PHN News - Safety


National Drug Take-Back Day | Promoting Personal Safety and Environmental Responsibility

April 27th marks National Drug Take Back Day! Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong places. That’s frequently dangerous and tragic. National Drug Take Back Day makes a difference for your safety and the health of our environment by addressing this critical issue. Why is Drug Take Back Day Important? How…

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Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween, a cherished celebration where kids and adults transform into eerie entities like ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, centers around fun, thrills, and treats. Yet, amid the sea of costumes and candy, it’s imperative not to forget that safety remains paramount in this spooky season. Dive with us into the world of Halloween safety! We’re here…

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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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Dive Into Safety | A Guide to Water Safety

Dive into Safety: A Guide to Water Safety Water activities are a favorite pastime for many, offering a refreshing escape from the summer heat and a chance to enjoy nature’s beauty. However, it’s important to prioritize water safety to ensure that these experiences remain fun and free from accidents. Whether you’re swimming, boating, or participating…

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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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Bike Safety Tips

As we are in the midst of summer, it is always important to remember a few bike safety tips. Bike safety is of utmost importance for both cyclists and other road users. It involves adopting various measures to prevent accidents and minimize risks while riding a bicycle. Wearing a properly fitted helmet is crucial as…

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Tips For Staying Hydrated All Summer!

Staying hydrated is crucial all year round, but it becomes especially important during the summer months when the weather is typically hotter, and people tend to sweat more. Adequate hydration is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. Here are some key reasons why staying hydrated in the summer is particularly important: To stay hydrated…

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PHN Podcast: Recruitment in 2020

  Primary Health Network’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. George Garrow and PACHC’s Director of Pennsylvania’s Primary Care Career Center, Judd Mellinger-Blouch, discuss provider recruitment during a pandemic. Some of the questions addressed include: How has the pandemic impacted recruitment? Have we noticed a change in the candidate pool because of the pandemic? Has telemedicine presented…

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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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