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Keep Your Mask On

Photo by Atoms on Unsplash I will go ahead and concede that a few layers of cloth don’t exactly seem like that significant of a measure in the face of a global pandemic. However, I must admit that I am…

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…

Twice Bitten?

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 20, 2020  What Confirmed Reinfection Means for the Future of COVID-19 Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve been hearing rumors that COVID-19 can infect patients more than once, and…

N-Z Pandemic Vocabulary

Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 13, 2020 Here is the rest of your pandemic lexicon, terms, and phrases we have become familiar with these past 7 months. N-Z N is for Novel,…

A-M Pandemic Vocabulary

Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 6, 2020  The pandemic has been good for our vocabularies. Many terms not known before and a few newly invented ones have become household sayings in the time of Covid-19. Test yourself on…

A Breathtaking View: Respiratory Health in Wildfire Season

Photo by Ryan Arnst on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 29, 2020 It’s been a rough year for breathing. We already ask quite a bit of our respiratory system, which is stuck between car exhaust, industrial and…

Self-Care: The Importance of Managing Stress

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 22, 2020  Taking time for ourselves can be a radical idea in a society that puts a premium on efficiency and production. We are indoctrinated with ideas about life from…

Being in the Zone

Photo by Sage Friedman on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 15, 2020 Studies have shown a wide variety of positive effects on the brain resulting from a consistent meditation practice. Decreases in activity in parts of the…

Heeding the Call for a New Hospital in Southern Humboldt

Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 8, 2020  On January 1, 2030, new statewide earthquake safety standards will take effect that Jerold Phelps Community Hospital in Garberville will be unable to meet. If SoHum Health does not construct a…

Back to School

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 1, 2020 While things might get heated over the specifics, everyone generally can agree that they want the best for their kids. The problem being that these days, no…