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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is February 14-20. Join us to celebrate the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab plays an important role in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease and improving quality of life for patients and their families. Cardiac rehab combines exercise training, proper nutrition, and education to help those with …Read More
In the United States a heart attack is occurring every 49 seconds. According to the CDC, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women totaling over 655,000 lives lost each year.
Men, more so than women may have no symptoms with a “silent” heart attack. Many will …Read More
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month–the perfect opportunity for women to start 2021 thinking about screening, prevention, and getting their overall health exams back on track.
“2020 has been a rough year all around and we fear many women may have put off important health screenings due to COVID-19,” says Erin Goins, Director of Women’s …Read More