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During Antibiotics Awareness Week, what you may not know about penicillin allergy

Published on November 15, 2018 By Faoud Ishmael, MD, PhD, Mount Nittany Physician Group Allergy & Immunology

Since the early 1940s, penicillin – a group of antibiotics that attack a range of bacteria – has been widely prescribed by doctors for the treatment of many common, as well as, more serious infections. The first line of treatment for many infections, penicillin works by interfering with bacteria cell walls and is so commonly used, in fact, that most Americans will have had at least one course of the drug by the time they are adults.

Just the facts Simply put, the discovery and manufacturing of penicillin changed the face of medicine. And while these drugs have saved millions of...

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Mount Nittany Health inclement weather alert: Closings for November 15

Published on November 15, 2018

Due to the inclement weather, the following locations will close at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018:

All Mount Nittany Physician Group practices Lab and imaging services at Mount Nittany Physician Group locations Sleep medicine services at Mount Nittany Health – Sieg Neuroscience Center Includes closure of sleep clinic on Thursday night Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center Mount Nittany Health Center for Wound Care Includes Diabetes Foot Clinic and Orthotics Mount Nittany Health Pain Management Center Mount Nittany Medical Center outpatient programs: Mount Nittany Health cardi...

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Preparing for a safe, healthy winter

Published on November 14, 2018 By Rich Kelley, NREMT-P, EMS clinical supervisor, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Before the snow piles up around us, here are a few tips to safely get through the next several months:

Always dress for the weather. Layer clothing so that you can adapt to different environments. During extreme temperature events, remember that exposed skin can be compromised in minutes.

The body’s normal temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Every person’s body works hard to maintain that temperature. When the body temperature begins to fall, the body begins to shiver in an effort to produce more body heat. However, when the person’s body temperature falls faster than...

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  • During Antibiotics Awareness Week, what you may not know about penicillin allergy
  • Mount Nittany Health inclement weather alert: Closings for November 15
  • Preparing for a safe, healthy winter

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