LVHN News (feature)

2020
January
21,
2020
| 05:54 PM America/New_York
BY RICK MARTUSCELLI You expect kids to get cuts, scrapes and bruises. But sometimes, a child has a problem that needs care from a doctor who specializes in helping children look like their beautiful selves.  “Children can have scars that preven...
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January
16,
2020
| 07:17 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER At work, we have fire drills. On a plane, we listen to safety protocols before takeoff. However, when it comes to our own health, we often don’t have a plan. “Nobody can plan for every emergency,” says Christopher Greb, operation...
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January
15,
2020
| 07:58 PM America/New_York
It's official: the flu is considered "widespread" for 2020. The typical flu season spans from September to May, with a peak in the middle of winter. Lehigh Valley Live recently reported 25,632 confirmed flu cases in 66 of the Pennsylvania's 67 counti...
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2019
December
23,
2019
| 04:32 PM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTE Winter is upon us – along with safety threats for both adults and children from the frosty realities of cold tempratures, accumulating snow and slippery ice. “People should mind the weather but also know their capabilities and...
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December
20,
2019
| 01:29 PM America/New_York
BY NINA ACE With formal closing complete, Coordinated Health is now part of Lehigh Valley Health Network. The two organizations share a common vision focused on population health and demonstrate a strong passion for delivering high-value health ca...
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November
13,
2019
| 09:50 PM America/New_York
A coordinated treatment program for women with pre-existing or pregnancy-related diabetes is giving moms peace of mind and babies a safer start in life. “Much of your baby’s fetal development occurs in the first eight weeks of pregnancy,” says mat...
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November
13,
2019
| 05:27 PM America/New_York
Gynecologic oncologists treat a variety of conditions, even noncancerous ones. To find out if you might need to see this specialist, we spoke with Christine Kim, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist with LVPG Gynecologi...
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July
08,
2019
| 08:22 PM America/New_York
Almost every kid gets an ear infection at some point. According to the National Institutes of Health, five out of six American children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. Ear infections are the most common reason why parent...
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July
08,
2019
| 07:53 PM America/New_York
A new study confirms a common-sense notion: Earplugs can shield you from the temporary hearing loss that can happen after a high-decibel music concert. While getting young people to wear earplugs at concerts may be a long shot, one expert says the...
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June
21,
2019
| 09:04 PM America/New_York
  Lehigh Valley Health Network Chief of Neurology Steven Lewis, MD, has spent much of his career teaching other physicians. But when he recently accepted the American Academy of Neurology’s 2019 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurolo...
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June
18,
2019
| 05:43 PM America/New_York
The Dick and Peggy Fleming Military and Veteran Resource Information Center (MAVRIC), part of LVHN's Veteran Health Program (VHP), is a resource designed to provide guidance and navigation to current and former military members with service-connected...
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June
17,
2019
| 03:27 PM America/New_York
Preventing illness or injury is a big part of making your trip relaxing and enjoyable. It is important to take certain precautions. Some destinations have environments that may be very different from the area you live in. Also, travel to developing c...
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June
14,
2019
| 10:36 PM America/New_York
Teri Hontz of Whitehall had just hit the dance floor at a wedding in 2015 when she was overcome by excruciating jaw pain. She quickly sat down, but continued feeling lightheaded and clammy. Her husband wanted to call 9ll, but she insisted it would pa...
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June
13,
2019
| 09:51 PM America/New_York
In many sports, being a "triple threat" makes you invincible. But some young women athletes face a different triple threat - female athlete triad. Female athlete triad refers to a cycle some young women athletes fall into by consuming fewer calori...
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May
24,
2019
| 03:34 PM America/New_York
It isn’t vain to want your legs to look and feel their best. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) vascular surgeons offer comprehensive vein care and customized treatments that will reduce vein-related pain and swelling in your legs while improving th...
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May
24,
2019
| 03:18 PM America/New_York
Who is at risk for head and neck cancer? Excerpt: People who smoke regularly or are heavy consumers of alcohol are among the more likely candidates to contract some form of head and neck cancer. If you believe you may have head and neck cancer, LV...
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May
17,
2019
| 10:10 PM America/New_York
Midwifery care is a growing and welcome part of our obstetrics and gynecology team. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), midwives play a special role in providing exceptional care to women. Midwifery care is safe and satisfying, and it is unique a...
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May
15,
2019
| 10:38 PM America/New_York
When Jane Storm underwent surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton last spring, her family didn’t fret in the waiting room during the 10-hour process, wondering how she was doing. Instead, they used a new app on their mobile devices known as ...
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May
12,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
It’s hard to argue with the successful impact made by screening mammograms. A recent study looked at breast cancer deaths over a long period of time (1969 to 2015). What it found was encouraging: Since 1990, fewer women die each year from breast canc...
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May
10,
2019
| 10:18 PM America/New_York
Each year, more than 70,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma in the U.S. – the deadliest type of skin cancer – and more than 9,000 people die from the disease. Regionally, more than 150 people are diagnosed and treated at Lehigh Valley Cancer Insti...
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May
07,
2019
| 10:42 PM America/New_York
Obstetrician-gynecologist Cheryl Hamilton, MD, with LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Practicing since the 1980s, Hamilton has witnessed a...
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May
02,
2019
| 10:39 PM America/New_York
There’s a new place at LVH-Muhlenberg where patients and their loved ones can go to get some fresh air, relax, talk and be with one another as they heal. It’s the new ICU Healing Garden at LVH-Muhlenberg. Located on the second floor, the garden featu...
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April
30,
2019
| 08:53 PM America/New_York
Patients who normally visit Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)– Hazleton for outpatient lab testing and imaging services are encouraged to go to the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton for more convenient access to services. With the expansion of the emer...
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April
11,
2019
| 10:12 PM America/New_York
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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April
09,
2019
| 09:51 PM America/New_York
A slip and fall injury in your home or driveway may result in a hematoma. Though similar to a bruise, a hematoma is a pool of clotted or partially clotted blood that forms when blood vessels leak or burst. A hematoma can occur deep in the abdominal w...
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April
04,
2019
| 04:53 PM America/New_York
Meet Our Expert Paul Cesanek, MD General surgery View Profile When Macungie resident Randy Bernhard, was first diagnosed with a hernia, he was concerned. Looking back, he admits that his initial fear and anxiety came...
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April
01,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
When a celebrity announces to the world they've received a serious health diagnosis, it's almost always accompanied by a message of personal strength, hope and determination. But last year, pancreatic cancer was the third-leading cause of death from ...
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March
28,
2019
| 05:54 PM America/New_York
Ever heard of the Hackerman-Patz House? Located on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, the Hackerman-Patz house has provided peaceful, affordable lodging for families who wish to remain close to a hospitalized loved one for the past sev...
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March
26,
2019
| 05:10 PM America/New_York
Hacking cough. Sneezing. Runny nose. Congestion. When cold or flu symptoms come on strong and it’s after hours or on the weekend, ExpressCARE is here for you and the whole family – without an appointment, 365 days a year. To make it even more conveni...
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March
22,
2019
| 04:02 PM America/New_York
Antibiotics are powerful medicines used to treat certain illnesses. However, antibiotics do not cure everything, and taking them when you don’t need them can even be harmful. What’s the problem? There are two main types of germs that cause most...
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