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Overthinking. Learn to Control it.

Overthinking is a negative behavior that tends to raise stress since it involves concentrating on the negative, worrying about the future, and overanalyzing everything you do. Even though overthinking is not a mental disorder in and of itself, it has been linked to Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Overthinking can be challenging to overcome. So, how…

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Pan Seared Salmon

Add a twist to this Pan Seared Salmon with this kale and apple salad combo to bring a sweet crunch to your next meal. Ingredients for Pan Seared Salmon Directions for making Pan Seared Salmon Learn More With PHN: Connect with our PHN Blog to learn more health tips and news or visit our Facebook…

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Back to School Tips from Dr. Garrow

As we turn the page on our calendar from July to August, it’s time to think about getting ready to go back to school. We asked PHN’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. George Garrow, to offer some health and safety tips to help prepare parents and students for another successful school year!1) Establish a good sleep…

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How Did You Sleep Last Night?

Sleep plays a very important role in your physical health, but snoring can impair your sleep quality as well as the sleep patterns of those around you. Snoring is a common condition that can affect anyone, and it occurs when the flow of air through the mouth and nose is physically obstructed when you are…

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Living the minimalist lifestyle

Living with Less: Benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle

Are you familiar with the new lifestyle trend called “minimalism”? The concept of minimalism encourages people to live with less – fewer material possessions, less debt, and less clutter. We are exposed to countless advertisements each day telling us we need to buy certain things to be happy; minimalists ignore these messages and only live…

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Laughter is the best medicine!

Laughter is the Best Medicine

What could be more contagious than the annual flu or cold? Well, laughter of course! Humor is infectious and has the power of connecting those around us. Some would even go as far as saying laughter is the best medicine! But did you know there is some truth to this saying? According to, laughter:…

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Antibiotics: Not Always the Answer

When you get sick, you want to feel better as soon as possible and it can be tempting to ask your doctor for an antibiotic to get you back on track. But antibiotics can only cure bacterial infections, such as strep throat or whooping cough. Viral infections, such as the common cold, the flu, and…

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Campfire Safety Tips

With fall rolling in, the evenings are getting cooler. But while some of us miss the warm summer nights, the rest of us are grabbing firewood and marshmallows! Autumn means campfires, complete with fire-roasted hot dogs and gooey s’mores. However, before you invite your friends over, make sure you know your campfire safety.First, it’s best…

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Pokémon Go: Getting Fit and Staying Safe

You may have noticed a lot more people than usual walking around your neighborhood streets, faces glued to their phones.  For those not “in the know,” a new free-to-play mobile game craze, called Pokémon: Go, is sweeping the nation.  In fact, in the U.S. alone, it currently has over 7.5 million downloads!Based on a 90’s…

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School Sports: Know the Signs of a Concussion

Playing an organized sport in school is a great way for your child to stay in shape, learn about teamwork, and build leadership skills. But whether they play football, soccer, volleyball, or baseball, it’s crucial to know the signs of a serious injury such as a concussion.If your child receives a bump, blow, or jolt…

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