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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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WindberCare Physicians Welcomes Jackie Springer, CRNP

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Jackie Springer, CRNP to WindberCare Physicians. She joins David Bencie, MD; Lakshmi Madduru, MD; Ralph Aiken, CRNP; and Michelle Corle, CRNP and began seeing patients this month.

Together they specialize in family and internal medicine and are dedicated to …

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pulmonary rehab week

Pulmonary Rehab Week – March 13-19

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, “Moving More, Breathing Better,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome shortness of breath and …

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colorectal cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colorectal cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, …

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Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. Delivers $47,500 Donation to JMBCC

The Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. (GNOAI) committee presented a check for $47,500, their largest donation to date, to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Each year the committee hosts an annual fundraising dinner that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. After being …

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 2022

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is February 13-19. 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 heart …

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Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Turns 20

There is a famous Margaret Mead quote that says, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Nothing could be truer about the small group of local folks who believed that a breast care center in the small town of Windber, …

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February is American Heart Month

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others.

Heart disease is …

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ge Girls Volleyball Check Presentation

Portage Volleyball donates $500 to JMBCC

The Portage Area School District volleyball team held a Pink out game, sold t-shirts, and collected donations at the door. They raised a total of $500 to support breast cancer awareness and the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. Their charitable support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for …

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Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Welcomes Tracey Eckenrod, CRNP

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Tracey Eckenrod, CRNP to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC). She joins breast specialists Trudi Brown, MD and Deborah Sims, MD and began seeing patients this month.

As a nurse practitioner, Eckenrod provides follow-up care for patients with breast problems, …

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