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Community Health Center Continues to Support Patients Through Testing Supply Program

In just one month, Primary Health Network (PHN), Pennsylvania’s largest community health center, has distributed over 8,000 at-home rapid COVID-19 tests across their service areas. Tests were provided free of charge to the community through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) COVID-19 Testing Supply Program. Across the country, many Americans are having difficulty accessing…

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PHN Podcast: PSU Cancer Screening

Primary Health Network’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Garrow talks with Jennifer Moss, PhD from Penn State University about their collaboration on cancer screening in rural communities. Some of the topics they discuss include: The collaboration between Primary Health Network and Penn State University on a new cancer screening study Common barriers to cancer screening…

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PHN Podcast: The Importance of Childhood Immunizations

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to alarming declines in well-child visits and routine immunization rates. This raises the risk for outbreaks and places further strain on our nation’s health care system. To increase the awareness of childhood immunizations, Dr. Garrow, PHN’s Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. John Cunningham, PHN Pediatrician, discuss and provide information on:…

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The Importance of Immunizations at Every Age

Vaccination is crucial in both infancy/early childhood and into adulthood. Not only do vaccines protect you, they also are a critical component of public health.

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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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Folic Acid and Women’s Health

You might have heard of folic acid before or seen it on a nutrition label for certain foods. It’s made from folate, which occurs naturally in some foods and is a form of a B-vitamin. But did you know how important folic acid is for your nutrition, especially if you’re a woman? It’s even required…

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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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Community Health Centers: Who We Are and What We Do

You’ll often hear the term “Community Health Center” from Primary Health Network. However, we’re only one of over 1,300 community health centers throughout the country! PHN isn’t a hospital, and it’s not a part of any local hospital systems. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and we provide healthcare with the mission of…

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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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Going on Vacation: Planning for Safety

This time of year, many of us plan on taking a vacation. Usually, this means travelling, whether it’s across the country, across the ocean, or across town. We’ll have activities planned, places to sightsee, and maybe even have restaurants picked out. However, in all this planning, do you have one for safety?

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