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Please seat yourself: Tips to potty training your toddler

As a pediatrician, I am often asked, “When should toilet training begin?” I get it. Ditching diapers is a major milestone many families look forward to, but potty training should not be rushed and should only begin when your toddler shows signs of being physically, mentally and emotionally ready. Some [...]

How Minimum Wage Impacts the Health of the Community

In June, the executive team of Healthcare Network, supported by our board, raised the minimum wage paid to our employees to $15 an hour from $11.75. The expected annual cost to Healthcare Network will be significant. However, the leadership imperative to influence social determinants of health was what drove this [...]

Use it or lose it! Fun ways to keep kids learning this summer

This school year has been a year like no other. Whether students attended class in-person or virtually, their studies were likely disrupted by quarantines or technology issues leaving many kids struggling to keep up. How do you keep kids learning? With summer vacation upon us, learning gaps could potentially widen [...]

Hurricanes: Tips for Seniors and Those with Complex Conditions

If you live in Florida, you are likely familiar with our seasons: tourist, summer and hurricane. Each year hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts five months, with peak season occurring between Aug. and Oct. Bringing powerful winds and torrential rain, hurricanes are said to be the most violent storms [...]

Public Awareness Campaign Aims to Move the Needle on Vaccine Hesitancy

Many in our community have questions regarding the safety, efficacy, and necessity of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. A local coalition of healthcare leaders is stepping forward together to help answer these questions and demonstrate that for an overwhelming majority of people, the COVID-19 vaccines are a safe, critical element to [...]

Role of Primary Care Physician in Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's Disease Early Detection April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, after Alzheimer’s. Most people will develop symptoms of Parkinson's disease around age 60. At Healthcare Network, within our senior primary care services, we watch for signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease as [...]

 

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