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Mount Nittany Health, Pink Zone and the Lady Lions team up to honor breast cancer survivors, benefit area agencies

Published on February 13, 2017 By Angelique Cygan, RN, breast health navigator at Mount Nittany Medical Center

Break out your pink shirts and make plans to attend this year’s Play4Kay game, Sunday, February 26, at the Bryce Jordan Center, as the Penn State Lady Lion basketball team hosts the 11th annual Pink Zone game. With tipoff time set for 2:00 pm, the Lady Lions will take on top rival, Michigan, honoring breast cancer survivors and those who care for them. The game is a day of celebrating breast cancer survivorship, the advancement of cancer care and steps toward the cure of breast cancer. Community members are invited to join the celebration.

Since its inception 11 years ago, P...

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What to know about RSV

Published on January 31, 2017 By Craig Collison, MD, pediatrics, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Right now, the flu and other contagious illnesses, such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and gastrointestinal viruses are widespread throughout the community. RSV is a virus that causes the common cold in adults and older children. Young children are especially susceptible to RSV, and will have had it at least once by the time they are two.

RSV spreads very quickly, especially in daycares or schools. Being near someone with RSV that coughs, sneezes or blows his or her nose can transmit the virus. You can also get it by shaking hands, kissing or touching someone that is infected, especia...

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When cheering affects hearing: What to know about sporting events and dangerous noise levels

Published on January 23, 2017 By Daniel Bigart, AuD, CCC-A, audiology, Mount Nittany Physician Group

With Super Bowl LI and the Daytona 500 right around the corner, more than 70,000 football fans and 100,000 race fans are expected to pack NRG Stadium in Houston and the Daytona International Speedway in Florida to root for their favorite team or driver.  While spirits are sure to be high, so will levels of crowd noise, such as cheering, yelling, chanting or the roaring of 40 racecars driving 190 miles per hour, all of which are harmful to our sense of hearing.

Hearing health specialists say that repeated exposure to ambient sounds louder than 85 decibels are potentially hazardous.

Nois...

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  • Mount Nittany Health, Pink Zone and the Lady Lions team up to honor breast cancer survivors, benefit area agencies
  • What to know about RSV
  • When cheering affects hearing: What to know about sporting events and dangerous noise levels

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