Diabetes Education 101

In addition to the kick off of the holiday season, November is also Diabetes Awareness month. National Diabetes Day, which is November 14, is also the birthday of Dr. Frederick Banting, the discoverer of insulin in 1921.  Prior to his discovery, anyone who developed Type 1 diabetes did not survive. Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the body is no longer able to make insulin so the body completely loses its ability to control its own blood sugar. It usually starts in childhood but can start at any age.

Why See a Chiropractor?

Although pain is the most common reason people see a chiropractor, there are many other reasons why a person should receive chiropractic care. Chiropractic can also improve sports performance, range of motion, mobility, numbness and tingling, posture and chiropractic can help you be overall healthy and well through nutritional and healthy lifestyle counseling. Another very important piece to chiropractic is preventative care. As I mentioned, pain is the most common reason people see me, but often times there is something going on long before symptoms like pain show up. Pain can be the last symptoms of a condition that may have been developing for a while. So it’s important to be checked on a regular basis to make sure everything is functioning well and to catch problems while they are small and easy to correct.

National Recognition for Efforts to Control High Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and American Medical Association celebrate NorthLakes for commitment to prioritizing blood pressure control NorthLakes Community Clinic Lakewood and White Lake have been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for their commitment to helping improve blood pressure (BP) control rates among the patient populations they serve,…

Hayward Welcomes New Pediatric Therapist

Occupational Therapist Britta VanNatta has joined NorthLakes Community Clinic – Hayward. Britta joins an expanding staff that is offering pediatric therapies to young people in the Hayward community and beyond. Britta attended Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Prior to joining NorthLakes she was an…

Flu Shot Update – What’s New in 2021

Fall is in the air, even as we try to soak up the last bits of summer. As you prepare for the colder and shorter days ahead, you may be winterizing boats, chopping firewood, and preserving that delicious summer produce. Your to-do list might feel long (or maybe you don’t want to even think about the coming of winter), but make sure that in your preparations for the changing of seasons, you prioritize getting your annual flu shot.

Managing Back to School Transitions

Heading back to school is exciting but also stressful for some families. That’s because any transition can bring its own challenges. This is why it is important to prepare not only your mind, but your body for changes.  This is especially important for children as change can be a more difficult task for their developing brains and bodies.  Below are some helpful ideas and strategies for parents to consider when helping their children transition back into the school year.