Population Health

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Teen Wellness Participating Practices

The following primary care and pediatric practices in the North Country are participating in the Teen Wellness Initiative. If your teen completes his/her annual wellness visit, they will have a chance to win one of ten (10) $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods’ gift certificates. Call to make your teen’s appointment, then […]

school wellness

Regional Health In Focus: School Wellness

School wellness is the idea that schools should create supportive environments for nutrition, physical activity and overall student wellness. School wellness is important for a child’s growth and development, and for the prevention of various health concerns, like obesity and diabetes. In the U.S., most children spend an average of […]

e-cigarettes

Regional Health In Focus: Tobacco and E-Cigarettes

Tobacco Use… ..might be on the decline in the United States, but cigarette smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death and disability across the country. More than 16 million Americans have a disease caused by smoking. 1 In the North Country, 1 out of 6 adults smoke cigarettes, […]

physical activity

Regional Health In Focus: Physical Activity

Why do we need physical activity? Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being active helps you stay healthy as you age, and it can prevent obesity and other chronic diseases, like heart disease or type 2 diabetes. It can boost your […]

respiratory health

Regional Health In Focus: Respiratory Health

Respiratory health affects the lungs and other parts of the body that play a role in breathing. Diseases of the respiratory system may be caused by infection, smoking tobacco, breathing in secondhand smoke, or exposure to other air pollutants. Respiratory diseases include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also known as […]

sexual health

Regional Health In Focus: Sexual Health

Sexual health refers to one’s state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not just the absence of disease or dysfunction. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having safe sexual experiences free […]