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    Directions to Mount Nittany Medical Center in event/football traffic

    Please follow this plan developed by Mount Nittany Medical Center's Security Department, State College Police Department and the Pennsylvania State University Police Department to assist the public and Medical Center staff accessing the Medical Center during football game weekends.

    Download the directions and corresponding map here to get to Orchard Road from State College, Bellefonte, Port Matilda and I-99 West.

    Police will not permit traffic on Orchard Road to get backed up at the Park Avenue stop sign. All traffic will be directed onto Park Avenue toward the Medical Center.

    If you have traffic problems somewhere other than Orchard Road and you have a cell phone, call 911. Give your name, exact location, destination (Medical Center), make, model, and color of your vehicle. If possible, a police officer will be sent to escort you to the Medical Center. When you see the police officer, get out of your car and wave so that he/she can identify you. Please use this privilege in extreme emergencies only.


    Dealing with separation anxiety

    Published on October 2, 2015 By Craig Collison, MD, pediatrics, Mount Nittany Physician Group

    Separation anxiety occurs when a child becomes emotionally upset when a parent or caregiver leaves for a period of time, whether it’s minutes or several hours. A child may cry, cling to you, or throw a tantrum if he or she feels they will not see you again. Severe anxiety can even evoke physical responses such as nausea or stomachaches. Separation anxiety can affect children at several different stages in life. At four to nine months of age, babies begin to understand object permanence, and may become upset if you leave the room. Toddlers aged 15 to 18 months may also display signs of...

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