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Swim Safe this Summer

Swimming can be a real treat for kids on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, drowning is a danger even for children who have taken swimming lessons. It's important for your child to receive ongoing education, have an understanding of general water safety, and know what to do if they or a friend go into distress.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury and death for children ages 1 to 14 years and the fifth leading cause for people of all ages.

In addition to being life-saving, swimming lessons and water safety can be a confidence booster that creates opportunities for your child to socialize with other children while promoting physical activity.

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Sore Throat vs. Strep Throat

Nobody likes the idea of having their winter activities interrupted by a scratchy or irritated throat. While a sore throat is a common symptom of the cold or flu, it could also be symptomatic of a streptococcus bacteria, or strep throat. This bacteria causes an infection in the throat that is very painful, and typically requires an antibiotic for treatment.

What are the symptoms?

A cold-related sore throat is typically:

  • Accompanied by sneezing or a runny nose
  • Lasts 2-3 days

Strep throat symptoms can include:

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Garden City to Receive First and Only Urgent Care Clinic

Map where Garden City's first Urgent Care Clinic will be

Primary Health Medical Group is pleased to announce plans to open its 17th clinic, which will be located near Fred Meyer in Garden City.

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Orchard Clinic Groundbreaking Announcement

Primary Health construction hat on top of blueprints for the new Orchard Urgent Care Clinic

The public is invited to celebrate the groundbreaking of Primary Health Medical Group’s new Orchard clinic on Wednesday, April 1st at 11 AM. The event will take place at the SE corner of Overland Rd. and Orchard Ave.

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Measles: What You Need to Know

What are Measles?

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. You can catch the disease just by being in a room where a person with measles has been-even after the person is gone! Most people in the United States are protected against the measles through vaccination; however, measles is still common in many parts of the world and travelers continue to bring the disease into the U.S. It can spread when it reaches a community in the U.S. where groups of people are unvaccinated.

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Two New Clinics Opening in 2015

new Primary Health Clinics opening 2015

Primary Health Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of two new clinics in 2015. Located in Boise and Meridian, both clinics will offer walk-in urgent care and family medicine by appointment, open daily from 8 AM – 8 PM.

The Boise clinic will be located at Overland and Orchard at the current site of Raedean’s Restaurant. Raedean’s will be closing on December 24; owners Jim and Nancy Spanberger are retiring from the restaurant business.

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Primary Health Expanding in Idaho

screenshot of a news story on KTVB about Primary Health's expansion in Idaho

KTVB news reported on Primary Health Medical Group’s growth in the Treasure Valley in a report on August 5, 2014. Watch the coverage on KTVB.

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Online Bill Pay Now Available

You asked, we answered! Primary Health Medical Group is pleased to offer secure, convenient online bill pay to all patients. Partial or full payments are accepted, and payments on multiple accounts within a family can be made in one transaction.

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Find a Family Doctor

If you've resolved to take better care of your health, the new year is a great time to start. Primary Health Medical Group has family doctors accepting new patients across the Treasure Valley.

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