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California Public Health Officials release guidance requiring Californians to wear face coverings in most settings outside the home

The California Department of Public Health today released updated PDF guidance that requires Californians to wear a face covering in high-risk...

 

Local agencies awarded grant to provide direct mental health services for the most at-risk Kern County youth

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) and Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (KernBHRS) announced these agencies have been...

 

Kern County Public Health provides tips to stay safe in excessive heat

Kern County Department of Public Health Services is reminding everyone to protect themselves from extremely hot temperatures. Extreme heat poses a...

 

Kern Honey: liquid gold

Honey is an amazing substance. It can be used to sweeten foods and drinks, as well as be used...

 

Jeff Lingerfelt: Rest assured, we are prepared for this pandemic

I want to take an opportunity to address some of the questions and concerns we've heard in the...

 

You inspire us- An open letter to our community from Adventist Health

Over the last few weeks, our communities have been struggling through perhaps the worst public...

 

Adventist Health launches virtual visits, so patients can access their doctor safely from home

Adventist Health recently announced it has launched on-demand virtual services which allows doctors to consult with patients remotely using video and...

 

Essential oils for the immune system

We know that when we take care of ourselves through diet and exercise that our body systems receive...

 

COVID-19 protective measures

The most Reverend Joseph V. Brennan, D.D. has announced that the closure of ALL Churches, Missions and Stations; including all grounds and facilities...

 

No reports of COVID-19 at CCI

No cases of corona virus among inmates or staff at the California Correctional Institution at...

 

COVID-19 testing in Kern County

Two main COVID-19 test sites in Bakersfield take walk-in patients. Priority Urgent Care is testing...

 

Leave Healthy, Not Hungover

Ginger. Seems people love it or hate it. Those who love it tell those in the other camp that, "it's...

 

Heartworm disease in Tehachapi

Recently a local Tehachapi dog has tested positive for heartworm disease. This dog was born, raised and has never traveled out of the area. What this...

 

Valley Strong Credit Union responds to Coronavirus

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” The President uttered these historic words in 1933...

 

Looking toward a healthier 2020? Here's three go-to tips from a local dietitian

New Year Resolutions are always made with the best of intentions. People typically want to get...

 

Kern County Goes Red for American Heart Month in February

February is American Heart Month. It’s the time of year where people spend a little more time focused on love and their loved ones. It’s also a...

 

First flu-related death of 2019-20 flu season reported

Kern County Public Health Services Department has received confirmation of the first flu-related death in Kern County for the 2019-20 flu season. The...

 

Phobias

Phobias – you know, irrational fears like fear of flying, the dark, heights, etc. I have had a fear of escalators since childhood. Occasionally, if...

 

Preventing brittle bones, as easy as changing your diet

When it comes to osteoporosis, milk doesn't always do a body good. That's the news from a Harvard...

 

Celebrating one year of caring for our community

It's been one year since we opened the doors of the new Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Hospital,...

 

Adventist Health offers support to Hospital Guild

On Aug. 7 the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District sent a letter to the Guild of Tehachapi Hospital...

 

AHTV earns basic Emergency Department status, launches echocardiogram program

Think of any modern hospital in a big city. It's likely you'll picture radiologists checking...

 

Public Health cautions residents of potentially harmful algal blooms in Lake Isabella

The Kern County Public Health Services Department is urging boaters, dog owners and other recreational lake users to exercise caution and observe...

 

Measles exposure in Kern County

A person diagnosed with measles stayed in Kern County while infectious. From July 4-5 the person stayed at the DoubleTree Hotel located at 3100...

 

Adventist Health launches solar initiative across Central Valley hospitals

Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley is proposing a solar project that will offset almost all the hospital’s energy use, helping to dramatically...

 

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