Do you know the safest way to sneeze? With the spread of flu still a region-wide concern, sneezing and coughing etiquette has become an important part of daily life.
ABC’s World News With Diane Sawyer investigated which form of sneezing is the most effective at stopping germs. They discovered sneezing into a tissue is the best way to ensure your germs do not spread to the environment around you.
“Sneezing and coughing etiquette involves preventing the aerosolization of the influenza virus,” says Terry Burger, RN, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s director of infection control. “The most effective way to prevent the spread of germs is to cough or sneeze into a tissue, followed by your arm or sleeve.”
But this isn’t the only way to reduce the spread of the flu. Read More
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) works constantly to offer the latest trends in technology and skills when it comes to delivering the best possible care for our community. Things are always changing, so you may wonder how your doctor keeps up with what’s available when you need specialized help.
One of the new ways more than 7,000 Lehigh Valley providers stay on top of developments is Better Medicine, a quarterly LVHN publication for physicians, by physicians that describes new programs, services and technologies and spotlights the outstanding clinical work our providers are performing every day.
We send it to health care professionals, but you can read it too.
These are a few of the topics covered in the second issue, published last month: Read More
Two cancer support group meetings scheduled today are canceled.
Support of Survivors (SOS) is rescheduled for March 10.
The Men Facing Cancer Discussion Group will meet next on April 7.
To learn more about the classes and support groups at Lehigh Valley Health Network, search the listing or call 610-402-CARE.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)-Tilghman
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Welcome to Lehigh Valley Health Network-Tilghman, home to our inpatient facility, the Center for Orthopedic Medicine-Tilghman, and an ambulatory surgery center, LVHN Surgery Center-Tilghman.
is our first campus dedicated to orthopedic care
. It offers convenient, accessible care for total joint replacement
, spinal surgeries and outpatient surgery.
LVHN-Tilghman also offers ExpressCARE, providing care for common illnesses and minor injuries, along with an on-site pharmacy and physical therapy.
This photo tour offers a look at what you’ll find inside.
A Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) physician warns against taking too literally a study published Jan. 31 that suggests if you’re trying to lose weight, it’s OK to splurge on weekends because you can compensate on weekdays.
Researchers in the United States and Finland authored the study for the journal Obesity Facts that reports nearly everyone gradually loses weight during the week and then gains it back over the weekend. The people in the study who maintained weight loss compensated more strictly during the week for their weekend weight gain, the researchers said. People who gained weight over the course of the study didn’t lose as much Monday through Friday.
LVHN family medicine physician Robin Schroeder, MD, with Lehigh Valley Bariatric Medicine, agrees weight patterns tend to have rhythm each day and during the week. Weight loss is more likely during a regimented work week because it’s easier to stick to a schedule and plan for meals and exercise.
“I always talk to my patients about the importance of schedule and planning when it comes to weight-loss efforts,” she says. “Having healthier foods available, not getting overly hungry and planning physical activity as we would any important activity are all a part of my practice.”
If you’re trying to lose weight, splurging all weekend won’t help you reach your goals, she warns. Read More