Frederick Jerant, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Girl on the Hill Framing

Girl on the Hill Framing

Despite our sophistication, we continue a practice of our cave-dwelling ancestors: placing mementos on walls. Crude paintings of wild beasts have yielded to diplomas, medals, and photographs, but the intent is the same. Girl on the Hill Framing in Bethlehem specializes in crafting artful displays for them. Owner Dawn Moser traces her artistic roots to her childhood years. ... »

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Meals on Wheels

Thanksgiving Day is just a few weeks away, and we’re all anticipating a table loaded with enough food to feed an army. This time of year, it’s important to recognize that thousands of people in the Lehigh Valley won’t have that kind of meal. Whether through age, infirmity, or economic situations, purchasing and cooking food for many presents challenges. Twelve hundred meal... »

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Fire Prevention Month

Fire is an essential part of our lives. We use it for cooking, for heating, for industrial and scientific applications, for ambiance, even for many religious rites. But fire can easily become assertive and dangerous. Take the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In two days, it destroyed 3.3 square miles of the city at a cost of $222 million (about $4.6 billion today). That’s rough... »

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to educate men about their most common internal cancer—it afflicts about 1 in 7. It’s almost always curable, but the key is early detection. “Unfortunately, there are usually no ‘early warning signs’ for prostate cancer,” said Paul M. Berger, M.D., a urologist with St. Luke’s University Health Network. “By t... »

Don’t Wait Bike Tour

Don’t Wait Bike Tour

Don’t wait. Those two little words summarize the approach of Ric Baxter, M.D. to hospice and palliative care. Both hospice and palliative care “help you live the best life you can in your remaining time; if you wait until you’re actually dying, you lose many of its benefits.” After all, Baxter should know -he’s the Chief of Palliative Care at St. Luke’s U... »

Sim Center

Sim Center

A robotic simulator, or a manikin that sweats, sheds tears, has a heartbeat, and pulse. An imaging table that allows you to view skin, muscles, organs, and veins at any angle and to any depth. Detailed, unscripted interactions with “patients” in a serious form of improv theater. That’s just some of what you’ll find at St. Luke’s Simulation Center. It’s a place where ... »

Students Explore the Human Body

Students Explore the Human Body

Earlier this year and under the guidance of orthopedic surgeons from St. Luke’s University Health Network, students at Parkland and Phillipsburg High Schools interested in medical careers had an exciting experience: the observation and actual participation in the dissection of a shoulder from a human cadaver. At Parkland, it was part of the Project Lead The Way® human body... »

Healing Arts

Healing Arts

Modern medicine can do wonders for the chronically and seriously ill—providing radiation and chemotherapy for cancer patients, for example. But the powers of science don’t always address the internal stresses that often accompany major illnesses. That’s where St. Luke’s Healing Arts program comes in, says Kristen Ward, program coordinator. “Artistic activity helps ou... »

Running Makes a Body Strong

Running Makes a Body Strong

Why do dedicated runners run? Well, the physical benefits are obvious. Aerobic activity can lead to stronger muscles, increased lung capacity, a more efficient cardiovascular system, weight loss, better flexibility, and improved stamina. But there can be an almost spiritual component to running, as well. “Everyone’s aware of the physical benefits of running,” says Michael ... »

When the Going Gets Tough

When the Going Gets Tough

We’ve all heard the cliché, “Guys don’t like to talk about their feelings.” But there’s other stuff guys don’t want to talk about­­—or even think about—even though they should. Things like urinary difficulties and other prostate problems. “Situations like these are common aspects of normal aging,” says urologist Zachariah Goldsmith, MD, PhD, “and they usually start to emer... »

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