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“All of Us” Research Program at North Country HealthCare

May 30, 2019 by Starla Collins


Do you ever wonder how we know about the health and lifestyle of certain populations? Or how we know what the health concerns of certain groups are? The answer is, from people like YOU! Health information and research exists only through the participation of patients who are willing to be part of the learning process. We at North Country HealthCare are committed creating healthier communities. That’s why North Country HealthCare is partnering with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to help educate our patients about the All of Us Research Program (AoURP). The AoURP is a ten-year study to help …

Early Widespread Flu in Arizona – Preventing, Treating and Avoiding

January 19, 2018 by Starla Collins


By Cindy Martin, M.D., North Country HealthCare Cindy Martin, M.D. A dominant strain of the flu came early and fierce this season, signaling a severe flu season. A huge spike in the number of reported and confirmed cases in Arizona means a particularly bad year for the flu in the Grand Canyon State. What makes the numbers so alarming has to do with the timing: Flu numbers usually peak in February, not December and January. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services: 2,455 confirmed cases of influenza from 15 counties were reported between Dec. 31, 2017, and Jan. 6, …

Congress Must Approve Budget to Fund Vital Community Health Centers

January 18, 2018 by Starla Collins


Healthcare can be one of the more complicated and divisive political issues any policymaker has to work on. Every decision made in Congress can significantly impact the lives of millions of people regardless of age, health needs, social-economic status and race. Today, the stakes couldn’t be higher. As Congress continues to debate ways to move our healthcare system to one that’s focused on patient needs with greater access, higher quality and lower costs, there’s one solution that makes a daily positive impact on the well-being of individuals and communities and is a solution virtually all of us agree on: the …

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