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St. Luke’s nurse honored at White House

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Allen Zelno of the Parish Nursing program at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus, Allentown, participated in a “Nursing Day” ceremony at the White House, Washington, D.C.

Zelno, second from right in the photo of six persons standing with President Trump and third from right in the photo of four persons with President Trump, was nominated by the Catholic Medical Association and was one of eight nurses selected to attend.

LVHN COVID-19 test center relocated to Old Lehigh County Courthouse

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Focus

To continue to provide COVID-19 testing in Allentown, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is partnering with Lehigh County to relocate its Allentown site.

The site that opened in March at the Lehigh Valley Family Health Center, 1730 Chew St., Allentown, relocated May 12 to the Old Lehigh County Courthouse, 501 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Signs will direct patients to the Assess and Test Center on the first floor, accessible through the back, or north side, of the building.

St. Luke’s University Health Network conducts 100,000 telehealth appointments

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Focus

More than 1,200 healthcare providers, including physical therapists, at St. Luke‘s University Health Network conducted more than 100,000 telehealth appointments so far during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis from mid-March through April in the Lehigh Valley.

Virtual therapy visits are available for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology, using a smartphone, tablet or computer. So far, more than 3,000 visits have been completed, including evaluations of more than 100 new patients.

LVHN resumes valet parking service

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) reopened valet services May 11 under safety precautions to protect patients, visitors and colleagues at the following locations:

• Lehigh Valley Hospital- Cedar Crest (Main Entrance)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest (Emergency Department)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest 1240 Building (Cancer Center)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest 1250 Building (Medical Office Building)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street (Main Entrance)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg (North Entrance)

Pa. Music & Arts Celebration canceled at Allentown Fairgrounds’ Agri-Plex; backing urged for virtual ‘Moment of Remembrance’ on Memorial Day

Friday, May 8, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The Great Pennsylvania Music & Arts Celebration at the Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds, Memorial Day weekend, has been canceled because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Pennsylvania’s Music Preservation Society, which produces the event, is partnering with WFMZ-TV, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure, Jr. and Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council, for an audio-streaming event as part of a nationwide “Moment of Remembrance,” 3 p.m. May 28, Memorial Day.

The Family Project: Ice-cream intervention for bickering children

Friday, May 8, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My three children ages 8, 11 and 13, constantly bicker. What can I do to keep them from fighting?

The problem here, according to panelist Joanne Raftas, is sibling rivalry. “The children are vying for the attention of the parents,” Raftas said.

This rivalry is normal, Erin Stalsiz said. “Siblings fight, and it is a normal part of growing up. You could let them work things out as long as they are not hurting each other. But if it gets out of hand, have parents take turns and limit the interaction amongst the children if they cannot get along,” Stalsitz said.

Switch-hitter: Palmer Township plant converts from Major League Baseball uniform manufacturing to making face masks

Friday, May 8, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Focus

With America’s favorite pastime sheltered in place in the dugout, Fanatics, Inc. has teamed up with Major League Baseball (MLB) to provide protective gear for those on the frontlines battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Fanatics Founder and Executive Chairman Michael Rubin called MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Jr. and proposed temporarily halting baseball team jersey production at the Fanatic’s Palmer Township plant to produce desperately-needed face masks and gowns.

Third time not the charm for Mayfair at Cedar Crest; arts festival canceled for Memorial Day weekend

Friday, May 8, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The third time is not the charm for Mayfair with the announcement that concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have forced cancellation of the 2020 arts festival.

Mayfair Festival of the Arts was to return May 22-24 for the third year on the Cedar Crest College campus in Allentown.

The three-day festival, as with Memorial Day, May 24, is regarded as the unofficial start of summer in the Lehigh Valley. The first day of summer is June 20.

Healthy Geezer: Cataract, LASIK, surgery can improve vision

Friday, May 8, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Last of four parts

There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. In this column, we’ll cover surgery.

Surgery is used to correct a variety of eye disorders. Of special interest to seniors is surgery for cataracts, so we’ll start there.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, the clear part of the eye that helps focus images like the lens in a camera. Cataracts can blur images and discolor them.