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Finding the Balance

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Balance is such an important factor in health that the human body evolved several distinct systems to keep itself upright in all kinds of shaky situations. When one or another is compromised, the others kick in more efficiently…

Humboldt’s Opioid Crisis – Part 2

Photo by Jonathan Rados on Unsplash This is the second part of a three-part feature on how the national opiate crisis is affecting the Southern Humboldt community. Any members of the community who wish to share their accounts and experiences…

Breathe Easy

Photo by Alexandr Podvalny from Pexels What do you do roughly 20,000 times a day but barely realize it’s happening? What is the first thing you do when you are born and the last thing you do before shuffling off this mortal coil?…

Humboldt’s Opioid Crisis – Part 1

Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash This is the first part of a two or three-part feature on how the national opiate crisis is affecting the Southern Humboldt community. Any members of the community who wish to share their accounts…

Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now

Photo by Brina Blum on Unsplash The human foot is a structure that evolved to bear the weight of a mobile, usually intelligent biped via a wide variety of locomotive techniques. Our ancestors moved about on rough ground which necessitated…

Sitting Pretty

Photo by Alora Griffiths on Unsplash You may have seen sitting described as “the new smoking” by various media outlets, as though folding our bodies into the shapes dictated by chairs were a risk equivalent to that of a gripping…

What is COPD?

Photo by Gratisography from Pexels Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a term which applies to a number of different respiratory ailments, including refractory asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. It is especially common in smokers and others who are…

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…

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…