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Laboratory Gets COLA Accreditation

Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash Jerold Phelps Community Hospital’s Laboratory Department recently earned COLA accreditation as a result of its long-term commitment to quality. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations,…

Running Makes the Heart Grow Stronger

Photo by sporlab on Unsplash Join Mendocino County in the annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon! Avenue of the Giants Marathon began in May 1972 in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The course takes you through Humboldt’s luxurious groves of…

Taking Action Against Anxiety

Photo by C.Valdez on Unsplash One of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. is anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “Anxiety disorders are affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and…

Horrible Bloodsucking Parasites

Photo by Dapo Oni on Unsplash 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…

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…

Pints for SoHum Health

Join us this Friday from 4 – 8pm at Stone Junction Bar, 744 Redwood Drive, in Garberville!  20% of drinks at the Stone Junction Bar and 20% of food from Lil’ Bits will benefit SoHum Health Foundation. Have a drink…

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…