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Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful

Making A Child’s Shots Less Stressful

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.Vaccines help protect babies and young children against 14 serious diseases. Even though you are keeping her safe from diseases, it’s hard to see your child cry when she gets her shots. But you can take some steps before, during, and after…

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Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is…

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A Healthy Start: Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and sometimes deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old.To celebrate the importance of immunizations for a healthy start and throughout our lives – and to make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need – the The Primary…

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Take Early Action and Live

Many individuals live without the concerns of cancer, but life isn’t always fair. What would you do if you received the news that you have cancer? Or rather, what would you do if you received this news, only to find out it could have been prevented? Cervical cancer is commonly known as the most preventable…

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Bonnie Dickson, The Primary Health Network Outreach Specialist

No Community is Left Behind

The Primary Health Network (PHN) prides itself on servicing many populations, the Amish community being among them. Like any community, the Amish encounter many barriers to receiving quality health care. Cultural differences complicate access to health care for the Amish.  To further complicate matters, they tend to be reactive, rather than proactive, only seeking care…

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The Cure Starts with Awareness: Don’t Sugarcoat Diabetes!

During the fall of 2014, Robert King, 65, was experiencing a serious lack of energy, weakness, and stinging so severe in his feet that he could barely walk.  He was also uninsured, a smoker, and overweight while working a midnight shift that caused him to have irregular sleep/wake cycles and mealtimes.  Unhappy with his well-being,…

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Have Pain on the Brain?

We’ve all experienced pain at one point or another. Whether your discomfort comes from an injury or an underlying cause, you can’t dismiss it. To make matters worse, pain can fluctuate from being manageable one moment to excruciating the next. As you continue to read, you may be rationalizing the thought, “Is pain really a…

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PHN Physician Participates in Weeklong Cycling Event Through Iowa

Every year during the third week of July, the state of Iowa holds a week-long bicycling event called the Register’s Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). The ride has been held for 41 years and is the oldest, longest, and largest bicycle touring event in the world. Started by two writers of the Des Moines…

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Making Strides Early Detection & Quality of Life Grant

Through a Making Strides Early Detection & Quality of Life Grant, awarded by the American Cancer Society, The Primary Health Network (PHN) will be educating Amish women living in Mercer and Lawrence Counties about the importance of breast cancer screenings in the coming months.In April of 2013, the American Cancer Society awarded The Primary Health…

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Enhancing Pediatric Healthcare: Transforming Primary Health Network’s Sharon Medical Pediatrics into an Educational Hub

Join our PHN Charitable Foundation as we unveil an innovative fundraising initiative set for this year’s Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2023. Our goal is to revamp the waiting room at Primary Health Network’s Sharon Medical Pediatrics into an educational hub, elevating the experience for our visitors. At the PHN Charitable Foundation, our commitment extends…

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