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.
Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle
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.
Topics: Cold and Flu, News, Public Health
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.
If you're sick, injured, or you need vaccinations, you have a few options to choose from when it comes to getting the care that you need. Some people will call their primary care physician when they need medical care and there are some people who will go straight to the emergency room. Finally, many people today visit health care clinics to get the care that they need. If you're considering going to a health care clinic when you need to be treated by a health care professional, you should know the pros and cons of visiting one of these facilities.
Topics: Healthcare Clinic
It’s time to trade in your swimming suits for school supplies - back to school season is upon us! While many parents and caregivers are ready to get back into a routine again, actually doing so can take some time. The tips below can help you make healthy choices for your kids as you start the summer to classroom transition.
Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention
Basketball, baseball, field hockey, soccer, football, or volleyball -- all things that unite classmates within the school, city, and maybe even state! Your child has practiced all summer, joined rec teams, and studied all of the tricks. Tryouts will start early in the school year, so what could you be forgetting?
There’s been a lot of talk about Monkeypox in the news and around the web. After going through a pandemic many of us may feel on edge when we hear, see, or read about a recent outbreak that has surfaced, causing many people to ask the question, is Monkeypox dangerous?
Topics: News, Public Health
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.
Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention
UPDATED: June 2022
The CDC now recommends COVID-19 primary series vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older, and COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older, if eligible. The Medical Specialty Center at Orchard Hospital will be offering a one day infant/toddler vaccine clinic on Friday, July 1st from 8am-4pm by appointment. Call 530-797-3595 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Both Moderna and Pfizer is available for all children and adults ages 6 months or older.
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.
Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Physical Activity