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Interview with the Hunter's Safety Interview with Rich Kelley, pre-hospital clinical supervisor at Mount Nittany Medical Center

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Medical Minute 1:48

"Dave Kurten: The 3WZ Medical Minute is brought to you by Mount Nittany Medical Center. Mount Nittany, Life Forward. Well, soon the weather will be getting cooler and many Pennsylvanians will  be heading into the woods for hunting, but there are some health issues we need to keep in mind, and Mount Nittany’s doing a screening coming up. Our guest is Rich Kelley, pre-hospital clinical supervisor. Thanks for joining us today.

Rich Kelley: Thank You.

Dave Kurten: Rich, why is it important for hunters to be screened for health issues?

Rich Kelley: Well, hunting can be a strenuous activity from walking over the rough terrain in the woods to carrying game out of the woods and the adrenaline rush of the successful hunt. All of these can cause a strain and a stress on the hunter’s heart and their overall health. What we’re offering is a basic health screening that will be available on Saturday, September 11th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM at Mount Nittany Medical Center. The hunters should use entrance “E” which is located in the back of the Medical Center. No appointment is necessary; the only thing that you need to bring is a valid hunting license.

Dave Kurten: What tests are conducted during the hunters health screening?

Rich Kelley: Well, the tests that we offer are a blood sugar screening, to try to see your potential for being a diabetic, cholesterol screening, blood pressure check, EKG, hearing test, vision test, skin cancer prevention information, joint replacement information, and there may even be a representative from the Pennsylvania Game Commission on hand.

Dave Kurten: Which issues are most important for a hunter to be aware of before heading out into the woods?

Rich Kelley: You should always hunt with a partner, or at least let somebody know where you’re going. Of course, never mix alcohol with hunting. And then, if you’re somebody who hunts from a tree stand, always remember to use a harness.

Dave Kurten: Where can community members get more information about the hunters health screening?

Rich Kelley: Well, they can visit our website at www.mountnittany.org, or by calling my office at 231-7054.

Dave Kurten: Rich Kelley, pre-hospital clinical supervisor at Mount Nittany Medical Center has been our guest on this edition of the Medical Minute. Thanks for your time.

Rich Kelley: Thank You.

Dave Kurten: The 3WZ Medical Minute is brought to you by Mount Nittany Medical Center. Mount Nittany, Life Forward."  

 

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