Life & Health


Manual lifting and pregnancy

Published on August 31, 2015 By Scott DeHart, MD, PhD, medical director, occupational health, Mount Nittany Physician Group

The increasing number of women in the workplace over the last 50 years has meant an increasing presence of women who are performing manual labor and lifting as a part of their jobs. This is in addition to the traditional presence of women in healthcare fields where lifting in hospitals and nursing homes has been routine. This raises the issue of what limits of lifting would be appropriate for employees who are pregnant and what risks this might entail for the health of mother and growing baby.

Historically, repetitive manual lifting has been associated with increased incidence of low back...

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Cosmetics Blog

Wedding ready skin

Published on August 27, 2015 By Lashelle Kuhlman, licensed aesthetician, reconstructive & cosmetic surgery, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Brides often ask how they can get their skin ready for their wedding day. I have a few tips on how to achieve your perfect skin for that big day. You really want to try to start a year in advance, depending on what you are looking to achieve with your skin. But if you don’t have that long, just enhance your skincare routine as soon as possible.

Great makeup starts with great skincare, and if you take care of your skin, your makeup will always look better and last longer. So start off by creating a core skincare routine that consists of cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. Cleansi...

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Keeping hunters healthy: tree stand safety and a free screening event

Published on August 24, 2015 By Rich Kelley, NREMT-P, EMS clinical supervisor, Mount Nittany Medical Center

The use of tree stands is a popular tool in hunting, as scouting from elevated stands has many advantages. Hunters position themselves in trees to improve their field of view and to reduce the chance of being detected by game. Hunting from tree stands can be more productive, but using them can also be very dangerous.

The proper use of tree stands and fall restraint equipment will help prevent injury or even death from such falls. Reduce the chance of a tree stand accident by following the tips below:

Scout preseason and locate good stand sites. Choose a tree that is straight and healthy....

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  • Keeping hunters healthy: tree stand safety and a free screening event





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