LVHN News (blog)

2018
August
15,
2018
As Schuylkill County communities continue to clean up from this week’s devastating storms and flooding, officials have reassured area residents that LVH–Schuylkill remains a resource. “We have been in contact with our local Emergency Management Agenc...
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August
14,
2018
Start on the right foot About four to six weeks before the season starts is the perfect time to have a preparticipation physical examination (PPPE). “A PPPE can help detect any condition that may limit participation or predispose an athlete to inj...
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August
14,
2018
Tips for Treating Children’s Burns Burns and fires are a leading cause of injury and accidental death in children and adults, and account for an estimated 3,275 adult and child deaths per year. To help ensure you know what to do in case of a bu...
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August
10,
2018
Acid reflux, also called heartburn, is a burning chest pain that starts behind your breastbone and moves up to your neck and throat. To control acid reflux, you’ll need to make some basic diet and lifestyle changes. These simple steps, recommended by...
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August
09,
2018
When Kunkletown resident David Baldwin woke up one fall Sunday in 2016, he didn’t think he was having a heart attack even though he had some of the classic symptoms. “My arm went numb on the left side, and I felt nauseous,” says the 65-year-old retir...
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August
08,
2018
Fast treatment is essential for people who experience a stroke. And now, the “golden window” for stroke treatments has been extended from six to 24 hours in some patients, a boon for stroke patients, say stroke experts at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)...
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August
07,
2018
Summer On-the-Job Learning Opportunities at LVHN Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) offers a variety of educational work experiences for both high school and college students to help introduce the next generation of health care providers and heal...
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August
06,
2018
Francis Flexer from Barnesville dealt as best as possible with the polycystic kidney disease that covered his kidneys with noncancerous round sacs of fluid. But a slip and fall several winters ago damaged the organs even further, leaving him in need ...
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August
03,
2018
In the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, your health might not always be top of mind. That’s why our women’s health specialists at Lehigh Valley Health Network put together 10 simple things you can do to live longer, live better and live happi...
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August
02,
2018
Jazz trio or stuffed burrito? Crafts by the stream or polkas and ice cream? There’s something for everyone at Bethlehem’s Musikfest. To make the most of the next 10 days, follow these tips from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), sponsor of LVHN ...
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July
31,
2018
Ordinary products you use each day around your home can become dangerous poisons in the hands of a child. Poisoning is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In the Annual Report of the National Poison Control Centers, it is esti...
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July
30,
2018
When should my baby start walking or talking? These are common questions that new parents have and with good reason. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for general development milestones like these at each well ch...
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July
27,
2018
Everyone feels the sting of heartburn every now and then. But if you have a painful, burning sensation in your chest more often, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is also called acid reflux disease. The pain may start in yo...
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July
23,
2018
Brushing your teeth regularly and properly is the best way to remove harmful plaque – a thin, sticky film loaded with bacteria. That’s why Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) offers this guide to help you keep your children’s teeth clean and healthy....
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July
23,
2018
Ovarian cancer often doesn’t cause any symptoms until after it has spread outside the ovary. Even then, symptoms are often subtle and similar to other more common diseases. That’s why women need to be familiar with ovarian cancer symptoms, and kno...
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July
19,
2018
As a result of type 1 diabetes, Palmerton-resident Robin Suarez used to wake up every morning facing high blood glucose levels that left him feeling tired and sluggish. It also meant the start of a daylong battle to regulate his blood sugar level. Af...
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July
18,
2018
It is summer, and gardens are abloom with fresh favorites of the season. It’s also when the area is booming with fairs, festivals and other events that frequently exclude the healthy fare you usually eat. (Unless funnel cake, fried food on a stick an...
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July
17,
2018
How often do you talk every day? Whether your career relies on a strong voice day in and day out, such as a teacher, lawyer or singer, or you need to talk to family members or co-workers, maintaining a healthy voice is critical to nearly every single...
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July
16,
2018
Before sending your child to summer camp, use this checklist of helpful tips to prepare for the best summer ever. ...
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July
13,
2018
Waiting to hear how a surgical patient is doing is now easier at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton. In collaboration with perioperative services at LVHN, a new mobile tool was introduced in June to improve communication with families of surgical patien...
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July
09,
2018
If you struggle with holding your urine until you can reach a restroom, you may have urinary incontinence (UI) – the loss of bladder control. We understand how fear of an accident can keep you from enjoying activities with your family and friends. Th...
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July
06,
2018
Nearly everyone has experienced the occasional sore throat from a common cold or reaction to seasonal allergens. Even losing your voice after a night at a concert or a hot sports match is not uncommon. But when your voice becomes raspy, hoarse, deep ...
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June
28,
2018
Having a hysterectomy just became a lot less invasive and a lot more tolerable for women in the Greater Hazleton area, thanks to Jill Snyder, DO, an obstetrician and gynecologist with LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology. At Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Ha...
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June
27,
2018
In the last year, more than 1,700 people volunteered their time and talents at many Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) locations. Our volunteers collectively donated over 176,000 hours of time and provided a huge range of needed services, such as re...
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June
20,
2018
The sun is shining, kids are playing … and the bugs are biting. Welcome to summertime in the Lehigh Valley, where insect populations soar to annoying heights. Many bugs, such as fireflies, are harmless. But other insects, including ticks and mosqu...
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June
19,
2018
We’re hitting the time of year when outdoor temperatures climb in to the 80s, 90s and above. It’s also a time of year when you hear heartbreaking news stories about young children left unattended in cars. Whether a parent makes a quick run to the gro...
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June
15,
2018
Enjoying summer-ripened cantaloupes, watermelons and honey dews is nearly a summer ritual. However if you’re not careful when it’s time to serve these refreshing vine-grown fruits, they can deliver a decidedly unwelcome surprise – Salmonella. Don’t f...
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June
14,
2018
From part 1: In June 2017, when an infection triggered a widespread sepsis attack, Clark Deardorff’s life hung on drastic measures. But with help from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) doctors like James Wu, MD, and nurses like Lisa Forstburg, RN, ...
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June
14,
2018
Feeling unwell one evening in June 2017 didn’t worry Clark Deardorff of Harleysville, Pa. “I thought I had a minor bug,” Clark recalls. It didn’t seem like the start of a life-and-death struggle that would change him and his growing family forever. ...
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June
13,
2018
Unlike the depiction of drowning in a movie, drowning is a fast and silent killer. Don’t expect splashing and yelling. Children who are in water trouble sink and drown. Here’s what Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) wants you to know about kids, dro...
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