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Burn Awareness

Burn-related injuries can happen in a matter of seconds, making it crucial to understand how to properly prevent and treat common household burns. See our top household prevention and treatment tips below in order to best prepare you and your family for a burn-related incident. Household prevention tips: Turn pot handles away from the stove’s edge Have a “kid-free” zone of at least 3 feet around the stove…
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American Legion Donation

A sincere THANK YOU to the American Legion 182 in Brookfield for their donation of the Jack E. Dawson print, “If My People.” We invite all to come see this beautiful print hanging in the admissions hallway. Click here to see photo! Pictured in the photo below (from left to right) representing the American Legion 182 is Ronnie Hall, Joe Watkins, Joe Smith, Terry Collins. Karla Clubine, PHS…
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Concussion Awareness

With school sports well underway, it's a great time for a reminder on the signs and symptoms of a concussion. While athletes can often be at risk for obtaining a concussion, they can happen to individuals of all ages. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head, a fall, or extreme jostling of the torso.  They are considered a mild head injury, although concussions can…
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Fall Prevention

Falls are a leading cause of injury in older adults. As we get older, physical changes and health conditions (and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions) can make falls more likely. To reduce the risk of falling, use these simple prevention strategies! Make an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. Your health care provider can review…
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Proper Hydration for Young Athletes

Fall sports are in full swing as kids have headed back to school, and many are spending their afternoons practicing outside in the heat. Staying properly hydrated both before, during, and after practices and games is crucial to prevent dehydration and perform at your best. Dehydration not only impedes your athletic performance, but it can lead to muscle fatigue which can increase your risk for injury, as well…
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Back to School Tips

As kids head back to school this fall, Pershing Health System wants to ensure that your child starts off on the right foot! Follow these tips to help your child have a safe, happy, and productive school year! Develop a Good Sleep Routine Getting enough sleep is critical for children to be successful in school, as a lack of sleep causes difficulty concentrating and learning. Set a consistent…
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