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What Are Trans Fats?

Recently, the WHO (World Health Organization) made a statement urging all countries to get rid of trans fats in the food supply, even banning them by law if necessary.1

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Autism Awareness Month

Hi everyone. My name is Rachel and I’m a Family Nurse Practitioner at NHS at the Family Medicine Associates location. I have been asked to write my first blog ever. The month of April celebrates and recognizes many health topics and concerns; one being the recognition/awareness of Autism (now called Autism Spectrum Disorder due to […]

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Where should I take my child for a check-up?

Whether you’re just experiencing the joy of having your first baby or have been at this parenting thing for a while, it’s always very important to get your children into a primary care provider on a regular basis as they grow and mature into a young adult.

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WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD START SEEING THE DENTIST?

Happy Wednesday everyone! As you may or may not know, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Northwest Health Services believes in bringing this awareness to our community in any way we can. WHY? Well because it matters a ton, probably more than most people would think. Whether you’re a new parent, experienced parent […]

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How To Prevent The Flu

Francisco Alemán, MD, a physician at Northwest Health Services South Side Health Center, answers common questions related to this years’ flu outbreak.         To watch this interview, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqtg7XbA9XI Flu is awful right now. It’s rampant and for the lucky ones, they most likely have the survival habits of Rick Grimes. This […]

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Mental Health Services Expanding Across Northwest Missouri

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES EXPANDING IN NORTHWEST    Behavioral Health is one of the leading battles for Northwest Missouri including St. Joseph and the surrounding area. Northwest Health Services is committed to serving our community by providing behavioral health services across the state. This is why we’re looking for more people to join our team!

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What’s with the Flu?

What’s with the Flu? Oh flu season, your presence continues to scare everyone from new moms, teachers, business owners and in our experience at Northwest Health, our Accounts Payable team (Shout out to Camille!) . In my experience the flu was a term normally used to excuse myself from a test I was ill (pun […]

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What’s Going On With ObamaCare?

What’s Going on with Obamacare?   Housekeeping   Are you up in the air about Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) or don’t know what’s going on? We’ve got you covered!   There’s a lot of talk and news coverage going on in the public right now about the ACA and how it’s going away. Most […]

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Family Health Carnival – 2017

Happy Friday!   Our Family Health Carnival was a HUGE success! We hosted over 800 guests at our Family Medicine Associates clinic in St. Joseph. Free health screenings such as dental, blood pressure and blood sugar were offered to individuals at the event to promote the importance of preventative healthcare. Our goal is to encourage […]

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National Health Center Week – Women’s Health Awareness

Women’s Health Awareness Week   Being healthy is important for women of all ages.  As women, we often put our health on hold to tend to others, but being healthy ourselves benefits us and those we love.  There are some simple steps you can do to stay well.  First, choose a primary care provider, and […]

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