“When you come to see me or one of my colleagues, your appointment isn’t just about listening to your heart. Your appointment provides one-on-one time that really helps us get to know you and your concerns,” says Lehigh Valley Health Network cardiologist Babak Bozorgnia, MD with Lehigh Valley Heart Specialists Associates-Allentown. Read More
We’ve all been there with the garbage can, an air conditioner or that heavy box in the basement that’s filled with who knows what. Sooner or later we have to lift it, and it can put quite a strain on our backs.
“People bend over to pick up heavy loads and don’t realize what that’s doing to their backs,” says Lehigh Valley Health Network nurse practitioner Jaime Broesicke, CRNP, with the Advanced Spine Center. “Improper lifting can easily cause permanent damage.”
Thanksgiving can be a difficult day if you’re watching your weight. How can you pass up Grandma’s stuffing or Aunt Edna’s famous sweet potato casserole? Rather than avoiding these treats altogether, go ahead and sample your favorites, says Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) internal medicine doctor Carol Myers, DO, with Lehigh Internal Medicine Associates. Just think “S for Slim” and follow her three tips. Read More
Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday of the year. So whether you’re going to Grandma’s house or flying halfway around the world, Lehigh Valley Health Network travel medicine physician Mark Knouse, MD, with Lehigh Valley Infectious Disease Specialists says preparation is the key to a healthy trip.
Here are some essentials for your packing list: Read More
“The sooner cancer can be detected, the better the chance of treating it successfully,” says Eliot Friedman, MD, a hematologist-oncologist at Hematology-Oncology Associates. “That’s why tests like mammograms and colonoscopies are so important after age 50. They let you plan ahead before a problem develops.”
What screenings do you need? Follow these general guidelines. Read More