LVHN News (blog)

2019
January
18,
2019
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
14,
2019
Childbirth and breastfeeding take a permanent toll on women’s bodies, but “mommy makeover” procedures can help women reclaim their pre-baby bodies in a way that diet and exercise alone cannot achieve. Meet Our Expert Randolph Wojcik J...
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January
14,
2019
Realizing no high school sports player wants to be sidelined, “our model at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is ‘return to play without delay,’” says Richard Canlas, MD, board-certified sports medicine physician with LVPG Orthopedics and Richard C...
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January
14,
2019
Men with BPH can benefit from minimally invasive procedure Meet Our Expert Jim Johannes, MD Urology View Profile Men who experience prostate enlargement can now be treated for symptoms such as frequent urination, dif...
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January
14,
2019
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects millions of people. For most, asthma symptoms appear in childhood, but adults can and do develop asthma, too. Meet Our Expert Debra Ahrensfield, MD Internal medicine View Profile ...
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January
10,
2019
With LVHN care, Kelly Chando successfully navigates an emergency C-section then preeclampsia following birth Meet Our Expert Patrick E. McIntyre, MD Obstetrics and gynecology View Profile Kelly Chando was both excit...
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January
10,
2019
Prediabetes means you have higher-than-normal blood sugar that’s not yet in the diabetes range. “Certain risk factors boost your odds of developing prediabetes and later type 2 diabetes,” says family physician Beth Careyva, MD, LVPG Family Medicin...
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January
08,
2019
Eardrums are thin pieces of tissue deep in your child’s ears. The space behind each eardrum is called the middle ear. It is connected to the nasal cavity at the back of the throat by a tube called the Eustachian tube. The Eustachian tube allows air t...
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January
03,
2019
Babies and children are not just small adults. Their health care needs are different. So it is important to find a health care professional who can provide specialized care. At Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, we’re proud to offer pediatric ...
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January
02,
2019
Timely testing and treatment at Lehigh Valley Heart Institute at the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton return Joseph Carrelli to a healthier path After a tough day at work, Joseph Carrelli, 61, felt a throbbing in his temples. Just to be safe, ...
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2018
December
24,
2018
In the midst of joyous family fun, keep in mind the hazards children may unknowingly come into contact with. The pediatric experts at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital unwrap a dozen tips to help you keep your little ones safe:​   1. ​Pr...
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December
17,
2018
For many, the start of winter in Pennsylvania is the start of a seasonal passion: Skiing and snowboarding. Both offer plenty of thrills, as well as opportunity to strengthen your heart, bones and tone your muscles. “It’s important to prepare your ...
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December
17,
2018
Pacifiers can be very useful during an infant’s early months, but there also are some cons to consider. Below is a guide compiled by pediatric specialists at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital to help you determine if, when and how to use a pac...
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December
10,
2018
When you travel during the holidays, you know you will need to contend with crowds, traffic and unfamiliar surroundings. But children’s safety should always come first. Use these tips to keep your kids safe this season. Before you go: Plan ahead ...
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December
04,
2018
As the season shifts and temperatures drop, kids tend to spend more time indoors. This is good news for your carpets – less mud trekked through the halls! But it could be bad news for your child’s health. Lead poisoning is a real danger, even if you ...
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December
03,
2018
Though it may seem that our bones never change, the reality is that bone is dynamic and the cells in our bones are constantly turning over and rebuilding with new bone. Two types of cells do this work: Osteoclasts break down and resorb old bone which...
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November
27,
2018
Glowing skin during pregnancy is a perk most women look forward to. But for some, pregnancy leads to a skin discoloration condition called melasma. That’s what Miriam Morales experienced during her second pregnancy. The “mask of pregnancy,” as it ...
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November
02,
2018
Flu season is upon us again, and the time to prepare is now. Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Director of Infection Control and Prevention, Terry Burger, RN, has the insights you need to stay well during flu season, and know what to do if you get sick....
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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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October
29,
2018
For patients who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ), opening up to your physician is key to getting personalized health care. Even though discussing sexual orientation and gender identity with your doctor is not alw...
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October
24,
2018
Call, click or walk in. That’s all people need to do to conveniently access the health care services they need at LVHN. Now there’s a new place people can click to access our care. LVPG is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Zocd...
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October
23,
2018
Yasir Abunamous, MD, has made LVHN history. He is the first graduate of the USF SELECT program (class of 2015) to complete the full trajectory of his medical education at LVHN – first as a medical student, then as a resident and now as an attending p...
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October
23,
2018
When we think of Halloween, we picture children laughing in colorful costumes and buckets and pillowcases brimming with candy and treats. However, experts warn that this fun-filled night can pose safety hazards. Below are tips compiled by the team at...
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October
22,
2018
More than 250,000 patients enjoy accessing their health information on MyLVHN, our popular patient portal. Until recently, all information on the portal has been in English. But now, a patient’s MyLVHN information can be viewed in Spanish, an option ...
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October
16,
2018
It isn’t unusual to see people engrossed with texts, binge-watching video content or flipping through social media posts on their mobile devices. So much small screen engagement has caused this generation’s version of neck pain: “text neck.” But w...
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October
10,
2018
You “Auto” Be Careful: Motor Vehicle Safety for Children For children between the ages of 3 and 14, accidental injury-related deaths happen most often when riding in a car. Children are more likely to be injured, suffer more severe injuries or die...
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October
08,
2018
When your child is sick, going to the doctor’s office isn’t always convenient or practical (somebody’s got a stomach bug). But now, kids between the ages of 3 and 17 can have an LVHN Pediatric Video Visit with one of our providers, right from the com...
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October
04,
2018
It is an art show and auction to honor a spouse and to benefit local nursing students. Retired surgeon and local artist Abdul Wahhab, MD, has planned the special event for Oct. 13, 14 and 15 to honor his wife of 50 years, Zarina, by creating a schola...
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October
02,
2018
New treatment guidelines from the American Heart Association lower the threshold for high blood pressure. Instead of 140/90 mmHg, it’s now 130/80. “The new guidelines help better identify people who are at risk for cardiovascular disease and who n...
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September
27,
2018
For the ninth consecutive year, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill has received the Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes LVH–Schuylkill for implementing specific quality improvement ...
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