Health Education

Health tips from our providers to keep you at your healthiest.

Pediatric Physical Therapy 101

Are you worried about your child keeping up with peers? Is your child delayed with gross motor milestones? Has your child been tripping and falling more often? A pediatric physical therapist can help! At NorthLakes Community Clinic, our pediatric PTs can help kids improve their overall strength, range of motion,…

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How Stress Shows Up in Children

As a mom myself, I know being a parent is hard work! This month is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month and I thought it’d be nice to dedicate some time to mental wellness. More specifically, I thought it might be helpful to share the fascinating connection between emotions and the…

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When Nature Doesn’t Call

Spring break is upon us, and many are preparing to fly off to enjoy a week on the beach, skiing in the mountains, or maybe something more exotic. Seasoned travelers know the importance of preparing for things like jet lag and staying hydrated on long flights or car trips, but…

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How Sleep Affects What We Eat

Did you know adequate sleep is needed for maintaining healthy bodies, minds, and emotions? Research shows that seven to nine hours of sleep a night is considered to be what is needed to support good health in adults. Yet most Americans don’t meet this standard. 

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Stay Strong And Healthy This Winter

Winter in the Northwoods presents a challenge to our health that is physical and emotional. In this column, I will share strategies I use to keep myself, patients, and loved ones healthy throughout the long chill. 

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The Need for Sleep

With the festive hustle and bustle the holiday season brings, I bet you’ve been busy! Same here. Do you know what tends to get shortchanged when we get busy? Lots of things, probably. But a big one is sleep. It tends to become an afterthought, treated as somewhat optional. We know…

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Vitamin D Benefits

Vitamin D is essential for our health. It promotes calcium absorption and keeps the proper balance of calcium and phosphate in our blood. This helps bones grow and stay strong, while also helping prevent muscle cramps. Adequate vitamin D helps safeguard children from brittle and misshapen bones. In adults, it…

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Connection to Care

Submitted by Nate Roberts, Director of Community Support Program Community Health Workers are an important part of public health and healthcare systems. They are the bridge between you and the resources available in your community, helping you navigate and connect to resources and systems to help you live a healthier…

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Addiction is Complicated

Addiction is a brain-based disease. It changes the brain’s neurological structure, which can impact how an individual acts and their decision-making process. Addiction affects the entire family unit, bringing chaos and instability to the whole family. At NorthLakes, we recognize the impact addiction has which is why our Recovery Program…

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Do GLP-1s Really Work For Weight Loss?

There has been a lot of buzz regarding a drug class called GLP-1s recently in the media as the new miracle weight loss drug. Some of the non-generic brands include Trulicity and Wegovy. The story of these drugs may seem new but the origin of these drugs dates back almost…

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Health Care For All

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – because mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or attraction. 

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What is Massage Therapy?

When you hear Massage Therapy, what do you think of it? Most would say “relaxation” and some would say “luxury.” Massage Therapy can help with relaxation but it can do more for your health. Massage Therapy can help with decreasing stress and headaches, managing chronic pain, post-operative care, and soft…

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