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Communicating with someone who has hearing loss

Published on January 29, 2015 By Leslie Purcell, AuD, audiology, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Communication is the key element to all human activities and relationships. Hearing technology has greatly advanced over the past 10 years and that technology is now more natural and seamless than ever before. However, even with the best technology, it is important to remember that good communication depends on a few key skills. If you have a friend or loved one with hearing loss, a few key communication strategies can help improve your conversation. 

Talk face to face Always make eye contact with the person with whom you are speaking. It is easier to hear when you can see facial expr...

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Sprains versus breaks in kids: how to tell if it’s a broken bone or just a sprain

Published on January 26, 2015 By Caryl Waite, PA-C, pediatrics, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Sprains and broken bones happen to kids all year round, including the winter months. Whether an injury occurs from sledding or from a fall walking across an icy driveway, unless you are blessed with the powers of Superman and his X-ray vision, you won't be able to determine whether it’s a broken bone or if it is just a sprain. That being said, there are many clues that can help steer you toward a probable diagnosis.

Location: Pain and swelling that occur in the middle region of a bone (away from either joint) are more likely to indicate some type of break. Pain and swelling at a...

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Healthy Weight for Life: Weight loss/management class series

Published on January 21, 2015

Is one of your New Years resolutions to lose or manage weight? Registered dietitians from Mount Nittany Health are here to help you get on track toward feeling your best.

Healthy Weight for Life: Weight loss/management class series is held every Monday in March (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in conference rooms 2 and 3, on the ground floor of Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Each class will explore the many ways to reach weight goals, including how to live a healthy life. A pre-and-post program evaluation will be provided.

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  • Communicating with someone who has hearing loss
  • Sprains versus breaks in kids: how to tell if it’s a broken bone or just a sprain
  • Healthy Weight for Life: Weight loss/management class series

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