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What is Herd Immunity and Why is it Important?

Posted by Staff on December 02, 2020

In the past nine months or so since Covid-19 made its appearance in the United States, you’ve probably heard the term “herd immunity” come up in various conversations and news articles. Phrases like, “we just need to get herd immunity” or “that country has better numbers because they’ve achieved herd immunity” may have you wondering, what exactly is herd immunity and why is it important to the Covid-19 pandemic? Here’s a quick look at herd immunity and how a vaccine will help achieve it.

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Topics: Vaccines, Prevention, Covid-19

[Update] Tips for a Successful Visit to the Hovlid Community Care Center

Posted by Staff on November 16, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, we are all required to pay close attention to precautions and guidelines set forth by the California Department of Public Health. It can be difficult to pivot our plans and continually have to adjust, especially when it comes to visiting a loved one in a skilled nursing facility.

On November 23, 2020, Orchard Hospital plans to begin “in facility visitation” at Hovlid Community Care Center. There are strict guidelines in place to ensure the safety of the residents, visitors, and staff.

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Topics: Prevention, Covid-19

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

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

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