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

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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Breast Cancer – Now What?

Dania Demaurio

Dania Demaurio, LCSW
Behavioral Health Consultant
NOAH Balsz Health Center

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), there are 252,710 estimated new cases of breast cancer for 2017. Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be one of the most distressing experiences that a woman can experience. It can affect a woman’s psychological, social, physical, and spiritual well-being. A cancer diagnosis often results in unwanted intrusive thoughts about cancer, emotional reactions and psychological challenges, such as anxiety, hopelessness and despair, fear of dying, sense of lonesomeness, and sexual and body-image problems. A cancer diagnosis can also result in change in relationships and a change in a woman’s life and overall decrease in the quality of life. Read more

Domestic Violence – Toxic Stress

Domestic Violence is more common than we may think and negatively impacts a child’s long term mental and physical health. In the United States it is estimated that up to 30% of children, 15.5 million, live in a household where domestic violence is present. Exposure to abuse and neglect can lead to what is called Toxic Stress that causes the body to produce stress hormones over long periods of time, including Cortisol, that can be quite harmful to the developing brain and body of a child. Read more

Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

Know the symptoms and make the right choice.

Dr. Sahar Zuberi
NOAH Family Physician

When you need care, call your PCP first: This is the doctor you select as your general source for addressing your health care needs. These providers are your go-to for managing chronic diseases. They know your medical history and can coordinate a plan of care with specialists as needed.
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Turn those chores into a workout!

Cleaning the house is a necessity, but not always something you enjoy doing. Turn your chores into a work out and check two tasks off your to-do list. Whether its extra trips up and down the stairs or adding in a few squats when unloading the dishwasher, this additional movement throughout the day adds up.
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2017 Back To School Health Checks

On Wednesday, July 26th NOAH participated in Covering the Bases: Back-to-School 2017 @ Scottsdale Stadium presented by The City of Scottsdale. Over 1000 Students attended the event.

NOAH provided dental screenings and scheduled back to school immunizations and well child exams at our clinic on Saturday, July 29th.

Summer road trip first aid kit-must haves!

Dr. Katherine Chuang, MD

Dr. Katherine Chuang, MD
Desert Mission Health Center

Bandages. Disinfecting wipes. Sunscreen. Check √

Summer is a great time to stock up on various bandages as well as antiseptic pads for your first aid kits. Your local stores usually have discounts on themed band aids which are fun for the kiddos and ease the pain just as much as a healing kiss!

It’s a good idea to make two kits. A larger one for the car and a smaller, travel size, to carry in your back pack during hikes or bike rides. Most items can fit inside a regular toiletries pouch and are usually water proof.

Your care team at NOAH recommends your first aid kits contain a few ‘must haves’ as you pack for the next road trip this summer. Read more

Heat exhaustion basics – know the signs.

If you haven’t gone out much this summer yet, you might be in for a rude awakening with the sun. As temperatures continue to rise, dehydration becomes inevitable if you don’t drink fluids throughout the day. Over time, heat exhaustion may set in and if you don’t treat it right away, you may find yourself in a local emergency room. NOAH has you covered with some great information about the basics of heat exhaustion.
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