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Go Low Impact

Written by Matthew Martz

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Not everyone can run the Boston Marathon or swim the English Channel, but you don’t need to be a top-notch athlete to reap impressive health benefits from low impact aerobic exercise.

The truth is, if the average adult walked just six and a half hours a month, or participated in some type of exercise for as little as 30 minutes a day, they could add years to their life...

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We're Here To Fight

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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It wasn’t very long ago that the term “cancer” was thought of as a dirty word.

The reason so many people refused to talk about cancer was because there was little doctors could do for someone diagnosed. It was better not to acknowledge it...

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Hospital Update 2011

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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Healthcare is always changing and the medical community here is not exempt.

Bakersfield area hospitals have made tremendous strides over the last year by developing new programs and remodeling to fit the needs of a growing community. So while 2011 was a big year, 2012 looks to be just as exciting...

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Kern Midwives: Home Birth

Written by Tracie Grimes

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Long before a woman feels that first contraction there are decisions to be made. “What should I be eating?” “What theme should the nursery be?” “Do we want to know the sex of the baby?” From the moment all signs point to positive on the pregnancy test, the decision-making begins...

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Oh, Really Now?

Written by Naomi Moss

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“I’m in!” shouts the doctor, as nurses and staff are scrambling around the patient. The camera pans to an angle where you can see a breathing tube neatly inserted and attention is drawn to the handsome doctor giving directions while nurses clamor to chat with “Dr. Cutie,” who saved the patient and the day.

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Mind & Body Health

Written by Tracie Grimes

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A back that aches so much it wakes you up at 3 a.m. A neck so stiff you can hardly turn your head. A migraine that hits you like a freight train. Coping with pain is a way of life for millions of Americans, and for many, treating chronic pain has become a complex issue.

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ICU Goes Mobile

Written by Matthew Martz

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Hall Ambulance has a new, lifesaving tool to transport sick and injured patients throughout the county and beyond: a state-of-the-art, Critical Care Transport Ambulance.

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Doctor Speak

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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A visit to the doctor’s office can sometimes seem like a trip to a foreign country.

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Hospital Update 2010

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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Physical growth for Bakersfield hospitals was the big push for 2008. And while 2009 was the year of program development, it seems 2010 was the year of accreditation. Each of our area hospitals took major strides in the level of patient care they provide as more than one achieved the highest possible certifications and awards.

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Best Docs

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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“If you or a loved one needs a doctor in your specialty, who would you recommend?”

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