Health Education Blog

When is RSV Season for Kids & Adults?

Posted by Staff on November 18, 2022

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.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, News, Public Health

Is Monkeypox Dangerous?

Posted by Staff on August 10, 2022

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?

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Topics: News, Public Health

Join Us in Celebrating National Nurses Month!

Posted by Staff on May 06, 2022

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of nursing. It’s a profession in the field of healthcare that focuses on the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities, both sick and well, to promote optimal health and quality of life. Nursing are an integral part of the healthcare system, and its role falls on a spectrum from general to specialized care. Nurses work in various settings, but their ultimate role is to take care of patients. If you’ve had a nurse positively impact your life, we invite you to celebrate National Nurses Month.

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Topics: News

National Public Health Week: Public Health is Where You Are

Posted by Staff on April 04, 2022

Where we live impacts our communities’ health, and we can make our communities healthier, stronger, and safer! The 2022 National Public Health Week (NPHW) theme is “Public Health is Where You Are.” During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, News, Public Health

How to Get Your Free At-Home COVID Tests

Posted by Staff on January 21, 2022

In an ongoing effort to curb the latest omicron variant of COVID-19, as of January 18, 2022, every home in the United States is eligible to order up to four free COVID-19 tests. In recent weeks COVID tests have been hard to come by as there’s been an increase in demand, again thanks to the latest and more contagious variant. By offering these free tests, Americans will be able to have them when they need them so they can know sooner whether they need to stay home to protect themselves and others or if they can have peace of mind and go back to their daily activities.

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Topics: Vaccines, News, Covid-19

Health & Wellness Trends You’ll See in 2022

Posted by Staff on December 29, 2021

During 2021, already well-acquainted with the pandemic, many people experienced a year of growth and perseverance. But with that also comes stress, mental and physical exhaustion. With the New Year upon us, near the top of many people’s list of resolutions has something to do with health. From dieting to strict workouts to drinking more water, the majority of resolutions fall into the category of health and well-being. Here’s a peek at what you may be seeing as health and wellness trends in 2022.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, News

Get Vaccinated! August is National Immunization Month

Posted by Staff on August 02, 2021

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life, including your ability to attend important appointments and receive routine vaccinations. During NIAM, we encourage you to talk to your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional to ensure you and your family are protected against serious diseases by getting caught up on routine vaccination.

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Topics: Vaccines, Prevention, News

Update: Face Coverings Not Required for Fully Vaccinated People

Posted by Staff on June 21, 2021

Orchard Hospital is committed to the health and safety of Butte County residents. As our community continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 we’re also dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest information regarding guidance for face coverings and the vaccine rollout. We continue to stay aligned with the California Department of Public Health. Please see the latest press release below:

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Topics: Vaccines, News, Covid-19

Butte County Moves to Less Restrictive Orange Tier 3

Posted by Staff on April 02, 2021

Butte County has qualified to move from Tier 2 (red) to a less-restrictive Tier 3 (orange) of the State’s COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a shift that allows more businesses to reopen and some that are already open to increase capacity. This change in tiers is effective at 12:00 am on Wednesday, March 31.

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Topics: Vaccines, News, Covid-19

Second Phase of the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Begins

Posted by Staff on February 19, 2021

Ever since it was announced that we were officially in a pandemic, the world has been eagerly anticipating the COVID-19 vaccine. While Orchard Hospital’s first dose COVID-19 community vaccination clinic appointments have now been filled and will be paused until further notice, the second dose Covid-19 community vaccination clinic administration began February 17th at the Orchard Hospital Medical Specialty Center in Gridley.

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Topics: Vaccines, News, Covid-19

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