Health and Wellness

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With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surging in Orange County, the OC Health Agency strongly urges residents and visitors to strictly follow proper masking, proper hand-hygiene, physical distancing, and other non-medical preventative measures to minimize further spread of this highly transmissible variant. Between January 6 and January 12, the seven-day average …continue reading

Cover art for the January 2022 issue of OCB's Dining, Art, and Entertainment guide

Top Ten Stories for January 09 through January 15 include a Pacific tsunami, COVID-19, and bulky-item drop-off in Garden Grove. Top Ten Stories for JJanuary 09 through January 15 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Tsunami advisory issued for …continue reading

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Families Together of Orange County (FTOC), a nonprofit community health center in Southern California, has finished off 2021 with a staggering 130,000 visits, almost double the amount of visits it had in 2020. Despite the difficulties that the pandemic continued to bring for healthcare workers in 2021, Families Together pulled …continue reading

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Today, Governor Newsom proposed the California State Budget for fiscal year 2022-2023 with major proposals targeting COVID-19 and Climate Change. In response, California leaders with the American Lung Association issued the following statements: Erica Costa, California Advocacy Director: We are pleased that the Governor has identified defeating COVID-19 as the …continue reading

Alignment Healthcare (NASDAQ: ALHC), a tech-enabled Medicare Advantage company, today announced that its inpatient utilization in the fourth quarter of 2021 was about 5 percent lower than expected, even amid COVID-19. “This further validates that our AVA health platform and differentiated care delivery model are working,” said John Kao, founder …continue reading

Cover art for the January 2022 issue of OCB's Dining, Art, and Entertainment guide

Top Ten Stories for January 02 through January 08 include fatal accidents in Long Beach, early release of violent criminals, and COVID-19 closures. Top Ten Stories for January 02 through January 08 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Single-vehicle …continue reading

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has activated the California National Guard to support local communities with additional testing facilities and capacity amid the national surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant. “California has led the country’s fight against COVID-19, implementing first-in-the-nation public health measures that have …continue reading

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Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response. The most up to date data is available on the state’s COVID-19 data dashboard. Statewide COVID-19 Data Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are largely occurring among unvaccinated populations. See …continue reading

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In case you missed it, The Washington Post reported on the staffing shortages in long term care facilities and the subsequent effect on overwhelmed hospitals across the country. Nursing homes without adequate staff are preventing hospitals from sending recovered patients to facilities to continue care. Nursing homes want to alleviate …continue reading

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With “exercising more” and “losing weight” among the top four New Year’s resolutions, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine where Americans have the best chance of remaining active, …continue reading