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LVHN News (feature)

2020
March
18,
2020
| 11:52 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Whether it’s shopping at the grocery store, working at the office or gathering around the table with family, our everyday lives involve interactions with people. During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic it’s imperative that we ...
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March
17,
2020
| 02:07 AM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced today LVHN ExpressCARE–Lehighton located at 363 N. 1st Street, Lehighton, will temporarily close effective March 18 so its staff can support LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test locations. Patients who would ...
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March
17,
2020
| 11:02 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (March 17, 2020) – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and St. Luke’s University Health Network are in regular communication as the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves. Today the health networks are sending this joint message ...
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March
15,
2020
| 01:35 AM America/New_York
With the health and safety of patients, staff and the community in mind during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and St. Luke’s University Health Network are implementing a common “No Visitation, No Acce...
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March
15,
2020
| 01:27 AM America/New_York
To help keep the community safe during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak it is important that we keep everyone informed. As part of that commitment, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) wants the community to know that a colleague at a Le...
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March
13,
2020
| 11:37 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) remains vigilant as the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves. The health network’s latest action as a leader in infection control and prevention is to immediately establish designated, stand-alone COVID-19 asse...
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February
26,
2020
| 10:56 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER It’s in the news every day: coronavirus. But what is this virus and are you at risk for catching it? Lehigh Valley Health Network infectious diseases specialist Luther Rhodes, MD, with LVPG Infectious Diseases, has been laser-focuse...
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2019
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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March
19,
2019
| 09:24 PM America/New_York
Right now, the spotlight is on teams competing in the national college basketball championship playoffs. For orthopedic surgeon Gabe Lewullis, MD, with LVPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, these games bring back memories of the 1996 first-round matc...
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March
15,
2019
| 03:24 PM America/New_York
Managing diabetes can be complicated. But a new insulin pump system makes it easier to achieve control by automatically adjusting blood sugar levels 24 hours a day. The Medtronic MiniMed™ 670G Insulin Pump System reads glucose levels every five minut...
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March
14,
2019
| 03:35 PM America/New_York
Meet Our Expert Eric Bean, DO Emergency Medicine View Profile It’s 2 a.m., and your 3-year-old has a fever. Or you’re not feeling well, but you just can’t leave the office. Or you’re feeling ill, and it’s too icy to ...
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March
08,
2019
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
1. Get vaccinated. “This is priority one,” says family physician Victor Catania, MD, with LVPG Family Medicine–Tobyhanna. “Flu season peaks in January and February, but you can get flu throughout the season, so it’s never too late to get a vaccine.” ...
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March
07,
2019
| 10:32 PM America/New_York
Meet Our Expert Gordon Fried, DO Cardiology View Profile   For 20 years, John Loguercio faced danger on a daily basis as a New York City detective. When he finally retired, he sighed with relief, knowing that he was...
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March
05,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/New_York
Each year, more than 1.7 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with sepsis, a dysfunctional and toxic response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Early symptoms of sepsis often go undetected and therefore untreat...
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