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Best Practices to Stay Healthy & Hydrated

Posted by Staff on July 14, 2021

The summer heat is in full force, which means it’s even more important to keep your body hydrated. We all know that we need water to survive, but do you know how much water you should be drinking every day for optimal health? There are a lot of voices out there telling us what kind of water to drink and how much to drink each day. But how do you know which voices to listen to? We did some research of our own and came up with the best practices to keep you healthy and hydrated.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle

How to Recognize and Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Posted by Staff on June 28, 2021

The official start of summer brings the fun of outdoor activities, summer camps, vacations, and high temperatures. It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of activities and a more relaxed routine, forgetting to take proper care of ourselves and our loved ones when the temperatures get into the triple digits. High temperatures combined with strenuous physical activity can lead to heat exhaustion. Luckily, with the right knowledge and precautions it’s completely preventable.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Physical Activity

Update: Face Coverings Not Required for Fully Vaccinated People

Posted by Staff on June 21, 2021

Orchard Hospital is committed to the health and safety of Butte County residents. As our community continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 we’re also dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest information regarding guidance for face coverings and the vaccine rollout. We continue to stay aligned with the California Department of Public Health. Please see the latest press release below:

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Topics: Vaccines, News, Covid-19

Men's Health Month: Prostate Health & Screening

Posted by Staff on June 03, 2021

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

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Topics: Prevention, Men's Health

Are Your Symptoms Seasonal Allergies or COVID-19?

Posted by Staff on May 26, 2021

Seasonal allergies are nothing new to the North State. With the many blossoming orchards, pollens, and grasses in Butte County, it’s nearly impossibly to live here and not experience an itchy throat, congestion, watery eyes, and sneezing at some point! These days, with COVID-19 still a prevalent part of our lives, if you’re out and about and someone is showing these kinds of symptoms, it can cause us to be a little on-edge, because some of these symptoms caused by allergies can also show up if someone has COVID-19. Find out some key indicators to know the difference.

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Topics: Allergies, Covid-19

How to Recognize a Mental Health Condition & Offer Support

Posted by Staff on May 05, 2021

Millions of people are a­ffected by mental illness each year. Across the country, many people just like you work, perform, create, compete, laugh, love and inspire every day – the only difference is they are struggling on the inside.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Mental Health

What Does an Occupational Therapist Do?

Posted by Staff on April 28, 2021

Occupational Therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent - or live better with - injury, illness, or disability.

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Topics: Services, Healthy Lifestyle, Pain Management

Butte County Moves to Less Restrictive Orange Tier 3

Posted by Staff on April 02, 2021

Butte County has qualified to move from Tier 2 (red) to a less-restrictive Tier 3 (orange) of the State’s COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a shift that allows more businesses to reopen and some that are already open to increase capacity. This change in tiers is effective at 12:00 am on Wednesday, March 31.

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Topics: Vaccines, News, Covid-19

Why Sleep is Important to Your Overall Health

Posted by Staff on March 15, 2021

We’ve all the heard the phrase, “I can sleep when I’m dead!” Well, the fact of the matter is, if you aren’t getting adequate sleep, you might be doing just that! Sleep deficiency can lead to physical and mental health problems, injuries, loss of productivity, and even a greater risk of death. But, the good news is that better sleep can increase your overall health and well-being. In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, we want to make sure you know why sleep is important to your overall health and how you can improve your sleep quality.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Sleep

10 Ways to Eat Right on a Budget

Posted by Staff on March 03, 2021

Getting the most nutrition for your food budget starts with a little extra planning before you shop. There are many ways to save money on the foods that you eat. Here are some budget-friendly tips for eating right.

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle

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