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LVHN News (stories)

2021
February
26,
2021
| 17:27 PM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEK  Whether you’re an avid athlete or enjoy an active lifestyle, getting sidelined from the game or your everyday routine because of an injury hurts. Luckily, you have access to a team of sports medicine specialists who care for you eve...
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February
25,
2021
| 19:26 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER What the world needs now is more COVID-19 vaccines, but it’s in everyone’s best interest that vaccines are evaluated for safety and effectiveness before they are offered to the public. That’s exactly what the U.S. Food and Drug Admi...
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February
25,
2021
| 17:39 PM America/New_York
BY KRISTY MARTIN Did you know roughly 309,000 deaths annually are caused by heart failure in the U.S.? Not only that, nearly 960,000 new heart failure cases are diagnosed each year.Heart failure happens when a person’s heart is unable to pump enough ...
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February
25,
2021
| 17:20 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Diabetes is a complex condition and can affect almost every part of your body, and your feet are no exception. Podiatrist Samantha Newstadt, DPM, with Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), outlines why it’s s...
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February
19,
2021
| 13:24 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP After digging out from a snowstorm, it’s not uncommon to have low back pain. Shoveling snow requires a lot of lifting and twisting, which can cause back injuries or existing back injuries to worsen.With no end in sight to the winter we...
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February
18,
2021
| 12:08 PM America/New_York
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations are being held as scheduled on Thursday, February 18.While appointments are still scheduled, if you have an appointment and want to reschedule for another day due to the weather, please do the following:If this ...
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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
15,
2021
| 17:06 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED  To meet the growing demand for walk-in, no-appointment care for kids, the newest Children’s ExpressCARE location is now open at Health Center at Fogelsville.Built just for kids and staffed by specially trained pediatric providers, Ch...
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February
12,
2021
| 18:30 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED When Mahliyah Perez was 9 years old, she finally convinced her mom, Alecia Aungst, that she was ready to attend her first sleepover. When the day arrived, Mahliyah could barely contain her excitement as she made her way to her best fr...
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February
12,
2021
| 16:54 PM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEK Nothing says “I love you a choco-lot” like a homemade treat. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect reason to add a bit of sweetness and spice to your weekend with raspberry jalapeño chocolates.A little chocol...
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February
10,
2021
| 20:06 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED There’s a lot of excitement about COVID-19 vaccines in our community, and for good reason. These vaccines have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective.Important questions have been asked regarding the vaccine for women who...
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February
10,
2021
| 18:00 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER At work, we have fire drills. On a plane, we listen to safety protocols before takeoff. However, when it comes to our own health, we often don’t have a plan. “Nobody can plan for every emergency,” says Christopher Greb, operations m...
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February
09,
2021
| 14:55 PM America/New_York
Millions are burned by chronic acid reflux. Are you one of them? If over-the-counter or prescription medicines don’t cut it, you should attend Lehigh Valley Health Network's (LVHN) virtual program. LVHN experts will discuss symptoms, treatment option...
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February
08,
2021
| 20:02 PM America/New_York
Even though many people may not be able to keep a beat, their heart should. When a person has an arrhythmia, his or her heart beats at an irregular rate or rhythm. One of the most common types of arrhythmias is atrial fibrillation (AFib), and for peo...
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February
05,
2021
| 16:21 PM America/New_York
It's been close to a year since Chris McMillan, 47-year-old Bethlehem resident, was dubbed Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg's first extubated COVID-19 patient, early on in the pandemic. We wanted to know what life is like after COVID-19 so we ...
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February
04,
2021
| 13:00 PM America/New_York
BY KRISTEN CHANLEY For Frank Berardelli, 55, being active is a way of life. Berardelli, who played football in college, now coaches high school football and track. Off the field, he is an avid runner and strength trains four days a week. So, when he ...
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February
04,
2021
| 05:00 AM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER About the podcastThe Healthiest You podcast is hosted by familiar voices – Mike and Steph from B104. In each episode they will interview doctors and experts across Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) to learn practical health tips f...
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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
02,
2021
| 18:33 PM America/New_York
BY JESSICA BLASCO When it comes to women’s health, cervical cancer may not always receive the attention it deserves, so we spoke with Christine Kim, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist with LVPG Gynecologic Oncology, p...
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February
01,
2021
| 20:15 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED Clefts, or openings, in the lip or palate (the roof of the mouth) form before birth. These birth defects can interfere with a child’s or adult’s ability to eat and talk. Corrective surgery to fix cleft lips and cleft palates closes an...
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January
31,
2021
| 13:28 PM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEK Innovative care is what you deserve when it comes to your health, and at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we provide just that. Whether you’re scheduling an appointment or coming in for a surgery, our technologies enhance every p...
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January
29,
2021
| 17:56 PM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEK What do you get when you put hummus and salsa together? Hummusalsa! You can make your own hummusalsa at home with this week’s recipe. It’s a tasty twist on two popular dips made with ingredients that will help you stay fuller longer....
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January
29,
2021
| 10:16 AM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER About the podcastThe Healthiest You podcast is hosted by familiar voices – Mike and Steph from B104. In each episode they will interview doctors and experts across Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) to learn practical health tips f...
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January
27,
2021
| 22:24 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP When Nancy Roth of Macungie turned on the morning news and saw that cars were already lining up at Dorney Park for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic that was starting at 8 a.m., she kicked her morning routine into overdrive. “I got here ...
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January
27,
2021
| 17:54 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Competitive cheerleader Katie Greb is used to people downplaying her sport. The 15-year-old, who has been cheering since she was 5, often finds herself explaining what competitive cheer is, and why it’s a sport. “Competitive cheer is a...
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January
25,
2021
| 16:33 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Like many other women, Beth Krammes leads a busy life and has little spare time to take care of her own needs. But, on Jan. 1, 2020, Krammes decided that it was time to take care of herself and scheduled a full battery of tests, includ...
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January
22,
2021
| 20:59 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Seven years ago, Lisa Krause decided she wanted to get into professional bodybuilding. The mom of three and academic assistant principal in the Allentown School District was determined to compete in her first bikini competition that ...
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January
22,
2021
| 18:36 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that B.1.1.7, the new variant of the coronavirus first discovered in the United Kingdom, is in Pennsylvania. While this strain is new, we do have some data about it. Here are...
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January
21,
2021
| 16:38 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP MyLVHN*, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s secure patient portal, empowers you to take control of your health – and, thanks to the new design, it’s easier than ever to use. The new experience streamlines your options to make it easier to ...
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January
21,
2021
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS With COVID-19 still impacting our community, Miller-Keystone Blood Center (MKBC) continues to have an urgent need for blood donations of all types. Please consider donating blood as soon as possible. Your donation helps people who rec...
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