LVHN News (blog)
2017
June
23,
2017
The Mongi family is going home with new baby Daphne Soleil having secured a place in our hearts and in campus history. They chose the Family Birth and Newborn Center at LVH–Muhlenberg because of its convenient location blocks from their home. Now,...
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June
23,
2017
Edge™ is a new minimally invasive technology used to treat a wide range of cancers including those of the prostate, lung, brain, spine and more. The Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono is the first hospital in the region to offer Ed...
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June
20,
2017
Breastfeeding can be a physically and emotionally rewarding experience for both mom and her baby. Nature’s first food provides perfectly balanced nutrition for baby’s first year. Yet breastfeeding isn’t always easy. Getting help and support from a ce...
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June
16,
2017
The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono recently unveiled Edge,™ a leading-edge, minimally invasive stereotactic radiosurgery used to treat a wide range of cancers with incredible precision and accuracy. LV...
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June
13,
2017
Opioid abuse and addiction doesn’t discriminate. It affects the young and the old regardless of income or education. Sometimes it’s the result of street drugs like heroin. Other times, it creeps up on those taking prescription drugs like Percocet and...
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June
08,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is committed to our most vulnerable youth – those who suffer abuse, often caused by a person they know. At the heart of the John Van Brakle Child Advocacy Center, a program of Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital, is ...
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June
06,
2017
As a young girl, Kaitlyn Lucas loved performing on stage. She dreamed about becoming the next Disney Channel star and took steps to get a Los Angeles agent. Then came an invitation to participate in a beauty pageant. Currently a medical assistant ...
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June
01,
2017
When you think of Lehigh Valley Health Network, or any traditional hospital, chances are you think of physicians, office visits, blood tests and even surgery in serious cases. What’s often overlooked are the many non-traditional services LVHN offers ...
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May
26,
2017
There’s only one big problem with being 91 years old as far as William Bakes is concerned. “All my friends are gone,” says the proud veteran of World War II from Allentown. “Outside of my family, there aren’t many people I can call a friend anymor...
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May
09,
2017
The moment you become a patient, your view of the people charged with your care makes an impression. Nurses, doctors, assistive personnel, pharmacists and more all contribute to a patient’s experience. The idea of viewing nurse-led care through the f...
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April
28,
2017
Almost 13 percent of U.S. workers suffer from at least some hearing loss, a new federal government study finds. And 2 percent of the more than 1.4 million workers tested across nine industry sectors between 2003 and 2012 had "moderate or worse" he...
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April
21,
2017
Earlier this year, tennis superstar Serena Williams made headlines when she won her 23rd Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open. Williams revealed this week that she is expecting her 1st child with fiancée and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian t...
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April
17,
2017
For the third consecutive review cycle, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono has earned an “A” grade in quality standards and patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, the highly respected national watchdog which issues letter grades for hospital standa...
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April
07,
2017
Do you worry that your snack habit is undermining weight-loss efforts? Snacks have a reputation as unhealthy or even unnecessary. But Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) obesity medicine physician Robin Schroeder, MD, says these miniservings serve a ...
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April
04,
2017
If you ever want to get Victoria “Vivi” Costache to show off a smile that will light up a room, a really good way would be to go online and play the popular 2014 Taylor Swift song “Shake It Off.” It certainly worked in October when the 5-year-old ...
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March
29,
2017
Motherhood is the most important job in the world. One that’s filled with an equal set of challenges and rewards. Going back to work after the birth of a baby adds yet another set of challenges to the mix. Yet, advanced planning and lots of support f...
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March
22,
2017
When LVHN clinical oncology social worker Kim Bruns first met Fleetwood resident Michael Funk and his family more than a year ago, she recalls his “discouraged outlook on life regarding his cancer prognosis but also his passion for the Philadelphia F...
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March
10,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) membership in the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance means our patients have easy access to groundbreaking, lifesaving cancer care close to home. MSK is recognized worldwide as one of the preeminent l...
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March
09,
2017
During the first trimester of pregnancy your body goes through rapid changes to support the growth of your baby. Some of those changes may lead to nausea, vomiting or light spotting. Women often feel concerned about bodily changes and illnesses durin...
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March
06,
2017
It’s the second of two days of dental care for kids Eight-year-old Uyen Ly was all smiles as she and her father, Phuong, strolled into the dental clinic at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg on Feb. 23 for her first-ever dental appointment. E...
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March
01,
2017
Colon-rectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. For many, early detection and intervention can prevent colon-rectal cancer from occurring. Colon-rectal cancer risk factors Most colon-rec...
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February
27,
2017
Ultrasound is a safe procedure used throughout pregnancy to monitor your baby’s growth and development. The test uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of your developing baby to help determine your due date and look for signs of healthy ...
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February
23,
2017
Cartoon characters are known for funny phrases like, “Wascally wabbit.” But if your child consistently has trouble saying ‘r’ and instead substitutes ‘w’, your child may have an articulation disorder. Meet Our Experts Maria Danishefsky ...
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February
16,
2017
Valentine’s Day is a day to share your love. This year, we asked Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) employees and community members to help us shower our hospital patients with love. Working with Christmas City Printing and Alcom Printing, we cre...
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February
09,
2017
Did you hear about the guy who won free pizza for a year in a Christmastime contest by a pizzeria in Northampton, and then gave it all away? You probably did, as it was big holiday news locally and found its way around the country through outlets...
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February
01,
2017
Ring the alarm – Beyoncé is pregnant – with twins. Social media exploded on Wednesday afternoon when the singer, song writer and actress announced the news on her Instagram page. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and her husband, Sean Carter, aka Jay Z, are alr...
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January
27,
2017
Meet Our Experts Molly Sweeney, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, is a registered dietitian at LVPG Surgery-Health and Wellness Center in Hazle Township, Pa.  Your Next Step Considering weight loss surgery? Learn how the team at LVPG Surgery-...
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January
23,
2017
Pregnancy is a special time full of excitement and more than a few visits to your obstetrician (OB). On average, the prenatal period lasts 40 weeks, and can last up to 42 weeks. During that time you can expect a minimum of 14 OB appointments – some i...
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January
12,
2017
It hurts. Your knee just doesn’t seem to bend like it once did, and every time walk up some steps, yeah … there’s that pain again. Medication and physical therapy will help, but eventually the time may come for surgery – out with the old joint and in...
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January
10,
2017
When Monroe County’s first official newborn of 2017 came into the world, Jexy Hernandez made good on a pledge made long ago. “When my brother (Jimmy) was alive, we told each other we would name our children after each other,” says Hernandez, whose...
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