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LVHN News (stories)

2020
September
17,
2020
| 11:19 AM America/New_York
At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), you’ll find the world’s best nurses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, LVHN nurses work tirelessly to provide the safest care possible to all patients. They are renowned for their compassion and emotional support, ...
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September
15,
2020
| 14:33 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER Moms-to-be have a lot on their minds during pregnancy, mostly concerning the health of their baby. In the Hazleton area, women who are expecting a baby can get support from Healthy Beginnings Plus, a state-funded prenatal program pr...
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September
15,
2020
| 11:31 AM America/New_York
Arielle Arbushites, MSW, is a licensed social worker and manager of support services for LVHN Home Care and Hospice. In her video series, “Coffee with Arielle,” she offers tips and tools for emotional wellbeing and reminds us all that we’re in thi...
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September
14,
2020
| 15:49 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Many children living with food insecurity rely on school lunches to provide a well-rounded meal. For these kids, remote learning means skipping meals and empty stomachs. With that in mind, the Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–17th St...
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September
11,
2020
| 17:21 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER We all know that a healthy weight is an important part of overall health. Researchers are finding that people’s weight can also have a major impact on how their body is able to recover from COVID-19. Does my weight put me at r...
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September
11,
2020
| 16:42 PM America/New_York
BY JENNY LEADER Orthopedic surgeon Thomas Meade, MD, is proud to be recognized by the residents of the NEPA region as The Citizens’ Voice 2020 Readers’ Voice Award: Best Surgeon. “It is a great honor to be selected by our patients as the recipient...
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September
10,
2020
| 17:31 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Chest pain – it may be a sign of a life-threatening medical emergency, or it may be an uncomfortable symptom of a minor and temporary ailment. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton and LVH–Schuylkill have received industry accred...
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September
10,
2020
| 17:12 PM America/New_York
BY MANJU THOMAS, MD, LVPG PEDIATRICS–EASTON Packing lunch for an elementary school child should actually be elementary and not really complicated. It starts with using the right lunch box. Make sure it’s easy to carry, easy to open and easy to man...
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September
03,
2020
| 15:03 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER For fans of actor Chadwick Boseman, the phrase “Wakanda Forever” has taken on poignant new meaning. News of the 43-year old Boseman’s death from colon cancer has dominated social media with questions about how someone so young could...
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September
02,
2020
| 16:42 PM America/New_York
BY SCOTT RICE, MD, LVPG PEDIATRICS–FOGELSVILLE From repurposed bandanas to store bought face masks, face coverings vary widely. The most important aspects concerning effectiveness of a mask are fit and fabric. Fit – Your child’s mask should...
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September
01,
2020
| 19:08 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER There’s no guidebook to parenting and there’s certainly no guidebook to parenting during a pandemic. But Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health are here to help. From face ma...
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August
31,
2020
| 17:56 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPP Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is proud to offer the first Concussion and Head Trauma Program in the region. The program is being provided at 447 Plaza Court, Building 200, Suite B East Stroudsburg. The Concussion and Head T...
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August
31,
2020
| 16:40 PM America/New_York
Four Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hospital campuses received national recognition for demonstrating commitment to advancing health equity for individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) community, an...
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August
28,
2020
| 16:56 PM America/New_York
BY KIRSTIN REED For the second year in a row, LVHN makes Forbes list of America’s Best Employers by State. In Pennsylvania, LVHN is ranked among the top 40 employers and is the top-rated health care system in the Lehigh Valley. Forbes partne...
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August
28,
2020
| 15:51 PM America/New_York
It uses no chemicals, but it can sanitize a hospital or treatment room in as little as 15 minutes. A new ultraviolet light technology has been introduced into the Environmental Services (EVS) Department at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill. The...
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August
25,
2020
| 15:32 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Campuses across Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) have gone gold again, receiving gold plus awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The Get with The Guidelines® Awards recognize an organization’s...
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August
24,
2020
| 17:31 PM America/New_York
Arielle Arbushites, MSW, is a licensed social worker and manager of support services for LVHN Home Care and Hospice. In her video series, “Coffee with Arielle,” she offers tips and tools for emotional wellbeing and reminds us all that we’re in thi...
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August
24,
2020
| 16:31 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER Even though a trip to the grocery store doesn’t involve riding horseback with a medieval lance in tow, it does require armor of sorts. Gone are the days of metal breastplates with the family crest. Today’s armor to fend off the c...
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August
21,
2020
| 18:49 PM America/New_York
There’s a first time for everything. Now, for the first time since March 14, you won’t find a single ventilated patient with COVID-19 in any Lehigh Valley Health Network hospital today. For the last 160 days, physicians, advanced practice clinicia...
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August
21,
2020
| 14:56 PM America/New_York
BY LISA LIDDINGTON When you need prescription medicine, you go to the pharmacy. When you’re prescribed a healthier diet – as some patients cared for at LVH–17th Street are – you receive a $20 voucher to select organic seasonal fruits and vegetable...
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August
20,
2020
| 12:41 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMS The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, none more so than those working on the front lines of this crisis – our health care heroes. Voices From the Front Lines is a series of interviews with Lehi...
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August
19,
2020
| 15:08 PM America/New_York
BY JANE DANISH Although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) advise against all nonessential travel, there are times when we may have to. Travel of any kind increases your chances of getting and ...
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August
19,
2020
| 14:13 PM America/New_York
Schuylkill County, like much of Pennsylvania, has a dramatic shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). A new partnership between Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill, Pottsville Area School District, Schuylkill EMS and the East Lebanon Cou...
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August
14,
2020
| 15:40 PM America/New_York
Taking care of your heart – especially after illness or heart surgery – is key to helping you return to your daily activities. One way to help you do that is through cardiac rehabilitation. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we offer cardiac reh...
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August
14,
2020
| 14:39 PM America/New_York
In late July, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced a temporary suspension of the requirements for students to have their childhood immunizations up-to-date in order to attend school. Pediatricians and family physicians with Lehigh Valley R...
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August
14,
2020
| 12:21 PM America/New_York
BY JANE DANISH Patients who do not have signs of COVID-19 infection (asymptomatic) who require a COVID-19 test for purposes of pre-hospital procedures, travel or return to work can now go to HNL Lab Medicine (HNL) locations in Hazleton and Mountai...
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August
13,
2020
| 16:08 PM America/New_York
LVHN Fitness reopened on Aug. 12 and the announcement that access to the fitness facilities and some of our classes has generated a buzz. If you have any questions about the reopening of LVHN Fitness, check out our FAQs. The team at LVHN Fitness deve...
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August
13,
2020
| 12:32 PM America/New_York
Lehigh Valley Health Network makes it convenient to view your test results, so you can focus on feeling better. After your COVID-19 test, there’s no need to wait for a provider to call you. You can view your test results and quarantine instructions a...
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August
13,
2020
| 11:29 AM America/New_York
Every decade, everyone living in the United States is “counted” by the U.S. Census Bureau. By accounting for how many people in our community, organizations (like Lehigh Valley Health Network) are better equipped to evaluate the services and programs...
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August
12,
2020
| 11:41 AM America/New_York
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a trend of putting on the COVID-19, as in 19 pounds, has been growing. That’s not the case for Gene Werley. When we last spoke with Werley in early March, he was losing weight to prepare for hernia surgery. We caught up ...
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