Category: Medical

January 24, 2020

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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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: Flu is awful right now. It’s rampant and for the lucky ones, they have the survival habits of Rick Grimes. This years’ flu […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
August 14, 2017

National Health Center Week – Women’s Health Awareness

Women’s Health Awareness Week   Being healthy is important for women of all ages.  As women, we often put our health on hold to tend to others, but being healthy ourselves benefits us and those we love.  There are some simple steps you can do to stay well.  First, choose a primary care provider, and […]

Read More
June 20, 2017

Can I Get Insurance In Missouri?

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA, has stirred up some confusion and panic among individuals in the state of Missouri over the last several months. With the new administration getting ready to vote on a replacement plan soon and Blue Cross Blue Shield dropping out at the end of the year, it’s […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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.  

Read More
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.

Read More