Bad research linking the MMR vaccine to children developing autism has caused some people to think vaccines do more harm than good, Patton told the television station for this report. But that position has been debunked, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health still recommends vaccination as the best way to prevent catching measles, which is highly contagious. Complications of measles can include swelling of the brain, pneumonia and death. Read More»
A rendering shows the main entrance to the arena at One City Center at Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown, where LVHN will offer a variety of sports medicine services.
The sports medicine facility Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is building in Allentown’s One City Center is an exciting opportunity to improve the health of the city’s population — and its downtown economy.
LVHN-One City Center in the arena complex will bring a fitness center, sports performance training, physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, occupational medicine and community health programs to the downtown. The 600 LVHN employees who will work here will focus on caring for our community. At the same time, the city is optimistic that the presence of LVHN colleagues at Seventh and Hamilton streets will help fuel the revitalization of Allentown’s retail and service sectors.
When Katie Neitz needed help recently to overcome chronic hamstring problems, she turned to Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) physical therapist Craig Souders. Neitz is the mind-and-body editor for Runner’s World magazine, a trusted go-to guide for runners of all ages. Souders is a sub-three-hour marathon runner.
As Neitz explains in the March 2014 issue of Runner’s World, she attended a running clinic in New York and learned her chronic hamstring issues were caused by gluteal weakness, a common problem for runners. Souders helped Neitz get back on track with a series of exercises that targeted her weak spots.
In addition to the article, Runner’s World also produced a video showing the exercises Souders used to help Neitz regain her form. Watch it below.
Dale Garrison reunites with Lehigh Valley Health Network colleagues who helped save his life.
When Berwick, Pa., resident Dale Garrison went to work Dec. 4, he did not expect to wake up more than a week later at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest recovering from a near-fatal heart attack.
When he began to feel ill at work, his supervisor, Carl Rinemiller, prepared to take him to the nearest medical facility. On the drive, Garrison’s condition worsened, and Rinemiller made an emergency stop at the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton.
Colleagues at the outpatient facility administered CPR and kept Garrison’s heart beating until he was able to be transported to LVH-Hazleton, where emergency medicine physician Gerald Coleman, DO, was able to stabilize him enough to be flown by helicopter to LVH-Cedar Crest. Read More»
Check out the video here for a quick look at our community’s gems. Look for LVHN in the segment that highlights the region’s “exceptional health care systems,” starting at 1 min. 15 seconds into the video.
We thank LVEDC for including us. We’re happy we can help make the Lehigh Valley even better.