The goal when treating a brain tumor always is to preserve healthy brain tissue and function. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), patients have access to a specialty team, the most advanced equipment and surgical techniques, and clinical trials to get the best care.
LVHN recently welcomed the region’s only neuro-oncologist, Tara Morrison, MD, to join our specialty-trained team of neurosurgeons, neuro-radiologists, radiation oncologists and the region’s only board-certified neuro-pathologist.
“Only a small number of people are affected by brain tumors, which makes it very difficult for these patients to find comprehensive care and strong advocates,” Morrison says. “I want to provide them with the most current and aggressive therapy possible, but I also want them to know I’m committed to serving their emotional needs and helping them achieve a good quality of life, no matter what their prognosis.”
Read more about the team. Read More
New guidelines expand the number of patients eligible to receive cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. About twice as many adults in the United States – more than 30 percent – may now be prescribed statins.
The new guidelines focus more broadly on risk and move away from specific targets for cholesterol. The guidelines were developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
“For many patients, starting or continuing a statin will be a lifesaving choice,” says Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) cardiologist Andrew Sumner, MD, with Lehigh Valley Heart Specialists.
Statins lower the risk for suffering a heart attack or stroke. They are recommended for people who fall into any of these four at risk groups: Read More
Still haven’t had the chance to get protected from the flu this season? Now you can.
For the duration of this current flu season, flu shots will be offered at any Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) primary care practice and walk-in care center for just $36 per shot if you don’t have insurance. If you’re visiting us for a flu shot only, there will be no charge for an office visit.
Just make an appointment with your LVPG primary care physician and get your shot.
Or, just show up at your convenience at one of our seven walk-in care centers: Read More
LVHN pediatric infectious disease specialist Tibisay Villalobos, MD, speaks with a WFMZ-TV 69 News crew about the importance of getting a flu shot.
Colder weather and the holidays mean we will be spending more time indoors. Besides enjoying others’ company, that also can mean spreading germs and illnesses such as influenza. (en Español)
That’s why it’s time for a flu shot.
To promote Lehigh Valley Health Network’s free drive-thru community flu campaign this weekend, Tibisay Villalobos, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist, advises all adults and children 6 months and older who are not allergic to eggs to get a shot to protect against the flu.
Villalobos spoke with a WFMZ-TV 69 News crew today to explain why. Watch the report at 11 tonight, during the Spanish edition of tonight’s newscast.
More than 11,000 people received a flu shot during the 2012 drive-thru campaign. Learn how you can get yours. Read More
The flu is yucky. Feeling sick is no fun, and neither is spreading your germs with your family and friends.
The flu can be serious. It’s a good thing there are ways to protect yourself and the people around you from getting influenza.
Pediatrician Michael Consuelos, MD, with Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, shared facts about the flu and tips to prevent catching it during a 30-minute interview with Radio Disney Philadelphia’s “Backyard Show,” which broadcast Oct. 20.
The best way to avoid the flu is by getting a flu shot, Consuelos said. Read More