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  1. Practice Coronavirus Safety Measures

    Remain vigilant: Continue to practice safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure

    The coronavirus outbreak has swept the globe since it was first reported in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. Since then, healthcare officials have been working to respond to the virus.

    Northwest Missouri has had a surprisingly low number of confirmed cases.  (more…)

  2. Northwest Health Services COVID-19 Statement

    To our patients and the communities we serve,

    We are working diligently to ensure that we’re doing everything possible to keep our patients and our employees safe during this time of uncertainty. We have partnered with local, state and national agencies for guidance while navigating these evolving circumstances.

    We wanted to send a personal note to you to let you know how we are responding to the situation.

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  3. COVID-19 Update (March 19, 2020)

    Currently, there are no positive cases of COVID-19 through Northwest Health Services clinics. There was some misinformation going around online, and we are clarifying that there are no positive cases through Northwest Health Services clinics. We have minimal testing available if you have symptoms CALL BEFORE visiting any Northwest Health Services clinics. 

    The most up-to-date information is on the CDCs COVID-19 Resource website. For updates from Northwest Health Services, continue to monitor our website (nwhealth-services.org), or you can find up-to-date information on our social media pages.

  4. Practicing social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic

    Coronavirus outbreak and coronaviruses influenza background as dangerous flu strain cases as a pandemic medical health risk.

    As more cases of COVID-19 are diagnosed across the country, many are trying to slow the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have outlined precautionary measures. (more…)

  5. 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 mild to moderate upper respiratory symptoms, including the common cold, although more severe types can cause pneumonia and death.

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  6. 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 on its own in a fairly short amount of time,” says Dr. Matthew Rudorfer, a mental health expert at NIH. The so-called winter blues are often linked to something specific, such as stressful holidays or reminders of absent loved ones. The winter blues can also be caused by lack of natural sunlight from being inside more often.

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  7. 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 end.

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  8. 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 us during this natural disaster, and our local United Way, we have been able to help hundreds of flood victims over the last four months.

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  9. 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 this new pharmacy and expanding pharmacy services to this area. She has experience in managing chronic disease states and is also credentialed as an HIV Pharmacist.

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  10. 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 family history of kidney failure. There are more than 30 million Americans who already have kidney disease, and most don’t know it because there are often no symptoms until the disease has progressed.

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