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Health

Mount Nittany Physician Group welcomes Amanda Kochasic, PA-C

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Amanda Kochasic, PA-C, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Dermatology. Amanda comes to Mount Nittany Health after completing an advanced practice clinician dermatology fellowship at Penn State Health in Hershey, ...

Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Among them is University of ...

Broken heart syndrome is on the rise, especially among older women

Broken heart syndrome, a life-threatening condition whose symptoms mimic a heart attack, is on the upswing, according to new research that shows the sharpest increases among women 50 and older. Published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the study examined 135,463 ...

Plastic surgery supports physical, mental healing

Common perception is that plastic surgery is cosmetic procedures to improve patients’ appearance, but in fact it is possibly one of the most diverse specialties. While plastic surgery started as a specialty for restoration and reconstruction of defects and damaged body tissue, it’s now ...

Mount Nittany Physician Group welcomes hospitalist, Paul Baresel, MD

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Baresel, MD, as a Mount Nittany Physician Group Hospitalist. “As a hospitalist, I try to not just understand my patient’s medical condition and treatment options, but to break those down into understandable ...

Ear wax, not a glamorous topic

I last wrote about ear wax in April of 2016. I am returning to that topic today. The reason underneath hearing loss has a lot to do with whether or not the hearing loss is permanent or can be reversed. One simple reason that is sometimes overlooked is excess buildup of wax that causes ...