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January 24, 2020

What is the coronavirus?

  An outbreak of a new strain of the virus, originating in China is spreading and making its way into other countries including the United States. Hundreds of cases have resulted in 26 deaths. Here’s what we know so far. Type of Disease: The outbreak known as coronavirus is not a new disease. Common coronaviruses cause […]

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January 16, 2020

10 Ways To Fight The Winter Blues

The heart of Winter is here, the days are short, the sun hides and you find yourself feeling a little down or not motivated. This is what we call the winter blues. “Winter blues is a general term, not a medical diagnosis. It’s fairly common, and it’s more mild than serious. It usually clears up […]

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September 17, 2019

What to Remember During Suicide Awareness Month

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness states that this is a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. Did you know that 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness this year? And every year, thousands of people die by suicide? This has to […]

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July 19, 2019

Northwest Health Provides Aid to Flood Victims

It’s been a very busy spring/summer here at Northwest Health. With all of the recent flooding happening in our service area (Holt/Andrew/Atchison/Buchanan counties), we have taken action to provide aid through flood relief supplies for victims of the floodwaters. With the help of Direct Relief, Heart2Heart and Clean the World, organizations who provided supplies to […]

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March 22, 2019

Gower Family Pharmacy NOW OPEN!

Gower Family Pharmacy is now open, and we are excited to provide pharmacy services to the city of Gower and surrounding areas! Emily Spring serves as pharmacist and is happy to answer any of your medication related questions! A Kansas City native and Drake University graduate, she is excited to be a part of opening […]

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March 11, 2019

Kidney Disease Awareness Month

March is National Kidney Disease Month. According to the National Kidney Foundation, kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day, help regulate blood pressure and direct red blood cell production. But they are also prone to disease; 1 in 3 Americans is at risk for kidney disease due to diabetes, high blood pressure or a […]

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February 25, 2019

Better Access to Care for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced changes to community and urgent care access standards that take effect in June. These changes directly impact our community and Northwest Health Services and give Veterans a greater choice in receiving care. What is an access standard? Access standards define if a Veteran would be able to choose […]

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February 5, 2019

American Heart Month

Heart Disease             Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women? Approximately 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year. That’s 1 in every 4 deaths. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease can consist of plaque build-up in the wall […]

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February 1, 2019

Why is Children’s Dental Health Important?

Why is Children’s Dental Health Important? Dental decay in children is the single most common chronic childhood disease according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report on oral health in America. When left untreated, tooth decay can be associated with eating, speaking and learning problems. Parents top health concerns for their children […]

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January 17, 2019

Will the Government Shutdown Affect Food Stamps?

  Will the government shutdown affect food stamps? February food stamps are coming a few weeks early, which means a payout of benefits that will have many states and grocery stores rushing to support millions of low-income Americans. Food stamps provide a huge boost for local economies. In 2009, at the peak of the last […]

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