Kevin Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – American obesity rates continue to climb, both among adults and children. And Arcata’s vibrant culinary scene – from its unique, enticing restaurants to the stunning array of local foods available at the Farmers’ Market, not to mention the luscious spreads laid out at various events and occasions –…
“A Walk With A Doc” will be held Saturday, March 16 on the Hammond Trail starting at 11 a.m. at Hiller Park. This free community event, sponsored by the Humboldt Del Norte County Medical Society, begins with a physician giving a brief talk on a health-related topic. Then the doctors and participants take a three-mile…
It is estimated that one case of undiagnosed pertussis can infect up to 17 other people and that 80 percent of all households will be affected by this disease unless family members get vaccinated.
We would like nothing more than for the Komen Foundation to reconsider and recommit to what has been a great partnership for women who need and receive breast health services. Politics should never get in the way of women’s health care – whether it is access to birth control or breast cancer screenings. The real victims of this decision are the thousands of women who rely on these lifesaving services.
The best prevention is vaccination – for you and your family. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all children 11 through 18 years old receive one Tdap immunization in place of a Td booster regardless of the interval since the child’s last tetanus shot.
Dental problems such as chipped or broken teeth and gum damage are commonly reported related to tongue barbells, especially after two years or more of duration. The infection rate of tongue piercings is not as high as you would expect with the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Rinsing with oral cleansers such as Listerine may help prevent infections. Oral and nasal piercings can be accidently swallowed or inhaled.
Would you let someone perform a root canal on you in their garage? Pony up to get it done right the first time.
The Teen Clinic “front desk” is run by students like me, either from Arcata High School or McKinleyville High. We all received training and the competence and maturity of the teen staff is well received and creates an informal peer atmosphere for young people who may be uncomfortable with their first visit.
While it is normal to experience new things at this age, it is also essential to consider the well being of your health as you start the foundation of this next stage of your life. Rather than being daunted by the responsibilities of college, rest easy knowing that you’ve come to a community dedicated to providing support for health and wellness.
Thankfully my real boss, Bryan Plumley, is understanding about these things, in fact I probably wouldn’t have been able to do any of this if he wasn’t such a great boss (in reality he realizes that keeping me busy also keeps me out of his hair).