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A Beginners Guide to Thyroid Disease and Other Thyroid Issues

Posted by Staff on March 21, 2023

Despite the significant impact that thyroid disease can have on a person's health and well-being, it is still a relatively under-discussed and underdiagnosed condition. According to the American Thyroid Association, approximately 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid cancer and about 60% of people with a thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.

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Frozen Foods: Making Meals Nutritious and Affordable

Posted by Staff on March 10, 2023

As we celebrate National Nutrition Month and National Frozen Food Month it's important to consider the role that frozen foods can play in promoting a healthy diet. Frozen foods are often looked down upon and people may assume that frozen foods are unhealthy or expensive, but the truth is that frozen foods can be both nutritious and affordable.

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The Benefits of Telehealth for Rural Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Posted by Staff on March 01, 2023

As we age, our health needs become more complex and require more attention. For people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, this can be especially challenging, as their conditions require regular monitoring and treatment. 

Telehealth, or the use of digital technologies to provide healthcare services remotely, is a valuable tool that can help address these challenges, especially for patients living in rural areas. Rural medicine is often difficult because of either lack of resources or the physical distance that can exist between medical help and the patient. 

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Topics: Programs, Services, Senior Citizens

How to Incorporate Heart-Healthy Habits into Your Daily Routine

Posted by Staff on February 24, 2023

February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart disease and the importance of taking care of our hearts. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 600,000 Americans dying from it every year.

Fortunately, there are steps we can take to reduce our risk and improve our heart health. We will explore some simple heart-healthy habits you can incorporate into your daily routine, as well as resources for where to go to learn more about heart health.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Heart Health

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

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