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Preventative Measures to Slow the Spread of Covid-19

Posted by Staff on August 25, 2020

Nothing is more essential than your health. Being prepared is the best way to protect yourself and others from being exposed and potentially spreading Covid-19. A few simple steps can make all the difference for yourself, your family, and your community.

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Topics: Prevention, Covid-19

Get Vaccinated! August is National Immunization Month

Posted by Staff on August 12, 2020

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases, like whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, pneumonia, and more through on-time vaccination.

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Topics: Vaccines, Prevention, News

Quick Guide for Using Cloth Face Coverings

Posted by Staff on July 15, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization advise the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and help people who may have it, but do not know it, from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings can be used as an additional public health measure.

Masks don't make you invincible, and they absolutely can't replace good hygiene, but along with washing your hands and practicing social distancing, they can help.

Whether or not to wear a face mask in the wake of Covid-19 is a hot debate. Do they really work? Are they just for public perception? A mask acts as a barrier to prevent the spread of the virus, but it only works when worn correctly.

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Topics: Prevention, News, Covid-19

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

Coronavirus Resources: Where to Find the Latest Tips and Updates

Posted by Staff on February 28, 2020

 

Prevention and staying informed are key to protecting yourself and loved ones from Coronavirus.

Below is a list of resources you can visit to make sure you are receiving the latest news. We’ll also continue to share the latest on our Facebook page.

While the health risk to the general public remains low, there has been a confirmed case of Coronavirus (officially named COVID-19) in California. The person is being treated in Sacramento County.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Prevention, News

American Heart Month: Simple Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

Posted by Staff on February 13, 2020

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that approximately every 38 seconds an American dies from cardiovascular disease? It's a sad statistic that will only get worse if we ignore the problem. Cardiovascular disease is not only the leading cause of death in our nation, but globally as well. A large number of these deaths could be prevented through education and lifestyle change.

 

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, News

I Feel Fine - Do I Have to Get an Annual Checkup?

Posted by Staff on August 15, 2019

Another year has gone by and you get that call from your doctor’s office, it is time for your annual check-up. However, you feel fine and start to think, “Why every year?” When we are currently healthy we tend to neglect going to the doctor, but a proactive mindset is the key to long-term health. Here are four reasons why regularly scheduled check-ups are important. 

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Topics: Prevention, Healthcare Clinic

Quick Guide to Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

Posted by Staff on June 28, 2019

It’s a common occurrence to have your blood pressure taken just about every time you visit a clinic or doctor’s office. You sit in the chair with the cuff around your arm, patiently waiting while the cuff contracts and expands. Once it’s finished, the doctor or nurse gives you a couple of numbers. Have you ever wondered what they mean? If you’ve ever been afraid to ask, or just want to understand your blood pressure better, the quick guide below can help.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

3 Most Important Ways to Protect Yourself from the Heat

Posted by Staff on June 05, 2019

The weather is getting sunnier, the days are getting longer, and the temperature is rising. The hot summer months are upon us, and living in Northern California means they stick around well into the fall. Because you’re exposed to the sun and heat for a good part of the year, it’s important that you take care of yourself and your loved ones. Learn the 3 most important things you can do to protect your health and body.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

What to Do if You Think You Have a Mental Health Condition

Posted by Staff on May 06, 2019

We all experience levels of stress, sadness, depression, anxiety and other emotions in our lives. They are part of who we are as human beings and our natural way of responding to situations. But as many as 1 in 5 people are affected by these expected behaviors and responses turning into a mental health condition. The signs of mental illness are not always obvious, and each mental health condition has its own symptoms. It’s important to be able to recognize the symptoms and to know how to help yourself or someone else who is suffering.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Mental Health

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