As a board-certified neurologist with special qualifications to treat children, Shu Xu, MD, PhD, provides more than clinical treatment for his patients’ neurological conditions. He also ensures they have the support they need in other areas of their life, such as at school.
“It’s very rewarding to help people and make a difference in their life,” he says.
Gretchen Gray’s breast cancer diagnosis made her angry. And then it gave her purpose.
“I realized that I am here with God’s guidance to help other people get through their breast cancer treatment,” she says.
She and other breast cancer survivors who met at a support group joined forces to start the Support of Survivors (SOS) telephone hotline, where they answer questions or offer guidance. She also got involved with the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.
A Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) cancer surgeon will be on hand to answer audience questions when Regal Cinemas in Quakertown celebrates World Cancer Day on Feb. 4 with a special showing of “N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) The Movie,” a documentary featuring six gynecologic oncologists who have been able to integrate music to fight the war on cancer. They formed a rock band in order to bring awareness to gynecological cancers such as ovarian, uterine and cervical.
LVHN gynecologic oncologist and robotic surgeon Martin Martino, MD, with Gynecologic Oncology Specialists, will appear at the 7:30 p.m. showing at the Regal Richland Crossing Stadium 12, 185 North West End Blvd. (Route 309), Quakertown. It’s one of 44 theaters nationwide taking part in a special screening of the award-winning film.
“These surgeon colleagues and friends have been involved in a national effort to raise awareness for our patients about the signs and symptoms of cancer,” Martino says. “I’ll be there, and I look forward to having a discussion with those attending about what we’re doing every day to try to win this war against cancer.” Read More»
Snow shoveling season is here. It’s time to get your equipment – and your back – ready for some heavy lifting. “People tend to get deconditioned during the winter due to weight gain and because they stop exercising,” says Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) chiropractor Gary Tarola, DC, with Chiropractic Associates of LVPG. “That can cause problems when you’re shoveling snow, because it makes you more susceptible to injury.”
It’s important to warm up your body before any strenuous activity. Shoveling snow can cause injuries like muscle and joint strain or disc herniation. Taking a few minutes to stretch helps your body handle the stress and allows your muscles and joints to move through their full range of motion.
To keep your back safe and your body pain-free this winter, follow these tips from Tarola. Read More»