If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you’re bound to have questions, including “What are the next steps?” and “Will I need to use special equipment and how does it work?” You’ll get answers during a free one-hour information session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Kasych Family Pavilion, Medical Imaging of the Lehigh Valley Educational Conference Center Room 6 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Read More
During pregnancy, it’s natural to envision what life will be like with your newborn and how it will change you as a person, as a couple and as a family. But if a complication causes a loss during pregnancy or after delivery, that dream and anticipation is shattered. As health care providers involved in all phases of maternal care, we understand the significant grief experienced by mothers and fathers who bear this profound loss.
Over time, raw grief lessens, but the sense of loss – that someone is missing from the family – remains. To help acknowledge and remember infants lost during pregnancy or after birth, we welcome individuals, couples and families who have experienced this loss to join us on October 15 as Lehigh Valley Health Network observes Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a worldwide remembrance event. Read More
Just because you aren’t heading to the pool or beach doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your sunscreen. Medical esthetician Emily Doster, with LVPG Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–1243 Cedar Crest, says autumn skin care has to include sunscreen. “Though the days are shorter, the sun’s rays can still cause damage,” she says. “That can lead to premature wrinkling, age spots or the development of skin cancer.”
Try these three ways to protect and rejuvenate your skin: Read More
Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you wake up feeling tired? Learn some possible causes and treatments during a free one-hour information session at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Kasych Family Pavilion, Educational Conference Center, Room 10 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
Quality sleep is a key to good health. Chronic sleep loss can lead to health issues such as weight gain, high blood pressure, depression and a weakened immune system. Sleep loss also affects concentration and puts you at greater risk for driving accidents. Read More
It’s a fact: no one likes breast cancer, or cancer of any kind for that matter. But by learning about cancer and its risk factors, as well as understanding some preventive steps that may reduce your risk, you can fight back.
In that spirit, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton will host Food for the Fight on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Hilltop Café (lower level). At this free event, hematologist oncologist Michael Evans, MD, with Lehigh Valley Physician Group Hematology Oncology– 384 Airport Beltway will help you learn about reducing your risk for breast cancer. Read More