Mobile Health Faces a Bumpy Road in Rural California

Steering along washed-out roads in California’s southern Sierra, Earl Ferguson gets excited when he sees white plastic stakes sticking up from the ground along the way. They’re markers of a new high-speed Internet line running from Barstow to Reno, which Ferguson helped to get built. The Digital 395 fiber-optic network will help businesses, schools and Read More »

American Diabetes Month Blog

The month of November is American Diabetes Month.  This disease continues to plague thousands of Californians and has risen in recent years due to a variety of factors. The best way to combat the disease is through education and awareness of its causes and how it can be prevented. According to the American Diabetes Association Read More »

Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month; created in 1999 to help spread awareness and educate people on the importance of understandable health information. The first step in raising awareness of health topics is to identify the gaps in health literacy in our communities. Barriers to communication come in many forms: language, information access, complex medical terms, Read More »

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Blog

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. With ovarian cancer known as the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States it’s important to stay informed about this type of cancer. This disease is wide ranging, affecting women ages 35-74, making it crucial to get educated about the threat and support our loved Read More »