Life & Health


Why choose an occupational health professional?

Published on June 26, 2017 By Susan Ososkie, CRNP, MS, NP-C, occupational health, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Injury, illness and the related expenses due to lost productivity can be detrimental to any employer, large or small. This is why controlling occupational illnesses and injuries is a top priority for many companies. While keeping employees safe and healthy may seem like a daunting process, it’s important to know that there are healthcare professionals who specialize in just that: occupational health and wellness.

Occupational health professionals are uniquely qualified to assess and treat illness and injuries that occur within the context of the workplace. In addition to working colla...

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Weight loss support group helps members navigate journey

Published on June 21, 2017

Join dietitians from Mount Nittany Health for a no-cost support group to help navigate people through their weight loss journey.

The next weight loss support group will be held on July 10 and will continue to meet on the second Monday of every other month (September 11, and November 13), from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in conference rooms 2 and 3, ground floor, Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Topics that will be discussed include:

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The importance of skin cancer screening and prevention

Published on June 9, 2017 By Kristin Sides, BS, certified patient navigator, cancer program, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Skin cancer is the most common cancer that anyone will face and one of the only cancers that can be seen on the surface of the skin. Yet, one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime and one person dies from the deadliest form of skin cancer – melanoma – every hour.

Skin cancer prevention There are many precautions that anyone can take to protect themselves from the sun’s damaging rays and reduce their risk of developing skin cancer. No matter the season, be sure to follow these preventative measures:

Do not burn. Seek the shade, especially b...

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  • Why choose an occupational health professional?
  • Weight loss support group helps members navigate journey
  • The importance of skin cancer screening and prevention





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