The doll used at the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center shows children what to expect during a sleep study.
You’ve tried everything to get your child to sleep. You’ve darkened the bedroom, instituted a specific sleep schedule, and even employed old-school relaxation strategies such as a hot bath or some bedtime reading before bed. Nothing has worked. So now your primary care physician believes it’s time to see what the sleep specialists have to say. Your doctor orders a sleep study.
LVHN’s multidisciplinary clinics (MDCs) are teams of physicians and a patient navigator who review your case and meet with you together. At the conference, the team gives you a written opinion that combines all of the experts’ input and recommendations. Read More»
The number of people in our region who are sick with influenza tripled last week, including outbreaks among residents of local nursing homes and assisted living facilities, according to Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) infection control experts.
That’s in part because this year’s flu vaccine does not protect against the particular strain of the flu that has been circulating most prominently this winter. The virus’ genes mutate quickly, so the vaccine is not always a complete match.
“Nevertheless, we absolutely endorse getting a flu shot, because at the very least it gives you partial protection,” Terry Burger, RN, LVHN’s director of infection control and prevention, told WFMZ-TV 69News for this report. (Watch the video below.)