The colored gauge gives a visual representation of how your community is
doing in comparison to other communities. The three-colored dial represents the distribution of values from the
reporting regions (e.g. counties in the state) ordered from those doing the best to those doing the worst (sometimes
lower values are better and in other cases higher values are better). From that distribution, the green represents the
top 50th percentile, the yellow represents the 25th to 50th percentile, and the red represents the "worst" quartile.
May is Asthma Awareness Month: Know Your Asthma Medicines
Asthma is treated with two kinds of medicines: controller medicines to prevent symptoms and rescue medicines to stop asthma symptoms....
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Healthy Kern County is a new web site that can be used by the community as a single internet source dedicated to hosting current Kern County health information. Local health leaders have combined resources to ensure health information is readily available to the whole community. It was recognized that uniformed messages were important for the public to understand and/or take action on the health issues affecting Kern County.