Health Education

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

Dry Needling Benefits

Many people are familiar with the term acupuncture, however, many are not familiar with the term dry needling and what it entails. Acupuncture and dry needling have a lot of overlap but differ in the theory behind each treatment. Acupuncture stems from Chinese medicine and involves meridians and opening up…

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Lactation Support

Submitted by Angie Vasser, pediatric occupational therapist The first year of life is quite a busy time for parents. During the first year of life, your child is growing and learning skills at a faster pace than they ever will again. With appropriate support, most babies follow typical milestone achievements…

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Check Your Bumps for Lumps

This month marks everyone’s favorite month, especially if you like pink! October is breast cancer awareness month. It is our chance to talk and bring awareness to breast cancer for both women and men. Yes, men are also at risk. So let’s jump right into it.

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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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