Is Your Child Heading Back to School? Don’t Forget This Important ‘Eye-tem’

EyesPencils? Check. Folders? Check. Erasers? Check.

You’ve already prepared your child for his back-to-school adventure. But here’s one thing you may have left off your checklist – a fresh supply of contact lenses (or a new pair of glasses).

Thankfully, the opticians at Optical Effects inside LVPG Ophthalmology–17th Street are here to help. Read More »

Category: Services

Half-Off Membership to LVHN Fitness–One City Center in September

LVHN Fitness One City CenterIt’s a great feeling to finish a brisk workout. It’s also a great feeling to save money.

Now, in the month of September, you can do both.

If you become a member at our state-of-the-art LVHN Fitness–One City Center location in downtown Allentown this month, you’ll get half-off your first month’s membership fee.  So if you’re an adult (age 14-59), instead of paying the normal $55 fee for your first month, you’ll pay just $27.50. Additional discounts apply if you are a student, military member, if you take a family membership, or if you are an LVHN employee.
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Category: Wellness

Training for #LVHNVia: Workout Intensity Increases as Race Day Gets Closer

JessFollow along with four LVHN colleagues participating in the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via 5K, half-marathon and full marathon who are writing about their experience for a weekly series on Lehigh Valley Health News.

By Jessica Dalton, RN, a Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest intensive care unit nurse who is tackling this year’s LVHN Via Half-Marathon.

Finally, I have had a semi-normal and healthy month. Things have been kicked into major overdrive since I had what feels like a million setbacks. Despite my hectic work schedule, I have forced myself into doing daily workouts.

That hasn’t been easy as work has been insanely busy and I’ve picking up major overtime hours. At the time it certainly stinks, but come payday it’s so worth it. The long 12-hour shifts, five days a week can be brutal. But somehow running can be somewhat soothing and a good release after a stressful day. Read More »

Know the ‘Story of Your Health’ With MyLVHN

EmpowerBlogGet involved in your own health care. In the “Empower Yourself” column, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) providers offer information to help you gain confidence and take control. This issue’s featured provider: obstetrician/gynecologist Michael Sheinberg, MD, with LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology–Pond Road and medical director of the LVHN Epic project.

In the past, most medical information was written on a paper chart or typed into separate electronic medical record systems. Neither was easy for patients to access. Now at LVHN, we’ve transitioned to a single, integrated computer system called Epic.

Among the many great aspects of Epic is a feature called MyLVHN, which allows patients to log in and review test results, after-visit summaries, allergy records and much more. It’s really the story of your health. Read More »