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Latino COVID-19 Task Force urges residents to get tested as Kern falls back to Tier 1 (Purple) stage of restrictions

Testing continues to be a crucial focal point for the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force as...

 

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period (October 15- December 7, 2020) is an important time for Medic...

 

Private holiday shopping at Tehachapi Natural Market

There is no doubt that 2020 has been one heck of a year.  For some there has been tragic loss of...

 

Public Health encourages everyone to get a flu shot

Kern County makes sure getting the vaccine is easy and free to help prevent “twindemic” of COVID-19 and seasonal flu With flu season upon us,...

 

The relationship between exercise and cancer

Exercise benefits the body in myriad ways. Studies have shown that routine exercise can help people effectively maintain healthy weights, sleep...

 

What is herd immunity?

Infectious diseases can strike at any time. Some of them cause relatively minor interruptions to...

 

Adventist Health prepares for COVID-19 surge

As part of its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, International Medical Corps is deploying em...

 

Amber Medina joins Adventist Health medical office locations

Adventist Health has announced that certified family nurse practitioner Amber Medina, MSN, RN, FNP-C will be accepting patients at their clinic...

 

COVID-19 community education and response

At Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) we believe that responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and slowing the spread of the virus is an action...

 

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...

 

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