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LVHN News (Blog)

2021
January
22,
2021
| 20:59 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Seven years ago, Lisa Krause decided she wanted to get into professional bodybuilding. The mom of three and academic assistant principal in the Allentown School District was determined to compete in her first bikini competition that ...
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January
22,
2021
| 18:36 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that B.1.1.7, the new variant of the coronavirus first discovered in the United Kingdom, is in Pennsylvania. While this strain is new, we do have some data about it. Here are...
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January
21,
2021
| 16:38 PM America/New_York
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced this week that phase 1a of its vaccination plan has now expanded to include people age 65 and older as well as people ages 16-64 with serious medical conditions that make them more at risk for severe il...
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January
21,
2021
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS With COVID-19 still impacting our community, Miller-Keystone Blood Center (MKBC) continues to have an urgent need for blood donations of all types. Please consider donating blood as soon as possible. Your donation helps people who rec...
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January
21,
2021
| 09:01 AM America/New_York
Newsweek recently named Eastern Pennsylvania Endoscopy Center (EPEC) as one of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgical Centers of 2021. Newsweek partnered with research firm Statistica to compile the list, which features the top 400 ambulatory surgical ce...
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January
20,
2021
| 14:39 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will begin the first COVID-19 mass vaccinations at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown on Wednesday, Jan. 27. On this date, we will vaccinate those age 75 and older, and only those with an appointment. The...
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January
19,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTE “Even if you don’t have a medical problem, it’s helpful to get a checkup annually,” says internal medicine physician Jodi Lenko, MD, with LVPG Internal Medicine–Alliance Drive in Hazle Township. “A primary care physician looks at...
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January
18,
2021
| 20:56 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Imagine your immune system is a military and every time it encounters a new attack, it builds a defense customized for the virus at hand. That defense is called antibodies. While these protective proteins can provide us some informa...
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January
18,
2021
| 19:41 PM America/New_York
BY JESSICA BLASCO Each month, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and the Pocono Record honor the remarkable efforts of the Health Care Heroes who care for and heal patients in the Pocono community.Celebrating her 13th year in health care, Mary Lillm...
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January
15,
2021
| 20:00 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDERWhen you receive a COVID-19 vaccine, your immune system goes to work creating antibodies to protect itself from the coronavirus. The vaccine CANNOT cause a COVID-19 infection but can cause side effects, including pain at the injectio...
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January
15,
2021
| 14:45 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Celynn LaPlaca, 46, an elementary school emotional support interventionist from Whitehall, is a woman with a positive outlook on life. A yogi for 20 years who practices meditation, her mental and physical health were always important...
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January
14,
2021
| 18:47 PM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTE Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has added an important weapon against COVID-19 in the form of a drug treatment that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized for emergency use in people who have mild-to-moder...
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January
13,
2021
| 18:53 PM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTE In March 2017, the future seemed bright for Natalie Mamrol, at the time a Penn State University Park freshman majoring in material science and engineering. Then came a night when she fell headfirst out of her upper-level bunk bed...
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January
13,
2021
| 13:38 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER Cervical cancer isn’t exactly dinner table talk. But every January, Cervical Cancer Awareness Month serves as an important reminder that knowing about it – and what puts you at risk for it – could save your life. Every year, more than ...
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January
12,
2021
| 20:29 PM America/New_York
BY SIDNEY STEVENSIn the summer of 2019, Jane Arndt of Emmaus was happily enjoying fun-filled days at the local pool with friends and looking forward to her 73rd birthday bash in September. She felt great.Then in August, Arndt got the shock of her lif...
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January
12,
2021
| 17:53 PM America/New_York
BY BRIAN DOWNSChief Logan Evans of the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company has many solid reasons for being among the first emergency responders in Monroe County to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, Jan. 9 at Lehigh Valley Hospi...
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January
09,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER When Tim Hock found out he needed surgery, fear set in. As a Jehovah’s Witness, Tim’s beliefs prevent him from accepting a blood transfusion. With rectal cancer and several tumors on the liver, Tim and his wife, Gail Hock, began the...
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January
08,
2021
| 16:17 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Firefighters, police, National Guard and protective services personnel can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–Muhlenberg, LVH-Hazleton, LVH–Schuylkill or LVH–Pocono. The LVHN plan for adm...
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January
08,
2021
| 13:40 PM America/New_York
Age 25, Ellen Kalinosky and her then fiancé, Joe, were planning their future. Following state requirements for a marriage license in 1983, they went for their blood tests. Ellen’s test revealed that her health and her future were in serious jeopardy....
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January
07,
2021
| 18:12 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDERThere’s a lot of excitement about COVID-19 vaccines in our community, and for good reason. These vaccines have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective. It’s a sign that better days are ahead. At Lehigh Valley Health Netwo...
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January
07,
2021
| 17:24 PM America/New_York
There’s a lot of excitement about COVID-19 vaccines in our community, and for good reason. These vaccines have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective. It’s a sign that better days are ahead. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we are...
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January
07,
2021
| 10:02 AM America/New_York
2021 is off to a happy start for two local families who welcomed little ones into the world early this morning.At 3:22 a.m., a baby boy named Maverick was born at LVH–Cedar Crest to proud parents Valerie Kehl and Joshua Young of Lenhartsville. Maveri...
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January
06,
2021
| 21:02 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHERWilliam Maas, 81, was the first person to receive his COVID-19 vaccination administered by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) at Saucon Valley Manor today. The retired mailman and dedicated blood donor (11 gallons donated), says he was...
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January
05,
2021
| 17:51 PM America/New_York
BY SIDNEY STEVENSMariah Veley of Orefield was eagerly expecting her second child when she noticed a suspicious mole on her scalp in February 2018. A biopsy revealed a locally advanced melanoma requiring immediate treatment.“It was an intense time,” s...
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January
03,
2021
| 15:10 PM America/New_York
LVHN Fitness is reopening Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 a.m., just in time to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions. Our locations at 1243 Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, One City Center, Allentown, and 1770 Bathgate Road, Bethlehem, and 50 Moisey Drive,...
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2020
December
30,
2020
| 17:00 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, none more so than those working on the front lines of this crisis – our health care heroes. Voices From the Front Lines is a series of interviews with Lehigh ...
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December
29,
2020
| 18:36 PM America/New_York
To help ensure everyone in our community has access to the COVID-19 vaccination, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will provide vaccinations without charge once vaccinations become available for wide distribution. The decision was announced today b...
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December
23,
2020
| 13:40 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMSThe first time Mike Bannon walked down the hall of the COVID-19 unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE), he was a little uneasy. “This certainly wasn’t what I signed up for in heal...
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December
23,
2020
| 13:20 PM America/New_York
We are #LVHNProud of front-line colleagues who continually do their part to stop the COVID-19 surge. Vaccines are an important step in our community’s recovery from this pandemic. Hear colleagues share their feelings and reasons for getting vaccinate...
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December
22,
2020
| 14:35 PM America/New_York
Wondering how it feels the day after a COVID-19 vaccine? Since Thursday, LVHN has administered more than 1,000 vaccinations to front-line colleagues and plans to vaccinate about 6,000 more in the coming days. Of the colleagues who received a vaccinat...
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