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Quality sleep during troubling times

Published on July 6, 2020 By Joseph Cable, DO, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Sleep is a critical piece of physical and mental health. With all the change, uncertainty, and stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing difficulty sleeping. There are several concrete steps you can take to improve your sleep during this troubling time.

First, it’s important to recognize that challenges with your sleep right now are understandable. Many of our patients report often going to bed later than usual, and getting up later, as a result of being out of work, even temporarily. Our normal routines have been disrupted with school closures, working...

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Mount Nittany Health’s Karen Meholic recipient of the Patriot Award

Published on June 29, 2020

On June 25, Karen Meholic, practice manager, Mount Nittany Physician Group, was awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Patriot Award by William J. Burkhard, LTC, US Army, and North Central Area Chair, Pennsylvania Committee, ESGR.

Meholic was nominated for the award by Ashley Bowser, PA-C, Mount Nittany Physician Group Hospitalist and first lieutenant, Army National Guard. Bowser nominated Karen for her, “outstanding support of her as a Citizen Soldier in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.”

“Our thanks go out to Karen for her support of Ash...

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Making sense of COVID-19 diagnostic testing

Published on June 22, 2020 By Faoud Ishmael, MD, PhD, Mount Nittany Physician Group Allergy & Immunology

Antibody tests, PCR tests, blood tests, nasal swab tests, rapid tests, at home tests – What do these mean and how do we make sense of testing? There are currently 100 COVID-19 diagnostic tests that have been granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The large number of tests on the market has created confusion, as it is often not clear when, why, or what type of testing is being used when we hear about COVID testing in the news.

In order to interpret the results from these tests, it is important to understand what they measure as well as limit...

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  • Quality sleep during troubling times
  • Mount Nittany Health’s Karen Meholic recipient of the Patriot Award
  • Making sense of COVID-19 diagnostic testing

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