Learn to Avoid Serious Accidents in Your Home

Accidents within the home are a leading cause of death in the United States. Falls, drowning, and injuries from burns, poisons and hazardous chemicals are among the most common reasons for visits to the emergency department. The good news is that many of these home accidents can be prevented by taking some extra precautions. Heather…
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Try to Stay Cool When Solano’s Heat is On

The temperatures may be pleasant now in Solano County, but just wait. You know summer will be here in a few months, and with it the ever-rising mercury. Don’t let heat exhaustion burn out your love of summer. Make sure you recognize signs of trouble as you head outdoors for fun and exercise. Heat exhaustion…
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SURVIVAL TIPS: Fires to Floods

Earthquake Solano County is next to several earthquake fault lines and experts say it is only a matter of time before an earthquake the magnitude of 6.7 or greater occurs in the Bay Area. It you feel the earth rumbling, take the following precautions: If you’re indoors, stay inside. If you’re outside, stay outside. If…
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Learn to Fend Off Falls

Balance is a critical issue for older people and with good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 2.8 million people age 65 and up are treated each year in emergency departments for fall injuries and one out of every five falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head trauma….
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Use Facebook, Get Engaged

NorthBay Healthcare cordially invites you to get engaged on Facebook by reading, liking, sharing and commenting on our many healthy posts. You might even win a prize! #HealthTipTuesday is posted every Tuesday on the NorthBay Facebook page (Facebook.com/NorthBayHealthcare) and shares a healthy tip from one of our many providers each week. Posts run the gamut…
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31st Solano Wine & Food Jubilee Returns to Vacaville

Mark your calendars: The 31st Solano Wine & Food Jubilee returns to Harbison Event Center at the Nut Tree in Vacaville, at 6:30 p.m. on May 19, 2018. “We’re very excited that the Jubilee will again be held at the Nut Tree,” said Craig Bryan, Jubilee committee chair and NorthBay Healthcare Foundation board member. The…
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Community Health Education Classes

Healthier Living • A six-week class offered several times during the year, taught in conjunction with Solano Public Health and the Area Agency on Aging. Classes are free but space is limited. Call (707) 646-5469. Caregivers’ Support Group • For anyone involved in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia-related illness….
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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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On the Road Again

Knee Replacement Gets Car Buff Back on the Road It wasn’t a midlife crisis that caused Donald Otis, 66, to buy a Jetstream Blue Metallic Chevy Corvette last year, he said, it was a retirement crisis. When Don retired after 40 years as a professional forester with the U.S. Forest Service he decided to make…
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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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