Health Education

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

Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

“Have you had your colonoscopy yet?”  This is the phrase that most middle aged humans hear during their yearly wellness visit.  Have you ever wondered why this is always asked?  When looking at deaths related to cancer, colon cancer is the third leading cause in this group. In 2018 alone…

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Back to School Vaccination Tips

Say the word “August” and certain things immediately come to mind, like fresh sweet corn and tomatoes at their very best. Many of us are determined to fit in those last few beach days or camping trips during August. And for the parents of school-aged kids, August means a mad…

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Eat This, Not That. The Benefits of Whole Foods.

Whole foods are foods that are as little processed or refined as possible and have no additives such as preservatives or artificial ingredients, such as food coloring, added to the food. For example a baked potato would be a whole food but instant mashed or boxed scalloped potatoes are not. …

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Three Behavioral Health Groups

NorthLakes Community Clinic is hosting a series of three Behavioral Health group discussions for its patients, which includes Trauma and Loss, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, and Parenting Skills for Complex Kids. Learn more in the blog post about what each discussion entails and how to participate.

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Parenting Expectations

We frequently think of grief as something we feel when we lose someone close to us or have a life threatening diagnosis. It can be difficult for us to embrace the grief we feel for the loss of something we expected to be a certain way. We may not realize…

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Benefits of Care Management

At NorthLakes Community Clinic, we help our patients actively remove barriers to wellness to help our communities thrive. Our registered nurse care management program is one of the tools we offer to achieve this goal.

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Diabetes Prevention

Rebecca Crumb-Johnson shares the risks of pre-diabetes, how to prevent diabetes, and a resource to determine your risk for pre-diabetes.

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Heart Health Tips

February is American Heart Month, which is a great time to think about what you can do to ensure your heart is as healthy as possible. Cardiovascular disease kills as many people in this country every year as cancer, chronic lung disease, and accidents combined, and someone dies of cardiovascular…

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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

December brings us annual holiday cheer, with lights, decorations, gatherings, breaks from school and presents. January brings us sleds, ice fishing and skiing. However, many of us find it more difficult to get going, and a little harder to maintain the good cheer.

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