Family Celebrates Son’s Recovery Thanks to Donated Technology in LVH-Cedar Crest NICU

A local family is celebrating two years of life with their precious son thanks to life-saving technology another family donated to Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).

Liam Nagy suffered a brain injury at birth and had a 50/50 chance of survival, his mother, Jeanine, told WFMZ-TV. But after his head was placed in a cooling cap in the neonatal intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest, Liam recovered and is now a perfectly healthy 2-year-old.

The non-invasive treatment that reduces brain damage and improves an infant’s chance of survival was donated by the family behind Lauren’s Hope Foundation, a non-profit formed after Lauren Flood died in 2007 at age 4 due to blood deprivation that injured her brain at birth.

Lauren Flood’s mother, Ann, says children like Liam will carry on Lauren’s legacy forever. Read More »

7 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters

Fruit in fun shapes on white platesYour toddler refuses to eat anything but chicken nuggets. Your tween has sworn off meat. If your child is picky about what he or she eats, you’re not alone. How can you get your child to eat more nutritiously?

“Most children will get adequate nutrients over the course of a week, so missing a meal or two will not harm them,” says pediatrician Alvaro Reymunde, MD, with Lehigh Valley Physician Group Pediatrics–Hazleton Shopping Center. However, make sure no food group is left completely out for a long period of time.

Here, Reymunde offers seven tips to handle that picky eater. Read More »

Ranita Kuryan, MD, Enjoys Pediatric Endocrinology Because Children ‘Make Me Smile’ – VIDEO

Ranita Kuryan, MD, comes from a close-knit family, so she appreciates close relationships with her patients’ families.

She is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist with Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, of Lehigh Valley Health Network. She diagnoses and cares for children and adolescents who have diabetes, growth problems, early or delayed puberty and other hormonal disorders. She sees patients at LVPG Pediatric Endocrinology–17th Street.

“(Children are) resilient, they’re innocent, they’re funny,” she says. “They just make me smile, and we have a lot to learn from them.”

Get to know her with this video.

Category: Voices of Passion

Join Us Wednesday at the Boys & Girls Club in Easton for Third Community Canvas 2015 Event

Grace Perez

Marvine Elementary School third-grader Grace Perez won the Facebook vote after the February Community Canvas event at the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem.

On Wednesday, March 18, students from Easton’s Cheston Elementary School will participate in the third 2015 Community Canvas preliminary round 6 to 8 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 210 Jones Houston Way, Easton.

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Lehigh Valley Art Spark and Communities in Schools, Community Canvas encourages area children to eat healthy and live well.

At the March 18 event, each student artist will receive a lunchbox full of supplies and will have 45 minutes to create a piece of artwork based on a healthy theme. The audience in attendance will vote for their favorites, and the artwork also will be posted to Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Facebook page for voting. The artists with the most votes will advance to the grand finale this spring. All children who participate will receive a prize.

In addition, chef Ben Forsee of Greenmouth Juice Bar and Café in Easton will attend the event, offering free healthy meal samples. Wednesday’s event is free and open to the public. Read More »

Meet LVHN Providers by Watching Their Videos; 21 Just Added

Lehigh Valley Physician Group landing page

There’s a new way to watch the videos about our Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) providers – and there are 21 new videos to check out too.

Now you can meet our providers by visiting the Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) section of our website, where their videos are easy to sort by specialty. In the screen capture above, orthopedic surgeons’ videos are displayed in the black box. The videos also are part of each provider’s Find a Doctor profile page, where you also can learn about office location, education, training, clinical trials, personal interests and more.

The short videos share the providers’ personality, passion and expertise. Among the 160 videos available here, 21 are new this week. They’re listed below, with links to their Find a Doctor profiles. Read More »