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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?

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 […]

Flossing: How This Simple Habit Can Impact Your Health

Published: Jun 1 2018 | Under: Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Prevention | Tags:

Every six months, many of us go to the dentist for a cleaning. At some point, they’re likely to ask, “Have you been flossing?” Some of us do, and some don’t as often as we should, but you’ll always hear your dentist and hygienist recommend it before you leave. For many people flossing is a […]

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 […]

Meditation: A Simple Activity with Big Benefits

Published: May 15 2018 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Prevention | Tags:

Meditation has been a common practice for centuries. Today, it’s a commonly recommended practice to reduce an even more common problem: stress. We all experience stress every day, and many of us simply deal with it, rather than doing something about it. However, meditation is a simple, cost-free way to reduce stress and increase positivity […]

Self-Care: Benefits of Taking Care of Yourself

Published: May 7 2018 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Prevention | Tags:

We all spend time thinking about how best to care for others: your parents, your children, your pets. But how often do you stop to think about taking care of yourself? It’s a lot more important than you might think, and it can affect everyone around you for better or worse. One common side-effect of […]

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