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LVHN News (blog)

2020
March
28,
2020
| 10:15 PM America/New_York
BY PAMELA RIDDELL At LVH-Muhlenberg's Intensive Care Unit, front-line doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists are behind closed doors fighting the fight with our sickest community members. Life-saving equipment lines the hallways so caregivers ...
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March
27,
2020
| 10:23 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED Visitors and staff entering Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) locations are screened for fever and symptoms of COVID-19. To start their work day, LVHN colleagues receive a ticket after they complete the screening. One colleague a...
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March
26,
2020
| 07:54 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER It can be confusing to differentiate the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) from other illnesses, especially as we enter allergy season and close out flu season. Here’s what you need to know. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?...
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March
26,
2020
| 04:47 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED Tammy Checo is online by 7:30 a.m. each morning and is interacting with patients by 8 a.m. Sitting tight, waiting to receive a video call, her days look much different now that she performs her medical interpreting duties from h...
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March
23,
2020
| 09:30 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER During the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency, personal protective equipment (PPE) is in critical supply. Face masks, a needed type of PPE, help protect our team from droplets that may be expelled by a cough or sneeze as they i...
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March
18,
2020
| 12:45 AM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED Sara Clipp, CRNP, a caregiver at Children’s ExpressCARE–Palmer Township, puts little minds at ease during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with clinical expertise – and a little luck. “COVID-19 sounds scary because we don’t k...
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March
18,
2020
| 12:34 AM America/New_York
What to do if you’re sick If you think you have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who does, stay home. We are providing free COVID-19 pre-screenings online and by phone. You must be in the state of Pennsylvania to receive pre-screening ...
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March
18,
2020
| 11:52 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Whether it’s shopping at the grocery store, working at the office or gathering around the table with family, our everyday lives involve interactions with people. During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic it’s imperative that we ...
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March
10,
2020
| 09:36 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER It was the mid-80s. Your alarm radio clock would sound at 6 a.m. sharp, and Early Werley’s voice would come through the radio waves. It’s something a lot of us remember. He was a Lehigh Valley staple. With radio days behind him, ...
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March
09,
2020
| 05:15 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER Turning 50 is a milestone, in more ways than one. To mark your first half century, your family doctor will recommend that you get screened for colon cancer. Why do I need colon cancer screening? After age 50, your risk for col...
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February
26,
2020
| 10:56 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER It’s in the news every day: coronavirus. But what is this virus and are you at risk for catching it? Lehigh Valley Health Network infectious diseases specialist Luther Rhodes, MD, with LVPG Infectious Diseases, has been laser-focuse...
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February
25,
2020
| 08:56 PM America/New_York
Waking up late for work after we “spring forward” on March 8 (switching from Eastern Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time) isn’t the only potential peril of the time change. Losing sleep also can negatively affect your health. Mood, memory, motiv...
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February
18,
2020
| 06:19 AM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Knee pain can be many things – debilitating, limiting, life-disrupting – but there’s one thing it’s not: something you’re forced to live with. But when do you need the help of an expert? “Not all knee pain is serious, but some ...
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February
12,
2020
| 05:58 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER Surviving breast cancer is a victory. Contending with lymphedema, a side effect some women experience after breast cancer treatment, can feel like a never-ending struggle. However, a specialized lymphedema rehabilitation program at ...
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February
12,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
In March, 2019, the death of actor Luke Perry at age 52 from an ischemic stroke – caused by a blocked blood vessel to the brain – brought to light the sobering truth that strokes do occur in younger people. According to the Centers for Disease Contro...
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February
11,
2020
| 05:30 AM America/New_York
BY KATIE SCULLY About two years ago my life was forever changed when I contracted a rare strain of the vibrio bacteria called Vibrio Vulnificus. The details surrounding the how and why will never be fully validated, but according to the Centers fo...
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February
11,
2020
| 06:10 AM America/New_York
BY NINA ACE There’s nothing quite like the energy of a high school sports event. Whether you’re spending Friday night under bright stadium lights or part of the booming echo of a packed gymnasium, watching local athletes play their hearts out is d...
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February
10,
2020
| 04:05 PM America/New_York
A partner offers a hand. A partner gives you choice. A true partner provides compassion and empathy when you need it the most. Especially when someone close to you is in need of hospice care. Lehigh Valley Health Network is your partner in that pivot...
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February
07,
2020
| 07:09 PM America/New_York
Dear Neighbor: We are looking for applicants from our community to join our Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety (PFAC). Being a provider of health care in our community, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono greatly appreciates its ...
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February
06,
2020
| 08:53 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED Flu activity is widespread across Pennsylvania. We recently gave you tips on how to prevent the flu, but if you’re feeling under the weather, how can you tell if you have the flu or a cold? People with the flu are most contagiou...
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January
29,
2020
| 08:13 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 th...
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January
28,
2020
| 07:56 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER There are few decisions in life that have as incredible an impact as the moment you decide you want to have a baby. Once you make that decision, your mom gene kicks in – Where should I get my prenatal care? Who should deliver my bab...
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January
27,
2020
| 05:56 PM America/New_York
BY RICK MARTUSCELLI A good health partner provides the care you need close to where you live, work and play. That’s why Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) presence in Northampton County has expanded to include many options in primary and specia...
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January
24,
2020
| 10:43 PM America/New_York
This is a message from Luis Puentes BSN, MA, MBA, PHRN, administrator of the Department of Public Safety & Emergency Operations at Lehigh Valley Health Network. This post will be updated as more information becomes available. A new coronavirus (de...
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January
24,
2020
| 04:18 PM America/New_York
BY NINA ACE Following a groundswell of support, a beloved hospice care option in East Stroudsburg recently reopened. It provides Pocono-area residents who need intensive end-of-life care a home-like setting that’s nearby to family and friends. ...
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January
21,
2020
| 05:54 PM America/New_York
BY RICK MARTUSCELLI You expect kids to get cuts, scrapes and bruises. But sometimes, a child has a problem that needs care from a doctor who specializes in helping children look like their beautiful selves.  “Children can have scars that preven...
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January
18,
2020
| 07:35 PM America/New_York
Due to the weather throughout our region, some of our facilities will be closed or have modified hours. Please contact your care provider if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. All emergency services and hospitals will remain open and fu...
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January
17,
2020
| 06:28 AM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER While no one wants to have a medical emergency, there’s peace of mind knowing that a team of emergency medicine providers is ready to care for you when you need them most. At Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton, that care is now e...
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January
16,
2020
| 07:17 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER At work, we have fire drills. On a plane, we listen to safety protocols before takeoff. However, when it comes to our own health, we often don’t have a plan. “Nobody can plan for every emergency,” says Christopher Greb, operation...
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January
15,
2020
| 07:58 PM America/New_York
It's official: the flu is considered "widespread" for 2020. The typical flu season spans from September to May, with a peak in the middle of winter. Lehigh Valley Live recently reported 25,632 confirmed flu cases in 66 of the Pennsylvania's 67 counti...
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