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Tasty, healthy school lunches to feed and fuel young minds

Published on September 18, 2014 By Jennifer Meder, RD, LDN, CNSC, clinical dietitian, Mount Nittany Medical Center

With the kids back in school, it’s time to think about school lunches again. As a parent, you may find it a bit challenging to come up with healthy and creative ideas for your child’s lunch box.

Here’s a quick list of a few delicious, nourishing lunches for children:

Turkey pita pockets: fill a whole-wheat pita with roasted turkey, spinach, yellow mustard, and cucumbers. Add a side of juicy grapes or watermelon. Soft chicken tacos: fill a whole-wheat soft taco shell with shredded chicken, a sprinkling of Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, and diced tomatoes. Finish with a dr...

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Free community film screening seeks to remove stigma of mental illness

Published on September 15, 2014

According to a community health needs survey conducted by Mount Nittany Health in 2013, Centre County residents reported an average of 3.3 days per year of “poor mental health,” which exceeds the national average of 2.2 days per year.

As part of a larger initiative to address mental health resources and education as a major community health priority, Mount Nittany Health is partnering with The State Theatre for a free community film screening.

The screening will be held Friday, October 3, at 7:00 pm as a kick-off to Mental Illness Awareness week, which begins October 5.

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You are not alone—tinnitus is a common and manageable problem

Published on September 11, 2014 By Leslie Purcell, AuD, audiology, Mount Nittany Physician Group

If you have ringing in the ears, you are not alone. At least one in 10 people experience this problem. Besides ringing, people can also aurally perceive chirping, hissing, buzzing, or roaring. The name for this persistent condition is tinnitus. My patients will tell you that it can be very, very annoying. But, there is hope.

If you suspect you have tinnitus, make an appointment with an audiologist for an examination as soon as possible. The purpose of the exam is to determine if there is a treatable medical condition causing the tinnitus. Some possible issues include jaw misalignment (TMJ...

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  • Tasty, healthy school lunches to feed and fuel young minds
  • Free community film screening seeks to remove stigma of mental illness
  • You are not alone—tinnitus is a common and manageable problem

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