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LVHN News (blog)

2020
July
27,
2020
| 19:11 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute will open a new inpatient oncology unit July 28 at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest campus. This new unit is located on the fifth floor of Kasych Family Pavilion and replaces the inpatient unit on the seventh fl...
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July
24,
2020
| 17:43 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, LVHN Division of Infectious Diseases, provided answers on how the two viruse...
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July
23,
2020
| 16:58 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, none more so than those working on the front lines of this crisis – our health care heroes. Voices From the Front Lines is a series of interviews with Lehi...
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July
22,
2020
| 17:45 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER Face masks aren’t just an accessory – they’re a necessity in a COVID-19 world. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make a statement. As new designs and fashionable face mask fabrics come to the market, you can make this needed face cove...
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July
21,
2020
| 18:46 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER You probably already know that COVID-19 affects the lungs. But you may not realize to what extent and how. We talked with Robert Kruklitis, MD, Vice President of Transformation and pulmonologist at Lehigh Valley Health Network, t...
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July
21,
2020
| 10:53 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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July
19,
2020
| 11:59 AM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER While graduations took on a whole different look and feel this year, if you were the parent, aunt, uncle, sibling or grandparent of someone who was graduating this year, it was still a milestone to celebrate. Many LVHN colleagues...
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July
17,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEK After five years of trying to get pregnant, Mary Ribarchik and her husband, Brad, were blessed with exciting news during the summer of 2019 – they were expecting. But the Hazleton couple never imagined they would welcome their lit...
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July
16,
2020
| 17:38 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, none more so than those working on the front lines of this crisis – our health care heroes. Voices From the Front Lines is a series of interviews with Lehi...
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July
16,
2020
| 13:58 PM America/New_York
BY EMILIE CARLINO Across the country, local economies have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Many people are unemployed and looking to change careers or simply find a stable job as the Lehigh Valley attempts to recover. Lehigh Valley...
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July
16,
2020
| 10:51 AM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER “No matter what hospital in the health network patients visit, they have the backing of an entire health network,” says John Fletcher, President, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton. With that in mind, Lehigh Valley Health Netw...
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July
10,
2020
| 18:29 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, summer time means skipping meals and empty stomachs. With that in mind, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer ...
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July
10,
2020
| 12:28 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER When Dave Briggs decided to get bariatric surgery in August 2019, he knew it would make him healthier, but he had no idea a pandemic was about to hit and how his weight loss would affect his recovery from COVID-19. Getting hea...
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July
09,
2020
| 18:09 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, none more so than those working on the front lines of this crisis – our health care heroes. Voices From the Front Lines is a series of interviews with Lehi...
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July
08,
2020
| 17:26 PM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEK Have you delayed getting your colonoscopy due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? If so, don’t wait any longer to schedule this lifesaving screening. Colonoscopies are available, and you’re safe with us at Lehigh Valley Health...
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July
07,
2020
| 18:32 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED For the first time in the program’s six-year history, LVHN Health Care Explorers Day went virtual. Due to current restrictions preventing in-person events, physicians with Lehigh Valley Health Network found a creative way to host a...
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July
06,
2020
| 16:43 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Board-certified lactation consultant Jolie Maehrer, RN, works with new moms at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital. She has answers to questions that many parents have about breastfeeding. Q: What are the current breastfeedi...
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July
06,
2020
| 14:03 PM America/New_York
BY JILL WHALEN/WARREN RUDA, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Article originally published in The Standard Speaker, May 12, 2020. HAZLETON — Dr. Philip Benyo never met his grandmother, Mary Beno, but frequently visits her grave in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Sh...
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July
04,
2020
| 16:37 PM America/New_York
BY BRIAN DOWNS Enjoying family and friends, the summer weather and our freedom is what celebrating Independence Day is all about. Even with COVID-19 limitations this year, we can still do many of the things we’re used to doing – cooking out, watch...
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July
02,
2020
| 13:54 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, none more so than those working on the front lines of this crisis – our health care heroes. Voices From the Front Lines is a series of interviews with Lehi...
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July
01,
2020
| 12:36 PM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTE Saschelle Mandoza’s emotions were swirling, and it was hard to take in what she was hearing: She had breast cancer – seven distinct masses in her left breast. “I was only 32,” she says of that overwhelming moment in December 2...
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June
30,
2020
| 18:01 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER Kids and Hot Cars Hot cars are no place for children. Since 1998, more than 800 young children have died in overheated cars, according to the National Safety Council. Often, these tragedies involve a child being forgotten as a pa...
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June
26,
2020
| 17:50 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER As our region joins other Pennsylvania counties in the green phase of COVID-19 recovery, people are looking forward to doing more activities than before. The green phase means restaurants can offer indoor seating, and many other ...
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June
26,
2020
| 16:52 PM America/New_York
BY LYNN TURNER, MBA, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK Each June, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) joins other workplaces, organizations and communities to celebrate Pride Month. This annual o...
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June
26,
2020
| 16:51 PM America/New_York
BY MICHAEL PECKMAN BethAnn Blew, Ringtown, northern Schuylkill County, and Debra Matz, Pottsville, have never met, yet each shares a bond with their community and with our local health care professionals. That bond is a desire to help others. For ...
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June
25,
2020
| 16:37 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, none more so than those working on the front lines of this crisis – our health care heroes. Voices From the Front Lines is a series of interviews with Lehi...
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June
25,
2020
| 14:34 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Ankle Sprains, Strains and Fractures: When to See a Doctor Ankle sprains, strains and fractures are among the most common orthopedic injuries. While they are most often seen as a sports injury, you don’t have to be an athlete to ...
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June
25,
2020
| 14:05 PM America/New_York
BY LISA MARIE HALECKY Drums resident and critical care registered nurse Judith Karol, CCRN, went on the trip of a lifetime to Ireland with her daughter in March. But right after returning, they both became ill with the coronavirus (COVID-19). Karo...
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June
24,
2020
| 13:11 PM America/New_York
BY MICHAEL PECKMAN With very little “Pomp and Circumstance,” the Class of 2020 of the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) became graduates. Certainly, it was one of the most unusual graduation ceremonies...
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June
24,
2020
| 12:46 PM America/New_York
What can you do to help stop a second wave of COVID-19? LVHN President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, explains how you can help and shares data that shows the virus is still with us. Watch the video or read the transcript ...
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