Regional News from WTAJ
There's concern that a recent visit to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh by members of the Penguins team, could have spread the mumps virus to young patients. Dr. Sullivan says, "it would depend on the timing of the exposure, whether these hockey players had the infection from another source before they went over there to see the children."
The Altoona physician says it's very important to be vaccinated against the mumps, although your immunity can wane over time. He says mumps can be a serious illness in adults, even leading to sterility.
In our region, the survey showed higher than expected death rates at Conemaugh Memorial for CHF, COPD, stroke, and kidney failure, at UPMC hospitals in Altoona and Bedford, for acute kidney failure and at UPMC Altoona for infectious pneumonia.Mount Nittany Medical Center had a higher than expected death rate for CHF.
Geisinger Medical Center, JC Blair Memorial Hospital, Lock Haven Hospital, and Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital had a higher than expected rate of death for stroke. JC Blair had a lower than expected death rate for septicemia.
The report evaluates hospitals in Pa. on 17 medical conditions and surgical procedures. The report contains hospital-specific information about volume of cases, mortality, readmissions and charges for patients admitted to all general acute care and most specialty general acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania.
BELLEFONTE, CENTRE COUNTY - County leaders voted Tuesday to allocate more than $150,000 for bride repairs in Centre County.
The money will come from Act 13 bridge funding as local match funding for the replacement of five local bridges.They include ones in Worth and Curtin Townships along with the Howard and Snow Shoe areas.
Reconstruction of these bridges will begin in the next year or two.
Each bridge project is allocated a different amount of money:
Worth Township: $50,000Curtin Township/Howard Area: $25,000Snow Shoe Township: $30,000
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