It’s Infectious: Flash Mob at Flu Shot Clinic Gives Hospital Employees Shot at Love – VIDEO and PHOTOS

Tia Reisenwitz has known Price Burger – and his flair for fun – for years. But when a flash mob at the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) outdoor flu shot clinic on Nov. 8 started dancing to “Marry You,” the flu shot clinic volunteer wasn’t sure what was happening…until Lil Jon started playing. Then she knew Burger’s favorite song, plus the dancers, plus the crowd of friends and family, plus her tuxedo-clad boyfriend were all meant for her…and they wanted to know an answer to a big question. Did she say yes?

Picking the location was a no-brainer for Burger. His mom, Terry Burger, RN, is LVHN’s director of infection control and prevention, and everyone – family, friends and even girlfriends – is expected to help out at the event that provides flu shots to more than 14,000 people over the span of two days. Read More »

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Lehigh Valley Phantoms Ticketholders Saturday Get Free Prostate Exam

Angelo Baccala, MD

Angelo Baccala, MD
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This takes Movember to a whole new level.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) are going above and beyond growing facial hair to raise awareness of men’s health issues. They’re encouraging men to take charge of their prostate health — by getting a screening.

free screening.

Any man who has a ticket to Saturday’s Phantoms home game against the St. John’s IceCaps at PPL Center can get a free prostate exam on Nov. 25 or Dec. 1 at Lehigh Valley Urology Specialty Care.

“Movember is a great way to increase awareness of men’s health issues, but it also requires action,” says LVHN urologist Angelo Baccala, MD. “In the week following the game, we will make our practices in Allentown and Bethlehem available to provide these free screenings. Men just need to bring their ticket stub from the game.” Read More »

Get Tips to Avoid Gaining the ‘Holiday 5’ in November-December Healthy You Hazleton Magazine

Healthy You Hazleton Nov Dec 2014The holidays are filled with parties. Unfortunately for our waistlines, those parties mean lots of high-calorie, high-carbohydrate cookies, cakes and treats. Learn how to avoid gaining the dreaded “Holiday 5” and still enjoy some of those yummy goodies in the November-December Healthy You Hazleton magazine.

The latest issue of our bimonthly wellness magazine for people in northeastern Pennsylvania also includes 10 pages of helpful tips and information. Read on for:

  • Ways to take charge of heart disease
  • Help in deciding if the time is right for a hip replacement
  • Advice in providing normalcy to a child with cancer

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Lehigh Valley Hospital Ranks Among ‘Best Hospitals to Work for in Northeast’

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar CrestLehigh Valley Hospital has earned accolades from a health care industry news resource as one of the best hospitals to work for in the Northeast United States.

Healthcare Global ranked Lehigh Valley Hospital fifth on its top 10 list published this week.

According to the website, the honored hospitals were selected based on their “strong credentials, rich history and a growing focus on how to best care for patients, all while promoting the highest form of employee satisfaction and work-life balance.” Read More »

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At Thanksgiving, Consider Giving the Gift of Life

Register to be an organ donorMore than 120,000 people nationwide are awaiting organ transplants. U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration officials say for every organ donor, the lives of as many as 50 people could be saved or improved. But in reality there aren’t enough organs to fill the national need, and as many as 18 transplant candidates die every day waiting.

With the Thanksgiving season upon us and the year-end holidays in the offing, it’s time to reflect on family, friends and the things that matter most in life. ‘Tis the season for giving back. What better time to register as an organ donor and promise someone the gift of life?

“I’m not sure people realize how much the gift of donating organs can mean to others,” says Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) transplant surgeon Lynsey Biondi, MD, with LVPG-Transplant Surgery. “Organ donors are heroes. Sometimes they help a friend or relative, and often it’s someone they don’t even know. Each organ donated brings healing and hope to someone on the list. In their time of tragedy and grief, the families of deceased organ donors give life to someone else.” Read More »