June 28, 2018

D.E.A.R. (Diabetes Education, Advocacy & Resources) Services Accreditation

Diabetes Education – Now Available to NHS Patients Northwest Health Services is excited to formally begin offering “D.E.A.R. Services” (Diabetes Education, Advocacy and Resource Services). This is a personalized, individual diabetes education service accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

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May 25, 2018

What’s Happening To Veterans Healthcare?

Chances are you probably know a veteran. Many of us have ties to a veteran, whether it is family members or friends. Memorial Day helps us to remember our veterans and highlight how we can help. In healthcare we hear about the lack of health services dedicated to our veterans. Northwest Health Services has a […]

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May 22, 2018

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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April 30, 2018

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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April 11, 2018

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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February 7, 2018


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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January 18, 2018

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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November 15, 2017

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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October 17, 2017

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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September 6, 2017

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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