Penn Highlands Clearfield to Build Medical Facility in Philipsburg

Walk-in clinic, expanded diagnostics among new services planned PHILIPSBURG – Penn Highlands Clearfield, a subsidiary of Penn Highlands Healthcare, has announced that construction will soon be under way for its new medical facility in Moshannon Valley. The Moshannon Valley...
Posted On 30 Sep 2014

Scientists May Have Found An Early Sign Of Pancreatic Cancer

BY CHRISTINE SLUSSER, Newsy While any cancer diagnosis is devastating, pancreatic cancer can be especially so. It’s the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. The cancer is very hard to detect. According to the National Cancer Institute, there aren’t...
Posted On 29 Sep 2014

Rice Honored at Historical Society Banquet

DUBOIS – Dr. Jeffrey Rice was presented with the DuBois Area Historical Society’s first Champion of History Award during its 32nd annual dinner held Sept. 18 at Christ Lutheran Church, DuBois. Society President Ruth Gregori made the presentation to Rice for extraordinary...
Posted On 29 Sep 2014

Community Invited to Breast Cancer Banquet

ALTOONA – Community members are invited to attend the third annual Breast Cancer Banquet co-sponsored by SouthernCare Hospice and the Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute. The event is being held in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The event...
Posted On 29 Sep 2014

Preparing Yourself for “The Talk:” Tips for Discussing Healthy Sexuality

By April Fleck Prevention Education Coordinator, PASSAGES Inc. October is Family Sexuality Education Month. If you’ve never heard of this before, you’re probably in good company. Sexuality is a topic that parents typically stand clear of until it’s absolutely necessary to discuss...
Posted On 29 Sep 2014

Local Man’s Rehab Experience Helps Him Pay It Forward

PLEASANT GAP – Stroke rehabilitation patient, Elroy Dixon, 68, of Morrisdale is very determined.  “I think that’s one reason he’s improving so quickly,” his son, Alfred Dixon, R.N., says. Alfred, also from Morrisdale, knows all about rehabilitation.  Twenty years ago, he...
Posted On 28 Sep 2014

Community Invited to Tyrone Hospital’s 60th Anniversary Event

TYRONE – Tyrone Hospital will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a community picnic and event. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held on the Tyrone Regional Health Network campus in Tyrone from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 4. “We are a community hospital that...
Posted On 28 Sep 2014

HealthSouth Kicks Off National Rehabilitation Week with Community Friends

PLEASANT GAP – HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Pleasant Gap invited community friends, including Helpmates Inc. and Clearfield Community Nurses, to help kick off National Rehabilitation Week, Sept. 21–27. HealthSouth’s employees are honoring the week...
Posted On 27 Sep 2014

The Medical Minute: Emergency Planning Starts at Home – But Extends Beyond

Preparedness for an emergency or disaster begins at home. That’s the message officials are trying to convey during September, which is National Preparedness Month. “All families should have the same focus by having an emergency kit, a prepared vehicle and a plan,” said Scott...
Posted On 27 Sep 2014

Help Feed Seniors Now™ During Hunger Action Month

CLEARFIELD – At least one in nine seniors is at-risk of going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and medical care, according to Feeding America. In September, National Hunger Action Month, Comfort Keepers® in...
Posted On 26 Sep 2014