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Keeping hunters safe: what to know before heading into the great outdoors

Published on August 22, 2016 By Rich Kelley, NREMT-P, EMS clinical supervisor, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Before heading out this hunting season, two things to keep in mind are health and safety. Hunting is a vigorous sport that often requires climbing rocky terrain and, in the case of deer hunting, hauling the deer out of the woods. This type of physical activity is strenuous and can be particularly hard on those with pre-existing health conditions, which is why it’s especially important to be aware of your health before you head out this season.

Stepping up your workout routine before hunting season starts is also a good idea. Not only will you feel better overall, but you’ll ben...

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Lung Cancer Screening Program is additional step in altering lung cancer outcomes

Published on August 17, 2016

Mount Nittany Health is excited to announce the rollout of its Lung Cancer Screening Program, the second stage of the lung nodule program, which was introduced in December 2015.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women, with approximately 220,000 newly diagnosed cases and nearly 160,000 lung cancer-related deaths yearly.

Janet Cady, MSN, RN, CEN, lung nodule program coordinator, Mount Nittany Health Lung Cancer Screening Program, explains that the screening program is dedicated to optimizing the quality of life for adults in central Pennsylvania through t...

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Understanding the risk factors and management of high blood pressure

Published on August 8, 2016 By Fahima Nasreen, MD, nephrology, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Part three in a four-part series

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure (HBP), remains one of the largest public health problems around the world. Although one-third of the U.S. population has hypertension, there is still a lack of awareness about the condition and how to prevent and manage it. HBP can contribute to complications such as heart disease, stroke and kidney failure – to name a few – and the consequences of these complications can be deadly. Although a lifelong condition, HBP can actually be managed well, helping to prevent any problems.

Hypertension is di...

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  • Keeping hunters safe: what to know before heading into the great outdoors
  • Lung Cancer Screening Program is additional step in altering lung cancer outcomes
  • Understanding the risk factors and management of high blood pressure

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Step up for mental wellness!

Agencies, community organizations, government officials and individuals across Centre County are stepping up for mental wellness and suicide prevention, and you can be part of the movement. Join th...

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