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Fit For Life

Fit For Life

Good health is not merely the absence of disease, but an overall abundance of wellness in areas such as fitness, nutrition, and mental health. To paint the portrait of a healthy lifestyle that can carry you into old age, you have to dip your paintbrush in many colors. Proper nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness will help you create a masterpiece. Debbie Cooper, RD, LDN, Cl... »

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 ... »

St. Lukes All Stars 2019

St. Lukes All Stars 2019

The Lehigh Valley is home to a rich crop of student-athletes, coaches, and sports medicine providers. St. Luke’s University Health Network celebrates excellence in athletics with St. Luke's All-Star Awards Night. This year's All-Star honorees walked the red carpet on May 8th at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem. The event was televised live on WFMZ. “Sports play such a vit... »

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. »

Mindfulness: Think & Breathe

Mindfulness: Think & Breathe

Moms are often the glue that holds the family together­—caring for children and spouses, working a full-time job, running the household, and managing the family’s never-ending social calendar. Moms feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or depressed don’t have to struggle silently. They can learn practical skills to slow down, recharge, and center themselves that can come... »

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... »

Women’s Heart Health

Women’s Heart Health

Heart attacks, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., can strike at any time. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 735,000 people are affected annually. The data also reveals that although women tend to have their first heart attacks later in life than men, they tend to have lower survival rates. Why? “Classically, women develop coron... »

Women’s Health

Women’s Health

From adolescence to motherhood to menopause, it can be challenging to find professional and personal health care for women in all stages of life. Fortunately, our region is home to caring medical experts and specialists who can help women navigate the everyday to the extraordinary. “At St. Luke’s, you’re not a number. We believe in personalized care and have a ... »

Your Second Family

Your Second Family

Four female physicians, who are also moms, are taking a team-based, patient-centered approach to family care at their new practice. Suzanne Widmer, DO, Christine Block, MD, Anna Keane, DO, and Vanessa Eiswerth, DO (pictured from left to right) opened St. Luke’s Family Medicine—Anderson to put their shared philosophy of personalized care into action. The four women have kno... »

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