LVHN News (feature)

2018
September
07,
2018
The arrival of Daniel Koh, MD, brings additional expertise in medical oncology and general hematology (blood diseases) to Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono, a part of the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s membersh...
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September
05,
2018
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) understands the challenges that arise during times of illness. In the chaos of doctors’ visits and tests, sometimes the best way to help your child is to bring him or her home. LVHN offers at-home pediatric hospice...
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September
04,
2018
Anyone can develop esophageal cancer, but there are some factors that can increase your risk for it. Lehigh Valley Health Network offers the following guidelines to help you understand your risk factors and lower your chances of developing the diseas...
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August
31,
2018
In the spring, professional leaders from LVHN took the stage at LVHN–Mack Boulevard to present new ideas in the areas of connected medicine, empathy and leadership mindset. Their presentations were part of the TEDx Program, which is designed to help ...
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August
27,
2018
Everyone should have a well-stocked first-aid kit at home, in the car and in the workplace. You may also want to stock a portable kit that can be taken to the site of an emergency. “Check your kit regularly to replenish items that have been used, ...
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August
27,
2018
The Great Allentown Fair will be held Aug. 28 to Sept. 3. Are you going? Know someone who is? If so, park in Lot 7. Why? Proceeds collected from parking fees at that lot will benefit LVHN’s Street Medicine program as well as research and education in...
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August
22,
2018
When schools close for the summer, many parents struggle to feed their children. “More than 30,000 kids in the Lehigh Valley are food insecure, meaning they don’t have access to healthy meals every day,” says Dr. Cathy Coyne, LVHN’s Director of Healt...
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August
20,
2018
Palliative care and hospice care are health care terms that are sometimes used interchangeably. However, each describes very different kinds of care with different goals – although sometimes those goals intertwine with the other. Learn more about ...
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August
20,
2018
More than 120 years since its founding and with 2,400 graduates to its credit, the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing continues to be the No. 1 education source for registered nurses (RNs) in Schuylkill County. As the nursing school faculty reg...
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August
17,
2018
Is “Baby Shark,” the catchy children’s song, stuck in your head thanks to social media’s viral “Baby Shark Challenge” videos? Our talented Children’s Cancer Center staff at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital created a fun, “zero leagues under the sea”...
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August
17,
2018
When you or a loved one begins to change focus from healing treatments to a more comfortable end-of-life experience, hospice may be the next step. Lehigh Valley Health Network provides you and your family with supportive options during the final pass...
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August
16,
2018
Earlier this week, LVH-Schuylkill delivered food items for residents and clean-up crews. Wednesday afternoon, LVH–Schuylkill President Bill Reppy, accompanied by Infection Preventionist Gail Newton, RN, and Physician Liaison Penny Klinger, returned t...
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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
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
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
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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