Achieving Your Optimal State of Health

From Generations Magazine Seventh Issue By Lannette M. Fetzer Women are the foundation of the family. They have meticulous trouble shooting abilities, excellent critical thinking skills, and often place the needs of others before their own. The goal of this article is to assist women in achie ...

Women of Conemaugh Nason Medical Center

From Generations Magazine Seventh Issue In recent years, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center has been breaking the mold in healthcare delivery – in several ways. While women make up the majority of the healthcare workforce, studies show that women make up only one-third of executi ...

The Well Woman Visit

One of the most important steps women of all ages should take is to schedule an annual well woman visit. A well woman visit is a physical exam typically performed by your primary care provider or a gynecologist, a specialist in women’s health. The purpose of the exam is to get a picture of your ove ...

Lifestyle and Risk Reduction

Taking positive steps to change your lifestyle can lead to prevention of heart-related health conditions and cardiovascular disease. At Cardiology Associates of Altoona, L.L. P., their team of cardiologists is committed to educating and assisting their patients to enhance their life quality. Whether ...

Conemaugh Mason Medical Center Wants to Help Prevent Strokes

Millions of brain cells die each minute a stroke goes untreated.  Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women each year (in comparison, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for men). Because in general women live longer than men, stroke will have a more negative impact on their lives. ...

Q&A Ask the Expert: Jill Murphy, MD, PhD

Plastic Surgery: Is It for You? A positive self-image can help people feel more confident in their work and relationships, and has even been linked to an improved quality of life. Board-certified plastic surgeon Jill Murphy, MD, PhD, of UPMC Altoona Plastic Surgery, answers questions often asked by ...

Women in Medicine

By G. M. Zlupko, MD The image of the physician has changed greatly over the last half-century.  Primarily a male bastion it has become increasingly influenced by women. Fully one-third of the physicians in America today are women. They account for 61% of the pediatricians and 51% of the obstetricia ...