Category: Healthy Living

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 14, 2019

How Yoga and Meditation Can Nourish Seniors and Caregivers Alike

Cultivate Calm: How Yoga and Meditation Can Nourish Seniors and Caregivers Alike   It’s easy to put off our own health by being too busy or not knowing how to begin. However, seniors and caregivers alike can greatly enhance their lives through both meditation and yoga. One is a form of gentle exercise for all […]

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January 2, 2019

NHS Celebrates 35 Years!

Northwest Health Services Celebrates 35 Years Northwest Health Services recently celebrated 35 years as a health care provider in Northwest Missouri. The multi-county health provider brought all locations, consisting of 250 employees, together at MWSU to commemorate the event.

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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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