Locally grown fruits and vegetables are packed with nutritional value. That’s why they’re used as much as possible in Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) cafés.
“When in season, local produce is ordered on Monday, picked Tuesday and used Wednesday,” says John Soder, executive chef with Sodexo, the company that provides food services for LVHN. Produce picked at its peak of freshness has more nutritional value than produce that is harvested early, artificially ripened and shipped across the country.
“Local produce also tastes better because it’s so fresh,” Soder says, “and buying it helps local farmers.”
Look for the “Grow LV” logo to find locally grown food in LVHN cafés.
The Center for Mindfulness is offering a new program designed to teach sixth- and seventh-graders stress management skills.
“Chill Out: Learning to Breathe” is designed to help these young teenagers get in touch with their inner calm. The six-class curriculum demonstrates practices aimed at strengthening attention and supporting academic performance by cultivating self-awareness and emotion regulation.
With a focus on teens, this program opens a conversation around the stressors unique to adolescents. The “Learning to Breathe” program, developed by Patricia Broderick, PhD, helps teens to learn to develop and strengthen stress management skills. The program covers six themes that make up the acronym; BREATHE – B (body), R (reflections/thoughts), E (emotions), A (attention), T (tenderness) and, H (habits for a healthy mind). The overall program goal is represented by E (3mpowerment), which provides teens with the experience to gain an inner edge. Research findings based on the effectiveness of the Learning to Breathe program provide promising evidence on the development of social emotional learning skills. Read More
For months now, Slate Belt residents have been hearing about the high-quality health care services coming to the former Majestic Athletic Factory Outlet facility in Pen Argyl. On Saturday, Feb. 1, they can see the new Health Center at Bangor for themselves.
Lehigh Valley Health Network will be holding an open house at the Health Center at Bangor, 1337 Blue Valley Drive, from noon to 3 p.m. Area families and friends are invited to check out the array of health care services that now will be available in their own backyards. Refreshments will be served, and attendees can take part in several family friendly activities (and perhaps win an iPad). Firsthand demonstrations of our services also will be available, such as: Read More
Lehigh Valley Health Network licensed medical esthetician Jennifer Anllo provides a full complement of facial treatments.
Feeling younger than the person you see in the mirror? The team at Plastic Surgery Associates of the Lehigh Valley may have the answer to help you turn back time.
From fuller breasts to a tighter tummy, our staff of board-certified cosmetic surgeons and licensed esthetic professionals provides a wide array of cosmetic procedures and services. Bring your questions and join them for a special reception on Jan. 16. Guests will enjoy free skin care samples, tasty hors d’oeuvres, demonstrations of Botox®, injectable fillers, as well as favorite skin care procedures by medical esthetician Jennifer Anllo and an opportunity to win one of 5 exciting door prizes.
“When I tell people about my work as a licensed medical esthetician, they invariably ask about treatments like microdermabrasion or injectable fillers,” Anllo says. “To help potential clients understand the options they have, our team decided an open house would provide a welcoming, no-pressure format for people to ask questions and see demonstrations of some of our most popular skincare treatments.” Read More
1. They’re a one-stop shop for your health.
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) 10 health centers are designed to meet a broad range of health and wellness needs under one roof. Many offer primary care, plus specialty care, diagnostic tests, physical therapy and behavioral health (services vary by location).
“This gives patients – and their doctors – all the amenities in one location,” says LVHN family medicine physician Colleen Charney, MD, with Moselem Springs Primary Care at the Health Center at Moselem Springs. “If something abnormal is found during an exam, I can consult with a specialist here instead of having the patient travel elsewhere.” Read More