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2021
January
15,
2021
| 20:00 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDERWhen you receive a COVID-19 vaccine, your immune system goes to work creating antibodies to protect itself from the coronavirus. The vaccine CANNOT cause a COVID-19 infection but can cause side effects, including pain at the injectio...
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January
15,
2021
| 14:45 PM America/New_York
BY EMILY SHIFFER Celynn LaPlaca, 46, an elementary school emotional support interventionist from Whitehall, is a woman with a positive outlook on life. A yogi for 20 years who practices meditation, her mental and physical health were always important...
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January
14,
2021
| 18:47 PM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTE Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has added an important weapon against COVID-19 in the form of a drug treatment that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized for emergency use in people who have mild-to-moder...
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January
13,
2021
| 18:53 PM America/New_York
BY RICHARD LALIBERTE In March 2017, the future seemed bright for Natalie Mamrol, at the time a Penn State University Park freshman majoring in material science and engineering. Then came a night when she fell headfirst out of her upper-level bunk bed...
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January
13,
2021
| 13:38 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHER Cervical cancer isn’t exactly dinner table talk. But every January, Cervical Cancer Awareness Month serves as an important reminder that knowing about it – and what puts you at risk for it – could save your life. Every year, more than ...
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January
12,
2021
| 20:29 PM America/New_York
BY SIDNEY STEVENSIn the summer of 2019, Jane Arndt of Emmaus was happily enjoying fun-filled days at the local pool with friends and looking forward to her 73rd birthday bash in September. She felt great.Then in August, Arndt got the shock of her lif...
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January
12,
2021
| 17:53 PM America/New_York
BY BRIAN DOWNSChief Logan Evans of the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company has many solid reasons for being among the first emergency responders in Monroe County to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, Jan. 9 at Lehigh Valley Hospi...
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January
09,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDER When Tim Hock found out he needed surgery, fear set in. As a Jehovah’s Witness, Tim’s beliefs prevent him from accepting a blood transfusion. With rectal cancer and several tumors on the liver, Tim and his wife, Gail Hock, began the...
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January
08,
2021
| 13:40 PM America/New_York
Age 25, Ellen Kalinosky and her then fiancé, Joe, were planning their future. Following state requirements for a marriage license in 1983, they went for their blood tests. Ellen’s test revealed that her health and her future were in serious jeopardy....
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January
07,
2021
| 18:12 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDERThere’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. It’s a sign that better days are ahead. At Lehigh Valley Health Netwo...
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January
07,
2021
| 10:02 AM America/New_York
2021 is off to a happy start for two local families who welcomed little ones into the world early this morning.At 3:22 a.m., a baby boy named Maverick was born at LVH–Cedar Crest to proud parents Valerie Kehl and Joshua Young of Lenhartsville. Maveri...
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January
06,
2021
| 21:02 PM America/New_York
BY JENN FISHERWilliam Maas, 81, was the first person to receive his COVID-19 vaccination administered by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) at Saucon Valley Manor today. The retired mailman and dedicated blood donor (11 gallons donated), says he was...
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January
05,
2021
| 17:51 PM America/New_York
BY SIDNEY STEVENSMariah Veley of Orefield was eagerly expecting her second child when she noticed a suspicious mole on her scalp in February 2018. A biopsy revealed a locally advanced melanoma requiring immediate treatment.“It was an intense time,” s...
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January
03,
2021
| 15:10 PM America/New_York
LVHN Fitness is reopening Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 a.m., just in time to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions. Our locations at 1243 Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, One City Center, Allentown, and 1770 Bathgate Road, Bethlehem, and 50 Moisey Drive,...
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2020
December
30,
2020
| 17:00 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 Lehigh ...
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December
24,
2020
| 12:43 PM America/New_York
From a young age, obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN) Ann Marie McDermott, MD, with LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology–Palmer Township and LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology–Pond Road in Allentown, knew she wanted to practice medicine.“Some kids waver in ...
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December
24,
2020
| 10:07 AM America/New_York
BY AMANDA BIALEKThe best compliment to a cold, snowy morning is a homemade breakfast. Why not start the day off right with a berry-good recipe that the whole family will enjoy? Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes won’t disappoint – they’re deliciously sweet a...
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December
23,
2020
| 13:40 PM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMSThe first time Mike Bannon walked down the hall of the COVID-19 unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE), he was a little uneasy. “This certainly wasn’t what I signed up for in heal...
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December
23,
2020
| 13:20 PM America/New_York
We are #LVHNProud of front-line colleagues who continually do their part to stop the COVID-19 surge. Vaccines are an important step in our community’s recovery from this pandemic. Hear colleagues share their feelings and reasons for getting vaccinate...
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December
22,
2020
| 14:35 PM America/New_York
Wondering how it feels the day after a COVID-19 vaccine? Since Thursday, LVHN has administered more than 1,000 vaccinations to front-line colleagues and plans to vaccinate about 6,000 more in the coming days. Of the colleagues who received a vaccinat...
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December
22,
2020
| 14:21 PM America/New_York
This message is from Terry Purcell, President, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Carbon.Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is marking the start of construction of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Carbon in the safest way possible, virtually. An event was held to f...
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December
22,
2020
| 07:55 AM America/New_York
BY TED WILLIAMSWhen Valley Health Partners (VHP) physician assistant Seth Campbell, PA-C, and other members of the VHP Street Medicine team would visit Martin Deemer at his encampment, he would always direct them to other homeless neighbors who he fe...
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December
18,
2020
| 19:38 PM America/New_York
BY JESSICA BLASCONancy and Edinson are doubly thankful this holiday season. The couple was surprised when Edinson, only 56 years old, was told he needed double bypass heart surgery this past summer. The real shock came a few weeks later when Nancy, o...
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December
17,
2020
| 11:30 AM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDERToday is a milestone in our fight against COVID-19. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine today and we will begin vaccinating our front-line colleagues immediately. While LVHN is a clinic...
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December
15,
2020
| 19:45 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPPKnee and hip pain due to injury or osteoarthritis can become a daily ordeal – but is total joint replacement surgery right for you? Five Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) orthopedic surgeons, with LVPG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine ...
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December
09,
2020
| 18:17 PM America/New_York
BY HANNAH ROPPKidney cancer has been a part of Vincent ‘Bill’ Ambrulavage’s life for over seven years. Ambrulavage, an avid softball player, says he was shocked when he first learned of his diagnosis because he didn’t experience any pain. “The only t...
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December
08,
2020
| 16:30 PM America/New_York
BY KRISTEN CHANLEYIn April 2020, Ella Johnson arrived at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest in “rip-roaring” labor. Though she had been through childbirth once before, this time she didn’t know what to expect because she was delivering during t...
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December
08,
2020
| 15:29 PM 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 to learn practical health tips for ever...
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December
08,
2020
| 12:55 PM America/New_York
BY JANE DANISHLehigh Valley Health Network has opened a second COVID-19 Assess and Test location inside the Coordinated Health-Hazle Township facility, 26 Station Circle, Hazle Township, to meet the increased demand for COVID-19 testing and the numbe...
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December
07,
2020
| 18:16 PM America/New_York
BY KATIE CAVENDERLehigh Valley Health Network cut the ribbon to an all-new emergency room at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest and people can begin receiving care in the new facility. When you come to the ER you can expect to be welcomed by a comfor...
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