Men’s Health – Create a healthy lifestyle!

By: Paul Dillaway, DO – Family Medicine

June is Men’s Health Month. I’m pretty sure everyone wants to look and feel healthy, but how many of us can truly say we’re happy with our bodies? Unfortunately, obesity trends are on the rise due to inactivity at home and in the work place, poor diet and exercise habits and complacency. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 41.1% of women and 37.9% of men in America are now obese. Even more shocking, for children age 6 to 11, the prevalence of obesity increased from 4% in 1971 to 1974 to 18% in 2009 to 2010, while the prevalence of obesity in adolescents ages 12 to 19 increased from 6.1% to 18.4%. [Read more...]

Mixed Berry Sorbet

Berry Sorbet
Mixed berries combined with fresh ginger makes a beautiful and zingy sorbet, perfect for dessert or if you’re like me, after a long day by the pool. And, as a bonus, this tasty treat delivers a punch of antioxidants and is a great sources of fiber, a nutrient important for a healthy digestive system. Ummm…dare I say, this dessert is healthy?
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Rice Noodle Salad with Veggies

If you are looking for a cold grab-and-go salad that offers a sweet and tangy bite that is nutritious and delicious…you came to the right place! This salad, also called bun in Vietnamese, is easy to make for a work lunch and delicate enough for a weekend meal during the summer months.
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Thai Grilled Chicken Legs with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

When I’m at the grocery store, I always sweep through the meat section for deals even if I don’t necessarily need anything. More times than not, I find a steal of a deal on chicken legs. I came up with this recipe because it’s so easy to make and tasty to eat, pleasing everyone with a little sweet and a little spicy.

Want in on a little secret? I prep the chicken in the morning to save time later. First, I clean up the chicken, then place in a Ziploc bag and store in fridge. That way when I get home, I can prep everything else and get to cookin!’
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PTSD – Symptoms and Resources.

By: Nancy Dye, MSN, PMHNP-BC | NOAH Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like:
• Combat.
• Natural disaster.
• Car accident.
• Sexual assault. [Read more...]

Sangria Mocktail

Summer time barbecue’s and pool parties in the hot sun mean you are going to have a lot of thirsty people at your house. During these big events, I like to make healthy mocktail, packed with my favorite fruits that is sure to quench everyone’s thirst! Make this ahead of time so that when your guests arrive, they will head straight for this Sangria – a perfect beverage for everyone!
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Garlic Parmesan Spinach Spaghetti Squash

Looking for a healthy fun alternative to pasta that the whole family will enjoy? Dress up a spaghetti squash with aromatic garlic and leafy greens topped with a creamy cheese sauce – YUMM! Serve as is or add your favorite protein on the side. I always keep a rotisserie chicken in my refrigerator for meals like this, especially when we are on the run.
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NOAH Receives $30,000 to Provide Oral Health Services to Underserved Children

Delta Dental of Arizona partners with NOAH to reach low income communities

Statistics show tooth decay in children and adolescents is twice as high for underserved families than those from higher incomes due to lack of education about the importance of oral hygiene. Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) received a $30,000 grant from Delta Dental of Arizona to deliver oral health education and screening to uninsured and under-insured children at back-to-school events, community health fairs, and other school activities in low income areas. [Read more...]

Stroke Awareness – Take care of your body

Signs of Stroke
A stroke can happen to anyone, anywhere and at any age. Every four minutes someone dies from a stroke. Help NOAH raise awareness during #NationalStrokeAwarenessMonth by reading these tips and sharing them with your friends and family.

Lifestyle risk factors such as diet and exercise are controllable. People choose to engage in habits or behaviors that can directly increase their probability of having a stroke. Eating healthy includes making informed decisions about food choices and balancing your calories. [Read more...]

School is Out…Now What?

by Tiffany Jewell
Sad Youth
The last day of school is just around the corner and as a parent, you need to be ready. During the academic year, kids are active in sports, music and other school happenings. Summer is here and many children find themselves bored during the day with nothing to do but sit at home playing video games and/or watching television in the same place from the moment they wake up to the moment you get home from work. [Read more...]