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DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS? - GERALD (JERRY) STARR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WEST SIDE HEALTH CARE DISTRICT 

At times when I get really busy I can be surprised…Gosh it’s Friday already? Or, at times, when I’m on vacation I might not even pay attention to whether it’s Monday or Wednesday or Friday until the time comes to leave the beauty of Yosemite or the awesome power of the Grand Canyon. Of course, we track the days that mean a lot to us: the birthdays, the anniversaries, the 4th of July and Christmas…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BED BUGS- GERALD (JERRY) STARR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WEST SIDE HEALTH CARE DISTRICT 

Have you ever heard: “Good Night, Sleep tight and don’t let the Bed Bugs Bite!”? Well, that may have been a comment as mom or dad tucked us in for the night a generation ago; but, recently?  Bed Bugs have re-emerged as a “for real” household pest. Bed bugs are an annoying and biting pest! Bed bugs, if present in your home, are a real concern to control-and-“a must” for you to remove yourself and…

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NATIONAL HEALTH CARE STATISTICS AND POPULATION HEALTH FROM A WESTSIDE KERN COUNTY POINT OF VIEW – GERALD (JERRY) STARR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WEST SIDE HEALTH CARE DISTRICT

I have always heard that Statistics can be boring! At times, however, Statistics can be “Wow” or “Gee Whiz” “I didn’t know that”! Well, let’s look at some of the statistics that present challenges and opportunities for Westside Family Health Care-our Rural Health Clinic. First, citizens of the Westside of Kern County might find some of the national 2018 Key Healthcare Industry statistics…

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