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Vaccines Save Lives

August 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's always a better approach to prevent a disease than to treat one after it occurs. That's why making sure children are fully vaccinated is so important.

Diseases that used to be common in this country and around the world, including polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, rotavirus and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) can now...
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How to Breathe Easy This Summer

July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rising temperatures during California's hot summer months can spell problems for people with chronic lung diseases.

Three factors can impact your ability to breathe in the summer: heat, sunlight and humidity, explains Niki Petersen, director of Respiratory Services with NorthBay Healthcare.

"When it's hot, your body overworks as it tries to stay cool. You sweat more, which can cause dehydration and shortness...
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Beat The Heat With These Tips

June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. According to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on average, more people are killed by heat in the U.S. than are by tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and lightning combined.

So as the temperatures soar in Solano County and across the state, it will become more common for the...
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Keep Kids Safe In The Sun

June 13, 2018 | 1 Comments

Summer has arrived and with it, the sunny days that beckon us outdoors. When children are outdoors, however, it's important to protect their skin.

"The less sun damage you get as a child, the lower your long-term skin cancer risk," explained NorthBay pediatrician Matthew Heeren, M.D.

When outdoors, Dr. Heeren said, finding a shaded place to enjoy the day is best but...
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Battling the Blossoms

May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The beautiful blossoms of spring may be nice to look at but for allergy sufferers, the desire to be rid of them is certainly understandable.

Since the bloom is unavoidable, however, managing the symptoms of seasonal allergies needs to be the focus, said NorthBay pediatrician Michael Ginsberg, M.D. And there are plenty of options. "Today, the vast majority of your allergies...
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