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Living your best life with inflammatory bowel disease

Published on September 17, 2018 By Rachelle Hoover, CRNP, gastroenterology, Mount Nittany Physician Group

The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is used to describe the conditions—known as autoimmune gastrointestinal diseases—caused by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. The two forms, Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease, have some differences but are managed similarly. I believe the most important aspect of managing these complex medical disorders is being armed with reliable information from trustworthy medical sources. Developing a trusting relationship with your healthcare provider and remaining on chronic medical therapy as prescribed are also importan...

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Healthy Weight for Life class series to be held this fall

Published on September 10, 2018

Registered dietitians from Mount Nittany Health welcome you to attend their Healthy Weight for Life weight loss/management class series to learn how to lose or manage weight to help you feel your best.

The next Healthy Weight for Life class series will be held on Thursday evenings in October (4, 11, 18, 25) and November (1, 8) from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, in Mount Nittany Medical Center's Lecture Hall, 1800 East Park Avenue, State College.

Each class will explore the many ways to reach weight goals, including how to live a healthy life. A pre-and-post program evaluation will be provided. The...

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Solve your pain problem: What different types of pain can tell you

Published on August 27, 2018 By Craig Turner, general manager, Mount Nittany Health Fit for Play

When you have an ache or pain it can leave you scratching your head as to where the pain is truly coming from. Just because it hurts in that part of your leg or arm, doesn’t mean that is where the problem originates. Is it a disc, muscle strain or did you just plain overdo it? If you are suffering from back pain or neck pain, here are some questions it is important for you to answer, to determine the origins of your pain.

How long have you had your pain?

For example, acute low back (lumbar) pain may be because of a muscle strain. Chronic low back pain is typical of restricted joints,...

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