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Healthy holidays for you!

The holidays may be a source of many special memories. Also temptation, stress, and oversize expectations may throw you a curve ball or two. How can you possibly maintain your balance through it all,...

 

Exercise: do you need it?

Exercise is what a lot of us do to stay healthy and fit. Exercise is what all of us should do to stay healthy and fit. Exercise is good for your heart, your lungs, your digestion, your liver, your...

 

Protect yourself from the sun

Did you know that skin cancer rates are on the rise in the U.S., where it is the most common type of cancer?1 It’s no wonder. Just in the past year alone, one-third of the adult population has been...

 

Harvey Hall donates five AEDs to Tehachapi

 In an ongoing effort to improve access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public places, Hall Ambulance Founder and President Harvey L. Hall is continuing his crusade by donating five...

 

TVHD Guild gives check to AHTV

Frankie Wysocki President of Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District Guild along with volunteers give a $70,000 donation check to Nicole Ayers, Mark Koch Julie Johnson, and Claudia Ramirez of Adventist...

 

What it means to probate an estate: Part 3

(From CALDA, California Association of Legal Document Assistants) In this the last of our probate series, we will list the forms necessary to file the various types of propbate discussed in parts one...

 

Men and hearing loss

“You don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” Depending upon your age, these words may recall the lyrics of a 1970s folk song by Joni Mitchell. But you might want to listen up and consider...

 

Back pain is overtreated

This article was first published in 2010, but have things really changed? I think not. An article written by Lauran Neergaard, and appearing in the Bakersfield Californian on June 22, 2010 suggested...

 

Healthy never tasted so good – Part 3

Celebrate Mothers with food and family Do you know how Mother's Day started and how we have now veered away from its original intent? If you do, great, if not, keep reading. Mother's Day preceded the...

 

Back & neck pain: number one cause of disability worldwide

A group called the Global Burden of Disease Project 2010, and made up of a collaboration between the World Health Organization, the University of Queensland (Australia) School of Population Health,...

 

Antibiotics don't work for cold and flu symptoms

However many doctors still prescribe them: According to a recent study published by the British Medical Journal Lancet, about a third of the patients who go to their doctor for upper respiratory...

 

Chiropractic is unique

Chiropractic is definitely unique. It is probably the only branch of the healing professions that treats the cause of your condition and not just the symptoms. Thomas Edison was quoted as saying....

 

2017 forecast for fishing

It appears that my retirement from writing was short lived. I have been asked to continue writing the fishing articles and I have accepted the request. Now that I no longer own Treasures eConsignment...

 

Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley unveils a new direction for its brand

Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley is honored to provide faith-based whole-person care for the community of Tehachapi and surrounding areas. As consumer expectations and the healthcare industry have ch...

 

Healthy holidays for you!

The holidays may be a source of many special memories. Also temptation, stress, and oversize expectations may throw you a curve ball or two. How can you possibly maintain your balance through it all,...

 

Herb legends of Christmastide!

There are many legends about herbs and the roles they played in the Christmas story. We will explore some of these charming tales in this column. I hope they will add a new dimension to your celebrati...

 

We give thanks

• To the supporters, both locally and worldwide, who literally keep us going every day. With financial gifts and morale-boosting messages of appreciation and encouragement, you all keep us moving fo...

 

Vinegar: miracle or myth?

I think we have all heard of vinegar’s miraculous uses, including that one ounce at least once daily can decrease cravings and appetite. Some of the claims are true; some are not. First of all, vinegar’s technical name is acetic acid, which...

 

Can Chronic Venous Insufficiency qualify for Social Security Disability?

In the human circulatory system, arteries carry oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. After the oxygen has been delivered to its destination in the other organs and the extremities, the veins return...

 

Comfortable at the doctor's office

Have you ever felt special at the doctor’s office? Are there snacks and music, and an aquarium for your viewing pleasure? Is the ambience gentle, and filled with the good memories of the four seasons of Tehachapi? Are you greeted with friendly...

 

Can Connective Tissue Disease qualify for Social Security Disability?

What exactly is connective tissue disease? Connective tissue diseases are referred to as a group of medical diseases. A connective tissue disease has a primary target of the connective tissues of the...

 

Massage and Aging

Okay.....we all know the visible and physical effects of aging...right? For most people these effects start to become noticeable during their thirties. Believe it or not, massage therapy can address...

 

General Issues Concerning Chronic Anxiety

All of us feel anxious now and then. It’s a normal emotion when dealing with something our mind considers a threat. Threats can simply be a problem at work, or doing an activity we have never done...

 

Exercise and Dementia

I went to an all-day seminar yesterday for updates on dementia in general including Alzheimer’s disease. The speaker was a neurologist who is also a researcher in the field. Among the topics explored were whether any particular foods could slow or...

 

What is Emotional Abuse or EA?

As a therapist, I am often asked about the characteristics of emotional abuse (EA). Essentially, EA is any attitude or behavior that uses humiliation or fear or verbal degradation to control, demean,...

 

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