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A Whole Host of Fun

Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 16, 2021 A parasite is, by definition, a lifeform that cannot exist without another host organism, from which the parasite derives food, shelter, and other necessities. While most of the tiny creatures like…

Better Call Sol

Photo by David Monje on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 29, 2020 By the time you read this, the winter solstice of 2020 will have passed, yet the daily increasing light goes on for another 6 months…

Surge Protection

Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 27th, 2020  Nine months into the pandemic, with winter approaching, we anticipate the expected surge in COVID-19 cases much better prepared than we were for the initial outbreak. Case numbers…

Brave New World

Photo by sukhdev singh on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on August 25, 2020 COVID news getting old? Well, let’s take a little break from our unwelcome guest Rona as we embark on Heat’n’smoketember and turn our attention to…

May Be Habit Forming

Around this time of year, the end of one and beginning of another, many people are inclined to make some changes. Spurred by the sense of renewal that turning over the December page can bring we resolve to do things…

Free Blood Tests on May 3

Curious about your health? On May 3rd SoHum Health will be offering 4 types of blood tests free of charge during the first Farmer’s Market of the year on the Garberville Town Square. In addition to the free blood tests…

Horrible Bloodsucking Parasites

By Galen Latsko, submitted on behalf of SoHum Health’s Outreach Department Ticks are arachnids, the same sort of critter as spiders. Except that ticks are horrible bloodsucking parasites who don’t build pretty webs, don’t have cute little eyes or fuzzy little…

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…

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…