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How Physical Therapy and Diet Work Together to Maintain Balance & Prevent Falls

Posted by Staff on October 09, 2023

In the quest for staying active and independent, maintaining balance, and preventing falls are crucial. This is especially true for older adults and individuals with certain medical conditions. Falls can lead to serious injuries such as fractures or head trauma and can significantly impact the quality of life. However, through targeted interventions like physical therapy, diet and environmental modifications, individuals can significantly enhance their balance and minimize the risk of falls. 

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Physical Activity

Discover the Pivotal Role of Early Detection in Breast Cancer

Posted by Staff on October 03, 2023

October brings not only autumn's vibrant hues but also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a crucial yearly campaign that underscores the significance of early detection and screening in battling this pervasive disease. This article aims to shed light on the indispensable role mammograms play in early detection, and how this simple yet powerful tool can substantially alter the course of treatment and prognosis for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Breast Cancer

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

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

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

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

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

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