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  • Simple Steps toward a Healthier Heart

    Published: Feb 8 2017 | Under: Health | Tags:


    February is American Heart Month, so why not give yourself a Valentine’s Day gift this year – the gift of heart health! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, but you don’t have to be a part of this statistic. Take these simple steps to keep […]

    Budget Tips: Common Mistakes You Might Be Making

    Published: Feb 8 2017 | Under: Health | Tags:


    When it comes to money, it can be hard to manage spending. Between unexpected expenses, holidays, and the occasional desire to splurge, it can be hard to keep money in the bank. This is even harder when it’s a struggle to make ends meet. Many people set up a budget to control spending and make […]

    Provider Spotlight – Courtney Slagle, PA-C

    Published: Feb 8 2017 | Under: General Health Health Administration Physicians | Tags:


    Certified physician assistant Courtney Slagle has been affiliated with Primary Health Network since September of 2012. She recently moved from our Hoffman Memorial Medical Center location in Clarion County to Autumn Street Health Center in Beaver County, where she provides family medicine services full-time. Courtney earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Master […]

    Preventing disease is better than a cure…especially when there is no cure.

    Published: Feb 8 2017 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Prevention | Tags: ,


    Preventing disease is better than a cure…especially when there is no cure. Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a man’s disease, around the same number of women and […]

    Staying Warm in the Cold

    Published: Jan 17 2017 | Under: Healthy Tips Prevention Safety | Tags: , , , ,

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    We are currently in the middle of a “heat wave”, but winter is far from over! It is only January, and the temperature may drop to frigid levels multiple times before spring is truly on its way. If you enjoy winter sports or work outside in the cold (shoveling, snow blowing, etc.), make sure to […]

    Telehealth: How Does It Work?

    Published: Dec 20 2016 | Under: Technology | Tags: , , , ,


    Technology is constantly advancing. From cell phones to computers, to cell phones that act like computers, every day brings something new in the tech field. The same is true for healthcare, and PHN strives to stay ahead of the curve in adjusting to new developments in providing high quality care for our patients. Telehealth is […]

    Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes


    Diabetes is becoming more prevalent in the United States each year – by 2020, 1 in 3 Americans may have Type 2 diabetes. This prediction is alarming, especially considering the many health complications that can be caused by diabetes. This number also applies to Americans of all ages; anyone can be at risk for Type […]

    How Did You Sleep Last Night?

    Published: Nov 29 2016 | Under: Lifestyle | Tags: , , , , ,

    Red Panda Sleeping

    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 […]

    Drinking and Driving – Don’t Risk It

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    It’s the holiday season, which means invitations to work parties, family parties, ugly sweater parties – the list goes on! Holiday gatherings are a great way to spend time with loved ones during the holiday season, but if you are going to drink alcohol at these events, play it safe – don’t drink and drive. […]

    Living with Less: Benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle

    Published: Oct 21 2016 | Under: Healthy Tips Lifestyle | Tags: , , , ,

    Living the 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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