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Bodywisdom: American Biofeedback

By Kern Valley Sun / March 5, 2019

In search of wellness, many Americans are turning to their gadgets to monitor the parameters of health including their blood pressure, weight, caloric intake, steps taken, blood sugar levels, heart rate, etc. Technology has liberated biofeedback from the exclusive domain of the clinician and delivered it into the capable hands of the proletariat. Researchers have […]

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Fishing with Noble: High Water, Good Fishing Coming

By Kern Valley Sun / March 5, 2019

Looks like the people of the Kern River Valley are getting their prayers answered. The Sierra snowpack is way above normal. The Borel Canal project is done. The lake is well over 100,000 acre feet and rising. Now that the flume is sealed at the base of the Auxiliary Dam, the lake can reach its […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Travel

By Kern Valley Sun / March 4, 2019

Travel This winter has actually felt like winter. We have had cold, snow as well as rain, sunshine and some beautiful days. All in all, it is time to plan for vacation. Summer is just around the corner. There are basically two types of travel insurance available for the vacation bound. Trip Insurance protects your […]

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Writing Out Loud: IT IS NOT A LANDFILL

By Kern Valley Sun / February 27, 2019

By George Stahl The dump, disposal site, landfill, waste disposal site, all of these can refer to a place where you can get rid of your garbage, unwanted household items, yard gleanings and stuff you have had forever and no longer want. Surprisingly, too, it is a place where you can go to meet people, […]

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Letters to the Editor (Pub. 02/27/19)

By Kern Valley Sun / February 27, 2019

Another American Family Thank you so much for helping to sell my book, Another American Family, by running an ad for it. Another American Family, Book II is now on sale at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com for $9.98. I totally appreciate your help with this project and want you to know that Book III is at […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Tomorrow

By Kern Valley Sun / February 27, 2019

By Tracy Renee Lee Tomorrow will be my grandson’s first birthday. It will also be the first anniversary of his death. My daughter, his mother, is picking up his one-year birthday cake from the bakery this morning. She is also seeing her doctor in hopes of an all-clear for expanding her family. Tomorrow we will […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Politics

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2019

Politics I have come to a conclusion; it is not the man or woman we should be voting for, but their political party. What the individual candidate stands for apparently has little consequence when it comes to a vote on the floor of Congress or the state legislature. I’m certain there are exceptions, but when […]

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Reel Reviews: Glass

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2019

Glass There are certain filmmakers that I sing the praises of loud and proud; Quentin Tarantino and Mel Brooks, for instance. Then there are filmmakers that I just try to avoid. Finally, there are those few that I consider guilty pleasures. One of these latter filmmakers is M. Night Shyamalan. I have been following M. […]

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Fishing With Noble Smith: Slow Start for Fishing Season

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2019

Slow Start for Fishing Season I am sure everyone has heard of Murphy’s Law. Noble’s Law is very similar. If I wash my truck, it will probably rain within a couple of days. The law for me really seems to apply to fishing. I spent a couple of days getting the boat ready to fish […]

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Health Care Matters: High Cost of Prescriptions

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2019

High Cost of Prescriptions The cost of many prescription drugs continues to be in the news as well as the topic of conversation with lawmakers. The costs vary greatly between insurance plans as well as even pharmacies. Furthermore, the cost of prescriptions varies tremendously between countries. For example, Humira, an injectable medication for arthritis would […]

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