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ouRXperience: Methyl Iodide Debate; Harbor-UCLA Renovation; Mental Health in Hmong and Free Dental Clinic

Residents voting on improvements to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center at public meeting in Carson last October. (Photo: Anabell Romero)

Residents voting on improvements to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center at public meeting in Carson last October. (Photo: Anabell Romero)

Editor’s Note: KQED produces ouRXperience, a blog from community correspondents, to enrich coverage of health issues across California.

Recently, ouRXperience featured posts from four California communities:

  • Patricia Carrillo in Salinas wrote about local reaction to the lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of the fumigant methyl iodide to use on strawberry crops.
  • From Wilmington, Anabell Romero, described how community members are contributing to the Master Plan for the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center renovation.
  • Changvang Her told about the challenges of providing mental health care in the Merced Hmong community where “mental health” translates to “damaged brain.”
  • and from San Bernardino, Bobbi Albano brought us the story of a free dental clinic and how one man got the help he needed.

ouRXperience: Mendota Clinic Expansion; Students Help the Needy; New Correspondent

Health clinic expansion coming in Mendota. (Photo: Sam Rubio)

Health clinic expansion coming in Mendota. (Photo: Sam Rubio)

Editor’s Note: KQED produces ouRXperience, a blog from community correspondents, to enrich coverage of health issues across California. The mission of ouRXperience is to give voice to those Californians whose concerns might otherwise be overlooked.

This week ouRXperience featured posts from three California communities:

  • In San Bernardino, Bobbi Albano profiled Loma Linda University students who throw a Christmas Fiesta every year for needy children.
  • From Mendota, Sam Rubio wrote about the major expansion at the local health clinic.
  • And in Merced, ouRXperience welcomes new correspondent Changvang Her, whose stories will focus on Merced in general and the Hmong community in particular.