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Written by Bakersfield Magazine

You might be one of those people that thinks your worsening eyesight is just from age. Or maybe you’re one of those people that gets a toothache and thinks, “Ah, well, it’s just a tooth, what’s the big deal?” So you get it taken care of without a fuss. It certainly can’t be indicative of other health concerns, right?

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Help In Tough Times

Written by Jessica Shillings

Something to Consider: Talking about these things now can save heartache and stress in the event of a medical emergency.

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TLC When You Need it Most

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

They make it all better “To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse.” —Rawsi Williams

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Dream Bigger

Written by Naomi Moss


“What planet are you from?” These are words meant to hurt and harm; words no child wants to hear.

But for one local boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, these words would propel an already active imagination into another world…one filled with published novels and robots.

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A State of Mind

Written by Naomi Moss


Since 1980, the Centre for Neuro Skills has been bringing the best in care to those who have suffered from brain injuries in Bakersfield.

Keeping up with their ever-evolving field, they may have experienced upgrades in their approach to care and therapy, but their core values for providing treatment in an environment conducive with their patients’ typical living situation has stayed the same. Through careful review and constant follow-up, they have made exciting developments that greatly enhance the lives of their patients in Bakersfield as well as those in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Dallas.

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I Know Exactly How You Feel

Written by Jessica Shillings


There’s no denying that, in the medical world, patients make the best advocates.

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Dirty Medicine-Mumps, Mudpies, & Myths

Written by Bakersfield Magazine


In late April 2009, news reports began to surface about a new strain of influenza.

A 10-year-old in California tested positive for a virus that was a unique combination of influenza virus genes never previously identified in either animals or people. Two days after this first diagnosis, an 8-year-old, living 130 miles away in California, also tested positive. There was no known connection between these patients...

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Better Ways of Weight Loss

Written by Bakersfield Magazine


Where will never be a gondola with hot chocolate service that ushers one up Everest just as there will never be a quick and easy way to lose weight. In a country where the majority of citizens are overweight, Bakersfield ranks number seven for most overweight metro cities according to the 2009 Gallup Healthways Well Being Index. ..

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Taming A Beast

Written by Camille Gavin


Were’s the good news about Valley Fever: if you get it and you’re living in Bakersfield, you couldn’t be in a better place...

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Hunger Pangs

Written by Allison Aubin


We spoke with dietitians and the Kern County Health Department to discover the whens and whats of good nutrition.

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