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Heart arrhythmias: Risk factors, symptoms and treatment

Published on February 20, 2018 By Charles Nydegger, MD, cardiology, Mount Nittany Physician Group

A normal heart beats in a steady and even rhythm usually between 60 and 100 times per minute, although that can vary with activity and age. But when a heart beats too fast, too slow, or beats with an irregular rhythm, it’s called an arrhythmia. Most arrhythmias are benign, but in the United States, alone, more than 850,000 people are hospitalized each year for arrhythmias.

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While most arrhythmias are harmless, some can be life threatening. In certain cases, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body, which can cause damage to the brain, heart or other vital...

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Let the bidding begin: Charity Ball online auction now live

Published on February 12, 2018

Mount Nittany Health Foundation and the 70th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball committee are proud to announce the kick-off of the annual online silent auction.

The 70th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball, titled A Glamorous Evening in Old Hollywood, benefits palliative care services at the Medical Center.

Mount Nittany Health Foundation will once again partner with Bidding for Good to bring you approximately 100 items for adventure seekers, foodies, sports enthusiasts, and more:

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Get moving!

Published on February 5, 2018 By Kip Peeler, PA-C, cardiology, Mount Nittany Physician Group

“One of the best ways to keep your heart healthy is through regular exercise. Even simple, regular aerobic activity can strengthen your heart muscle, lower your blood pressure and improve your outlook and mood,” says Kip Peeler, physician assistant with Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology. “Regular exercise can also prevent falls and fractures by slowing the loss if bone mass, allowing you to better control your diabetes or reduce your risk of developing this disease.”

First things first The first step to improving heart health is to schedule a visit with your h...

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