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Subjects Needed for Saint Francis University Golf Research Study

We are looking for recreational golfers to participate in a research study. Subjects will fill out a questionnaire, go through a Titleist® Performance Institute movement screen, and then undergo DARI motion analysis for 10 golf swings. Subjects will then be given exercise recommendations and asked to return 6 weeks later for re-testing. Testing procedures will …

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Ann Harris Smith Foundation and CSSMCW Collaborate to Encourage Women to Screen One Screen All

Two area non-profit organizations, The Ann Harris Smith Foundation and Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW), are excited to announce their partnership to promote Screen One Screen All, an awareness campaign created to encourage women to schedule their health exams.

In January, after noticing that many women had delayed their regular screenings due to …

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National Nurses Month 2021

Last year, as part of the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” celebration, the American Nurses Association expanded National Nurses Week, traditionally celebrated from May 6 to May 12 each year, to a month-long celebration in May, giving us more opportunities to celebrate nursing.

The ANA has extended the Year of the Nurse and Midwife into …

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Cognition and Swallowing Among the Common Challenges Persisting for Many Americans After COVID-19

Speech-Language Pathologists Can Help Patients Regain Health and Quality of Life

With an estimated 10 to 30% of COVID-19 survivors experiencing “long-haul” symptoms including brain fog and swallowing difficulties, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber speech-language pathologist Shannon Butler is encouraging the public to seek care from qualified experts who can help them regain their functioning …

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1st Summit Bank Donates $1,000 to JMBCC

The employee foundation at 1st Summit Bank held a t-shirt sale and dress down days during the month of October to support breast cancer awareness and the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. Their $1,000 donation helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for …

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Sherri Spinos Promoted to Vice President of Nursing

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber is pleased to announce the promotion of Sherri Spinos, RN, BSN to Vice President of Nursing. This further expands her prior leadership role of Director and Nursing and Quality where she was responsible for management of the overall function of all nursing departments while ensuring quality patient care. In …

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Girls Night Out Altoona 2020

Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. Delivers $14K Donation to JMBCC

Members of the Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. (GNOAI) committee delivered a donation of $14,000 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Typically, each year the committee hosts an annual fundraising dinner that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 …

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children’s week, which then evolved into Autism Awareness Month (AAM).

This March, the Autism …

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April is Occupational Therapy Month

During April, Occupational Therapy Month recognizes all the benefits this specialized healthcare provides.

When injury strikes or long term wear of joints and muscles require rehabilitation, an occupational therapist provides the necessary exercises to get us back into our daily routines. Simply getting out of bed may be a challenge or moving from one position to …

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Pulmonary Rehab Week: March 14-20

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), aims to educate the community about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with chronic lung disease. This year’s theme, “A Breath Away From Better Health,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome shortness of breath …

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