Walk the Saucon Rail Trail This Saturday

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Hoping to enjoy some fresh air and colorful fall foliage this weekend? Join us for an easy 2-mile walk along Center Valley’s Saucon Rail Trail at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

The walk is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program developed by Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy. Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers.

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Free Ebola Forum Set for Tuesday at Allentown’s Da Vinci Science Center

As concerns about Ebola virus disease (EVD) continue at a high level across the U.S., a free public forum focusing on facts about EVD is set for the Da Vinci Science Center on the campus of Cedar Crest College in Allentown from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The forum will feature three leading community health care authorities on infectious disease, including:

  • Terry Burger, RN, director of infection control and prevention, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Peter Ender, MD, infectious diseases and internal medicine, St. Luke’s University Health Network
  • Tom Grace, PhD, vice president of emergency preparedness, Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania

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Rotator Cuff Tears Are Topic of Info Session with Kenneth Brislin, MD, at Center for Orthopedic Medicine-Tilghman

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Kenneth Brislin, MD
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More than 2 million people are diagnosed annually with rotator cuff tears. If you are among those suffering pain from this common shoulder injury, join us Wednesday, Oct. 22, to learn about the various treatment options Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)’s orthopedic and rehabilitation teams offer.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Brislin, MD, with OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, will discuss causes of rotator cuff tears and ways to repair them.

It’s the second installment of a new monthly series of Orthopedic Info Nights at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Center for Orthopedic Medicine-Tilghman.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and tour the region’s only dedicated orthopedic facility at 4815 Tilghman St., Allentown.

Don’t let the pain from a torn rotator cuff stop you from doing the things you love. Join us at this free information event. Call 610-402-CARE to RSVP.

November’s session will discuss knee arthritis. 

Breast Cancer Awareness, Events for Children Set for Saturday at Lehigh Valley Mall

Kidsville News Fun Festival 2014If you’re planning to start your holiday shopping ritual at the Lehigh Valley Mall, this Saturday, Oct. 18, might be an ideal time to do so. The popular shopping destination will host a pair of health-related promotions, both courtesy of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).

The first event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. is all about children. Representatives from Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Kidsville News – a fun, family-focused newspaper for school-aged children – will provide free activities and entertainment for kids of all ages. Read More »

Walk on the Wild Side This Saturday

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You’ll enjoy some breathtaking views – and maybe even spot a wild turkey – during a 2-mile walk through Easton’s Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

The walk is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program developed by Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy. Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers.
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