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Primary Health Network Receives Prestigious Award

In a significant acknowledgment of its unwavering commitment to healthcare excellence, Primary Health Network has been recognized by Target: BPTM, the American Heart Association (AHA), and the American Medical Association (AMA) for achieving an exceptional 70% or greater blood pressure (BP) control rate across its adult patient population. This prestigious award is a testament to…

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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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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 helpguide.org, 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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Stop Heartburn Before it Starts

If you’ve ever had heartburn, you know it’s not a pleasant experience! Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest (behind the breastbone) and may feel worse when sitting or lying down. Fortunately, occasional heartburn can be treated or prevent with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications.Certain foods can cause heartburn in some people, so if…

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Rethink your Drink!

Do you know how much sugar is in a can of soda? One 12 ounce can contains more than 9 teaspoons! Liquid sugar is the leading source of added sugar in the American diet, and Americans consume 3-6 times more added sugar than the maximum amount recommended by nutritional experts! Drinking just one 12 ounce…

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Protect Yourself from Poisonous Plants

Do you know what poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac leaves look like? If you’ve never had a rash from these plants, consider yourself lucky – some people develop symptoms so severe it hinders their ability to work! Not only is it crucial to know what poisonous plants look like, it’s also important to…

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