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Exercising while pregnant: keeping you and baby healthy

Published on April 24, 2017 By Jessica Shuman, MD, OB/GYN, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Pregnancy might seem like a great time to kick back and take it easy in terms of exercise, but getting up and moving is probably more important for you and your baby than you think. You should not be afraid to exercise while pregnant, as long as you’re taking the proper precautions.

Numerous exercise benefits exist, including helping to prevent or ease back pain, boosting your energy levels and reducing stress, helping you sleep better, preventing excessive weight gain and helping you get your shape back more quickly after childbirth. Additionally, by staying active, you may be able t...

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Q&A with Virginia Wray, DO, CNSC, bariatric medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Published on April 18, 2017

For some, the journey to a healthy weight is a bit more challenging and may require extra help. Individuals struggling to lose weight, with a body type that is medically considered to be significantly overweight, can often benefit from consultation with a bariatric medicine provider. Meet Virginia Wray, DO, CNSC, bariatric medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group.

Q: Bariatric medicine is a newly introduced Physician Group service. Can you tell readers a bit about what this specialty entails? A: When many people think about this line of medicine, they immediately think of bariatric surgery,...

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The role of a Children’s Advocacy Center

Published on April 10, 2017 By Kristina Taylor-Porter, MA, executive director, Children's Advocacy Center of Centre County, Mount Nittany Health

The Children's Advocacy of Centre County, Mount Nittany Health, has provided a valuable a service to children and families in our area for the past three years, yet many people not familiar with the center’s model may wonder exactly how one operates.

The primary goal of any Children’s Advocacy Center is to coordinate investigative and intervention services by bringing together representatives from multiple disciplines working collaboratively on behalf of children who have experienced or witnessed abuse, neglect or other serious crimes.

Referrals to the Children’s Advoc...

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  • Exercising while pregnant: keeping you and baby healthy
  • Q&A with Virginia Wray, DO, CNSC, bariatric medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group
  • The role of a Children’s Advocacy Center

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