Get Real About a Gut Check

April 4th, 2018

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. We’ve heard that colon cancer is the third most common form of the disease, and the second


St. Luke’s Extraordinary Care for an Extraordinary Dancer

April 2nd, 2018

When world-renowned prima ballerina Jennie Somogyi suffered not one, but two potentially career-ending injuries less than two years apart, she knew where to find the extraordinary care to get her back in motion and on stage. After tearing her right Achilles tendon in 2012 and then rupturing the left posterior tibial tendon in 2013, Jennie


Dr. Dobash of St. Luke’s Appointed to Statewide Committee

April 2nd, 2018

Gregory Dobash, MD, a physician with St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice, will bring his passion for teaching and rural health to the Resident & Student Affairs Committee (RSAC) of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP). Dr. Dobash was recently appointed to the committee by the PAFP Board of Directors. According to the academy, its RSAC analyzes


Local Ice Hockey Clubs Team-Up with St. Luke’s

March 28th, 2018

When Brian Ruff, the head coach of the Northampton High School ice hockey team, saw his player crash head first into the boards, he knew it wasn’t good. “We got out there and he was semi-conscious,” remembered Ruff, who is also the president of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League. “I was certainly glad there


St. Luke’s Takes First Place at Research Day

March 28th, 2018

Congratulations to St. Luke’s medical students, residents and faculty who recently took first place at the Annual Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Research Day. Research Day in Pennsylvania provides a unique opportunity for future family physicians to keep practice-based research relevant throughout their career. Research Day began in 1989 and has grown to become a key


Evidence-Based, Personalized Physical Therapy through St. Luke’s

March 28th, 2018

When it comes to getting results, Tim Miller, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, Regional Director, Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s, is a proponent of collaborating with the patient. Bolstered by years of experience and continuing education, Miller understands that patients – from an accountant who lives down the street to high school and college athletes, and even


Walk for Your Health with St. Luke’s Doctors

March 28th, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network doctors are on the move to show patients just how great walking is for your health. On Wednesday, April 4 in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day, the first in a series of “Walk with Your Doc” events will be held at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus. After a brief


Have you Heard About the “Take Me to St. Luke’s” Initiative?

March 26th, 2018

Great article in Lehigh Valley Marketplace magazine featuring our new “Take Me to St. Luke’s” initiative that allows seniors and others to stash critical information in an easily accessible spot… the freezer! In the event of a medical emergency, could you quickly lay your hands on essential information such as lists of medications, advanced directive, living


St. Luke’s Marketing Team Wins Advertising Award

March 23rd, 2018

St. Luke’s has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation of the Greater Lehigh Valley for its recent oncology advertising campaign, Healing Begins Here. The campaign received a silver “Addy” award in the Integrated Campaign – Consumer category. Healing Begins Here featured St. Luke’s Cancer Center physicians and patients, whose stories were featured digitally on cancer.sluhn.org and through St. Luke’s social media