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LVHN News (stories)

2021
May
09,
2021
| 04:26 AM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Sue Weaver, 58, always prided herself on being “healthy as an ox” and never missed a mammogram. “I always took a lot of pride that I didn't take much medication, didn’t have diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol,” says the Pot...
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May
07,
2021
| 15:42 PM America/New_York
I am an African American man and I had open-heart surgery four years ago. My risk for becoming severely ill with COVID-19 is high, and that scares me. I am first in line to receive a COVID-19 test every week at work, and you won’t see me without a ma...
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May
05,
2021
| 15:08 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Many women dread the week of their period because it's accompanied by pelvic pain. “It can be normal to have some pain and cramping with your menstrual cycle,” says Andrew Shoemaker, MD, with LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology. “But som...
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May
04,
2021
| 14:38 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Ranju Gupta, MD, hematologist and medical oncologist with LVPG Hematology Oncology–Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, was honored by Lehigh Valley Business as a Circle of Excellence honoree in its 2021 Women of Influence ...
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April
30,
2021
| 17:17 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER At a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, you’ll receive a white paper vaccination card along with your shot. The card includes your name, the location of your vaccination and the kind of shot you received. But many people are wonderin...
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April
29,
2021
| 19:37 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Yesterday, cardiologist Deborah Sundlof, DO, with LVPG Cardiology–Muhlenberg, was honored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania with the Take the Lead award. The award honors female leaders in the local community, inspiring wome...
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April
29,
2021
| 18:07 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS On a sunny Saturday, April 23, 1961, the Rev. Dr. Charles M. Cooper, President of the Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania, stepped to a podium erected on a terrace next to what is now Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg and forma...
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April
27,
2021
| 19:08 PM America/New_York
BY LIZ BARTOLAI A sanctuary awaits the teachers and staff inside Bethlehem School District’s Broughal Middle School.The Launch Pad, designed by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)’s Community Engagement team and Young Professionals group for the Volu...
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April
26,
2021
| 18:24 PM America/New_York
Friday the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded their safety review of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine and determined that it is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 saying, “th...
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April
26,
2021
| 12:44 PM America/New_York
Curious about diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative health? You can attend Mini Medical School virtually on April 29 and May 6 at 6 p.m. to learn from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) experts. Registration is required for this free educational ...
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April
23,
2021
| 12:44 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDERYour mother was right – you are what you eat. Gut health impacts so much more than your stomach. Mike and Steph discuss all things gut health – how to achieve it and how it impacts our overall health – with Usman Shah, MD, Lehigh Val...
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April
23,
2021
| 02:00 AM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER By now, it’s happened to all of us. With one minor symptom, our mind begins to race. Do I have seasonal allergies? Maybe it’s COVID-19? How can I know the difference? While seasonal allergies do not include some of the same symptoms...
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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
15,
2021
| 10:47 AM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Virtual reality (VR) allows everyday people to fly to new lands in video games. Augmented reality (AR) takes fighter pilots through scenarios training them for the unexpected. Artificial Intelligence (AI) predicts what people will w...
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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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