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Sim Center

Sim Center

A robotic 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 the Network Simulation Center at St. Luke’s. It’s a place where medical... »

Leading the Way in Lifestyle Medicine

Leading the Way in Lifestyle Medicine

Just like maintaining your car with a regular tune-up to keep it running smoothly, lifestyle medicine teaches patients good habits to reverse or prevent disease (so they don’t end up in the hospital). This new field of practice takes a holistic view of the individual and promotes lifestyle behaviors, like good nutrition and physical activity to stave off or reduce chronic ... »

Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing

Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing

Earlier this year and under the guidance of orthopedic surgeons from St. Luke’s 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 systems cl... »

Around the Clock: A Day in the Life of a Med School Resident

Around the Clock: A Day in the Life of a Med School Resident

After years of undergrad and medical school, doctors-to-be still have to undergo a grueling residency program before they can be full-fledged physicians. The schedules of first-year and third-year residents are incredibly different. Geny Augustine, M.D. completed her first-year residency—the intern year—this summer. Manuel Puente, M.D. graduated from St. Luke’s resid... »

Life Long Learning

Life Long Learning

St. Luke’s was the 4th hospital in the country to operate a school for nurses. Today, St. Luke’s School of Nursing is the nation’s oldest nursing school in continuous operation. In 1884 the school became a reality when Dr. William Estes appointed Miss M. J. Merritt from Bellevue Hospital, New York, as principal of the nursing school. Nine students formed the first class. A... »

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. »

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