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For Valentine’s Day with Love

Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash What better way to show how much you love someone then by becoming a donor? Thursday, February 14, 2019 is not only Valentines Day but National Donor Day. It is a day to raise…

CT Scanner Going Over Big

By Keith Easthouse, reporting for The Humboldt Independent If you build it, they will come. That the take-home message with regards to the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District’s new CT scanner, an important diagnostic tool that has proven a popular…

Go Red for Women

February is American Heart Month and Friday, February 1st is National “Wear Red” Day, which is a day that shows support and awareness of women’s heart health. Go Red for Women is an  American Heart Association’s initiative that raises awareness…

Effects of Stress on the Body

By: Coach Jenny Early, submitted on behalf of the SoHum Health’s Community Wellness dept. With a new year upon us there is much to celebrate but it can also be overwhelming.  Between juggling the regular workload, the never ending stack…

Know Your Lemons

Photo by Lukas from Pexels 1 out of 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast cancer can start long before a tumor is big enough to feel. Not having any breast lumps doesn’t rule out cancers that…

Activity Director for Elderly ‘Looking for Sparks’

photo by Lee_seonghak on Pixabay  By Keith Easthouse, reporting for The Humboldt Independent When it comes to patients with dementia, Joe Rial makes it a practice to “speak [to them] as a peer.” “It’s not something they’ve always had,” he…

Summer River Safety

Like the Nile, the Eel River is one of few rivers in the northern hemisphere that flows from south to north. The Eel and its tributaries form the third largest watershed entirely in California, one of six rivers that flow…

Courtyard ribbon-cutting

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson Approaching Garberville’s hospital campus nestled in the residential backstreets there is a sense of community neighborliness. Visitors to Jerold Phelps Community Hospital or the Southern Humboldt Community Clinic can now enjoy…

Itching for fun?

Photo by James Whitney on Unsplash Spring and Summer are an exciting time for outdoor enthusiasts in California. Hitting the trails and breaking in that new pair of hiking boots is exhilarating, and there is no shortage of outdoor fun…

The people we serve – part 2

This is the second of two columns featuring comments by people who have used our District’s services. Read part 1 here. Hospital rehab services “Thank God for this place” says Johnny Jennings about Jerold Phelps Community Hospital. After several days…