LVHN News (healthy you)

2019
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
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
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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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
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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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
25,
2019
| 08:52 PM America/New_York
Most teens know that tobacco use is dangerous, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, youth cigarette smoking has plummeted. Unfortunately, a new danger has arisen in its place: vaping, or use of electronic devices such as e-cigarettes. ...
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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
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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February
28,
2019
| 07:51 PM America/New_York
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
| 04:32 PM America/New_York
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
| 06:02 PM America/New_York
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
| 06:00 PM America/New_York
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
| 06:00 PM America/New_York
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
| 04:43 PM America/New_York
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
| 07:55 PM America/New_York
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
| 07:45 PM America/New_York
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
| 04:15 PM America/New_York
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
| 03:29 PM America/New_York
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
| 11:53 PM America/New_York
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
| 09:09 PM America/New_York
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
| 03:41 PM America/New_York
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
| 06:00 PM America/New_York
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
| 06:00 PM America/New_York
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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