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Physician Assistants Filling a Vital Role in Central Pennsylvania Physician Assistants Filling a Vital Role in Central Pennsylvania
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
If you have visited your family doctor, chances are you have likely been cared for at one time or another by a physician assistant. They are trained medical professionals who serve under the supervision of a doctor and can do many of the same functions as physicians with the major exception of surgi [Read More]
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Understanding the Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure Understanding the Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Fashima Nasreen
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, remains one of the largest public health problems around the world. Although one-third of the U.S. population has hypertension, there is still a lack of awareness about the condition and how to prevent and manage it. [Read More]

Physician Assistants Filling a Vital Role in Central Pennsylvania Physician Assistants Filling a Vital Role in Central Pennsylvania
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
If you have visited your family doctor, chances are you have likely been cared for at one time or another by a physician assistant. They are trained medical professionals who serve under the supervision of a doctor and can do many of the same functions as physicians with the major exception of surgi [Read More]

Commissioners Spread Awareness of Suicide Prevention Commissioners Spread Awareness of Suicide Prevention
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, G. Kerry Webster
There are approximately 15 confirmed suicides in Centre County each year, and in an effort to bring awareness to the issue, the Centre County board of commissioners officially proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 10, as Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day and the month of September as Suicide Awareness and P [Read More]

Foxdale Village to Host Workshops for Local Therapists Working with Parkinson's Patients Foxdale Village to Host Workshops for Local Therapists Working with Parkinson's Patients
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Foxdale Village will host two two-day workshops for Parkinson's Wellness Recovery certification for area therapists and exercise specialists who work with Parkinson's patients. [Read More]

Mount Nittany to Open Physician Group Location in Philipsburg Mount Nittany to Open Physician Group Location in Philipsburg
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Mount Nittany Physician Group will expand its services to a new location in Philipsburg set to open in early 2017. [Read More]

The Dangerous Allure of Performance-Enhancing Drugs The Dangerous Allure of Performance-Enhancing Drugs
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Special to StateCollege.com
The list of substances that can mean the difference between winning and not winning is long, and includes everything from testosterone and anabolic steroids to red-cell boosters, depending on the effect you want. The drugs act on the body to enhance athletic performance by increasing muscle mass or [Read More]

Assessment Identifies Centre County Health Concerns Assessment Identifies Centre County Health Concerns
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Though Centre County is a generally healthy community, ranking fourth among Pennsylvania's 67 counties for health outcomes, issues of behavioral health, substance abuse and chronic disease are priorities to be addressed. [Read More]

County Seeking Grant Funding for Zika Virus County Seeking Grant Funding for Zika Virus
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - G. Kerry Webster
The Zika virus has found its way to the United States, and now Centre County is taking initial steps to begin monitoring the local mosquito populations just in case the virus reaches Pennsylvania. [Read More]

When to Get a Second Opinion When to Get a Second Opinion
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Special to StateCollege.com
Getting a second opinion for a medical condition isn't quite the same as cheating on your hairstylist. In fact, when it comes to complex or serious, life-threatening conditions, most doctors encourage second opinions. [Read More]

Meeting Addresses Heroin Epidemic Meeting Addresses Heroin Epidemic
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, G. Kerry Webster
As the heroin and opioid epidemic continues to sweep across America, the Centre County HOPE (Heroin/Opiate Prevention and Education) Initiative took its first steps in battle with a problem that has cost 43 Centre County residents their lives in the past 30 months. [Read More]

Know When to See a Specialist for Kidney Health Concerns Know When to See a Specialist for Kidney Health Concerns
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Kevin Roe
Identifying kidney disease early, before there has been significant loss of kidney function, allows for optimal management. This includes assessment and modification of risk factors for developing kidney disease, as well as appropriate use of screening blood and urine tests to detect abnormal kidney [Read More]

Conference to Focus on Instruction Methods for Children with Autism Conference to Focus on Instruction Methods for Children with Autism
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Instruction methods to help students with autism become more independent and developing skills to transition to postsecondary education and the workplace will be the focus at the 20th Annual National Autism Conference, Aug. 1-4 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. [Read More]

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