LVHN News (healthy you)

2019
March
15,
2019
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
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
07,
2019
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
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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February
28,
2019
Stroudsburg resident Jeff Desind says he’s lived on borrowed time for almost a quarter century. In 1994, he was diagnosed with rare hairy cell leukemia. “It destroys your immune system – so you die of something else,” Desind says. “In 1994, I was goi...
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February
13,
2019
A mother’s intuition is a powerful thing. Just ask Brianna Roth, 24, Schuylkill County resident and mother of two young children. This past summer, Roth’s intuition brought her to the emergency room at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill when her...
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February
06,
2019
Meet Our Expert Brittany Portonova, DPM LVPG Podiatry View Profile Ever since he fell over a barstool back in his so-called “wilder days” about 40 years ago, Albert Kessler, 71, has had a wound on his left leg. For the...
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February
06,
2019
Meet Our Expert Steven Perch, MD Radiation oncology View Profile After learning he had early-stage prostate cancer in January 2018, Murry Frink of Wyomissing had a big decision to make – where to go for radiation treat...
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January
31,
2019
Meet Our Expert Joanne Quinones, MD Maternal fetal medicine View Profile Jennifer Sicinski, 31, a mother of two from Harleysville, Pa., knew something was wrong. She was 22 weeks pregnant with her third child and had...
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January
28,
2019
Meet Our Expert Kimberly Brown, MD Pediatrics View Profile Does it seem as if you and your kids spend more time facing handheld screens than interacting with each other? The American Heart Association (AHA) reports tha...
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January
14,
2019
Childbirth and breastfeeding take a permanent toll on women’s bodies, but “mommy makeover” procedures can help women reclaim their pre-baby bodies in a way that diet and exercise alone cannot achieve. Meet Our Expert Randolph Wojcik J...
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January
14,
2019
Realizing no high school sports player wants to be sidelined, “our model at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is ‘return to play without delay,’” says Richard Canlas, MD, board-certified sports medicine physician with LVPG Orthopedics and Richard C...
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January
14,
2019
Men with BPH can benefit from minimally invasive procedure Meet Our Expert Jim Johannes, MD Urology View Profile Men who experience prostate enlargement can now be treated for symptoms such as frequent urination, dif...
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January
14,
2019
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects millions of people. For most, asthma symptoms appear in childhood, but adults can and do develop asthma, too. Meet Our Expert Debra Ahrensfield, MD Internal medicine View Profile ...
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January
10,
2019
With LVHN care, Kelly Chando successfully navigates an emergency C-section then preeclampsia following birth Meet Our Expert Patrick E. McIntyre, MD Obstetrics and gynecology View Profile Kelly Chando was both excit...
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January
10,
2019
Prediabetes means you have higher-than-normal blood sugar that’s not yet in the diabetes range. “Certain risk factors boost your odds of developing prediabetes and later type 2 diabetes,” says family physician Beth Careyva, MD, LVPG Family Medicin...
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January
02,
2019
Timely testing and treatment at Lehigh Valley Heart Institute at the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton return Joseph Carrelli to a healthier path After a tough day at work, Joseph Carrelli, 61, felt a throbbing in his temples. Just to be safe, ...
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2018
October
02,
2018
New treatment guidelines from the American Heart Association lower the threshold for high blood pressure. Instead of 140/90 mmHg, it’s now 130/80. “The new guidelines help better identify people who are at risk for cardiovascular disease and who n...
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September
21,
2018
It’s no surprise that accidents happen during summer activities, even when you’re trying to be careful. “Because we’re outside more and the days are longer, summer can be a more dangerous time,” says Colleen Kennedy, MD, medical director at Lehigh Va...
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September
20,
2018
Ken Kolakowski, 53, of Bushkill, Pa., father of six and grandfather of eight, is feeling fine these days. Nearly everyone who knows him finds that amazing because not long ago he was the opposite of “fine”. “Everybody tells me I’m a miracle,” Kola...
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September
12,
2018
For many high school students, summer is the chance to sleep in and hang out with friends. But for committed athletes looking ahead to August practices, it can mean a workout-filled schedule. “There’s a lot of demand on high school athletes in the...
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September
07,
2018
The arrival of Daniel Koh, MD, brings additional expertise in medical oncology and general hematology (blood diseases) to Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono, a part of the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s membersh...
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August
29,
2018
When Kelly M. Wanamaker MD, began college, medicine wasn’t even on her radar. “I set out to become a math teacher,” Wanamaker says. “Quickly, I began to realize that interacting with people is what interested me most.” She switched majors from mathem...
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August
21,
2018
Life is filled with ups and down as well as arthritis, sprains, strains, broken bones and other injuries that can keep you from doing what you need to – like blow drying your hair or comfortably operating a computer mouse. To help you get back on ...
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August
16,
2018
The start of a new school year is not far off. If you have a child who will be ready for kindergarten next year, now is the time to make sure your child will be up to date on required immunizations for attendance at school. Pediatrician Garry Hami...
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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
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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July
18,
2018
It is summer, and gardens are abloom with fresh favorites of the season. It’s also when the area is booming with fairs, festivals and other events that frequently exclude the healthy fare you usually eat. (Unless funnel cake, fried food on a stick an...
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June
14,
2018
From part 1: In June 2017, when an infection triggered a widespread sepsis attack, Clark Deardorff’s life hung on drastic measures. But with help from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) doctors like James Wu, MD, and nurses like Lisa Forstburg, RN, ...
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