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We Keep Kids Smiling with Affordable Pediatric Dental Care Services

05/29/2024 by Taylor Holston


We’re celebrating National Dental Care Month this May at North Country HealthCare! We believe SO much in the critical role that preventative pediatric dental care plays. Not only does it increase oral health and overall health, but it also increases confidence which can extend into so many other areas of your kids’ life. Our team provides affordable and accessible pediatric dental care focused on prevention and restoration. We also treat adults who meet specific eligibility criteria. We accept most insurance plans and offer a sliding fee scale for those who qualify. And the cherry on top? We have the best …

Awareness to Action: North Country HealthCare’s Fight Against Hepatitis C

05/13/2024 by Taylor Holston


May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, which is the perfect time to shed a little more light on this often misunderstood virus. Hepatitis C is a liver infection that can range from a mild illness that lasts a few weeks to a serious, lifelong condition. Understanding the disease’s transmission, symptoms, and treatment options is crucial for prevention and management. At North Country HealthCare, we are committed to providing comprehensive care for individuals affected by Hep C through our Substance Use Risk Reduction Education Program. We’ll talk more about that program later in this post. What is Hepatitis C? First, let’s talk …

FIT at 45: Breaking Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screenings in Northern Arizona

03/25/2024 by Kari Perlewitz


In early 2023, North Country HealthCare received grant funding to develop the FIT at 45 program. This program offers no-cost colorectal cancer screenings to qualified patients. In this post, we will outline how the program works, what it covers, and who is eligible. What is the FIT at 45 Program? FIT at 45 is a grant-funded program that helps qualified patients gain access to colorectal cancer screenings and relevant follow-up services. This program is designed specifically for low-income, uninsured, underinsured, and insured patients in Northern Arizona. Program coordinator Jayme Blackrock is excited about FIT at 45 and the positive impact …

Get to Know Our Well Woman HealthCheck Program!

01/12/2024 by Kari Perlewitz


January is National Cervical Screening Month, which is something we care a whole lot about here at North Country HealthCare. It’s the perfect time to raise awareness about the importance of regular screenings in the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. In this post, we want to share some important tips so you can prioritize your health and we’ll also share some information about our Well Woman Health Check Program! The Importance of Regular Cervical Screenings Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the lower part of the uterus. What makes this type of cancer particularly …

Two Simple Steps to Make Your New Healthy Habits Stick

12/21/2023 by Kari Perlewitz


We’re about to enter the start of a new year, which means that most of us are going to try to develop some new healthy habits. Getting these new habits to stick isn’t as difficult as it might seem. You just need to follow two simple steps to take your goals from short-term to long-term — create a good foundation and then repeat it until they become second-nature! In this post, we’ll dive into why these two steps are so important and why they work so well from a psychological perspective.  Step 1 – Build a Foundation for Your New …

Winter Safety Tips for Living in Northern Arizona

12/12/2023 by Kari Perlewitz


Brrr! Winter is here, which means a unique set of challenges for those of us living in Northern Arizona. Yes, it can be beautiful but it can also be a little bit dangerous if you’re not prepared. In this post, we will share five tips designed to keep you safe this winter… and beyond! Winter Safety Tip #1 – Dress for Winter Success Mastering the art of layering is your secret weapon against a chilly winter. Start with a snug base layer to wick away moisture, add a cozy insulating layer for warmth, then top it off with a waterproof …

7 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

12/07/2023 by Kari Perlewitz


The holidays are a season of joy and celebration. However, it can also be a season of overindulgence and unhealthy habits. We know how hard it is to resist all of those delicious baked goodies and warm mugs of eggnog! This year, we want to help you prioritize your health over the holidays. As with anything, balance is key. And think about it this way: if you can prioritize your well-being now, your New Year’s goals will be even easier to achieve! So without further ado, here are our seven tips for a healthier holiday season: Tip #1 – Stay …

The Vitality of Hydration: Nourishing Your Body and Mind

08/04/2023 by Kristen Evon


In a world that thrives on the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to overlook the simple yet fundamental act of hydration. Water, the elixir of life, is not only a refreshing beverage; it’s a crucial part in maintaining our overall health and well-being. Embracing the practice of regular hydration not only quenches our thirst but also unlocks a multitude of remarkable benefits that contribute to our overall health and wellness. Fueling Body Functions Our bodies are composed of approximately 60% water, which makes hydration essential for numerous physiological processes. From regulating body temperature to aiding digestion, water …

Migraines: Is it more than a headache?

12/08/2022 by Sarah Pena


A 2019 study found migraines to be the leading cause of disability among women under 50. The Global Burden of Disease study identified headache disorders as a leading public health concern in most countries. In 2019, the study ranked migraines as the second leading cause of disability among all adults, and first among women under 50. In the U.S., over 37 million people suffer from headaches, but less than 5% have received proper diagnosis and care. Most patients cannot tell the difference between a migraine and a headache, so they dismiss their symptoms as just a headache and not a more …

How To Stop Using Tobacco – For Good

11/23/2022 by Sarah Pena


In recognition of Nation Smoking Cessation Month, we’re sharing tips to help you quit tobacco for good. November is National Smoking Cessation Month, and in recognition of that, we are sharing helpful information to help you kick the habit, for good. Decades of research have shown that quitting tobacco, no matter your age, will lead to a healthier lifestyle. While quitting can make you look and feel better – not to mention save you money – it’s still challenging to do. Before you jump in and quit cold turkey, it’s best to come up with a plan to build effective …

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