Who Dies and Who Cares

By Leni Villagomez Reeves  When Covid-19 began to cause illness and death in the United States, initially people in general perceived themselves as being at risk. They behaved in...

Why Is America Lagging the World in Managing Covid?

By Sunita Sohrabji The United States, which has both the largest number of infections and deaths from Covid-19, is lagging far behind other countries, many of which have far...

Nursing Homes Unsafe during Pandemic?

By Sunita Sohrabji The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the plight of U.S. seniors, who have been disproportionately infected and killed by the disease. Eight out...

Meet Madera County’s New Public Health Officer

By Peter Maiden Dr. Simon Paul is the public health officer for Madera County. He started in his position in February, just weeks before the first reported case of...

What to Do About Teen Stress

By Ariana Mohebbi People often think that teenagers are influenced by the media to smoke, vape, drink or do drugs, but the main cause of these bad decisions is...

Workers Strike at Kaiser

By Peter Maiden Kaiser mental health workers with the National Union of Healthcare Workers struck throughout California the week of Dec. 16–20 to improve the standard of care for...

California Wildfires Affect Air Quality in the Valley

By Eduardo Stanley Wildfires are becoming more common and more dangerous in California, destroying communities and polluting the air we breath. While there weren’t any big fires in the...

Behind the Scenes at the Pharmacy

By Peter Maiden Everyone goes to the pharmacy at one time or another. But how much do we know about what goes on behind the scenes there? Pharmacy manager...

Fresno Veterans Stand Down 2019

By Stan Santos During the week of Sept. 16–20, the Central Valley Veterans (CVV) held their Veterans Stand Down 2019 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8900 in...

Clearing the Air: Community Emission Reduction Plans

By Tom Frantz When community residents and local businesses meet to discuss solutions to their air pollution needs, innovative ideas are sometimes the result. Ten communities in California have...

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