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Ice Skating Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat

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The Treasure Valley’s third ice skating rink opened this week in Caldwell, Idaho. As more and more Idahoans try this fun and nostalgic winter sport, we expect to see more winter injuries.

It has been estimated locally that ice skating injuries are seen at a rate of about 3 per day, per rink. That could mean around 900 people injured while ice skating this winter in the Treasure Valley!

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What We Can Learn from Last Flu Season

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by Angela Beauchaine, M.D.

There is bad news – last year was the deadliest flu season in the United States since H1N1.

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Bike Drive 2018 Recap - 900 Bikes!

bike drive in front of PHMG clinic, 2018

Community members donated around 900 bicycles at Primary Health Urgent Care clinics on Saturday, September 29th during the group’s second annual bike drive benefitting Boise Bicycle Project (BBP).

New this year, the donated use of U-Haul trucks and PODS storage containers helped facilitate the transportation and storage of donated bikes. BBP volunteers immediately began sorting and refurbishing the bikes, with a goal of giving away hundreds to local kids this holiday season.

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Second Annual One-Day Bike Drive to Benefit Boise Bicycle Project

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Primary Health Medical Group will host the second annual bike drive for Boise Bicycle Project on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. From 10 am – 2 pm, the public is invited to drop off their unneeded bikes at any of the 17 Primary Health Urgent Care locations in Boise, Meridian, Garden City, Eagle, Nampa and Caldwell.

ALL bicycles will be accepted – any type, any size, any condition.

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Adjusting Your Child’s Sleep Schedule for Back to School

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by Angela Beauchaine, MD

With two weeks left of summer, now is a great time to work on adjusting sleep routines. Long summer days lead to late nights and lax schedules, especially when fun events overlap with the start of the school year. Water parks, baseball games, fairs and rodeos are still going strong when August arrives. But waiting till the last summer weekend to enforce an earlier bedtime will only result in a restless child lying awake for hours.

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7 Quick Tips to Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

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By Angela Beauchaine, MD

The start of school can make even a good student anxious, especially if the child will be attending a new school for the first time.

Here are a few tips that can make the transition easier:

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Primary Health Supports Medicaid Expansion

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Primary Health Medical Group has announced its support for closing the Medicaid coverage gap in Idaho and will make contributions to Idahoans for Healthcare, the group managing the ballot initiative public relations campaign, and to Ada County Medical Society (ACMS), Idaho’s largest medical society.

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New Caldwell Clinic Announcement

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Primary Health Medical Group has announced plans to open its second Caldwell clinic, which will be located in the College Marketplace development at 21st and Chicago Street in Caldwell, Idaho.

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Medication Disposal

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Patients often ask how they can safely dispose of their unneeded prescription medications. While Primary Health clinics are not collection sites, we are happy to provide you with the following information.

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Ten Mile Now Open

Ten Mile Urgent Care Clinic staff

Primary Health is pleased to announce the grand opening of our newest clinic at 260 S. Ten Mile in Meridian, in the Ten Mile Creek development at Ten Mile and Franklin Roads.

The new clinic is the fifth Meridian location for Primary Health and the group’s 19th location overall. The facility includes 11 exam rooms, an x-ray suite, trauma room, lab and procedure room in order to address a variety of health care concerns. Hours are 8 AM – 8 PM daily and services include urgent care, work injury care, and family medicine.

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