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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…

The Joys of Nasal Irrigation

Photo by Brad Huchteman on Unsplash I have to admit, I was always terrified of neti pots. The idea of voluntarily introducing warm salt water to my sinuses was up there on the list of weird hippie things my mom…

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…

SoHum Health Closes Escrow on Sprowel Creek Campus

Written by Rob Eskridge and Ryan Stock, Growth Management  SoHum Health and Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (SHCHD) proudly announce that escrow has closed for purchasing the College of the Redwoods campus located at 286 Sprowel Creek Road in Garberville.…

Amy Terrones recognized for work in child abuse prevention

Congratulations to Amy Terrones,  Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center Coordinator,  for being recognized for her work in child abuse prevention! The Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council of Humboldt County held its annual awards celebration recently at the Humboldt County Office…

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…

A Healthy Heart

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash Over a lifetime the heart beats about 2.5 billion times, sending blood to every part of the body. When the heart stops, essential functions fail, some almost instantly. Given the heart’s never-ending workload, it’s…