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June 1, 2017

Why is Primary Care Important?

Growth in the primary healthcare sector (your general doctors out there) is expected to increase by 18 percent by 2023 and policy makers and other observers are concerned. According to finding from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) our population is aging and with investment in health insurance programs nationwide we are expected to. . .

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May 15, 2017

Vet2Vet Event – THIS SATURDAY!

Vet2Vet Event – Saturday, May 20th 10 am – 2 pm, Civic Arena   The vet2vet event will be held THIS Saturday at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph, Missouri from 10 am – 2 pm. Northwest Health Services will be providing FREE blood sugar and blood pressure screenings for all who attend. Please, if […]

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May 12, 2017

Baby Safety Tips

Healthcare Advice For New Parents   Mother’s day is a special time of year for many, but can be a stressful time for fresh mom’s who have a newborn in the household. Having a newborn comes with a lot of change and can cause a mother or father to worry or stress about several things. […]

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May 9, 2017

Washing Your Hands Prevents Sickness

Can Washing Your Hands Keep You From Getting Sick?   Washing your hands throughout the day just might save your life. According to the CDC, washing your hands prevents diseases and respiratory infections from spreading from one individual to another. Washing your hands can also improve the health of your town’s population too. Think about […]

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April 27, 2017

IMPORTANT: Mumps Case Confirmed In St. Joseph, Missouri

*Due to the recent confirmed case of Mumps in St. Joseph, we have updated this blog with important health information on how to prevent from getting this disease.  

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April 14, 2017

The Health Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol Awareness Month   In honor of Alcohol Awareness month, we have gathered some important information and facts about Alcohol usage. Now, going out for a drink might not be harmful to your body, but if you drink excessively then you might consider reading this entire blog.

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April 10, 2017

Veteran’s Choice Program Continues

Veteran’s Choice Program Will Continue On Wednesday, lawmakers passed an extension of the Veteran’s Choice Program. This move will help aid thousands of veterans with the health care they need. According to Military Times, the measure passed the chamber by a voice vote. Earlier in the week, it cleared the Senate without opposition. The White […]

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April 3, 2017

Mumps Outbreak In Missouri

Mumps Outbreak In Missouri   Living in Missouri doesn’t come with many health threats, however studies show that there has been a recent mumps outbreak occurring in February and March this year. According to the CDC, there have been more than 1,077 people reported to have mumps the last couple of months with Missouri being […]

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March 23, 2017

Tornado Safety Tips

How Should You Prepare for a Tornado?   Already! Can you believe it? In fact, tornado season hit the midwest a little early this year after last week’s storms which passed through on Monday evening producing multiple tornadoes, hard rain, hail and damage to the center of the country were said and done with. This […]

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March 15, 2017

Lack of Dentists In Missouri?

Lack of Dentists In Missouri?   The state of Missouri has a lot to offer, but, when it comes to your health and even more specifically your teeth, there are not a lot of options for a healthy smile. Leaving us to think that it might not live up to it’s name “The Show-Me State.” […]

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