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Best Practices to Stay Healthy & Hydrated

Posted by Staff on July 14, 2021

The summer heat is in full force, which means it’s even more important to keep your body hydrated. We all know that we need water to survive, but do you know how much water you should be drinking every day for optimal health? There are a lot of voices out there telling us what kind of water to drink and how much to drink each day. But how do you know which voices to listen to? We did some research of our own and came up with the best practices to keep you healthy and hydrated.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle

How to Recognize and Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Posted by Staff on June 28, 2021

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.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Physical Activity

How to Recognize a Mental Health Condition & Offer Support

Posted by Staff on May 05, 2021

Millions of people are a­ffected by mental illness each year. Across the country, many people just like you work, perform, create, compete, laugh, love and inspire every day – the only difference is they are struggling on the inside.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Mental Health

What Does an Occupational Therapist Do?

Posted by Staff on April 28, 2021

Occupational Therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent - or live better with - injury, illness, or disability.

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Topics: Services, Healthy Lifestyle, Pain Management

Why Sleep is Important to Your Overall Health

Posted by Staff on March 15, 2021

We’ve all the heard the phrase, “I can sleep when I’m dead!” Well, the fact of the matter is, if you aren’t getting adequate sleep, you might be doing just that! Sleep deficiency can lead to physical and mental health problems, injuries, loss of productivity, and even a greater risk of death. But, the good news is that better sleep can increase your overall health and well-being. In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, we want to make sure you know why sleep is important to your overall health and how you can improve your sleep quality.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Sleep

10 Ways to Eat Right on a Budget

Posted by Staff on March 03, 2021

Getting the most nutrition for your food budget starts with a little extra planning before you shop. There are many ways to save money on the foods that you eat. Here are some budget-friendly tips for eating right.

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle

Tips to Try Every Day to Make Your Heart a Priority

Posted by Staff on February 03, 2021

Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care, such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals, and not cheating on sleep can all benefit your heart. And that’s a good thing, because heart disease is largely preventable and focusing on improving your heart health has never been more important.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Heart Health

Tips for Setting Realistic Health Goals

Posted by Staff on January 01, 2021

The new year brings a new opportunity to reset. Many people set out with big plans to lose weight, exercise more and live an overall healthier lifestyle. While these are all great goals, unfortunately within a month or so, many people get frustrated and quit altogether.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Healthy Lifestyle

November is National COPD Awareness Month

Posted by Staff on November 02, 2020

Chances are high that you know someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). More than 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with this debilitating lung disease and it is estimated that millions more have it and don’t know. This November for National COPD Awareness Month, join Orchard Hospital in raising awareness about COPD.

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Topics: COPD, Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

June is Men's Health Month: Preventative Health Tips for Men

Posted by Staff on June 17, 2020

Talking about preventative healthcare and getting annual checkups should be a regular thing for men, but unfortunately that isn’t the case. It’s because of this crisis that Men’s Health has one month a year (June) to be nationally recognized. The goal is to help heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

Men’s Health Month is all about informing men (young and elderly) on health concerns they need to look out for, ways to stay healthy, and continue to encourage them to visit their nearest health facility for regular checkups.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Physicals

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