LVHN News (blog)
2017
August
18,
2017
Deanna Shisslak, Parent Education Program Manager My name is Deanna Shisslak. I am the Parent Education Program Manager at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) where I connect families with resources related to pregnancy, caring for your new baby a...
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August
16,
2017
The Gamma Knife® Icon™ is one of the most accurate, powerful and effective non-surgical treatments for patients with malignant and benign brain conditions. Unlike other radiosurgery options, it was designed specifically for treating issues inside the...
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August
15,
2017
Any repeated high-volume experiences or 1-shot booms could damage the delicate nerve cells of your inner ear. Once damaged, these cells do not grow back. Tasha Reck, AuD, audiologist with LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat, says you need to be aware of potent...
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August
15,
2017
Some people stand on protocol. Bill Vandegrift of Doylestown lives by it: Two protocols helped him survive colon-rectal cancer and thrive after treatment. First, he got a recommended colonoscopy in his 50s, when risk for precancerous colon growths...
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August
14,
2017
Preventing illness or injury is a big part of making your trip relaxing and enjoyable. It is important to take certain precautions. Some destinations have environments that may be very different from the area you live in. Also, travel to developing c...
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August
11,
2017
Gamma Knife® Icon™ was specifically designed by neurosurgeons to treat patients with several kinds of malignant and benign conditions that affect the head and brain. As the “gold standard” for radiosurgery treatment, this non-invasive device is able ...
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August
07,
2017
A new technology, offered by LVPG Ophthalmology–17th Street, helps some patients’ dry eye symptoms evaporate. Obstructed meibomian glands, which produce the oily lipid layer of the tear film, are the known cause of 86 percent of dry eye patients’ ...
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August
04,
2017
A new study confirms a common-sense notion: Earplugs can shield you from the temporary hearing loss that can happen after a high-decibel music concert. While getting young people wear earplugs at concerts may be a long shot, one expert said the th...
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August
03,
2017
Jazz trio or stuffed burrito? Crafts by the stream or polkas and ice cream? There’s something for everyone at Bethlehem’s Musikfest. To make the most of the next 10 days, follow these tips from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), sponsor of LVHN ...
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August
01,
2017
Glioblastoma is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. These highly malignant tumors are also extremely hard to treat, in part because they create their own blood supply, which helps them grow fast and spread quickly. Most patients unde...
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August
01,
2017
About the author: Mark C. Knouse, MD, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, believes each patient should be treated with the best scientific technology, but also with as much compassion as possible. His goal for every day on the job is to combine t...
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July
31,
2017
Jane Nordell and her wife Erin Firestone are the proud parents of twins. In the first part of our series, Nordell shared her experience leading up to the birth of her babies including the time Tate and Johanna spent at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Cr...
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July
28,
2017
When the doors first opened at the Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–17th Street Play Center in 2002, Jennifer Miller and her colleagues there weren’t sure what to expect. “I remember the first day and the first few weeks, we didn’t get many children,”...
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July
28,
2017
Did you know: Students who don’t have all required immunizations for the coming school year will have just five days to begin them or risk exclusion from school? That’s one of the key components of the 2017-2018 school immunization requirements pu...
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July
27,
2017
Fertility treatments like intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be an emotional roller coaster for couples who often experience multiple losses before they finally have success. That’s exactly what happened to Jane Nord...
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July
25,
2017
Michelle Figueroa was 17, newly married and on top of the world. She and her husband felt the world was their oyster. Then the unexpected happened and she was diagnosed with trophoblastic carcinoma, a female cancer that mimics pregnancy. Barely out o...
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July
24,
2017
Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital has the only complete neonatal intensive care program in the region, allowing us to care for our tiniest and most vulnerable patients close to home. Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lehigh Valley Hospital–C...
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July
24,
2017
If your child consistently has trouble saying ‘r’ and instead substitutes ‘w’, your child may have an articulation disorder. That speech problem – among several others – can be treated by speech-language pathologists, also known as speech therapis...
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July
20,
2017
Coughing? Sneezing? Aching? Sounds like a trip to the doctor is in order – or stay home and see a health care professional through an LVHN Video Visit. 1. Simply log onto your MyLVHN account 2. Schedule a video visit appointment 3. See an LV...
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July
19,
2017
Head and neck cancer is the term given to cancers that start in the head and neck region. There are many different types of tissues in this area. These cancers can begin in any of these places: Voice box or larynx Nasal cavity, the passage behi...
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July
14,
2017
There’s nothing like getting away from it all, but it’s even better to prepare for that trip if your travels put you at risk for acquiring an illness-causing bug. The team at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Travel Medicine office specializes in knowin...
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July
14,
2017
Have you ever felt sharp pain in your right side? It could be a sign of gallbladder disease. Learn the signs, symptoms and treatments from surgeon Michael Mahoney, DO, with LVPG Surgery and family medicine nurse practitioner Jennifer Yourey, CRNP, wi...
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July
14,
2017
The future for health care in the greater Hazleton area is bright and focused on future needs. In March, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced plans to modernize and renovate the existing Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton on East Broad St...
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July
13,
2017
Norbert Kotzer, 80, of West Hazleton (pictured), stays fit with regular stops at the Fitness Center at the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton. “Norbert is a great example of the value of staying active at any age,” says Joe Stanavage, exercise phys...
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July
11,
2017
A coordinated treatment program for women with pre-existing or pregnancy-related diabetes is giving moms peace of mind, and babies a safer start in life. “Much of your baby’s fetal development occurs in the first eight weeks of pregnancy,” says ma...
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July
07,
2017
Edge™ is a new minimally invasive stereotactic radiosurgery 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 reg...
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July
03,
2017
Residents of Lehigh Valley and beyond love fireworks, especially on the Fourth of July, but Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN’s) ExpressCARE providers warn they can be dangerous if not used safely. Fact: About 10,500 fireworks-related injuries ...
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July
03,
2017
Gamma Knife®, the gold standard in radiosurgery, is consistently regarded as the best noninvasive treatment for patients who have cancerous or noncancerous brain conditions. Now Gamma Knife® Icon™, the latest version of Gamma Knife, raises the bar hi...
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June
29,
2017
The “Tennie” (Tenth Street Hill in Northampton) used to fatigue Phyllis Marakovits. “Last year I was huffing and puffing, and I couldn’t walk and talk at the same time,” recalls the 76-year-old grandmother, who previously enjoyed walking the hills...
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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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