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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 […]


Prescriptions: Maintenance, Storage, and Disposal

Published: May 29 2018 | Under: Health Healthy Tips Medicine Prevention Safety | Tags:

At some point in our lives, we’ll end up on a prescribed medication. Whether it’s a serious health condition or simple allergies, if your doctor writes you a prescription, it’s because they believe you’ll be able to be healthier because of it. However, once you get home from your local pharmacy, it’s easy to make […]


PHN Welcomes Dr. Jere Wagner

Published: May 17 2018 | Under: Health Health Administration Medicine Physicians | Tags:

Primary Health Network (PHN), announced the addition of Jere Wagner, MD to Shamokin Community Health Center. Dr. Wagner is a leading physician in the Shamokin community. Most recently, Dr. Wagner was an emergency care physician at Geisinger-Shamokin Community Hospital and has dedicated his career to increasing access to care for patients. He is looking forward […]


The Facts About Drinking Alcohol while on Medication

Published: Apr 11 2018 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Medicine Prevention Safety | Tags:

After a long day at work, you may not think twice about reaching for a glass of wine or bottle of beer when you get home. You just have one drink, eat a healthy dinner, and make sure to stay hydrated with a big glass of water. But let’s say you took a few ibuprofen […]


Habits for a Healthy Heart

Published: Feb 1 2018 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Medicine Nutrition Prevention | Tags:

February is American Heart Month, and we all know the basic recommendations for heart health – reduce your salt intake, exercise more, drink less alcohol, and quit smoking. But are there other ways to protect your heart? Some healthy habits that may not seem linked to heart disease can actually reduce your risk. Flossing – […]


Kids and Their Teeth: Common Myths Debunked

Published: Feb 1 2018 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Medicine Parenting Prevention | Tags:

When it comes to our kids, we try to make sure they have a fulfilling childhood. From playing games at home to packing healthy lunches, parents work to provide excellent care for their children. This also goes into healthcare, and one of the major changes kids will go through is losing their baby teeth. When […]


This Year’s Flu Season and Your Risk

Published: Jan 31 2018 | Under: General Health Lifestyle Medicine Physicians Prevention | Tags:

Recent news reports are saying that this year’s flu season hasn’t peaked yet, and the flu is widespread in every state except Hawaii. In some states, the number of flu cases may continue to rise over the next few weeks. What is making this year different, and should you be concerned? Each year different strains […]


New Blood Pressure Guidelines: Are You Affected?

Published: Jan 8 2018 | Under: General Health Medicine Physicians Prevention | Tags:

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recently changed the official guidelines for diagnosing high blood pressure. These guidelines lower the definition of high blood pressure, which means that many more Americans will be both diagnosed with high blood pressure and treated with medication. That being said, it is still important to […]


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