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Mount Nittany Medical Center stroke care recognized with four national quality awards

Published on September 17, 2020

For every minute without treatment for a stroke, 1.9 million brain cells die. For every hour without treatment, the brain loses almost the same number of cells as are lost through 3.6 years of aging. When it comes to a stroke, time is brain.

A stroke occurs when a clot or broken blood vessel cuts off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Strokes cause brain damage and abilities such as speech and movement, and memory can be lost. Last year, Mount Nittany Medical Center cared for more than 450 patients that suffered a stroke.

The Medical Center’s stroke program is dedicated to opti...

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Colon cancer and the importance of screening: What you need to know

Published on September 16, 2020 By Qasim Salimi, MD, Mount Nittany Physician Group Gastroenterology

Incidences of colon cancer in the younger population, particularly in those below age 50, have been steadily on the rise in recent years. This was recently brought to the attention of many with the tragic death of 43-year-old actor Chadwick Boseman from early onset colon cancer. Colon cancer screening is an incredibly important tool in the fight against the disease, and there seems no better time than now to remind people of all ages what they can do to help prevent colon cancer from touching their lives or the lives of someone they love.

As the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths...

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Mount Nittany Medical Center’s anticoagulation clinic earns Center of Excellence recertification

Published on September 9, 2020

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce that Mount Nittany Medical Center’s anticoagulation clinic has again earned Anticoagulation Center of Excellence recertification from the Anticoagulation Forum (AC Forum). The clinic received and has maintained this certification since 2014.

An anticoagulation clinic is a service offered to patients to help monitor and manage medications to prevent and treat blood clots. Mount Nittany Medical Center’s anticoagulation clinic is led by Jeanne Lumadue, MD, PhD, medical director, and is staffed by pharmacists specially trained to manage an...

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  • Mount Nittany Medical Center stroke care recognized with four national quality awards
  • Colon cancer and the importance of screening: What you need to know
  • Mount Nittany Medical Center’s anticoagulation clinic earns Center of Excellence recertification

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