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Be Prepared | Getting Ready for Back-to-School Colds

As summer comes to an end and the excitement of a new school year builds up, so does the potential for colds and other illnesses to spread. The start of the school year often coincides with a peak in cold viruses as children from different households come together in close quarters. However, with a little…

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The Vital Importance of Annual Physicals for Kids Going Back to School

As the summer draws to a close and the back-to-school season approaches, parents have a long list of tasks to complete in preparation for their children’s return to the classroom. Amongst shopping for school supplies and organizing schedules, one crucial item often gets overlooked—the annual physical examination for children. While it may seem like a…

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Grilling Safety Tips

Grilling can be a fun and delicious way to cook outdoors, but it’s important to prioritize safety to prevent accidents and injuries. Here are some tips for grilling safety: Remember, these tips are not exhaustive, and it’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the specific safety recommendations provided by the manufacturer of your…

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Safeguarding Your Skin | The Importance of UV Protection This Summer

As the sun shines brighter and the temperatures rise, it’s time to bask in the joys of summer. However, amidst the excitement, it’s crucial not to overlook the importance of protecting our skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation. In this blog post, we delve into the significance of UV protection during the summer…

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ER vs Urgent Care

ER vs. Urgent Care: Know the Difference! Health is more important than ever. Which is why it is extremely important to know the difference between ERs (emergency rooms) and urgent care facilities. Knowing this will not only save you time but also money since, on average, emergency rooms cost more for the same treatment you…

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Healthy Foods for Your Vision | How to Keep Your Eyesight Sharp

Our eyes are amazing guides in our daily lives, but we often forget how important our diet is for maintaining good vision. Our food plays a vital role in keeping our eyes healthy and preventing vision problems. By including specific nutrients in our meals, we can safeguard our eyesight and enjoy clear vision for many…

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Understanding Our Negative Pressure Rooms

More than ever, it’s crucial to keep coming up with new ways to improve our care environment. In order to improve the environment for patient care, PHN has installed negative pressure rooms all around its network. Currently, PHN has installed 41 negative pressure rooms to date. Rob Holbert, Director of Facilities, explained that negative pressure…

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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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