Dr. Paul Koberna Talks Salt at Heart Healthy Support Group


Dr. KobernaPLEASANT GAP, Pa. – Paul Koberna, M.D., FCCP, will discuss salt, its role in our diet and how sodium affects our health on Monday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m. at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Koberna’s presentation is part of HealthSouth Nittany Valley’s Heart Healthy Support Group, which is open to people with a heart failure diagnosis and their caregivers. The education-focused group is facilitated by Traci Curtorillo, certified rehabilitation registered nurse and heart failure program champion. “We know that education can empower people to take better care of themselves,” says Curtorillo. “This group uses a positive outlook to improve the lives of people with heart failure.”

HealthSouth Nittany Valley’s education for heart failure patients and their families includes topics such as sodium intake, nutrition, weight monitoring, medication management and more.  HealthSouth Nittany Valley has a Heart Failure Rehabilitation Program that has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the gold seal of approval in health care.

HealthSouth Nittany Valley’s Heart Healthy Support Group monthly meetings are free and open to the public. To reserve your space at this event, call Ryan Kramer at 814 359-5607.

For a complete list of HealthSouth Nittany Valley support groups, go to http://www.nittanyvalleyrehab.com/en/hospital-programs/support-groups.

About HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a 73-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Centre region and five surrounding counties, the hospital is located at 550 W. College Ave. in Pleasant Gap, and on the Web at www.nittanyvalleyrehab.com. Outpatient Clinics are located in Pleasant Gap, Mifflintown and Lewistown.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues, and number of hospitals. Operating in 28 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.

Source: HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

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