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The Facts about Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Published: Feb 19 2019 | Under: Health | Tags:

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. Typical symptoms include fever, mouth sores, and a skin rash, and children can get exposed to the virus through close personal contact such as hugging, breathing in air when an infected person coughs or […]


Anxiety and Depression: You Are Not Alone

Published: Feb 11 2019 | Under: Health | Tags:

In the United States, approximately 40 million people experience anxiety every year, and more than 16 million experience depression. While anxiety and depression are separate conditions, they often “co-occur”, which means that many people experience symptoms of both conditions at the same time. We would like to share the story of one of our patients […]


Too Sick for School?

Published: Feb 7 2019 | Under: Health Healthy Tips Parenting | Tags:

For those of us with kids, it’s rare that a school year goes by without a sick day.  When you wake them up for school, and they say they don’t feel well, how do you respond?  Do you just let them sleep?  Do you take them to the doctor?  Is there a “right” way to […]


What You Should Know About Whooping Cough

Published: Jan 28 2019 | Under: Health | Tags: ,

Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract.


Movie Night: What You Need to Know About Ratings

Published: Jan 23 2019 | Under: Health Parenting | Tags: ,

Here’s what you should know about movie ratings and making sure your kids are seeing entertainment that suits their age.


PHN Patient Success Story: Eric

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

Eric never had back 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 […]


PHN Breast Cancer Grant Programs

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

Breast Cancer Awareness

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 […]


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