Are you looking for fun, family-friendly activities this holiday weekend? Come visit Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital at the Mayfair Festival of the Arts, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. The festival is being held in a new location at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
Bring your whole family to the KidsSpace area, where children are encouraged to explore, create and learn with their peers and parents. You’ll meet Children’s Hospital nurses and doctors, and also enjoy arts and crafts, coloring and other fun activities. Read More
There are less than 17 weeks before the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon on Sept. 8, and already the number of registrants for the various events is more than three times what it was at this time last year.
More than 1,700 people already have registered for the marathon, half marathon, relay and 5K. The number of registrants is 1,200 ahead of last year at this time.
About half of the runners already signed up will take on the full marathon.
Staff and patients from Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center wore purple shirts and distributed glow sticks at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs game May 3 for Strike Out Stroke Night, one way LVHN recognized Stroke Awareness Month.
Lehigh Valley Health Network nurses are offering free stroke screenings today and twice more in the next week. The community is invited to have a stroke assessment and get your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels checked to determine if you’re at risk for having a stroke.
Also at the events, learn the signs and symptoms of stroke and try a stroke prevention Q&A.
Today’s stroke screenings are offered 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Center for Healthy Aging, Room 1, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street. Read More
Author Marya Hornbacher spoke in the Lehigh Valley about mental illness.
Throughout her life, Marya Hornbacher has learned to cope with mental illness. The best-selling author of books such as “Madness: A Bipolar Life” and “Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulemia,” Hornbacher also understands that providing care for people with mental illness comes down to one thing – hope.
“Millions of people live in a limbo of no hope, but it doesn’t have to be that way,” Hornbacher told clinicians at Lehigh Valley Health Network during a lecture earlier this afternoon. “The research into mental health treatment is very promising. It comes down to investing in a problem that’s only going to continue to grow.”
Hornbacher said it’s key for health care workers to provide that hope. She stressed the need for looking at mental illness in a new light. Read More
Looking for a fun and different way to enjoy the outdoors this weekend? A 2-mile walk through Bushkill Township’s Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, is a great way to start. The scenic hike is rich in history and is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program from Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy.
Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers. At the same time, you’ll reap a number of physical and mental health benefits, including: Read More