Category: Physical Health

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 most likely have the survival habits of Rick Grimes. This […]

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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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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 […]

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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 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 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 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 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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January 12, 2017

Winter Power Outage Safety Tips

We can’t control the weather Mother Nature sends our way, but what we can do is be prepared for it. An expansive ice storm is expected to hit the Midwest this weekend and there is a potential for power outages. Since we rely heavily on electricity in our day-to-day living, it is important to take […]

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