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Practicing mindfulness can improve mental and physical health

Published on May 25, 2015 By David Doll, psychiatric counselor, behavioral health, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Do you spend many of your days running on autopilot, stressed about managing everything you need to do and worrying constantly about the future? If so, learning mindfulness skills may be your answer to a less stressful and more satisfying life.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, defines mindfulness as the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.

This practice, also called m...

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Navigating workplace injuries – join us for a free workers’ compensation event on May 26

Published on May 18, 2015 By Scott DeHart, MD, PhD, medical director, occupational health, Mount Nittany Physician Group

If you’re an employer, especially in a smaller company, you are likely to find yourself confronted with a number of questions when an employee becomes injured.

Let’s imagine for a moment that you have an employee who slips on ice in your company parking lot and sprains her ankle. You may be wondering, “What do I have to do when the injured worker comes to me? Where do I send her? Do I send her to her family physician or to an emergency department? Should I have someone fill in her duties, or do I have alternative work that she can perform? What should I expect from the ph...

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