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LVHN News (Blog)

2021
June
12,
2021
| 14:59 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED For nearly 100 years, Lehigh Valley Health Network has had independent residency training programs. Our more than 20 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs and our CODA-accredited dental residency program are among the bes...
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June
11,
2021
| 14:10 PM America/New_York
BY MICHAEL PECKMAN Not even a global pandemic could hold back the 2021 graduating class of the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at LVHN. Twenty-seven students celebrated this phase of their nursing education at an outdoor, in-public ceremony at ...
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June
10,
2021
| 16:00 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS It can be as simple as an awkward twist that causes a sprained muscle or strained ligament in one of your knees. Maybe the wear and tear over a long life has led to arthritis. Perhaps a misstep on the playing field resulted in torn li...
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June
10,
2021
| 12:20 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFERIf you are having issues with your eyes or vision, the doctor you should seek care from is an eye care specialist.“An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who evaluates for and treats medical and surgical diseases of the eye,” says Chr...
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June
08,
2021
| 16:00 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFEROrthopedic surgeon Thomas Meade, MD, has been taking care of people for decades, starting with a paper route in Pittston that cemented his work ethic through a long career as a surgeon and innovator. For the fifth time, he’s being hon...
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June
07,
2021
| 20:00 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER In 1994, Mary Lou Salzarulo, of Bethlehem, became a mom at 36. Less than a year later, she discovered a lump in her breast while in the shower. Her son, Michael, was just 10 months old. “It felt like the size of a half dollar. I knew...
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June
04,
2021
| 12:11 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS Like just about everybody, Thomas Rivera Jr. has encountered all the buzz on TV and the internet about COVID-19 vaccinations, both positive and negative. But when it came to his decision on getting the shot, family made the difference...
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June
02,
2021
| 13:41 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Thomas Hawk’s battle with COVID-19 was anything but easy. The 72-year-old Bethlehem resident came down with the condition while on a hunting trip in Maine last fall, and his son drove him through the night to Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muh...
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May
31,
2021
| 10:30 AM America/New_York
BY ALEXANDER ALEX, LT. COL., USAF, MSC (RET) DIRECTOR, VETERAN HEALTH PROGRAM, LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK Americans across the Lehigh Valley, and across the nation, will be getting together this weekend to mark the official beginning of summer, and...
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May
30,
2021
| 11:15 AM America/New_York
Courtney Chellew, DO, psychiatrist with LVPG Adult and Pediatric Psychiatry, joins Mike and Steph from B104 to stick it to the stigma of mental health. Learn how to help destigmatize mental illness and about available treatment options by listening t...
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May
28,
2021
| 17:00 PM America/New_York
BY PAMELA LAWRENCE Did you know that nearly 20% of all strokes are caused by a buildup of plaque in one of the main blood vessels in your neck, the carotid arteries? Since every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke, it’s important to be aw...
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May
28,
2021
| 13:05 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP The sun isn't aware of social distancing, which puts you at risk for developing skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed each year in the United States with roughly 5 million new cases reported. However, it’...
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May
24,
2021
| 18:00 PM America/New_York
BY SIDNEY STEVENS As a busy mom of two young daughters, Bridgette Elston of Easton is no stranger to occasional soreness and aches. That’s why in the fall of 2017 when she began experiencing a “weird” pain in her back, she quickly brushed it off as a...
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May
21,
2021
| 13:59 PM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTE It was bad enough that an exceptionally dangerous new respiratory virus was ravaging New York City in March and April 2020. Then doctors noticed something else. “Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, we started seeing alarming reports ...
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May
19,
2021
| 15:01 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS In the late 1980s, Bo Jackson was a huge sports star who gained international recognition for standout performances in both baseball and football. That all changed in 1991 when his hip was dislocated as he was tackled in an NFL game. ...
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May
18,
2021
| 20:12 PM America/New_York
BY PETE LEFFLER Over the last several months, our region (along with the nation) has transitioned from demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing supply, to now having fewer people requesting the shot. We spoke with Alex Benjamin, MD, Lehigh Valley Healt...
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May
18,
2021
| 16:59 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is the first health network in the region to obtain Mazor X StealthTM Edition Robotic Guidance Platform. This robot is used for select back surgeries and is a game changer for patients and surgeon...
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May
17,
2021
| 17:39 PM America/New_York
BY TONI DALLY, RN, CCRN I have spent more than 45 years as a nurse, and for 33 of those years my role has been to educate critical care nurses. While I have always valued vaccinations and been a strong believer in them, they are now more important th...
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May
14,
2021
| 17:47 PM America/New_York
BY DUANE RAIBLE During a trip to Chicago, Duane Raible of Bangor had a stroke in his hotel room. He received care in Chicago only to return home and experience another stroke six days later. This time he was rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono.“I...
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May
14,
2021
| 13:59 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS In keeping with recent approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) now offers Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15 at all COVID-19 vaccine clinic locations. With parent c...
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May
09,
2021
| 04:26 AM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Sue Weaver, 58, always prided herself on being “healthy as an ox” and never missed a mammogram. “I always took a lot of pride that I didn't take much medication, didn’t have diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol,” says the Pot...
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May
07,
2021
| 15:42 PM America/New_York
I am an African American man and I had open-heart surgery four years ago. My risk for becoming severely ill with COVID-19 is high, and that scares me. I am first in line to receive a COVID-19 test every week at work, and you won’t see me without a ma...
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May
05,
2021
| 15:08 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Many women dread the week of their period because it's accompanied by pelvic pain. “It can be normal to have some pain and cramping with your menstrual cycle,” says Andrew Shoemaker, MD, with LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology. “But som...
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May
04,
2021
| 14:38 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Ranju Gupta, MD, hematologist and medical oncologist with LVPG Hematology Oncology–Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, was honored by Lehigh Valley Business as a Circle of Excellence honoree in its 2021 Women of Influence ...
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April
30,
2021
| 17:17 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER At a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, you’ll receive a white paper vaccination card along with your shot. The card includes your name, the location of your vaccination and the kind of shot you received. But many people are wonderin...
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April
29,
2021
| 19:37 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Yesterday, cardiologist Deborah Sundlof, DO, with LVPG Cardiology–Muhlenberg, was honored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania with the Take the Lead award. The award honors female leaders in the local community, inspiring wome...
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April
29,
2021
| 18:07 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS On a sunny Saturday, April 23, 1961, the Rev. Dr. Charles M. Cooper, President of the Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania, stepped to a podium erected on a terrace next to what is now Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg and forma...
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April
28,
2021
| 11:25 AM America/New_York
Have concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine? Put your mind at ease by getting answers from LVHN doctors who are holding an #LVHNLive Community Town Hall on Thursday, April 29, at 1 p.m. Bring your questions and drop them in the comments. Our panel will ...
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April
27,
2021
| 19:08 PM America/New_York
BY LIZ BARTOLAI A sanctuary awaits the teachers and staff inside Bethlehem School District’s Broughal Middle School.The Launch Pad, designed by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)’s Community Engagement team and Young Professionals group for the Volu...
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April
26,
2021
| 18:24 PM America/New_York
Friday the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded their safety review of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine and determined that it is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 saying, “th...
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