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Blood Donor Month: Why is it Important?

Posted by Staff on January 26, 2023

January is National Blood Donor Month which serves to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and to encourage people to become regular blood donors. The event has a long history that dates back to 1969, when President Nixon signed Senate Joint Resolution 154 to honor those who give blood and encourage more to do so.

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Stick With It! Tips for Achieving New Year’s Health Goals

Posted by Staff on January 17, 2023

So many people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthy, and by mid-February about 64% of people are still successful in keeping them. People often set unrealistic goals or jump head-first into resolutions that they haven’t thought all the way through. With such a high failure rate how do you set yourself up for success?

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Physical Activity

7 Signs Your Body is Missing Key Nutrients

Posted by Staff on January 12, 2023

Remember when your parents used to remind you to eat your vegetables so you can grow big and strong? Well, it’s actually important at every stage of life to get the proper nutrition so your body can be healthy. There are signs to when your body is missing key nutrients, and each symptom can be correlated to a specific nutrient.

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

The Best Overall Health Apps for 2023

Posted by Staff on January 07, 2023

The new year is an optimal time to start fresh and think about what you want to improve upon for the coming year. People reflect on their past year, create goals to achieve and decide what to cut out. Many times they are related to physical and mental health as people want to improve their overall wellness. 

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BHCIP Announces $7,901,351 Award to Orchard Hospital Mental Health Facility Project

Posted by Staff on January 06, 2023

Funding will help expand the capacity of a treatment facility that will serve young Californians in Butte County

Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) on December 7, 2022, announced the awarding of grant funding for county-based projects that support behavioral health infrastructure, giving the county new opportunities to address gaps in care and create sustainable improvements that better serve county residents.

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Prebiotic vs Probiotic: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Staff on January 03, 2023

You may have noticed the refrigerated section of endcaps expanding in recent years as more and more options for items like kombucha, kefir, wellness shots, and tonic drinks. Many of these products are sources of probiotic and prebiotics. But why are they so popular and what health benefits do they really offer?

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle

Health & Safety Tips to Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted by Staff on December 08, 2022

Even in our mild climate of Northern California, it still gets chilly with temperatures down into the 30’s every winter. It can be costly to run a full home heater and there are many of us who still use alternative heating sources. They can save money and allow you to keep certain parts of the house warm while saving energy.

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Tips to Make Healthier Choices and Still Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Meal [2022]

Posted by Staff on November 21, 2022

Sitting down at Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie staring back at you is no time to decide you’re going to be healthy. But, you’d also like to avoid the food coma that inevitably happens each year and lands you on the couch, groaning from discomfort for the rest of the night.

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle

When is RSV Season for Kids & Adults?

Posted by Staff on November 18, 2022

One of the most common respiratory viruses is Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). In the United States, the RSV season typically starts in fall and can last into spring. It has hit harder this year, with cases on the rise affecting both adults and kids. Discover answers to common questions about RSV and how it affects adults and kids.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, News, Public Health

It's Flu Vaccination Time! [2022-2023 Update]

Posted by Staff on October 05, 2022

Getting a flu shot can help protect yourself and others from the seasonal flu. Much of the focus the last couple of years has been on getting the Covid-19 vaccine and boosters, so many people may have forgotten the importance of also getting a flu shot. Since last year's flu season had a low number of cases, it's possible that this year could be more serious. 

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Topics: Flu, Vaccines

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