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I Feel Fine - Do I Have to Get an Annual Checkup?

Posted by Staff on August 15, 2019

Another year has gone by and you get that call from your doctor’s office, it is time for your annual check-up. However, you feel fine and start to think, “Why every year?” When we are currently healthy we tend to neglect going to the doctor, but a proactive mindset is the key to long-term health. Here are four reasons why regularly scheduled check-ups are important. 

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Topics: Prevention, Healthcare Clinic

FAQs About Sports Physicals for Kids

Posted by Staff on August 08, 2019

Kids are resilient. If you have them, you know this! They bounce back from illness quickly, heal from injuries at a rapid pace, and don’t seem to give a second thought to their body’s limitations because…well, they’re rambunctious! Youth is fun, as it should be for them.

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Topics: Services, Physical Activity, Physicals

The Effects of Not Getting Enough Sleep

Posted by Staff on July 24, 2019

Sleep is an essential tool for our body. Sleep is what makes us stay healthy and alert for day-to-day life. The CDC recommends you get at least 7 hours of sleep, for adults ranging from 18- 60 years old. This amount of sleep is the optimal amount to stay healthy. If a person is not receiving this amount of sleep on a regular basis than there are some symptoms that may appear. Below is a list of a few things that can happen when we don’t get enough sleep.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle

Quick Guide to Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

Posted by Staff on June 28, 2019

It’s a common occurrence to have your blood pressure taken just about every time you visit a clinic or doctor’s office. You sit in the chair with the cuff around your arm, patiently waiting while the cuff contracts and expands. Once it’s finished, the doctor or nurse gives you a couple of numbers. Have you ever wondered what they mean? If you’ve ever been afraid to ask, or just want to understand your blood pressure better, the quick guide below can help.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

3 Most Important Ways to Protect Yourself from the Heat

Posted by Staff on June 05, 2019

The weather is getting sunnier, the days are getting longer, and the temperature is rising. The hot summer months are upon us, and living in Northern California means they stick around well into the fall. Because you’re exposed to the sun and heat for a good part of the year, it’s important that you take care of yourself and your loved ones. Learn the 3 most important things you can do to protect your health and body.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

3 Key Differences Between Seasonal Allergies and the Common Cold

Posted by Staff on May 13, 2019

It's that time of year when many people suffer from runny noses, sore throats, congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, and coughing. As you try to manage your symptoms, you might find some relief, but many people are left feeling very confused about their health status.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Allergies

What to Do if You Think You Have a Mental Health Condition

Posted by Staff on May 06, 2019

We all experience levels of stress, sadness, depression, anxiety and other emotions in our lives. They are part of who we are as human beings and our natural way of responding to situations. But as many as 1 in 5 people are affected by these expected behaviors and responses turning into a mental health condition. The signs of mental illness are not always obvious, and each mental health condition has its own symptoms. It’s important to be able to recognize the symptoms and to know how to help yourself or someone else who is suffering.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Mental Health

Have You Considered Becoming an Organ or Tissue Donor?

Posted by Staff on April 19, 2019

Ninety-five percent of Americans are in favor of being an organ or tissue donor but only 58% are registered. If you fall into the 95% that like the idea of being a donor, but haven’t registered, maybe it’s because you have some hesitation or questions about organ and tissue donation. As you consider becoming a registered donor, take a few minutes to get answers to common questions.

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Topics: Organ Donation

Measles in Butte County: What You Need to Know

Posted by Staff on March 27, 2019

***As of April 19, 2019, there are 10 confirmed measles cases in Butte County***

Get continued updates here.

The cases are considered part of a cluster outbreak in Butte, Tehama and Shasta Counties. A disease outbreak is the occurrence of cases of a disease in excess of what would normally be expected in a defined community, geographical area or season. Measles is a virus that is highly contagious, and potentially dangerous for those who have not been vaccinated. Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: Vaccines, News

How Bad is This Year’s Flu?

Posted by Staff on March 15, 2019

We’d like to do whatever we can to avoid the fever, body aches, stuffy nose and coughing that comes from the seasonal flu. You’ll be happy to know that this year’s flu season is turning out to be milder than last year’s – one of the worst on record.

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Topics: Flu, News

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