Nuestra Salud / Our Health

amartinez9's picture
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:26pm

Una de las cosas que más disfruto de nuestra cultura son los dichos y refranes. Uno de los más conocidos es, “Es mejor prevenir que lamentar.” Y este fue el dicho que vino a mi mente cuando se me informó que como empleada con el proveedor de salud más grande en la región central de California, se me requería vacunarme en contra de la gripe—para la salud de nuestros pacientes y la mía propia.


wholderman's picture
Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 4:29pm

As a particular family were helping one another with dinner preparations, the mother asked the youngest to go into the poorly lit pantry for a can of soup. He said, "I'm afraid of the dark!". His mother reassured him that Jesus is always with him and would be with him even in the pantry. The little boy wanted to be so brave and overcome his fear. So with head held high, steps very slow and calculated on his journey to the pantry, he grasped the handle with all his might, threw open the door and yelled in "Jesus, can you please hand me a can of soup?!".

jtaylor's picture
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 1:19pm

Valley air stinks and will for years to come. It drives off business and sickens people to death. The American Lung Association, among others, annually reminds us how bad off we are. But those of us who've moved around the country can take that one step further.

How about tracking the air in places you've previously lived? OK, it's a snapshot in time -- you don't live there now, but bad air (water, crime, etc.) tend to be trendy, lingering for years.

jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 9:39am

With so many bodies under the budgetary knife and everyone screaming, who gets 9-1-1 treatment from Congressmen?

The Congressional Management Foundation, a research arm for lawmakers and their staffs, has examined five popular myths and offered how-to's for those trying to make their "Help!" resonate.

  1. Myth: "One size fits all" congressional offices. Reality: Target and tailor the message for each lawmaker and his district. And know what your rep has already done on legislation -- don't ask him to co-sponsor something he's already authored.

wholderman's picture
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 6:55pm

.....okay, the correct spelling is "Southern Hospitality". My husband and I just returned from a trip to South Carolina to see our #1 son. He moved there (near Charleston) last September to take a new job. It was great to see him and to experience delightful "Carolinanes", who are exceptionally hospitable, welcomed us with extensive greetings, fed us oh too well, asked at every juncture if we were enjoying ourselves, and encouraged us to pack up our bags and "move on back"!

jtaylor's picture
Monday, April 28, 2008 - 11:43am

Do you care who runs California's lottery? Would you mind if Blue Cross or some other HMO provided care in the state's prisons? Do you have feelings for (or understand) the Williamson Act or the State Compensation Insurance Fund?

Those were some of the ways mentioned to two-dozen Central California hospital officials April 25 by Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines of Clovis as he puzzled how legislators may tackle the state's multi-billion-dollar budget deficit.