Safe Sips

Most parents know it’s important to get children to eat healthy foods, but what about getting them to enjoy healthy drinks? It’s a question that has been the focus of attention for leading pediatricians and dietitians lately. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued advisories for parents to avoid 100 percent fruit juice for babies…
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Yes, Weight Matters

Obesity, a Growing Problem in Solano County There is no getting around it. Your weight and your health are connected. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that 2 billion adults and children globally are overweight or obese and suffer health problems because of it. And the United States leads…
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Prep for Your Visit

Get the Most Out of Your Doctor Visit Whether you meet with your doctor once a year or once a month, you should aim to get the most out of every moment you have together. How can you make that happen? Good communication is essential. “Preparation and participation will help you have a successful doctor’s…
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Always Trauma-Ready

Trauma: Ready! CRUSH, CRASH, CRUNCH… Nobody plans to fall off a ladder, get bitten by a dog or be involved in a car crash. But the unexpected can happen, and when it does, a team of highly qualified, trauma-trained professionals are on standby 24/7 in NorthBay Healthcare’s two Emergency Departments. NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield…
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Care ’til 8 Advantage

Care ’til 8: A NorthBay Advantage One of the many advantages of being a NorthBay Healthcare patient is that Care ’til 8 is at your service. Launched at the Center for Primary Care locations in Fairfield and Vacaville in 2015, it’s a low-cost, convenient alternative to traditional urgent care centers or emergency rooms. Can’t get…
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Championing a Blood Drive

Grateful Recipient is a Blood Drive Champion When Vacaville resident Suzanne Clark was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome in 2013, she required five treatments of a special blood product, and each one required 1,000 units of blood to produce. She has never forgotten how those donations of blood made her recovery possible. That’s why she wants…
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