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Tips For Dealing With Colds and Flu

April 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

A cough here, a sneeze there … and it’s cold season. Your worst fears are realized when you wake up the next morning with a headache and sore throat: You’ve caught the bug.

NorthBay Healthcare physician Darshan Patel, M.D. has some recommendations:

  • If you are suffering with body aches, headaches, scratchy throat, ear aches and fevers, medicine such as...
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How to Prepare to Have Your Blood Drawn

January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for having your blood drawn, is to make sure you are well hydrated.

“If you're having blood drawn, unless you've been told not to eat or drink anything by your provider make sure you are well-hydrated,” says Jerry Simmers, director of laboratory services at NorthBay Healthcare. “A ‘fasting’ blood...
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Opioid Safety Begins With You

December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The epidemic of opioid addiction and death has captured media headlines and political focus but one of the most important steps in the fight begins right in your own home: securing these prescription medications so they don't get into the wrong hands.

Some 1,500 young adults misuse opioids daily in the United States, says NorthBay Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Seth...
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Some Handy Information on Carpal Tunnel

November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

There is no shortage of ailments to the hands and wrists that can cause discomfort and disabilities.

The good news is there are many treatment options for hand and wrist ailments, as well.

One common problem seen by NorthBay Healthcare experts is carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the...
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Some Tips on Halloween Safety

October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Halloween is an exciting time for kids. They get to dress up, stay up late and eat candy. But all that excitement comes with some risks, so parents need to take some simple steps to make sure their youngsters stay safe, happy and healthy.

Costume safety is the first step in preparing your little one for the big night. Costumes...
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