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Understanding how your heart rate impacts fitness and heart health

Published on January 14, 2019 By Anthony Cardell, MD, executive director and chief medical officer, Mount Nittany Physician Group

It is important for everyone to understand heart rate especially as it relates to physical fitness. Because a lot of New Year’s resolutions include a fitness or wellness component, now is a great time for a refresher of a few key terms and how they can be important tools in determining your overall heart health.

Pulse: Your pulse is the number of times your heart beats in one minute. It varies from person to person. It is lower when you are at rest and increases when you exercise.

Resting heart rate: This is when your heart rate (also called pulse) is slowest and the heart is pum...

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Mammography FAQs

Published on January 7, 2019

Let’s be honest, scheduling a mammogram isn’t exactly something most women look forward to. With the conflicting information many of us hear about what age we should be screened, how often we should be screened, and what type of mammogram to get, it’s no wonder it’s a task that all too often falls to the bottom of the to-do list.

At Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center, we find that a patient’s reluctance to get a mammogram often stems from a lack of answers to some common questions about the procedure. Myself and my colleague, Allison Yingling, MD, as well...

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Team Ream Fund benefits cancer patients

Published on December 27, 2018

State College native Brandon Ream, a former football player at The Pennsylvania State University and the son of Camp Woodward founder Gary Ream, passed away after a battle with bone cancer in 2013 at the age of 29.

To honor his memory and help support those facing similar challenges, Brandon’s wife, Samantha, and their family, established a Team Ream Fund through the Mount Nittany Health Foundation. The mission of the Team Ream Fund is to assist the everyday lives of financially disadvantaged in State College and surrounding areas who have been affected by cancer and other serious med...

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  • Understanding how your heart rate impacts fitness and heart health
  • Mammography FAQs
  • Team Ream Fund benefits cancer patients

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