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Orthopedic Care – Patient Success!

Orthopedic Care – Patient Success!

For years, Leslie Warren of Bethlehem had been an avid gardener and motorcyclist. That is, until sharp pain in his hip started interfering with his activities. “Getting on and off the bike started to bother me,” he recalls. “Then it became painful just going up and down stairs. I consider myself to be a tough old bird, so I just sucked it up and kept going.” »

Senior Services

Senior Services

“Aging gracefully, in place” is everyone’s goal. Fortunately, St. Luke’s University Health Network offers many convenient programs to help us accomplish that. Here’s a quick look at three of them. »

Get Real About a Gut Check

Get Real About a Gut Check

Even though colon cancer is still a leading cause of death in the U.S., there’s some good news to report. Noel Martins, MD, section chief of the gastroenterology division at St. Luke’s University Health Network, brought us up to date. »

A Stroke Can Happen At Any Time

A Stroke Can Happen At Any Time

It was pretty much an ordinary day for Diane Snyder: a busy work day, kitchen chores, and some time relaxing on the couch with her son’s girlfriend. The rest of her family was scattered throughout the house. She tried to lift a water bottle from the floor and couldn’t grasp it, and the left side of her face suddenly went slack. Fortunately, Diane’s family members recognize... »

Fall in Love with Heart Health

Fall in Love with Heart Health

This Valentine’s Day, there’s even more reason to celebrate being in a loving relationship. A new study confirms that men in happier marriages have lower cardiovascular risk factors than men whose relationships are struggling. The same is true for women. There are plenty of things that married—and unmarried—men and women can do to improve their cardiovascular health. »

Lose it Now!

Lose it Now!

Two men experienced two very different medical weight loss journeys. Christopher Ellis is half the man he used to be. He’s also twice as happy. The 34-year-old lost 331 lbs. thanks to bariatric surgery and credits St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Weight Management Center with giving him his life back. Darin Carlton knew from his family history that he wouldn’t live t... »

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