Entries by Christina Henning

Understanding Food Allergies

Food allergies are getting more attention in recent years – which is a good thing! Around 32 million Americans, including 5.6 million children, are living with a potentially life-threatening food allergy. The more we know about allergies, the better! Food Allergy vs Food Sensitivity First things first; food allergies and food sensitivities or intolerances aren’t […]

Are Your Vaccines Up to Date?

If you’re a parent you’ve likely discussed vaccinations on a regular basis with your child’s healthcare provider. Schools and other youth programs may have even required proof of vaccination prior to your child attending. Who Should Get Vaccinated? As we get older and focus on other priorities when we visit our healthcare providers, it’s easy […]

Expert Tips for Combatting Bad Breath

By Jane Roots, RDH | Dental Hygienist According to a study published by the National Institute of Health, while wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID, 34% of participants realized they had bad breath. Guess what? It wasn’t the mask. Just like breathing into cupped hands to check your breath, talking or exhaling […]

Profiles in Leadership

Meet NOAH Board Member Dr. Marvin (Moe) Bell Get to know Dr. Bell, his inspiration for joining the NOAH board and what he hopes to accomplish as part of the group. Q: When did you join the NOAH Board of Directors? A: I joined the board in January 2022. Q: Why are you interested in […]

Get the Facts: Medication to Treat Opioid Addiction

Five people die from opioid overdose in Arizona every day according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Almost twice as many experience non-fatal drug overdoses. Sadly, the nationwide opioid crisis claims 136 lives per day; accounting for more than 70% of all drug abuse related deaths.   With 1.27 million Americans now receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT), […]

Colorectal Cancer Risk, Prevention, and Detection

March is colorectal cancer awareness month and “It’s Our Job to Save Your Butt!” In all seriousness though, colorectal cancer is the fourth most diagnosed form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society the overall lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is […]

Fiber and Your Colorectal Health

By Stephanie Olzinski, MS, RDN |Nutrition Supervisor Fiber is an important nutrient. But why is it important and what can we eat for more fiber are common questions. Simply put, fiber helps keep us ‘regular’ going to the bathroom more frequently. That is a good thing! When we are regular, stool spends less time in […]

Honoring Black History Month: Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett

Saving Lives With Modern Day Medicine Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett is a female African-American scientist known for helping to create the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. Dr. Corbett developed […]