LVHN News (Pocono)

2018
November
01,
2018
For 20 years, John Loguercio faced danger as a New York City detective. In retirement, he figured that living home in Milford, Pa., was far less risky than working in the Big Apple. But as it turned out, June 6 proved more dangerous than anything ...
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September
24,
2018
A dozen Monroe County kids in bathing suits, water shoes and old T-shirts dipped into Cherry Creek to learn about the freshwater creatures living there. The excursion featured plenty of information, not to mention welcome relief from late summer’s st...
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September
21,
2018
It’s no surprise that accidents happen during summer activities, even when you’re trying to be careful. “Because we’re outside more and the days are longer, summer can be a more dangerous time,” says Colleen Kennedy, MD, medical director at Lehigh Va...
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September
20,
2018
Ken Kolakowski, 53, of Bushkill, Pa., father of six and grandfather of eight, is feeling fine these days. Nearly everyone who knows him finds that amazing because not long ago he was the opposite of “fine”. “Everybody tells me I’m a miracle,” Kola...
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September
12,
2018
For many high school students, summer is the chance to sleep in and hang out with friends. But for committed athletes looking ahead to August practices, it can mean a workout-filled schedule. “There’s a lot of demand on high school athletes in the...
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September
07,
2018
The arrival of Daniel Koh, MD, brings additional expertise in medical oncology and general hematology (blood diseases) to Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono, a part of the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s membersh...
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August
29,
2018
When Kelly M. Wanamaker MD, began college, medicine wasn’t even on her radar. “I set out to become a math teacher,” Wanamaker says. “Quickly, I began to realize that interacting with people is what interested me most.” She switched majors from mathem...
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June
04,
2018
Calling 911 when you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency is the fastest and most efficient way to receive potentially life-saving care. In the Pocono region, rapid response by emergency medical services (EMS) providers ensures ...
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May
22,
2018
Neurosurgeon Luis Cervantes, MD, with LVPG Neurosurgery in East Stroudsburg, recalls a patient who drove himself home, even though he was experiencing the worst headache of his life. “He should have gone to the ER,” Cervantes says. “Eventually we saw...
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May
14,
2018
Fred Tim’s painful left hip was standing between him and the skiing, sailing and hunting he loved. So after having his hip replaced at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono, the Pocono Pines resident was happy to quickly get back to the ski patrol and ...
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May
07,
2018
Have you ever felt an unusual fluttering or thudding feeling in your chest? Cardiologist Praveer Jain, MD, with Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono, who has specialized training in electrophysiology (electrical activity of the heart), shares the signs – an...
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May
03,
2018
If you often feel sleepy during the day no matter how well you slept the night before, and your bed partner or family members complain about your snoring, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects approximately 3 to 5 percent of the population...
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April
26,
2018
Some headaches are a pain, but mild enough that they will resolve quickly. On the other hand, some headaches can take over your life. “People often tell themselves: ‘Everybody gets headaches. I’ll just take something over the counter and try to live ...
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April
20,
2018
End-of-life care for those we love brings out our deepest emotions. We have heard your concerns over our decision to close our Hospice House. We apologize for not communicating with you the discussions of the Pocono Medical Center Board, during the y...
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March
30,
2018
Lehigh Valley Health Network has a full team of family medicine and internal medicine physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses and support staff at a location near you. Not only that, they have hours and availability that matches your busy sc...
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March
20,
2018
Whether you’re laid up from surgery or an injury, physical therapy can help you get back in the game. “Physical therapy can help you recover faster,” says physical therapist Leanne J. Cramer, manager of rehabilitation services at Lehigh Valley Hos...
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2017
November
02,
2017
Starting Saturday, Oct. 28, select Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG)–Pocono practices and Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono outpatient services, along with the LVH–Pocono Access Center, went live with the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) sys...
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January
10,
2017
When Monroe County’s first official newborn of 2017 came into the world, Jexy Hernandez made good on a pledge made long ago. “When my brother (Jimmy) was alive, we told each other we would name our children after each other,” says Hernandez, whose...
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January
04,
2017
The merger is official Pocono Health System is now part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). After a news conference and ribbon joining ceremony with LVHN Board Chairman John Stanley, LVHN President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brian N...
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