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Doctors’ Day celebrates dedication, commitment necessary to keep people healthy

Published on March 29, 2015

To become a doctor, dedication and commitment to making people healthy are essential. From medical school, to residencies, fellowships, board certifications, the education and learning are a priority. But when one patient’s life is changed for the better, that’s when doctors say it’s all worth it.

On March 30, doctors across the globe are celebrated during National Doctors’ Day.  Locally, Mount Nittany Health is taking the time to celebrate the doctors across our region.

We’re recognizing the more than 250 credentialed physicians who help keep the people...

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Is this illness or injury work related?

Published on March 26, 2015 By Scott DeHart, MD, PhD, medical director, occupational health, Mount Nittany Physician Group

As an occupational medicine practitioner, one of the most frequent questions that I am asked by employers is whether the injury or illness of their employee is work related or not. Unfortunately, in all but the most obvious cases, the answer is often in the gray zone, but workers’ compensation laws demand an unequivocal yes or no answer.

If someone cuts himself on a sharp tool at work or slips and falls on a wet floor, then the answer is fairly obvious. However, this is not so much the case with the injuries known as cumulative trauma disorders (CTD), such as carpal tunnel syndrome,...

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The role of a breast health navigator

Published on March 23, 2015 By Angelique Cygan, RN, breast health navigator at Mount Nittany Medical Center

Did you attend the Pink Zone game earlier this month at the Bryce Jordan Center? If you did – or maybe more so if you did not – you might be interested to learn a little bit more about what this special organization is, the important community agencies that are fortunate enough to partner with them, and what resources are offered for community members like yourself.

The Pennsylvania Pink Zone is a partnership with Penn State Lady Lion Basketball created to promote breast cancer awareness and empower survivors through year-round efforts to raise funds. 

Monies raised suppo...

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  • Doctors’ Day celebrates dedication, commitment necessary to keep people healthy
  • Is this illness or injury work related?
  • The role of a breast health navigator





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