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2021
April
05,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMSIn July, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Kidney Transplant program. It’s been 17 years since its Pancreas Transplant program was initiated. The two programs have grown to becom...
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March
03,
2021
| 14:48 PM America/New_York
Walter Jean, MD, has joined Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and will serve as Chief of Neurosurgery.Jean is a board-certified neurosurgeon with expertise in complex intracranial surgery. He is known world-wide for his expertise in complex brain s...
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February
16,
2021
| 15:55 PM America/New_York
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 your s...
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February
03,
2021
| 17:15 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Lehigh Valley Heart Institute has formalized an affiliate partnership with Penn Medicine, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, to ensure the highest level of care for those served by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)...
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February
01,
2021
| 16:32 PM America/New_York
BY SIDNEY STEVENS 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 in...
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January
19,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTE “Even if you don’t have a medical problem, it’s helpful to get a checkup annually,” says internal medicine physician Jodi Lenko, MD, with LVPG Internal Medicine–Alliance Drive in Hazle Township. “A primary care physician looks at...
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January
13,
2021
| 13:38 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER Cervical cancer isn’t exactly dinner table talk. But every January, Cervical Cancer Awareness Month serves as an important reminder that knowing about it – and what puts you at risk for it – could save your life. Every year, more than ...
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2020
December
16,
2020
| 20:33 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHERThere are few moments more tranquil than watching the snow fall on a quiet winter's night--until you have to dig yourself out the next morning. Shoveling snow is *not* for the faint of heart. In fact, depending on the water content of t...
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December
07,
2020
| 18:16 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDERLehigh Valley Health Network cut the ribbon to an all-new emergency room at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest and people can begin receiving care in the new facility. When you come to the ER you can expect to be welcomed by a comfor...
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December
01,
2020
| 08:39 AM America/New_York
As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to soar throughout the region, it’s more important than ever that we do our part to keep the community safe. In the coming weeks, you will see a new campaign called “Virtual Visits First” to encourage the peop...
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October
29,
2020
| 20:57 PM America/New_York
Artificial intelligence is not just in the movies – it’s an innovative way of using technology to transform stroke care. To help detect stroke more rapidly and start lifesaving treatment even faster, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) now has leadin...
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October
23,
2020
| 16:30 PM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTEBefore he began having classic symptoms that fairly screamed “heart attack,” John Daley of Schuylkill Haven merely felt an uneasy sense that something wasn’t right. “It didn’t feel painful, didn’t feel tight, didn’t feel like hear...
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April
24,
2020
| 15:56 PM America/New_York
Updated February 10, 2021BY KATIE CAVENDERIt’s true that many things during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic are different. But one thing that remains the same is emergency situations and severe symptoms require prompt medical care.Emergency rooms...
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2019
December
23,
2019
| 10:32 AM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTEWinter 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 rea...
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