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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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Summer Sun Safety Month

Summer Sun Safety Month is observed in August as a reminder to keep yourself safe and healthy in the sun during the summer. Sunlight is essential for your body to produce Vitamin D, however too much of it can cause harmful effects to your skin and eyes. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can cause skin cancer as well as cataracts. According to the Centers for Disease Control…
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Dr. Main Joins PHS Outpatient Specialty Clinic

Pershing Health System (PHS) is proud to announce that Dr. Christopher Main, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon will be joining PHS Outpatient Specialty Clinic starting on September 12th. Dr. Main and his staff will be seeing patients in Brookfield at the Applegate Medical Center building on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Surgeries will be done at PHS in the Outpatient Surgery department. Appointments will be made through…
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Firework Safety

As we all prepare to celebrate the 4th of July, Pershing Health System would like to share some safety tips from the National Safety Council to help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend! Never allow young children to handle fireworks Older children should use them only under close adult supervision Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol Anyone using fireworks or…
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