LVHN News (healthy you)
2017
October
11,
2017
This time last year, Schuylkill Health was integrating its hospitals and at the same time, merging into Lehigh Valley Health Network. The merger forever changed the local landscape for health care – improving access and delivery to services now and f...
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October
11,
2017
How you plan to feed your new baby is an important decision only you can make. At Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, we provide information on infant nutrition and the benefits of breastfeeding, then support you no matter what feeding method you choo...
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October
11,
2017
Most men being treated for prostate cancer need daily radiation therapy over nine weeks. “That’s a huge inconvenience,” says Charles Andrews, MD, director of radiation oncology at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono. “We’re trying toshorten courses o...
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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
10,
2017
Before weight-loss surgery, many patients prepare and lose weight by following these suggestions from the team at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Weight Management Center. “Good nutrition and habits are the basis for any- one’s success,” says register...
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October
10,
2017
You might think pressure is some- thing to avoid. But if you’re dealing with a stubborn wound, pressure can help promote healing when delivered in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. “With hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you breathe 100 percent oxygen,” says ...
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October
09,
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 World War II veteran from Allentown. “Outside of my family, there aren’t many people I can call a friend anymore.”...
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October
09,
2017
When you are diagnosed with a disease, it may seem like your doctor is making all the treatment decisions. But, in fact, a team including pathologists and radiologists is often working in the background to help pinpoint what you have. Here’s why thes...
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October
09,
2017
It’s a dreaded sound for basketball and football players – a popping noise and then ensuing knee pain. Many times its meniscus cartilage tearing that’s making that pop. “It’s one of the more common problems we see in our office,” says orthopedic s...
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October
09,
2017
Traveling to another hospital while you are experiencing neurological symptoms is a hardship for people. It is particularly difficult for older people or people who suffer from chronic conditions. Telemedicine can resolve many of those challenges. “T...
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October
09,
2017
When you hear that someone has a hernia, what do you think? If you think that they may have lifted something heavy and injured their groin, you have a basic idea, says Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton surgeon Jayme Lieberman, MD, with LVPG General and...
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October
09,
2017
Your heart is complex. When it’s in distress from a heart attack, you need specialists who understand its complexities and have the resources to provide necessary care. Here’s a look at two lifesaving treatments Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) ca...
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