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Getting Back into Exercise

Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes life can get in the way, and before you know it, it’s been weeks, months, or even years since you last worked out. Maybe you were injured, had a busy schedule, or simply lost motivation. Whatever the reason, getting back into exercise can be…

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Achieving Your Resolutions

It’s now February, and some of us may struggle to keep our New Year’s Resolution! So how can we stick to our planned wellness overhauls? It may be time to turn those resolutions into actionable goals. Why will this help me with my Resolutions? A resolution is a choice to carry out a particular action,…

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Bad Fats Vs Good Fats

Dietary fats generally receive a bad rap when it comes to eating a healthy diet. Some of this is justified because cholesterol, a fat-like substance that resembles fat, and specific forms of fat may contribute to diseases like obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. However, not all fats are created equal. Some are healthier for…

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PHN Podcast: LGBTQ+ Mental Health Concerns

  PHN Chief Executive Officer Dr. George Garrow is joined by Brenda Bacich, LPC at Primary Health Network, to discuss LGBTQ+ and Mental Health. Dr. Garrow and Brenda discuss the following topics: What is LGBTQ+? How to access Mental Health services? What are the stigmas that the LGBTQ+ community face? What types of resources are…

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Tips on Saving Money at the Grocery Store

Recent price changes have impacted American consumers. With inflation at its highest level in forty years, consumers are looking for ways to cut back on their grocery spending, especially since it feels like there is no end in sight to these price increases. Here are a few tips on how to shop during these times:…

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Mindfulness Matters

A beginner’s guide to understanding mindfulness. What exactly is mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interruption or judgement. The best way to begin mindfulness is to just start! Practicing mindfulness has been linked to…

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10 Tips to Reduce Stress

Life can be stressful, and everyone experiences some amount of stress nearly every day, whether it is rushing to meet a work deadline, making sure financial ends meet, or worrying about your child’s grades in school.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

PHN Breast Cancer Grant Programs

For the past four years, Primary Health Network (PHN) has been awarded various grants through the Susan G. Komen Foundation, supporting breast health education and early breast cancer detection and support. Awarded funds have been used to assist Primary Health Network patients across Mercer, Lawrence, and Beaver County who are of the age to be…

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Loneliness: How Isolation Affects Our Bodies

We all know what it’s like to feel lonely. Whether we’re introverted or extroverted, at some point, we’ll face feelings of isolation and separation. Loneliness is when these feelings grow stronger, when we feel alone, separated from others, unsupported, and distressed. It could be when your significant other goes on a trip without you, or…

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School Backpack Tips

When it comes to buying a school backpack, it may seem as easy as just finding one that is big enough to fit your child’s books and supplies. But when it comes to carrying around a bag loaded with heavy textbooks, the size, design, and “fit” of a backpack are just as important. Follow these…

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