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News October 2021

Tour of the Organ Body, Part 3: Pancreas

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Posted in the Humboldt Independent on October 26, 2021 When famous ancient Greek physician Galen of Pergamon declared the pancreas nothing more than spongy protective padding separating the stomach from some large blood vessels, no one challenged the…

Fluff Piece

Photo by Sander Dalhuisen from Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 19, 2021.  Around the world, doctors, nurses, and medical staff are suffering from more stress and fatigue than at any time in human history, courtesy of everyone’s favorite not-really-novel-anymore coronavirus.…

Tour of the Organ Body, Part 2: The Stomach

Photo by Sander Dalhuisen from Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 12, 2021.  Platypuses and seahorses don’t have one, and if absolutely necessary you could live without one, but mostly it is a good thing to have a stomach, that repository…

The Kids are Alright

Photo by ivalex from Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 5, 2021.  Last week, the county’s COVID-19 Joint Information Center held a press conference to discuss efforts against the pandemic and provide an update on the impacts of the disease locally.…