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A Message from ACHS’s CEO, Angela Mortoza

As we leave the cold winter behind and roll into spring there are many exciting things happening at Adair County [...]

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What is a Health Coach?

1. A method of guiding people through behavior change. 2. Utilizes a strong compelling vision, goal setting, accountability, and support. 3. Focus is [...]

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Winter Weather Information You Need to Know

Each year, exposure to cold, vehicle accidents caused by wintery roads, and fires caused by the improper use of heaters [...]

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Why Is a Healthy Weight Important

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases [...]

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Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions- Increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the [...]

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WHY SHOULD DIABETES BE TREATED?

Over time high blood sugars cause damage to large and small blood vessels.  This damage increases the risk of problems [...]

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CHF (Congestive Heart Failure)

Heart failure also known as congestive heart failure occurs when your heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it [...]

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Prenatal Vitamins – Are they right for you?

People are tempted to take prenatal vitamins because of unproven claims that they make your hair thicker and nails stronger. [...]

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Flu Vaccine Time!

By Cassie Rasmussen, DO It’s that time of year again! Time to receive your influenza vaccination or “flu shot”. Influenza [...]

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Is It Depression?

All of us feel blue, sad, hopeless, or listless at times.  When these feelings become a major aspect of our [...]

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