Category Archives for "Local health news"

Important Information Pertaining to the Momo Challenge

This is an informational message to make parents aware of the Momo Challenge, the latest trending internet meme that could be teaching your child how to commit suicide or harm themselves.   The PA Department of Education shared the attached article on this subject with the district.  The article suggests to supervise the games your child… […]

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JC Blair physician meets with U.S Congress Subcommittee to discuss poverty and opioid use in PA

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Dr. Rob Gillio of JC Blair Hospital met with with members of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management of the U.S Congress. The subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) of Somerset County. Dr. Gillio and twelve other leaders in economic development contributed to the […]

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A new future for healthcare in Huntingdon

How J.C Blair is addressing the national challenges on rural health facilities By EMMA HANNAN A familiar situation In a Huntingdon Chamber of Commerce event the morning of June 6, 2018, J.C Blair Hospital CEO Adam Dimm repeatedly assured the Huntingdon community that, come what may, the Hospital and Huntingdon were in “good hands”. J.C […]

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Project Win Mentorship Program for At-Risk Youth

By: Emma Hannan Students from Toni Bucynski’s Medical I and Medical II classes at Huntingdon Area High School class became Forces for Health in their community by identifying problems in their communities, designing solutions, and then enacting their ideas as real-life projects. The students presented and reflected on their experiences during the high school’s Med […]

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​”I’ve Got Your Back”

Huntingdon Area High School Student Medical Fair Station, Aevidum: “I’ve Got Your Back” Program for Suicide Prevention, Depression, and Mental Health Issues, presented May 2nd, 2018 By: Rachael Bernier These students inToni Bucynski’s Medical I and Medical II class at the Huntingdon Area High School were advocates for Force For Health in their school by […]

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JVHS Hoops for Healthy Hearts

BY: STORM D FRIDINGER, Force for Health Advocate Most people playing the sport of basketball only care about the scoreboard when the clock hits zero. A group of young men and women from Juniata Valley High School decided to make their game on February 2 bigger than who had the most points at the end of the […]

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