Health care the way it should be
Some people describe Physicians’ Health Network as health care the way it should be. We agree. It is a welcome approach to health care yielding impressive results in our area. The passion and strength of our health care professionals works each day to achieve higher standards for you.
Our members share a commitment to stay on top of health care costs for you. Many of our practices operate independently and are smaller and more efficient than large physician clinics.
Winter and the onset of cold temperatures can jeopardize anyone’s outdoor exercise routines but, for those suffering from chronic pain the bitter temperatures can be especially cruel. “There is often an increased rate of chronic pain flare-ups when the temperatures begin to fall and, given our long winters, people with chronic pain find themselves dependent upon their heating pads, blankets, and heavy clothing,” said Nichole M. Elmendorf, Occupational Therapist and owner of Progressive Beginnings, LLC. Cold temperatures cause muscle and ligament stiffness, which can make moving arduous and painful. “And, sadly, inactivity can lead to even greater pain.”
The holidays are stuffed with grand meals, decorated cookies, sweet treats, and libations. And now that the holidays are over many of us may be still be feeling stuffed. As we look forward to new beginnings with a spirit of hope and optimism many of us may be looking to leave indulgences of the holiday season in the past.
Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, simple and one of the most effective ways to stay healthy. When we wash our hands correctly, we win, and the germs lose.