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Health

Geisinger names Dr. Christa Lese Martin chief scientific officer

DANVILLE — Geisinger has named Christa Lese Martin, Ph.D., its chief scientific officer. Dr. Martin, the founding director of Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI), will lead Geisinger’s systemwide clinical research initiatives, including more than 500 ...

Jennifer Taylor, PA-C, joins Mt. Nittany hospitalist program

STATE COLLEGE — Jennifer Taylor, PA-C, has joined Mount Nittany Physician Group hospitalist program. “I’m thrilled to join the Mount Nittany Health team,” says Taylor. “I was especially drawn to this health system that offers a large range of specialty and subspecialty services and ...

Tips to enjoy summer safely

Summer is here and after last year’s pandemic you may be looking to get the most out of the season. You’ve probably got plenty of celebrations, barbecues, road trips, and family fun planned, so don’t let a preventable injury get in your way. Enjoy all the season has to offer and ...

The Medical Minute: Understanding PTSD

Deeply upsetting or frightening events such as accidents, rape or natural disasters naturally cause fear, anxiety, agitation and other unpredictable emotions. But when these physiological responses linger or resurface long after the event has passed, it’s called post-traumatic stress ...

Eating more mushrooms may lower risk of premature death

A study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that adults who ate mushrooms had a lower risk of premature death, regardless of their demographics, lifestyle choices and other dietary factors. This research supports other studies which show that eating more mushrooms may lower a ...

Live a smoke free life with the ‘Freedom From Smoking’ program

STATE COLLEGE — As part of our mission to make people healthier and as a tobacco-free organization, Mount Nittany Health is pleased to once again participate in the Freedom From Smoking program. The American Lung Association’s seven-week class is led by a certified facilitator, Adrienne ...