Life & Health


The healing power of pets

Published on May 13, 2018 By David Doll, psychiatric counselor, behavioral health, Mount Nittany Medical Center

In 1859, Florence Nightingale wrote, “A small pet is an excellent companion for the sick, the long chronic cases especially.” Recent studies and observations from health professionals agree. Many older adults are lonely, resulting in depression that can also lead to physical problems. Having a pet helps its owner focus on something other than his health concerns and negative preoccupation with loss or aging.

Research has also shown that owning a pet can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase social interaction and physical activity. One study at the University of Miss...

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Giving the gift of life: The importance of organ donation

Published on April 23, 2018 By Matt Golemboski, MSN, RN, critical care supervisor, Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Mount Nittany Health participates in HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge

Since 2014, Mount Nittany Health has partnered in the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Donate Life Hospital Campaign. The campaign, which encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ donation awareness and designations within their hospital and community, is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), and Gift of Life Donor Program (GOL).

Each April, Donate Life brings together national partners, loca...

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Life with Diabetes class series to be held in May

Published on April 16, 2018

Learning to live a full and healthy life is everyone's goal! You too can do that even if you have diabetes, pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes. Education is the first step. Mount Nittany Medical Center's outpatient diabetes self-management education classes can give you the tools you need to successfully manage your health.

Classes are held Thursday afternoons in May (3 & 24) from 12:30 – 4:30 pm and will be held in the Pain Management Center conference room located at Mount Nittany Health – Blue Course Drive, 1700 Old Gatesburg Road, State College.


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  • The healing power of pets
  • Giving the gift of life: The importance of organ donation
  • Life with Diabetes class series to be held in May





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