LVHN News (feature)
2017
October
11,
2017
Many people with head and neck cancer experience a variety of symptoms, and most are quite noticeable. “Many symptoms of head and neck cancer don’t go away for two weeks or more,” says Lehigh Valley Health Network otolaryngology surgeon Chetan Nay...
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October
11,
2017
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and your body’s cells. It helps produce cell membranes and hormones. There are two types of cholesterol: good cholesterol – high-density lipoprotein or HDL, and bad cholesterol – low-dens...
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October
06,
2017
Author: Robert Prosnitz, MD, is a radiation oncologist with Allentown Radiation Oncology Associates at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest. I meet many patients with persistent trigeminal neuralgia (TN) who worry they may need invasive surgery to r...
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September
25,
2017
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has won two prestigious health care honors in the 2017 Morning Call Readers’ Choice Awards, released by the newspaper on Sunday. LVHN won Best Hospital/Health Network and LVPG Family Medicine won Best Family Doc...
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September
21,
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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September
18,
2017
It’s one of the most common conditions in health care, affecting from 10 to 30 percent of people in the U.S. in some form each year. Yet sinusitis (sinus infections) continues to be misunderstood. “Many people assume allergies and sinus problems a...
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September
15,
2017
When rookie LVHN volunteer Sheldon Dubois, 17, was paired up with nine-year-veteran volunteer Shelden Radin, 80, for the summer of 2017, the shared name instantly bonded them. “I’ve never met anyone else named Sheldon in my life,” says the younger...
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September
14,
2017
Gamma Knife® Icon™ is considered the radiosurgery “gold standard” for treating cancerous and noncancerous brain conditions, but it also offers another important advantage: a frameless treatment option for improved patient comfort and flexibility. ...
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September
13,
2017
Becoming ill while traveling in a foreign country can be frightening, so it is best to be prepared before you leave home. Taking the following measures can minimize inconvenience and distress should you become ill while traveling in a foreign country...
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September
12,
2017
You probably can’t get through the day without glancing at your smartphone, laptop or tablet. But staring too much and too long at these wireless devices isn’t just distracting, it also may hurt your neck and spine. It’s called “text neck,” and it...
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September
11,
2017
Prenatal education is an important part of the pregnancy experience. Most first-time parents find the experience so valuable they attend refresher classes. In fact, the expectant mom sitting next to you in class just might be part of your health care...
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September
08,
2017
The weather forecast for Sunday’s Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Via Marathon is warm and sunny. For Ian Walsh, who set a record in 2015 as the half-marathon champion, that forecast signals something that’s important to every distance runner. ...
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September
08,
2017
Author: Alyson McIntosh, MD, is a radiation oncologist with Allentown Radiation Oncology Associates at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest. When I meet with patients who are potential candidates for Gamma Knife® Icon™ treatment, they often have que...
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September
07,
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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September
07,
2017
From offering the first trauma unit to being the first to offer heart surgery – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has set the standard for care and innovation in the region for many years. Today, LVHN is announcing another significant endeavor desi...
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September
06,
2017
Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital encourages vaccinations for newborns and toddlers. A new school year is upon us and timely vaccinations are an effective way for parents to keep their children protected from illness. It’s important to follow the imm...
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September
01,
2017
Our new children’s play center on the campus of LVH–Muhlenberg is sure to bring a smile to the faces of children and their parents when it opens on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Located inside the Family Health Pavilion, Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital Play Ce...
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August
31,
2017
Summer is almost gone and most area children will be back in school before the end of the month. Whether your kids walk to school or take a school bus, there are some things you should keep in mind – and review with your children – to ensure their sa...
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August
30,
2017
There are several factors that might make one person more likely to get head and neck cancer than another person. “People who regularly smoke or drink alcohol, or are exposed to more virulent strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) would be people w...
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August
29,
2017
Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest recently earned the distinction Baby-Friendly Hospital from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Baby-Friendly distinction recognizes LVH’s commitment and su...
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August
25,
2017
Untreated concussion symptoms can persist for months, even years. “Often, concussion goes undiagnosed at first,” says physical therapist Ashley Schartzer, with the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton. “People may initially focus on more obvious inju...
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August
22,
2017
Almost every kid gets an ear infection at some point. According to the National Institutes of Health, five out of six American children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. Ear infections are the most common reason why parent...
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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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