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Rides to Remember Rides to Remember
79 weeks ago - Town and gown
Breast cancer. These two simple yet terrifying words heard by many women and their families and friends are never cause for celebration. But thanks to a partnership between Fullington Trail- ways, the Penn State Lady Lions basketball team, and the Penn State Pink Zone, breast cancer survivors across [Read More]
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Lemont Man Treated for Exposure to Rabies Lemont Man Treated for Exposure to Rabies
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
The unidentified man was reportedly in bed when he heard a noise. When he got out of bed the bat bit him on the top of his foot. This is the second time this summer that someone in our area has been bitten by a rabid animal. [Read More]

Patton Township Man Honored for Donor History as Red Cross Faces Shortage Patton Township Man Honored for Donor History as Red Cross Faces Shortage
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"Once I found out I had O negative blood and I was a universal donor I felt the leading of the Lord and the need to help people," says Dick Straw, regular donor. [Read More]

State College Spikes Will Paint the Park Pink State College Spikes Will Paint the Park Pink
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
The State College Spikes will help raise money for breast cancer treatment, while honoring survivors and those suffering from the illness, during its upcoming "Paint the Park Pink" event. [Read More]

His Name Was Dominic His Name Was Dominic
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In terms that are rarely used today, he was identified by the system as "incorrigible." His family, concerned for his safety, their safety and his mental health, had him committed to a short-term treatment facility such as St. Francis, from which he was eventually transferred to the state facility [Read More]

Construction for New Veterans Affairs Clinic Underway, Slated to Open in 2015 Construction for New Veterans Affairs Clinic Underway, Slated to Open in 2015
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
The State College clinic saw just over 4,000 patients with about 15,500 separate appointments in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, according to figures released by the Altoona VA. [Read More]

Why Kids Should Avoid a Caffeine High   Why Kids Should Avoid a Caffeine High
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
“The risks are typically higher in children because their brains are still developing,” Mahr says. “There is not a lot known about brain development and neurocircuitry, or how the introduction of a substance (such as caffeine) may affect it.” [Read More]

How to Prevent Lawn Mower Injuries Involving Children How to Prevent Lawn Mower Injuries Involving Children
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Children are typically hurt when their feet and legs are caught by the blades after falling near or from the mowers. Hennrikus says the most common injury is a severe laceration or partial amputation of the lower body. [Read More]

VA says State College Clinic Meets Standards VA says State College Clinic Meets Standards
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
The Altoona VA health system includes a medical center in Altoona and outpatient clinics in Johnstown, DuBois and State College. Together, the facilities saw 24,816 patients in the 2012-2013 fiscal year for a total of 213,448 appointments. [Read More]

Seniors: Walk Your Way to Better Health Seniors: Walk Your Way to Better Health
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
More than 25 years of research has shown that walking may be the single best exercise you can do to improve your health. It burns calories (about 100 for every mile you walk) which will help you lose weight, it builds endurance, enhances muscle tone and it doesn't pound your joints. [Read More]

Become an Organ Donor, Save a Life Become an Organ Donor, Save a Life
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
Yearly, there are between 17,000 and 18,000 patients waiting for a liver and an average of only 6,500 become available. "The whole allocation process is based on the sickest first, and even then we can't seem to save all of them because a donor may not become available for a specific person." [Read More]

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