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LVHN News (stories)

2021
April
15,
2021
| 17:40 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Think back to March 11, 2020 – the day a pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization. What did you do to protect yourself and your family? Most people were hungry for more information and searching the internet to find an...
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April
14,
2021
| 18:51 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Viruses mutate to form new variants. It happens frequently, which is why the flu vaccine composition is reviewed each year and updated as needed. Like other viruses, the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has mutated into different variants a...
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April
14,
2021
| 18:00 PM America/New_York
The Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for the prestigious Gold Medal Award. The Gold Medal Award was established in 1984 for the purposeful recognition of an individual’s substantial and exemplary con...
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April
12,
2021
| 16:20 PM America/New_York
BY ERIN ALDERFER With schools operating under a mix of online and in-person classrooms, Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, Lehigh Valley ArtSpark and Kellyn Foundation have found ways to bring engaging interactive learning to students wherever...
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April
09,
2021
| 16:51 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) recently opened a new multi-disciplinary pediatric outpatient rehabilitation facility at 3800 Sierra Circle, Center Valley, and focuses on providing treatment for a wide range of diagnoses, including...
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April
07,
2021
| 21:18 PM America/New_York
Are foxes eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine? If you’re Tricky the fox from Pocono Raceway, you are. He was among those lined up to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at LVHN’s second mass vaccination event at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond....
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April
07,
2021
| 16:57 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER If you work out regularly, you know your body’s limits. You know how far you can run when you’re tired. You know how many push-ups it takes to make your arms ache. But knowing your limits when it comes to COVID-19 isn’t as easy. It’...
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April
06,
2021
| 17:05 PM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTE Over the course of two decades providing advanced care for knee pain, orthopedic surgeon Kevin Anbari, MD, with Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG), has seen treatment improve dramatically.“The overall experience is not what it ...
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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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April
02,
2021
| 13:11 PM America/New_York
I have worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono for 35 years, and while my daily role is working as a registered nurse in the cardiovascular/electrophysiology lab, I recently agreed to become one of the lead COVID-19 vaccinators at the hospital....
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April
02,
2021
| 13:02 PM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEK If you need a refreshing side dish to go with your Easter meal this weekend, look no further. We have an egg-cellent apple and cabbage salad recipe that will add a pop of color to your plate.Keep it healthy and colorfulThis recipe is...
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April
01,
2021
| 15:28 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Coordinated Health are unrivaled partners. Since Coordinated Health became a part of LVHN in 2019, the two leaders in orthopedic care began working together to ensure the highest level of clin...
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March
27,
2021
| 22:09 PM America/New_York
BY MICHAEL PECKMAN Blue skies, sunshine and mild temperatures greeted thousands of people who got their first COVID-19 vaccine shot on Saturday. It was the first COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic for Northampton County, but nothing new for Lehigh Vall...
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March
24,
2021
| 17:28 PM America/New_York
BY LIZ BARTOLAI As 46-year-old Marc Bernstein relaxed reading a book on September 28, he suddenly felt a deep pain in his chest. He had just drank something cold, so he dismissed the pain by attributing it to the drink’s icy temperature.“But it would...
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March
22,
2021
| 18:33 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP When 76-year-old Ron Brehm fell while vacationing in Florida in 2019, he was initially relieved he caught himself before hitting the ground. However, the Palmyra resident’s relief was short-lived when he realized he dislocated his shou...
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March
20,
2021
| 21:53 PM America/New_York
BY JESSICA BLASCO It was a race to beat COVID-19 as a wave of the green flag kicked off Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) first COVID-19 mass vaccination event in Monroe County at Pocono Raceway on Saturday. A steady stream of cars drove through ...
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March
19,
2021
| 18:29 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Thanks to Bennett Toyota in Allentown, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has a few new tools when it comes to distributing COVID-19 vaccines to people throughout the region. Bennett Toyota donated three new vehicles to LVHN, which wi...
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March
19,
2021
| 17:59 PM America/New_York
RICHARD LALIBERTE Jeffrey Campbell of Bethlehem smoked for decades but figured lung cancer wasn’t in the cards for him. “I always felt healthy,” he says. “I could outrun almost anybody.” As a problem solver at Amazon, he walks up to 19 miles per shif...
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March
18,
2021
| 15:21 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Many people were shocked when Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman died last year from colon cancer at 43. His death brought awareness to colon cancer, the second most commonly diagnosed form of cancer and the third most deadly.Fortuna...
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March
17,
2021
| 20:08 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has vaccinated thousands of community members through COVID-19 drive-through vaccination clinics. These clinics are safe and efficient ways to vaccinate a large number of people at once and will cont...
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March
17,
2021
| 18:52 PM America/New_York
Knowing your risk for colorectal cancer is important, particularly as you hit a milestone like the big 5-0. If you turn 50 in 2021, Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute has a free virtual event just for you:Colorectal Cancer Community Forum This virtual ev...
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March
17,
2021
| 18:14 PM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEK Get ready to "avo" good time and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a healthy recipe. This grilled avocado with veggie ceviche will not disappoint. It’s flavorful and the perfect green addition to go with your dinner tonight.Avoca-don’...
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March
15,
2021
| 19:38 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS Rewind to a few days ago, when I got lucky and booked a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through my MyLVHN app. (Lehigh Valley Health Network’s secure patient portal.) When I got through and signed up for the Dorney Park drive-through...
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March
15,
2021
| 18:40 PM America/New_York
Originally published in the Pocono Record on February 9, 2021 It is my honor to serve as the Chief Medical Officer for Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono for the past four years, and for six years before that in a similar position for Pocono Medical...
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March
11,
2021
| 21:53 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Optimism filled the air as cars lined the Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom parking lot. The steady flow of people and LVHN’s seamless coordination sent a clear message to our community – better days are ahead.With more than 20 years ...
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March
11,
2021
| 18:07 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP As the world continues to acclimate to a new normal, there is one phrase that we may start to hear more of: COVID long-haulers.COVID long-haulers is a term used by physicians to describe patients who suffer from long-term effects of CO...
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March
11,
2021
| 17:54 PM America/New_York
KRISTEN CHANLEY When Dan Plesniarski, 67, found out in November 2019 that he needed his aortic heart valve replaced, he never imagined he’d have a new valve and be back on his feet before Christmas.Plesniarski, a resident of Andreas, was a candidate ...
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March
10,
2021
| 17:21 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPPGetting your COVID-19 vaccine at Dorney Park or another LVHN drive-through location is a safe and efficient way to get your shot without ever having to leave the comfort of your car.There are a few things to keep in mind if you are gett...
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March
09,
2021
| 18:10 PM America/New_York
BY SIDNEY STEVENS Jennifer Newland of Roseto, Pa., considers herself blessed to be alive and healthy. Thanks to expert medical treatment at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), she beat stage 4 colon cancer in 2015 and lost nearly 150 pounds through ...
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March
07,
2021
| 13:55 PM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEK Need a little addition for tonight’s dinner? Try out this popover recipe made with egg whites and fat-free milk. Egg whites are not only low in calories, fat-free and cholesterol-free, but they also are a high source of protein. So, ...
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