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|Issue 13: February 2011|
Mount Nittany Physician Group is pleased to announce the addition of board-certified urologist Howard Miller, MD, to its urology practice. Dr. Miller joins urologists David Oselinsky, MD, and Charles Dalton, MD. Dr. Miller was most recently the Chair of Urology at Landmark Medical Center in Rhode Island while employed by Urologic Specialists of New England, Providence, RI.
He completed his residency in urology in 2006 at the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. In 2001, Dr. Miller earned his medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; he holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Harvard University where he studied African medicine and biochemistry. Dr. Miller has a strong international background having studied in Switzerland as well as working for the French Red Cross. He is fluent in French and speaks Spanish.For more information or to make an appointment, please call State College Urology, a division of Mount Nittany Physician Group at 814.238.8418 or 800.837.6062.
February 4 was for Go Red for Women. 131 employees of Mount Nittany Physician Group participated in raising heart health awareness by wearing red and giving $5 to the American Heart Association. Through this effort, more than $670 was raised to support heart health efforts. Pictured are staff members from Mount Nittany Physician Group – Boalsburg.
For more information on heart health, go to www.mountnittany.org.
On Sunday, February 27 at the Bryce Jordan Center, the Penn State Lady Lions will battle Northwestern only a few weeks after jumping into the Associated Press Top 25 rankings. Breast cancer will also be top of mind for those attending the noontime game, as the Lady Lions celebrate the Pink Zone and cap off months of fundraising efforts. The Pink Zone will benefit Mount Nittany Medical Center and several other local charities. Last year, the team gave more than $80,000 to support breast cancer causes. This year, look for the following:
For more information and tickets, stop by The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center, located on the ground floor through entrance D or at 814.234.6777 or go online to www.gopsusports.com/pinkzone.
Images and talk of violence affect our everyday lives, causing a lot of anxiety. However, these incidents are especially confusing and overwhelming for children. Although age plays a part in determining when a child can understand stressful events, there are steps you can take to reassure your children and make them feel comforted and safe. The recent shootings in Arizona and the earthquake in Haiti certainly present a challenge, as natural disasters and senseless violence can be hard to deal with for people of any age.
“When talking to your child about an emotional loss, scary events in their lives or tragedy in the news, you must take their age, maturity level and overall temperament into consideration,” said Tim Derstine, MD, psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Behavioral Health Unit at Mount Nittany Medical Center. “What one child might be able to cope with could be very distressing to another child.”
Krystan Shimmel, PA-C, has joined the offices of Mount Nittany Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery, State College, as a physician assistant to Emily A. Peterson, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Shimmel will assist with initial patient assessments and patient monitoring after procedures. Shimmel has been a physician assistant for seven years, working primarily in the Altoona and Philipsburg areas with local surgeons. She is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with a Master of Physician Assistant Science degree from Saint Frances University, Loretto, Pa. Formerly from Houtzdate, she now resides in Philipsburg, Pa. Mount Nittany Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery is located at 100 Radnor Road, Suite 101, State College, Pa. For more information, call 814.231.7878 or visit http://cosmetic.mountnittany.org.
On the Cosmetic Surgery Blog: Liposuction -- The Right and Wrong Reasons
If diet and exercise are not fixing those "trouble" areas, liposuction may be an option worth considering, says Shimmel. In her new blog post, Shimmel identifies the right and wrong reasons for considering the procedure. She writes that liposuction "is a procedure that is a great option for many people," but there are things to consider. Find out more at blog.mountnittany.org/cosmetic.
The Cancer Program at Mount Nittany Medical Center and Tides are collaborating to bring a new support program for children who have a loved one with cancer to the Centre region. CLIMB, an acronym for Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery, is a national cancer support program for children. The mission of CLIMB is to ensure that all children who have a parent or loved one recently diagnosed with cancer are given the early tools and emotional support to cope. Through education, children will gain a better understanding of cancer and the various forms of treatment. Through support, children will be provided a safe place to express fears, anxiety, and other emotions they may be experiencing.
To check out more health and wellness events and programs, including support groups, CPR training, new parents programs and more, click here.
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