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Embrace National Wellness Month: Prioritize Your Health

Posted by Staff on August 29, 2023

August has arrived, and with it comes a wonderful opportunity to refocus on self-care, manage stress, and enhance our daily health routines. Especially with school starting again and falling back into fall rhythms. It's National Wellness Month, a time when Orchard Hospital encourages you to prioritize your well-being. Even small changes can be impactful and lead to a healthier life.

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

Back to School, Healthy and Happy: National Immunization Awareness Month and More

Posted by Staff on August 28, 2023

August marks the beginning of back-to-school preparations, a time when parents, teachers, schools, and students gear up for a season of education. It's a time to dust off the backpacks, fill them up, and plan for a new school year. But beyond the traditional back-to-school checklist, August is also recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month, emphasizing the importance of vaccinations and preventive health measures.

Here are some ways you can get your child ready for school health-wise, highlighting the significance of immunization and providing tips for ensuring your child practices good hygiene to prevent illness.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Vaccines, Prevention, Physicals

Orchard Hospital Unveils New Outpatient Center

Posted by Staff on August 25, 2023

In a significant stride towards enhancing patient care and convenience, Orchard Hospital proudly unveils its latest addition – the state-of-the-art Outpatient Center. The culmination of meticulous planning and dedication, this center promises a transformative experience for individuals seeking streamlined medical services in the Gridley community and beyond. The Gridley Herald was there to document the occasion.

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Topics: Services, News

Grill Safely and Savor Summer

Posted by Staff on August 24, 2023

Summer is in full swing, and it's the perfect time to fire up the grill and savor the delicious flavors of outdoor cooking. At Orchard Hospital, we're not only passionate about your overall health but also about ensuring that your culinary adventures are safe and enjoyable.

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle

Embracing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for a Healthy Summer

Posted by Staff on June 30, 2023

As the sun graces us with its warmth and Northern California bursts with vibrant colors, there's no better time to explore the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available during the summer months. Not only are these seasonal treats delicious, but they also offer a treasure trove of nutrients that can fuel our bodies and support overall well-being.  

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle, Childhood Obesity

Tips For Staying Cool In The Heat + Signs You're Becoming Overheated

Posted by Staff on June 28, 2023

Many people look forward to the summer. During the summer you can enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors, the days are longer, and there are plenty of fun things to do. The only complaint that people have during the summer is that it can get too hot. When the temperature reaches the 90's and the 100's, it can be very difficult to get comfortable. It can also be dangerous. If you are not careful and you don't keep yourself cool, your body can overheat, which can be very dangerous and even deadly.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

Can The Sun Make Me Sick? Understanding Sun Poisoning, Sunburn, and Sun Allergy

Posted by Staff on June 13, 2023

We love enjoying our summers in Northern California! This is the season when we go camping, participate in sports camps, and enjoy water based recreational activities. With all the fun we can have, it’s still important to recognize that prolonged exposure to sunlight can have harmful effects on our skin and overall health.  

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Physical Activity, Allergies

Join Us in Celebrating National Nurses Month!

Posted by Staff on May 03, 2023

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of nursing. It’s a profession in the field of healthcare that focuses on the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities, both sick and well, to promote optimal health and quality of life. Nursing are an integral part of the healthcare system, and its role falls on a spectrum from general to specialized care. Nurses work in various settings, but their ultimate role is to take care of patients. If you’ve had a nurse positively impact your life, we invite you to celebrate National Nurses Month.

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Topics: News

Limb Loss Prevention in Rural Communities: What You Need to Know

Posted by Staff on April 28, 2023

Have you ever stopped to consider how important your limbs are to your everyday life? They allow us to move, work, and play in ways we often take for granted. But for millions of people around the world, limb loss or limb difference is a reality they must face every day.

April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the millions of people around the world who live with limb differences or have lost a limb. While the reasons for limb loss are varied, diabetes and vascular disease are the most common causes in the United States. Rural and agricultural communities may have unique risks and challenges related to limb loss.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

Understanding the Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Posted by Staff on April 14, 2023

April is Occupational Therapy Month, and it's the perfect time to shine a spotlight on this important aspect of healthcare. Occupational therapy (OT) is a type of therapy that helps people of all ages to perform daily activities, both physical and mental, more effectively and efficiently.

Oftentimes, people may not know what occupational therapy is unless they’ve personally come into contact with it. If you're unfamiliar with occupational therapy, or you're curious about how it can benefit your health, we’ll give you all the information you need.

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Topics: Programs, Services, Healthcare Clinic

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