Life & Health


Learn how to live with and manage your diabetes

Published on December 15, 2014

Join members of Mount Nittany Health's diabetes team for an important class series aimed to teach you and your loved ones how to live with and manage your diabetes.

Mount Nittany Medical Center's "Life with Diabetes" program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for quality self-management education, and is intended for individuals with diabetes, pre-diabetes or those at risk of getting diabetes.

Classes are held Monday afternoons, February 2 and February 16, from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Mount Nittany Health Diabetes Network, 120 Radnor Road, upper level...

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Proper backpack fit can prevent future problems

Published on December 8, 2014 By Craig Collison, MD, pediatrics, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Have you looked at your child's backpack lately? Kids often find themselves loaded down as they shuttle back and forth with homework, lunches, musical instruments and sports equipment in tow. Many children carry their needed items in their backpack. Backpacks are wonderful, but if misfit, overloaded, or worn incorrectly they may cause undue stress on a child’s back and shoulders.

This stress can lead to back, neck or shoulder pain, as well as tingling and numbness in the arms and hands. Children do not always complain of these symptoms, but their actions may indicate they are hav...

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Diagnosing concussion

Published on December 5, 2014 By Susan Ososkie, MS, CRNP, NP-C, occupational health, Mount Nittany Physician Group

We’ve all seen it before: a football player takes a hard hit directly to the head as the crowd winces and shares a collective “Oohhh.” All concussions involve a blow to the head, either by a moving object or by rapidly accelerating into a stationary object. Unfortunately, diagnosing concussions can be hard to do, but to keep workers healthy, it’s important to know the basics.

Head injuries in the workplace generally occur as a result of slip and fall injuries, motor vehicle accidents, or by being hit with an object within the workplace (wrench, screwdriver, shelf, r...

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  • Learn how to live with and manage your diabetes
  • Proper backpack fit can prevent future problems
  • Diagnosing concussion





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