Don’t miss out on our upcoming childbirth preparation class series – March 14 through April 18.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, but there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself:
Fruits and veggies are great ways to get important nutrients, try new tastes, and add low-calorie sides to your meals. When fresh isn't available or affordable, frozen is a healthy option. Here are some tips for choosing frozen fruit and vegetables:
Surveys show that few women think heart disease is their greatest health threat. Unfortunately, it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target. Use this guide to help beat heart disease.
HEALTH TIP: Encourage Your Child to be Active
One in three children is overweight or obese, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. The group adds that children and teens spend an average of seven hours per day using TVs, computers, phones and other electronic devices for entertainment. The academy suggests how to encourage your child to become more active:
• Find an age-appropriate physical activity that your child enjoys.
• Plan ahead and make time for exercise.
• Provide ...your child with all necessary safety equipment.
• Provide active toys, such as balls and jump ropes.
• Be a role model and lead an active lifestyle.
• Play with your child as your child learns a new sport.
• Limit TV, computer and phone use to no more than two hours daily.
HEALTH TIP: Plan to Eat Healthier
Taking steps to eat a healthier, more balanced diet should be a gradual lifestyle change and shouldn't be too difficult. The American Heart Association suggests:
• Do not attempt to change all of your eating habits in one day. By setting smaller goals, such as eating more vegetables and fruit, you are more likely to be successful.
• Cook more often at home and eat out less.
• When you do dine out, select vegetarian or fish entrees over fried ...and fatty foods.
• Be wary of fad diets.
• Drink plenty of water. Limit consumption of soft drinks and alcohol.
Winter can be harsh on your skin, especially your hands and face. Try these fast, easy and inexpensive steps to avoid the chapping and flaking that comes with the season.
HEALTH TIP: Traveling During Flu Season
If you plan to travel during flu season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:
• Get the flu vaccine. It's still not too late.
• Don't travel if you feel sick.
• Avoid close contact with sick people....
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water. If they are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
These days, dinner and a movie may feel more like a major expense than a cheap evening’s entertainment. And if you have children or older adults living with you, taking everyone out for a good time can be costly. Here are some ideas on how to have a good time for less.
For first-time parents, childbirth can be a daunting life event. It’s hard to know what to expect and feel prepared for the newest addition to the family. Oroville Hospital's upcoming six-week childbirth preparation class series helps women and their partners prepare for the arrival of their baby. Register for the series by calling (530) 532-8181.
February is American Heart Month. We’d like to recognize some members of the hospital-based cardiology team who perform echocardiograms, chemical stress and treadmill tests to evaluate heart health.
February is American Heart Month. Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions. Learn how to make heart-healthy choices here:
White beans, tomatoes, vegetables, and elbow macaroni make this hearty and healthy soup a cold weather favorite. Get the recipe here:
Check out CNR's article on how Oroville Hospital is using telemedicine at its facility.