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.
Diet and exercise affect how children’s bodies develop, which establishes a foundation for their health as adults. For example, as Kashmer describes, nutrition during childhood determines the health of arteries that supply blood to the heart.
Fourteen-year-old Jarod Gonzalez is a good example. He learned at age 9 he had high cholesterol. Visits with Kashmer helped him and his mother change his lifestyle to prevent future problems. Read More»
I’m in a bad mood, and I blame below-freezing temperatures, piles of snow, treacherous driving conditions and frequent scheduling snafus due to school closings. There’s a name for this state of mind, I learned today. It’s called being “snangry.”
That’s a term coined by Lehigh Valley Health Network’s vice chairman of psychiatry, Edward Norris, MD. He uses it to describe “snow anger” – symptoms I’ve been feeling, such as fatigue and irritability – due to life stresses related to the weather.
But if your funk is more serious and lasts longer than two weeks, it could be seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. It’s a type of depression disorder, Norris explained for a report on the front page of today’s Express-Times. Read it here on lehighvalleylive.com to learn more about the signs and ways to shake the winter blues.
In case you missed it, also check out the Jan. 17 Healthy You Tip, where family medicine doctor W. William Shay, DO, recommends increasing the vitamin D in your diet this time of year, when you’re spending less time in the sun.