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Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology offers heart failure program for disease management

Published on January 21, 2020

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to introduce the Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology heart failure program, designed to meet the specific needs of adults living with heart failure.

Jennifer Illig, PA-C, Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology, manages the heart failure program, which officially launched in January 2019. Illig earned her bachelor’s degree in health science and Master of Physician Assistant Science from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

“As manager of the heart failure program, I feel it is important to incorporate patients into the dev...

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Screening and diagnostic mammograms: What’s the difference?

Published on January 13, 2020 By Sara Marker, LPN, patient care coordinator, Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center

Mammogram basics A mammogram is an imaging procedure that uses low energy X-rays to exam the breast tissue for screening and diagnosis. It is one of the best tools for early detection of breast cancer or any other abnormalities. Mammography offers such high quality images that doctors can sometimes identify a mass in the breast even before you are able to detect it with a self-exam. That is the main reason why regular yearly screening visits are so important.

It’s no secret that mammograms aren’t always the most comfortable exams. This is because the breast needs to be compresse...

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Help for those living with heart failure

Published on December 23, 2019 By Jennifer Illig, PA-C, Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5.7 million Americans have heart failure. Chronic heart failure is a serious medical condition that requires treatment. At Mount Nittany Physician Group, our heart failure program was designed to meet the special needs of adult patients and families with this condition.

We offer accessible heart failure care by utilizing a team approach to individualized patient care, providing education on the disease process, as well as, medications and ways to manage heart failure. This includes diet and nutritional recommendations in combinati...

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  • Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology offers heart failure program for disease management
  • Screening and diagnostic mammograms: What’s the difference?
  • Help for those living with heart failure

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