Category: Family Medicine Associates

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 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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September 1, 2017

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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June 28, 2017

HIV Awareness & Treatment

HIV Awareness & Testing   Happy Wednesday to all! In light of ‘National HIV Testing Day’ which was held yesterday, June 27, we thought it would be great to post some follow up information for anyone out there who has or might have HIV.

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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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March 10, 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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March 1, 2017

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

It’s March already! Can you believe it?   This month is Colon Cancer Awareness month. Something that almost everyone forgets about until it’s brought up again. When we think about cancer our minds automatically refer to breast cancer or pancreatic cancer, which can both be very deadly. However, did you know that colon cancer is […]

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February 10, 2017

February Is Cardiac Month!

Long ago when I was just a little boy I learned quickly that the obituaries were filled with reports of young 50 year old men who died. Most of them were dying of heart disease. A few years later quite by accident a night nurse was frustrated by these new heart monitors that would seemingly […]

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