II I was reviewing the incidents reported below, and began to..
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Kaiser Permanente Mobile Health Vehicle on Monday April 9, 2012 • 14-Apr-2012
Chamber Directors Claudia Henson, Tammy Wallace and Carl Gehricke, Chamber Ambassador Cathy..
Sporting Activities for the Weekend Warrior • 14-Apr-2012
by Terence G. Brady, DC Spring is here and summer is not far away. Are you one of ..
‘Is Man on a Never Ending Quest to Feel Different?’ • 31-Mar-2012
By Fred Shaughnessy, CADC II A long time ago, as a youngster, I jumped off the garage r..
‘Getting Spaced Cures Drinking’ • 17-Mar-2012
By Fred Shaughnessy, CADC II My friend, Dave Eckert, drew my attention to a study which..
Intervertebral Disc Conditions • 17-Mar-2012
by Terence G. Brady, DC The Intervertebral Disc, or as it’s more commonly called,..
It’s Almost Moving Time For TFitness • 17-Mar-2012
by Adam Bailey The new Tehachapi Fitness Center, at 20936 Sage Ln., located in the Sag..
One Model Does Not Fit All School Alternatives • 17-Mar-2012
By Malinda Alsop, LMFT We all want the best for our children, especially in the area of educ..
Pasta Power • 17-Mar-2012
by Yogashanan As a practicing yogi, I am always interested in diverse spiritual philoso..
by Zack Scrivner In February, residents in the Golden Hills community received a notice..
'A Few Facts About St. Paddy’s Day' • 03-Mar-2012
By Fred Shaughnessy, CADC II With St. Patrick’s Day a few weeks away, Here’..
I Can Beat That Number • 03-Mar-2012
by 120/80 Go Green Bunny When you hit a certain age, you start looking at everyone the ..
Chiropractic Treatment and High Blood Pressure • 18-Feb-2012
by Terence G. Brady, DC A study completed recently and reported on Good Morning America..
by Bethann Bowman I would like to thank all of you for everything that you do for the Tehach..
‘Once Upon a Time, the Written Word was Important’ • 04-Feb-2012
by Fred Shaughnessy, CADC II Perhaps I should have said, “Once upon a time, the ..
Chair introduces HighCountry HealthCare Foundation • 04-Feb-2012
(formerly known as Tehachapi Hospital Foundation) by Tina Forde The chairman of the re..
Death 2.0 • 04-Feb-2012
by Yogashanan I am no stranger to Death. In fact the lessons dealt by this dreaded pro..
I Thought You Said, 'Rum'?! • 04-Feb-2012
by The Energizer go green bunny Hi! I’m back! You might have noticed I have been ..
Run For Your Life Bean Soup • 04-Feb-2012
by The Energizer go green bunny Ingredients: 1 bag of white beans, soaked over night and co..
Children Benefit From Chiropractic Care • 21-Jan-2012
by Terence G. Brady, DC I have been told many, many times over my years in practice tha..
The Dangers of Yoga • 21-Jan-2012
Yogashanon How do you make a yoga teacher’s head explode? Apparently by publi..
The Importance of Sleep • 21-Jan-2012
by Rena Shumway, RAS, NCAC, SAP Here it is 2012, and part of every New Years is the making o..
Edison Very Smart Guy • 20-Dec-2011
by Terence G. Brady, DC “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will..
Lawsuit could delay hospital ‘years’ • 20-Dec-2011
by Tina Forde The lawsuit challenging the environmental study of the Capital Hills site..
Roll up! Roll up for the Doomsday Tour! • 20-Dec-2011
by Yogashanan "The mayor of a picturesque French village has threatened to call in the..
Built to Last • 14-Dec-2011
by Dr. Brady - the "Spine Guy" Just like a well known American truck, your body is built t..
Catching Up on $65 Million in Hospital Bonds • 14-Dec-2011
Bonds for building – voters have approved two bond issues for the construction of a n..
Healthcare district finances in tip-top shape • 14-Dec-2011
by Tina Forde The Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District has enough cash on hand to oper..
Residents reeling from sewer rate proposal • 14-Dec-2011
by Tina Forde Golden Hills is a crazy-quilt of 22 tracts of 4,200 residential, commerc..
Grappling with Gratitude* • 22-Nov-2011
by Yogashanon In the spirit of the Season, I am pondering the quality of gratitude. Ho..
The History of Tehachapi Healthcare • 22-Nov-2011
By Robert Lugibihl and Alan Burgess, CEO Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District With the new T..
Dr. Terence G. Brady, DC In the 40 years or so that I have practiced Chiropractic I ..
Hello Helicopters! • 20-Aug-2011
by Tina Forde Tehachapi Hospital Project Manager Norm Clendenin told the Tehachapi Va..
Pre-imposed Obstacles • 20-Aug-2011
By Charisse Rudolph ~The Leadership~ How many times have you thought that you are not ..