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News Author Ann Constantino

High Anxiety

Photo by Joice Kelly on Unsplash The World Health Organization published a report last spring stating that since the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic, global anxiety levels have risen by as much as 25 percent. Anxiety over contraction of the…

Kent Scown

Kent Scown, Chief Operations Officer for the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District is a Humboldt native who graduated from South Fork High School in 1977. He subsequently earned a degree in Music from Humboldt State University, before becoming an integral member…

Carolyn Eldridge

“Birth is such an intimate time, and it often brings up stuff from our past, and if you have the right people with you, it can be healing. You can find a way to feel your energy and your power.”…

Linda Candiotti

This week we continue our series of visits with some of the longtime members of the local healthcare community. Linda Candotti, PA-C, has worked in healthcare in Southern Humboldt for almost 40 years. She pioneered the role of the relatively…

The Eyes Have It

Photo by JC Gellidon on Unsplash Vision is generally regarded as the primary human sense. When unimpaired, we tend to rely on vision above any other sensory input. As such, vision plays a key role in almost everything the brain…

A Therapy for the Times

Photo by Engin Akyurt on Unsplash You may not need a peer-reviewed study to tell you how much our mental health has suffered during the pandemic. Just look around at your friends and family, co-workers, even the usually cheerful grocery…

Thicker than water

Photo by ANIRUDH on Unsplash “Love heats my blood, blood spins my head, and my head falls in love.” –Cat Stevens Making up about 10% of your body weight with a volume of between 1.2 and 1.5 gallons, life-giving blood…

Ther-A-Con Physical Therapy

Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash Since 1995 Martje Van Werken-Glidden has operated a branch of her Eureka-based Ther-A-Con Physical Therapy practice in Garberville. A popular offering of local healthcare provider SoHum Health, her busy practice helps patients return to…

Autoimmunity

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash Over the past 100 years or so the medical world has gone from vehemently denying the possibility that the body’s immune system could turn on itself, to cataloging as many as 80 autoimmune disorders.…

I’ll Second That

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash An unexpected diagnosis, a nudge in the direction of a surgery that sounds scary, a sudden change in a child’s health, or just a lack of understanding of information your provider has explained…