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September 1, 2013

Local News in Brief | City police investigate wreck on Bedford St.

— Johnstown police were investigating a two-vehicle accident reported at 5:05 p.m. Sunday on Bedford Street.

Cambria 911 officials said one person was transported to Memorial Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries.

Blood screenings available in region

A series of multiphasic blood screenings will be conducted by Windber Medical Center throughout the region this month.

Screenings are scheduled Saturday at Beka House in Boswell; Sept. 14 at the Richland Township Municipal Building, 322 Schoolhouse Road; and Sept. 21 at the Cambria County Christian School in Mundys Corner.

Each of the events will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. A 12- to 14-hour fast is recommended before the screening.

The cost of a screening is $30. Additional tests offered include PSA for $20 and hemoglobin A1C for $20.

To schedule an appointment, call 467-3961. Walk-ins are welcome.

Registrations due for health conference

Registration is required before Friday for the annual Rural Telehealth and Advanced Technologies Conference at St. Francis University in Loretto.

The university’s Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas will hold the forum from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness on campus.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be Susan Wieczorek, executive director of the Cambria-Somerset Council for Education and an assistant professor at Pitt-Johnstown. She will speak on “Humor in the Medical Encounter,” which will identify approaches to incorporating humor within medical settings and the proper use of humor in connecting with patients.

The conference is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists, and may be of interest to psychologists, social workers and licensed professional counselors, the organizers said.

The conference fee of $100 includes the availability of continuing education credits, refreshments and lunch.

Conference attendees can earn up to 6.5 credit hours of continuing education based on their participation and credentials.

For more information or to register, contact 472-3389 or visit

Nature reserve earns classroom certification

The Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College in Latrobe has earned national certification as a Nature Explore Classroom from Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation.

The reserve joins a network of organizations and institutions that have created effective nature-based outdoor learning environments for children.

For more information on Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, visit

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