2018 National Doctor’s Day

Did you know that today is #DoctorsDay? Check out our great NOAH doctors showing off their fun side!

Our Care Team at NOAH are here to help you create and manage your healthy lifestyle habits. Need help setting or sticking to your goals? Call 480-882-4545 today!

The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

Dr. Sahar Zuberi
NOAH Family Physician
Venado Valley Health Center

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US. It almost always develops from precancerous polyps (or abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Such polyps can be present in the colon for years before invasive cancer develops. Screening can help identify these polyps, so that they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Read more

What Can an RDN Do For You?

While many health professionals can help suggest healthier foods or strategies for better health, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) can help you set a plan for meeting those health goals. Whether you’re focused on weight loss, improving heart health, navigating eating after bariatric surgery, dealing with an adolescent eating disorder, or perhaps dealing with a digestive disorder like acid reflux or a food allergy, or even to improve energy levels, we can help! Read more

Get to Know Your Nutrition Team!

Today is #NationalRegisteredDietitianNutritionist Day and we would like to introduce you to our NOAH Nutrition Team. Read more

Effective Approaches to the Dinnertime Dilemma

Don’t let those long work days followed by nights of driving the kids around town for sports or other activities force you to slip into the fast-food lane on the way home.

NOAH has a few tips to help you plan ahead so that your evening dinners are healthy and nutritious, not out of a box or bag. Read more

Venado Valley Health Center Patient Experience

Lisa Wilson had not seen a doctor in over 24 years. In early 2017, Ms. Wilson developed a pain in her lower abdomen. She did not have insurance and assumed it was an ulcer or maybe even a tumor, but she did not want to go to the hospital to seek treatment. In her past experiences, she felt doctors and hospitals prescribed to the notion, “treat’em and street’em” as the cultural norm. But when the pain became too much to handle, HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center and NOAH Venado Valley Health Center were ready to transform Lisa’s beliefs on healthcare in Arizona. Here is Lisa’s story:

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Identify the Warning Signs

Julie LaJoe

Julie LaJoe, MA, LPC
Behavioral Health Counselor
Desert Mission Community Health Center

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides a short screening tool for ages 13 and up to help determine the need of seeking professional treatment for eating disorders. Go to: nationaleatingdisorders.org
Before you can treat a problem, you must be able to know the signs of the problem and be able to identify it. Read more

Let’s Get Real!

Julie LaJoe

Julie LaJoe, MA, LPC
Behavioral Health Counselor
Desert Mission Community Health Center

This year, National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) is starting conversations about eating disorders and vulnerability and the importance of showing your true self to others even when it’s hard. Their theme for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is “Let’s Get Real!”

There is hope in bringing struggles out into the open. Recovery from an eating disorder is not a straight path so it is helpful to understand the ups and downs and to make connections with others who are fighting the same fight. Read more

Healthy Body Image

Erinn Gregory, RDN – Nutrition Educator | Julie LaJoe, MA, LPC – Behavioral Health Counselor
Palomino Health Center | Desert Mission Community Health Center

Body image can be defined as how people think and feel about their bodies, how satisfied they are with their bodies and how much stake they put into how they look (bradley.edu). Studies show that unrealistic body image is a problem that crosses gender, race, and age. Because of this, being more equipped about how to have a healthier mindset and attitude toward body image is important. Knowledge is power!

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Challenge Negative Self-Talk with Nutrition Counseling

Erinn Gregory

Erinn Gregory, RDN
Nutrition Educator
NOAH Palomino Health Center

Nutrition therapy is an important part of the eating disorder treatment and recovery process. The role of therapy is to assist patients in normalizing their eating patterns. To treat eating disorders, a nutrition counselor can help a patient challenge and change the ways they think about food and their eating habits. Read more