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2020
October
22,
2020
| 17:54 PM America/New_York
BY LINDSAY SCHNEIDER Child-life specialists at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital are behind-the-scenes heroes not only for patients but their parents as well. They provide fun distractions for patients during treatments and offer helpful re...
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October
20,
2020
| 16:12 PM America/New_York
BY RICK MARTUSCELLI If you want to know if an organization is a great place to work, all you need to do is ask its employees. That’s what happened at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Based on what they said, LVHN is now certified as a “Great P...
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October
16,
2020
| 14:43 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER As we look into the future, there are many uncertainties. One of those is how the COVID-19 pandemic will look during flu season. Mark Knouse, MD, Chief, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Division of Infectious Diseases, provide...
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October
14,
2020
| 18:18 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER The year 2020 has certainly given us all a fright, but don’t let it scare you out of having a terrifyingly fun Halloween. It’s critical to remember: If you have any symptoms of illness, stay home, distance yourself from others an...
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October
14,
2020
| 18:15 PM America/New_York
PARA KATIE CAVENDER El año 2020 ciertamente nos ha dado un susto a todos, pero no dejes que te asuste para tener un Halloween aterrador y divertido. Es fundamental recordar: si tiene algún síntoma de enfermedad, quédese en casa, aléjese de los dem...
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October
14,
2020
| 08:29 AM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Hernias can cause symptoms ranging from mild discomfort and acid reflux to intense abdominal pain and while some hernias just require a wait and see approach, others may need more immediate treatment to avoid serious complications. ...
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October
12,
2020
| 16:27 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Concussions can happen at home, at work, at school, on the field – really anywhere. Many people believe that concussions can heal properly without any treatment, and that’s not necessarily the case. We spoke with Daniele Shollenb...
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October
09,
2020
| 18:12 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER Vaccinations are important shots to get because they help prevent serious illnesses. Some diseases we should receive immunizations for include: Measles – which can cause brain swelling and deafness Chicken pox – which ca...
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October
08,
2020
| 17:09 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute will hold its second annual Celebration of Champions event virtually Nov. 7, 6:45 p.m. This exciting event will celebrate area cancer survivors as well as nurses, physicians and other health care profe...
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October
08,
2020
| 12:26 PM America/New_York
BY BRIAN DOWNS Hospice care in Monroe County has received significant support from the Poconos community. The community group that was formed to fundraise in support of the Monroe County Hospice House in East Stroudsburg, which reopened for inpati...
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October
07,
2020
| 20:56 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Although COVID-19 has certainly changed the way student-athletes play sports this year, one thing will remain the same. Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health will be recognizing some of the outstanding performances fro...
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October
07,
2020
| 17:28 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER The annual Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute Pink-out Event has gone virtual. Put on your pink and join us for this girl’s night in on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. A panel of experts will discuss the future of breast screening, how w...
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October
06,
2020
| 16:54 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP   Lehigh Valley Health Network continues to offer award winning inpatient rehabilitation. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest has been recognized on Newsweek’s inaugural list of Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2020. New...
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October
05,
2020
| 17:55 PM America/New_York
BY ELIZABETH BARTOLAI When faced with a difficult diagnosis, people can turn to Bhavana Singh, MD, for compassionate, expert care. A highly qualified specialist in hematology oncology, Singh treats people with a blood disorder or cancer. “I ...
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October
02,
2020
| 15:23 PM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEK On a highway, all drivers pay attention to signs for an S-curve. When it comes to your growing child, an S-shaped curvature of the spine is a sign your child needs to be checked for scoliosis. Early detection is key to helping sto...
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September
28,
2020
| 18:50 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP The chief executive officer of Bethlehem-based candy manufacturer Just Born Inc., Ross Born, knew he had prostate issues. He lived with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) for almost 10 years. The common condition often occurs in men...
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September
24,
2020
| 16:07 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Did you know that cholesterol is not inherently bad? Your body actually needs this waxy substance to help digest food and build cells. However, too much of the wrong kind of cholesterol – low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – is unheal...
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September
23,
2020
| 15:05 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono and East Stroudsburg University invite you to join in a virtual edition of our Annual Pink Light Walk. Virtual start Thursday, Oct. 1 | 5 p.m. The virtual kickoff of our 20th Annual Pink Light Walk will begin wi...
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September
22,
2020
| 16:42 PM America/New_York
BY MICHAEL PECKMAN It is a partnership that can save lives. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill has partnered with the Hawk Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America by donating four AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) to the Hawk Mountain ...
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September
18,
2020
| 14:39 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS Cal Ripken, Jr., one of the greatest shortstops in Major League Baseball history, is best known for participating in every Baltimore Orioles game for more than 16 consecutive seasons, an astounding record that isn’t likely to be ap...
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September
15,
2020
| 14:33 PM America/New_York
PARA JENN FISHER Las futuras mamás tienen muchas cosas en sus mentes durante el embarazo, principalmente con respecto a la salud de su bebé. En el área de Hazleton, las mujeres que están esperando un bebé pueden recibir apoyo de Healthy Beginnings...
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September
15,
2020
| 14:33 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER Moms-to-be have a lot on their minds during pregnancy, mostly concerning the health of their baby. In the Hazleton area, women who are expecting a baby can get support from Healthy Beginnings Plus, a state-funded prenatal program pr...
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September
15,
2020
| 11:31 AM America/New_York
Arielle Arbushites, MSW, is a licensed social worker and manager of support services for LVHN Home Care and Hospice. In her video series, “Coffee with Arielle,” she offers tips and tools for emotional wellbeing and reminds us all that we’re in thi...
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September
14,
2020
| 15:49 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Many children living with food insecurity rely on school lunches to provide a well-rounded meal. For these kids, remote learning means skipping meals and empty stomachs. With that in mind, the Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–17th St...
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September
11,
2020
| 17:21 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER We all know that a healthy weight is an important part of overall health. Researchers are finding that people’s weight can also have a major impact on how their body is able to recover from COVID-19. Does my weight put me at r...
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September
11,
2020
| 16:42 PM America/New_York
BY JENNY LEADER Orthopedic surgeon Thomas Meade, MD, is proud to be recognized by the residents of the NEPA region as The Citizens’ Voice 2020 Readers’ Voice Award: Best Surgeon. “It is a great honor to be selected by our patients as the recipient...
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September
10,
2020
| 17:31 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Chest pain – it may be a sign of a life-threatening medical emergency, or it may be an uncomfortable symptom of a minor and temporary ailment. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton and LVH–Schuylkill have received industry accred...
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September
10,
2020
| 17:12 PM America/New_York
BY MANJU THOMAS, MD, LVPG PEDIATRICS–EASTON Packing lunch for an elementary school child should actually be elementary and not really complicated. It starts with using the right lunch box. Make sure it’s easy to carry, easy to open and easy to man...
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September
04,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance (PRO•A) awarded Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) with a Champion of Service Award to honor the LVHN Linkage to Treatment Program that provides patients access to treatment for substance use disorder (SU...
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September
03,
2020
| 15:03 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER For fans of actor Chadwick Boseman, the phrase “Wakanda Forever” has taken on poignant new meaning. News of the 43-year old Boseman’s death from colon cancer has dominated social media with questions about how someone so young could...
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