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PHN Patient Success Story: Eric

Published: Oct 29 2018 | Under: Health | Tags:

Eric never had pain issues growing up; he simply had a “bad back” from constantly working at his computer. Two years ago in 2016, Eric slipped on the ice carrying groceries, which resulted in him injuring his lower back. He hit the back of his head and had migraines for a month and a half […]


PHN Breast Cancer Grant Programs

Published: Oct 4 2018 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Medicine Physicians Prevention | Tags:

For the past four years, Primary Health Network (PHN) has been awarded various grants through the Susan G. Komen Foundation, supporting breast health education and early breast cancer detection and support. Awarded funds have been used to assist Primary Health Network patients across Mercer, Lawrence, and Beaver County who are of the age to be […]


Folic Acid and Women’s Health

Published: Sep 26 2018 | Under: Health Healthy Tips Medicine Nutrition Prevention | Tags:

You might have heard of folic acid before or seen it on a nutrition label for certain foods. It’s made from folate, which occurs naturally in some foods and is a form of a B-vitamin. But did you know how important folic acid is for your nutrition, especially if you’re a woman? It’s even required […]


Loneliness: How Isolation Affects Our Bodies

Published: Sep 20 2018 | Under: Health Lifestyle Medicine Prevention | Tags:

We all know what it’s like to feel lonely. Whether we’re introverted or extroverted, at some point, we’ll face feelings of isolation and separation. Loneliness is when these feelings grow stronger, when we feel alone, separated from others, unsupported, and distressed. It could be when your significant other goes on a trip without you, or […]


Community Health Centers: Who We Are and What We Do

Published: Aug 28 2018 | Under: General Health Administration Prevention Technology | Tags:

You’ll often hear the term “Community Health Center” from Primary Health Network. However, we’re only one of over 1,300 community health centers throughout the country! PHN isn’t a hospital, and it’s not a part of any local hospital systems. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and we provide healthcare with the mission of […]


School Backpack Tips

Published: Jul 26 2018 | Under: Healthy Tips Lifestyle Parenting Prevention Safety | Tags:

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 […]


My PHN: Information on the Go

Published: Jul 16 2018 | Under: General Health Administration Healthy Tips Lifestyle Technology | Tags:

Many of our patients are familiar with our sites, services, and other resources. But did you know that information is now available right in the palm of your hand? PHN introduces “My PHN,” a new mobile app that allows you to access a wide variety of PHN information without having to do anything more than […]


Going on Vacation: Planning for Safety

Published: Jul 13 2018 | Under: General Health Health Administration Healthy Tips Lifestyle Prevention Safety | Tags:

This time of year, many of us plan on taking a vacation. Usually, this means travelling, whether it’s across the country, across the ocean, or across town. We’ll have activities planned, places to sightsee, and maybe even have restaurants picked out. However, in all this planning, do you have one for safety? Regardless of where […]


Fun in the Sun – What to Know About SPF

Published: Jun 19 2018 | Under: Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Prevention Safety | Tags:

Now that summer is finally here, many of us will be spending a lot more time outside. This, of course, means we’ll get much more sun on our skin. We’ve all been told how important it is to use sunscreen, and it’s no fun having sunburn, but it can be pretty confusing when you’re looking […]


Keeping You and Your Pets Healthy

Published: Jun 13 2018 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Prevention Safety | Tags:

Everyone loves their cuddly companions and the joy they bring into their lives. There are many health benefits to owning a pet: they provide opportunities to get exercise and be social with other pet owners, and have even been proven to help those who suffer from anxiety and depression. However, pets can carry different germs […]


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