Monthly Archives: July 2019

Cancerous Tumors Flake off after Injection of Exotic Rose Bengal

July 31st, 2019

Cancer researchers at St. Luke’s University Health Network were impressed by the results: After injecting a patient’s cancerous tumors with an experimental medicine derived from a fuchsia-colored liquid from his native India, called Rose Bengal, the tumors simply shriveled up and flaked off. In the Bengali region of India, Rose Bengal has long been used as


Breastfeeding Moms Invited to Join ‘Big Latch On’ Event at St. Luke’s

July 29th, 2019

Attention: Breastfeeding Moms. In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, you are cordially invited to participate in our “Big Latch On” event Friday, Aug. 2, at the St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center, at 1425 8th Avenue, Suite 1 in Bethlehem. At 10:30 am, women and their babies will participate in a synchronized breastfeeding event. “Thousands


Bike Me Out to the Ballpark on 7/28

July 26th, 2019

Join us on Sunday, July 28 for St. Luke’s Bike Me Out to the Ballpark! In this Get Your Tail on the Trail-approved event, participants will bike from Sand Island Park in Bethlehem to Coca-Cola Park for a 1:35 pm IronPigs game. For more information and to purchase game tickets click here!


St. Luke’s Pioneering Rural Residency Program Marks Anniversary

July 24th, 2019

Other health care systems to emulate St. Luke’s model. Out of the 93 rurally located family medicine residency programs in the United States, St. Luke’s Miners Campus’ is one of just 34 nationwide – and the only one in Pennsylvania – that are accredited as integrated rural training tracks. This month, the program marks the successful


St. Luke’s Unveils Mobile Simulation Lab

July 19th, 2019

St. Luke’s Simulation Center has customized a 2020 Freightliner M2 truck to serve as a mobile training unit. The 34-foot-long truck, called the Simulation in Motion Medical Education Lab, will bring training sessions to network campuses and sites, allowing staff to practice hands-on skills with state-of-the-art technology in a realistic and safe environment, according to Megan Augustine, Med,


Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary Donates to New St. Luke’s Hospital in Carbon County

July 17th, 2019

During its annual dinner on June 26, the Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary presented a gift of $35,000 to St. Luke’s. The gift is the first installment of a three-year, $100,000 pledge earmarked for the new hospital St. Luke’s is building in Franklin Township, Carbon County. “The Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary is heavily invested in our future,” says Joseph Guardiani,


St. Luke’s Medical School Students Support Free Clinic in South Bethlehem

July 17th, 2019

It’s a Saturday morning and the first patients are trickling into the HEARTS clinic at the Fowler Community Wellness Center in Bethlehem. On this day, a woman complaining of knee pain is being examined by Jean Huh, a rising third-year Temple/St. Luke’s Medical School student, under the watchful eye of Elsa Montoya Aguilar, MD, a first-year


St. Luke’s Radiologists Pioneering Artificial Intelligence in X-Rays

July 17th, 2019

Not long ago understanding and harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve medical care was considered futuristic, akin to science fiction. Over the past year, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) radiologist Karl Yaeger, MD, and his colleagues have worked with an international team of researchers fielded by GE Healthcare to develop the industry’s