Frederick Jerant, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

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... »

Strengthening the Heart of Allentown

Strengthening the Heart of Allentown

Sacred Heart Hospital’s roots date back to 1912, when the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart began caring for the neighborhood’s sick and injured during a diphtheria outbreak. The hospital was formally organized in 1915. »

Mobile Tech in Medicine

Mobile Tech in Medicine

Not long ago, our mobile phones were merely a convenient way to connect with people wherever you were. Today, they’re pocket computers that include phone calls among their hundreds of functions. There’s an app for just about anything, including aspects of personal health care that go far beyond keeping track of one’s appointments. With little effort, you can find health-or... »

Conference of Churches

Conference of Churches

Because of its name, it’s easy to picture the Lehigh Conference of Churches (LCoC) as a solemn, deliberative body that concerns itself with deep theological concepts. But it’s much more than that, says executive director Dr. John “Jack” E. Felch Jr. “We are a Christian organization with an ecumenical mission,” he said. “So by definition, we work across all theological divi... »

Weight Loss Success

Weight Loss Success

In 2013, Caleb Oliver weighed 370 pounds. But when his wife Jana announced her pregnancy, he knew it was time to do something. “It was getting harder for me to accomplish physical tasks, and I wanted to provide a life for my daughter.” He tried numerous diets, but experienced the common “yo-yo” syndrome: his weight went down…then up…then down… After resea... »

TeleBear Cub Club

TeleBear Cub Club

TeleBear, PBS39’s furry mascot, has been a hit with children and families in the Lehigh Valley for years. And his family-friendly “Cub Club” recently got an exciting new member—St. Luke’s Pediatrics. “Although St. Luke’s had been an active part of PBS39 for years, the new partnership is exciting,” says Robin Kulesa, membership director at the station. “We thought the... »

Protect Kids from Sun

Protect Kids from Sun

Long sunny days can present a conundrum for parents—and Andrew Krakowski, MD, one of the region’s only board-certified pediatric dermatologists, understands. “We want kids to enjoy being outside. But the skin is the body’s largest organ, and it’s our primary shield against the environment. That means it takes the brunt of sun damage.” With a bit of forethought and some sim... »

Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

Heather May was accustomed to plenty of physical activity: running at least five (up to 10) kilometers three times each week, playing adult volleyball twice weekly, and frequently visiting the gym. But a sudden burst of pain effectively sidelined her. “I had strained my knee while training for the ‘Brew to Brew 10K race,” she says. “That’s a race from the Allentown Brew Wo... »

Palliative Care 101

Palliative Care 101

Ask your friends or relatives to define “palliative care,” and you’ll probably get one of two answers:“It’s for pain management.”“It means the patient is going to die soon.” »

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