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One Year of a Pandemic

It’s been one year since Humboldt County was ordered to shelter-in-place. How can one begin to define this past year, now that we all know firsthand that the word “pandemic” means a whole lot more than just a widespread outbreak…

A Whole Host of Fun

Photo by Dr. Mae Melvin, USCDCP on Pixnio 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…

Yoga for Everything

Photo by Alexy Almond from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 9, 2021 The term yoga has become one of the biggest umbrellas in the world of health over the past few decades as it has transformed from its spiritual and…

You Mite Like to Know…

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 2, 2021 Let’s give COVID-19 a week off: I doubt it’s going anywhere. In the meantime, did you know that your face is covered in mites? It’s not just you…

Seven Years of Pandemic?

Photo by CDC on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 23rd, 2021 Scariest among the recent COVID-19 updates is the revelation that we might be facing another seven years of COVID-19 updates. Not necessarily in the United States,…

Use It or Lose It, Part 2

Photo by Sriyoga Ashram on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 16, 2021 Last time, we talked about the gradual loss of muscle mass that is a natural part of the aging process, beginning as early as one’s…

(Why We Don’t) Do the Right Thing

Photo by freestocks.org from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 9, 2021 All pandemics considered, human health is generally speaking in a better place nowadays than ever before. Despite the effects of our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the grotesque impacts of…

Episode IV: A New Hope

Photo by Steven Cornfield on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on January 26, 2021 The Biden administration seems to be taking on COVID-19 before they’ve even had time to unpack, announcing sweeping overhauls in national policy to be rolled…

Use It, or Lose It

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on January 19, 2021 While bone loss, or osteopenia leading to osteoporosis, may be the headliner condition aging adults are most aware of, loss of muscle mass, called sarcopenia, may have equally…

Different Strains

Photo by Prasesh Shiwakoti (Lomash) on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on January 12, 2021 It’s been a year of this now, and in all likelihood, it won’t be the last one. The record for COVID-19 deaths in a…