LVHN News (feature)

2018
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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June
19,
2018
We’re hitting the time of year when outdoor temperatures climb in to the 80s, 90s and above. It’s also a time of year when you hear heartbreaking news stories about young children left unattended in cars. Whether a parent makes a quick run to the gro...
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June
15,
2018
Enjoying summer-ripened cantaloupes, watermelons and honey dews is nearly a summer ritual. However if you’re not careful when it’s time to serve these refreshing vine-grown fruits, they can deliver a decidedly unwelcome surprise – Salmonella. Don’t f...
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June
14,
2018
Feeling unwell one evening in June 2017 didn’t worry Clark Deardorff of Harleysville, Pa. “I thought I had a minor bug,” Clark recalls. It didn’t seem like the start of a life-and-death struggle that would change him and his growing family forever. ...
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June
13,
2018
Unlike the depiction of drowning in a movie, drowning is a fast and silent killer. Don’t expect splashing and yelling. Children who are in water trouble sink and drown. Here’s what Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) wants you to know about kids, dro...
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June
11,
2018
Sleep disorders are common but difficult to identify on your own for a simple reason: You’re not fully aware of what transpires while you sleep. Many people experience sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing involuntarily pauses as often as 20 to...
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June
06,
2018
When Bath resident Diane Breinig heard “cancer” in reference to herself, she immediately thought, “I don’t want to die.” While Breinig’s stage 2 colon-rectal cancer diagnosis was considered early, she still felt scared and alone. After undergoing ...
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May
31,
2018
Kevin Learish of Bethlehem had a choice when he felt pressure in his chest and struggled to breathe after hitting the shower at his gym: Call 911 or don’t. Fortunately, he recognized he was having a heart attack and made the call. ER and heart care t...
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May
30,
2018
“I didn’t have to give up my life when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.” That statement summed up Charmaine Welsh’s experience when she chose to stay close to home and entrust her cancer care to Michael Evans, MD, and Lehigh Valley Health Network ...
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May
24,
2018
You know the Hackerman-Patz House is located on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. You know it provides peaceful and affordable lodging. You know that for the past seven years it has been a “home away from home” for families who wish t...
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May
23,
2018
It’s just before 7 a.m. and Kimberly Martin, RN, is cradling a tall cup of coffee. “I have an hour and twenty minute drive to get here,” she says, “I need this!” Though early, Martin is smiling and ready to start her day in the neuroscience intens...
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May
23,
2018
Christian Barangian, a third-grader from Tracy Elementary School in Easton, was crowned the overall champion Saturday in the fifth annual Community Canvas Grand Finale at Lehigh Valley Mall. The 8-year-old Barangian bested 17 other third-, fourth-...
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May
22,
2018
Neurosurgeon Luis Cervantes, MD, with LVPG Neurosurgery in East Stroudsburg, recalls a patient who drove himself home, even though he was experiencing the worst headache of his life. “He should have gone to the ER,” Cervantes says. “Eventually we saw...
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