Features

Finding His Strength Again

Finding His Strength Again

In his prime, Paul Ferency of Forks Township was a 6’5”, 350-pound wall of muscle—and he knew how to use it. “I was among the top 5% of people on earth when it comes to strength,” he says. This might seem like an exaggeration, until you learn that Paul competed in 54 world championship matches to determine the world’s strongest man, played in Scotland’s Highland Games (... »

Has Skin Cancer Met Its Match?

Has Skin Cancer Met Its Match?

A tiny insect called the deer tick, the size of a mere poppy seed, is wreaking havoc on the health of thousands of people across the country. Researchers now estimate that these nasty little blood suckers infect over 300,000 people with the bacterial infection known as Lyme disease every single year. This number has been steadily increasing for more than a decade. Cases... »

Breast Cancer Prevention is Better Than Ever

Breast Cancer Prevention is Better Than Ever

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.” »

Ready, Set, Deliver!

Ready, Set, Deliver!

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.” »

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... »

Follow @LehighValleyMarketplace on Instagram