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Steps to Stay Safe from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by Staff on July 27, 2018

It’s wildfire season in California and there’s one burning close to home. The Carr Fire is currently burning near Redding, California and its effects can be felt throughout many Northern California communities. The haze of smoke drifting into the valley can cause health problems such as eyes stinging, irritation of the respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases such as COPD. While older adults and children are most likely to be affected, it’s important for everyone to take necessary steps to stay as safe as possible from wildfire smoke. Below are suggested steps to take from the CDC.

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Topics: COPD, News

February: American Heart Month

Posted by Staff on February 05, 2018

Approximately every 38 seconds an American dies from cardiovascular disease. It's a sad statistic that will only get worse if we ignore the problem. Cardiovascular disease is not only the leading cause of death in our nation, but globally as well. A large number of these deaths could be prevented through education and lifestyle change.

 

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Topics: Physicals, News

What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself from Norovirus

Posted by Staff on May 17, 2017

Norovirus is a common stomach bug that shows up in the form of cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. Norovirus can spread very quickly through physical contact, taking care of someone while their sick, or touching something that has come in contact with Norovirus. There has recently been an outbreak in Northern California. Learn more in the video below and how you can take preventative measures to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Prevention, News

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