Something to Consider: Talking about these things now can save heartache and stress in the event of a medical emergency.
In your final hours, how far will you allow doctors to go to preserve your life? Who would you choose to speak for you if you are unable to do so?
Continue reading Help In Tough Times
Since 1980, the Centre for Neuro Skills has been bringing the best in care to those who have suffered from brain injuries in Bakersfield.
Continue reading A State of Mind
“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.
Continue reading Asperger’s Syndrome: Dream Bigger
There’s no denying that, in the medical world, patients make the best advocates.
Continue reading I Know Exactly How You Feel
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.
Continue reading Dirty Medicine: Mumps, Mudpies, & Myths
Here’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.
“The real gem of living here is that you’ve got the best physicians, the best experts at your fingertips—Kern County is known world-wide for its research on Valley Fever,” said Kirt Emery. An epidemiologist, or disease investigator, Emery tracks the statistics of the disease for the Kern County Department of Public Health.
Continue reading Valley Fever: Taming A Beast