Posts Tagged as "Health"

Public Health releasing weekly heat safety tips this June

June 3, 2024 / By
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With triple-digit temperatures approaching, the Kern County Public Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves against the heat as high temperatures pose a substantial health risk, especially for vulnerable populations including young children, the elderly, those with chronic diseases or disabilities, and pregnant women. 

Free fitness and nutrition classes making their way into Bakersfield

February 7, 2024 / By
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Starting tomorrow, February 8, the Kern County Public Health Department will begin hosting its Know Your Numbers Program in Bakersfield at the Bakersfield Community House at Mill Creek Park.

Empowering McFarland: the need for more martial arts opportunities in the community

February 2, 2024 / By
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By: Hugo Sanchez

In McFarland, there are few opportunities for people to learn martial arts. The only option for combat sports and martial arts is wrestling, but there could be more martial arts for people to learn. 

Dr. Yamin emphasizes the importance of vaccines during the holidays

November 17, 2023 / By
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The holiday season is meant to bring cheer all around, not viruses. Dr. Zeba Yamin with Dignity Health Group Spoke with Kern Sol News about the importance of getting vaccinated, especially before the holidays. 

‘We’re going to get what we’ve been begging for’: MLK community is excited to see overdue change coming to the park

October 20, 2023 / By
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From being a place for community events and familial gatherings to being abandoned, Martin Luther King Jr.

Elizabeth Martinez is pouring into the community that she loves one connection at a time

September 22, 2023 / By
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Editor’s Note: To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Kern Sol News is highlighting notable Hispanic leaders in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.

Protestors against ICE detention centers and GEO Group demand action

August 18, 2023 / By
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In San Francisco and Fresno, protests were held by the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, survivors of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, and other organizations at the ICE offices.

Independent Living Center of Kern County hosts annual ADA Conference

July 21, 2023 / By
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On July 26th this year, there will be a conference hosted by the Independent Living Center of Kern County in honor of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law on that same day back in 1990. 

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the Clean Air Rooms are offering free air purifiers

June 15, 2023 / By
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The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the Clean Air Rooms program are offering free air purifiers to residents in disadvantaged communities to help reduce the harmful effects of wildfire smoke.

Ways to maintain children’s mental and physical health over the Summer

June 2, 2023 / By
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As Summer vacation is starting, many children welcome a lot of free time. While spending the day binging a new show or playing video games may be tempting, it’s important to stay active.