LVHN News (feature)

2019
February
14,
2019
Not only is LVHN a great place for care, it was also a great place to find true love for these colleagues. As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, read the romantic stories of married couples who are also LVHN colleagues. Melissa and Jerry Rodriguez ...
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February
13,
2019
A mother’s intuition is a powerful thing. Just ask Brianna Roth, 24, Schuylkill County resident and mother of two young children. This past summer, Roth’s intuition brought her to the emergency room at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill when her...
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February
12,
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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February
11,
2019
Did you know kids are at greater risk than adults for sports injuries? That’s because they are still growing and developing. To help kids and teens avoid injury in contact sports, make sure they follow these rules from our sports medicine speciali...
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February
06,
2019
Meet Our Expert Brittany Portonova, DPM LVPG Podiatry View Profile Ever since he fell over a barstool back in his so-called “wilder days” about 40 years ago, Albert Kessler, 71, has had a wound on his left leg. For the...
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February
06,
2019
Meet Our Expert Steven Perch, MD Radiation oncology View Profile After learning he had early-stage prostate cancer in January 2018, Murry Frink of Wyomissing had a big decision to make – where to go for radiation treat...
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February
01,
2019
ExpressCARE, your go-to resource for quick, reliable health care just got even better: If you are prescribed a medication by your ExpressCARE provider, it’s likely that you can purchase it right there and avoid a drive to the pharmacy. ExpressCARE...
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January
31,
2019
Meet Our Expert Joanne Quinones, MD Maternal fetal medicine View Profile Jennifer Sicinski, 31, a mother of two from Harleysville, Pa., knew something was wrong. She was 22 weeks pregnant with her third child and had...
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January
28,
2019
Meet Our Expert Kimberly Brown, MD Pediatrics View Profile Does it seem as if you and your kids spend more time facing handheld screens than interacting with each other? The American Heart Association (AHA) reports tha...
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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
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
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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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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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
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
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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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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