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Healthy bones as you age

Published on April 24, 2014 By Aaron Dawes, MD, family medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group

As we age, bone loss becomes more common. Osteoporosis and osteopenia (the precursor to osteoporosis) are the medical terms associated with thinning and weakening bones, which can lead to fractures, disabilities, and hefty medical bills. The good news, however, is that there’s plenty you can do to ensure healthy bones as you age.

There are critical nutrients essential to bone health as we get older. We’re all familiar that calcium helps build strong bones, but the real key is a combination of calcium and vitamin D. Vitamin D helps the body to absorb and process the calcium we c...

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Stroke and You: Learn. Empower. Prevent.

Published on April 21, 2014

HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital and Mount Nittany Health invite you to join us for a free community presentation from Richard Allatt, MD, medical director, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, and Pete Roy, MD, neurology, Mount Nittany Physician Group, in honor of National Stroke Awareness Month.

Each year, around 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke, which means, on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Learning the risk factors and making the best lifestyle choices can empower you to prevent a stroke.

Stroke and You: Learn. Empower. P...

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Quality diabetes care services at Mount Nittany Health

Published on April 17, 2014

In the United States, 25.8 million people have diabetes, a serious group of diseases that affect the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin.

Every day at Mount Nittany Health, staff and physicians are taking strides to make people healthier by focusing on diabetes prevention, management and education through comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services.

Most recently, Mount Nittany Medical Center received Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes. Through diligent planning, collaboration and dedication, the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval&t...

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  • Quality diabetes care services at Mount Nittany Health





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