LVHN News (feature)

2018
April
12,
2018
As we “spring ahead” into a new season, changes will begin taking shape in the coming months at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton. Modernized and patient-friendly changes that will soon grace the interior and exterior of our community hospital. Constru...
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April
12,
2018
When choosing a product or service, you’re looking for value. You want high quality at a fair cost, and you’ll search for the best value. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we’re driven to give you health care value. We aim to help you achiev...
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April
11,
2018
“Ouch! My back hurts!” If you’ve ever groaned about your back, you’re not alone. Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in our lives. It’s one of the most common reasons for a visit to a health care provider. If you have back pain, you...
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March
30,
2018
When you need health care, you want it at a convenient time that fits your busy life. That’s why LVHN is committed to giving you access to the care you need when you need it. The team from LVPG Family Medicine–Hamburg, for example, is focused on g...
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March
28,
2018
While you might not call your primary care provider (PCP) your best friend, there’s probably no one else who knows your body as well. Your PCP: Meet Our Expert Oliana Ros, MD Family Medicine View Profile Keeps tra...
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March
22,
2018
You may know that a hernia is when part of an organ or tissue goes through an opening in the muscle where it doesn’t belong. But do you know what a hiatal hernia is? Surgeon Scott Beman, MD, with LVPG General and Bariatric Surgery describes the pa...
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March
22,
2018
In the coming weeks, kindergarten registration in most public, non-public, private and parochial schools will occur. In addition to knowing which school your child will attend and filling out that school’s registration information, it’s important to ...
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March
20,
2018
Whether you’re laid up from surgery or an injury, physical therapy can help you get back in the game. “Physical therapy can help you recover faster,” says physical therapist Leanne J. Cramer, manager of rehabilitation services at Lehigh Valley Hos...
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March
16,
2018
After surgeons removed her thyroid gland in February, Judy Davidson-Roth was thrilled to learn she would be one of the first patients to benefit from Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) new Thyrogen® program. The injectable drug allows patients to ...
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March
15,
2018
Ads featuring leprechauns, four-leaf clovers and mugs of green beer are out in full-force promoting pub crawls and other St. Patrick’s Day events, all aimed at encouraging people to drink early and often. While you might share an Irish toast with you...
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March
14,
2018
If you develop a hernia, it’s important to understand treatment options that are available to you. Surgeon Michael Mahoney, DO, with LVPG Surgery in Hazleton, says that knowledge will help you feel more comfortable discussing what’s next in your hern...
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March
08,
2018
Q&A: Yearly Mammogram Guidelines Mammogram guidelines – such as when you should have your first screening mammogram – can be confusing. We spoke to Priya Sareen, MD, imaging director of Breast Health Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)...
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March
07,
2018
Two significant storms impacted our area recently. Power outages caused by those storms, and subsequent use of power generators and other alternate heat sources, has had an unfortunate effect: an increased number of patients with symptoms of carbon m...
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March
05,
2018
In order to better serve the health needs of the people of central Lehigh County, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) expanded the hours of operation at two ExpressCARE locations in the area. ExpressCARE–Fogelsville, located at the Health Center a...
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March
02,
2018
Patients ages 16 and older who experience allergy symptoms, such as chronic rhinitis, nasal congestion and post-nasal drainage, can now be evaluated at LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat for reactions to airborne environmental allergens. Skin testing Th...
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February
28,
2018
An inguinal hernia happens when part of your intestine pushes through a weak spot in your lower belly, or groin area. The hernia creates a soft lump under the skin. Over time, this lump in your groin may get bigger. “Because an inguinal hernia will n...
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February
27,
2018
While undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer, Doug Geisner, 57, a retired Lehigh Township police officer, experienced lower back pain, especially at bedtime. It’s a common side effect of the major surgery Geisner had, known as a Whipple procedure...
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February
21,
2018
If you have a lump in your belly or groin, it might be a hernia. But how do you know for sure? And what happens if you do have a hernia? Identifying a hernia Hernias develop when the stomach, intestines or other organs in your abdomen poke thro...
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February
13,
2018
Clinical trials for breast cancer may offer an opportunity for effective treatment not available otherwise, but for some, the thought of unfamiliar physicians and extra travel time can be overwhelming. However, women with breast cancer no longer need...
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February
12,
2018
Pregnancy myths are well meaning but often wrong. Whether passed from generation to generation or through pop culture, it can be hard to separate myth from reality. Obstetrician-gynecologist Atena Asiaii, MD, with LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology, shar...
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February
09,
2018
A hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle. But why this occurs and who is at risk depends on the type of hernia. To help you better understand this common condition, surgeon Paul Cesanek, MD, with ...
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February
08,
2018
Who you choose for health care during your pregnancy is important. As you look at pregnancy care offered by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), you will find certified nurse-midwives are part of the team. A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) may offer a ...
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February
05,
2018
Not long ago, a woman who delivered her child by cesarean section (C-section), a surgical procedure, felt disconnected from the bonding experience described by couples whose child was delivered vaginally. Instead of dad or a partner cutting the umbil...
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February
01,
2018
A small study linking male infertility and ibuprofen use garnered national attention recently. If you saw the news you may be thinking twice before taking the popular painkiller. We asked Jatin Gupta, DO, a urologist experienced in male fertility, vo...
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January
29,
2018
Sometimes speed matters – like when you want to see a doctor quickly and you are open to seeing any provider. Imagine seeing the first available appointments in the type of care you need –family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, ped...
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January
24,
2018
Whether you are preparing for your first mammogram or have been faithfully undergoing annual mammograms for years, chances are you’ve either heard the term “dense breast tissue” or have been told that your breast tissue is dense. About half of women ...
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January
18,
2018
After trying to get pregnant for a year, Jacqueline and Ricky Musselman finally heard the good news: Jacqueline was expecting. The couple was elated. Yet the happy news came with questions – lots of them. Jacqueline was the first among her extende...
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January
17,
2018
More than 60,000 people nationwide have contracted the flu during the 2017-2018 influenza season as of Jan. 6, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Emergency rooms across the country, including those at all Lehigh Val...
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January
16,
2018
Concussion is one of today’s most compelling topics in sports. We asked three Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) concussion experts provide important insights about this brain injury. Gabriel Lewullis, MD, LVPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Danie...
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January
03,
2018
Nothing feels better than tackling a New Year’s resolution. So why not choose a resolution that’s easy to accomplish and good for your health? This year, if you are a woman in your 40s, resolve to schedule your annual screening mammogram. But if mamm...
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