Barstow

Barstow’s population was 21,119 at the 2000 census. Barstow is located 55 miles (89 km) north of San Bernardino.

Barstow is a major transportation center for the Inland Empire Metropolitan Area. Several major highways including Interstate 15 and Interstate 40 converge in the city. It is the site of a large rail classification yard, belonging to the BNSF Railway. The Union Pacific Railroad also runs through town on trackage rights on BNSF’s main line to Daggett 10 miles (16 km) east, where it heads to Salt Lake City, then the BNSF heads to Chicago. It is about 62 miles (100 km) to Baker, California and 111 miles (179 km) to Primm, Nevada.

Barstow is home to Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow and is the closest city to Fort Irwin Military Reservation.

Million Fewer Cases

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Does flu vaccination work? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says vaccination prevented 6.6 million cases of the flu…

Weight and 85

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Staying at a healthy weight seems to raise the likelihood of a healthier old age. At the Fred Hutchinson Cancer…

Safer for Kids

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Cough and cold medications for infants under 2 years of age have been withdrawn from the U.S. market – and…

The Body-Brain Workout

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Older people who keep their muscles in better shape also seem to have brains in better shape.  Sandra Bond Chapman of…

Your Mouth and Your Arteries

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. A study links good dental health with good arterial health. Researchers checked that in samples of dental plaque and bacteria…