Events | Published September 1, 2011

Hunters' Health Day Makes Good Sense

Hunters' Health Day, in its 18th year, is an initiative of Mount Nittany Medical Center's Emergency Services Department created to help hunters to know their health risks, and then take proper pre-cautions, make good choices, and, if necessary, seek medical treatment.

Free screenings take place Saturday, September 17 from 9 am until 1pm in Conference Rooms 1-3, on the ground floor of the Medical Center.

"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, which is very strenuous, and hard on people with particular health problems," said Rich Kelley, clinical supervisor of emergency services. The screenings can indicate the risk of stroke, or heart attack, and the presence of diabetes, he said.

Participants must pre-register by contacting Rick Kelley at or 814.231.7054 and bring a current hunting license to the event.