Browsing the "Pediatrics" Category

Highlights of 2017 National Conference on Premature Babies

July 14th, 2017

The Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Micropreemie Collaborative annual meeting was recently hosted by St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem. VON’s Micropreemie Collaborative is composed of ten hospitals throughout the United States whose collective focus is care for micropreemies, or babies born at less than 28 weeks and/or fewer than 1500 grams. Over 80 practitioners, representatives

Walk at Zoo to Raise Funds for St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center

July 12th, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Zoo and St. Luke’s University Health Network will hold a fundraiser walk to support the new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center, opening later this summer. Participants in the 1.5 mile walk on Saturday, July 22, will have free access to the zoo, a t-shirt (first 250 registrants) and an opportunity to meet

St. Luke’s Hosts 3-day “Micropreemie” Collaborative Conference

May 15th, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (5/9/2017) – Lehigh Valley area residents are very fortunate to have access to Level I emergency services through St. Luke’s University Health Network, responding to hundreds of life-threatening situations each year. But did you know that there is a Level III life-saving facility right here in the Lehigh Valley dedicated to the critical care of

Kids in Winter

February 10th, 2017

Children in the wintertime can present a challenge. You want to keep them active, but perhaps you’re not all that enthused yourself at being in the great outdoors when the wind chill is registering -10 degrees. You want to keep them safe, but you know the thrill of sledding down a hill, too. And you

WFMZ: Dr. Leo Heitlinger Speaks About Food Allergies

January 16th, 2017

Allentown, PA – Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the United States. So, are you doing what it takes to keep guests with food allergies safe in your home? Dr. Leo Heitlinger, from St

Oz-Themed Geocaching Event at St. Luke’s Celebrates Courage

November 9th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA (11/7/2016) – St. Luke’s University Health Network, Wildlands Conservancy and Zoellner Arts Center went looking for courage recently and found it in the hearts and laughter of children. Wildlands and Zoellner invited families to St. Luke’s Anderson Campus on Nov. 6 to geocache — to go on an Oz-themed scavenger hunt using

Sixth Annual Tucker’s Toy Run Celebrates Life by Giving Toys

November 9th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA (11/7/2016) – Hundreds of Lehigh Valley motorcyclists took to the streets around noon Nov. 5 as the 6th annual Tucker’s Toy Run again fulfilled its holiday mission: to bring smiles to children’s faces, and to remember a beloved friend. Riders left the parking lot of the Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club in Northampton around noon

Area’s Only Pediatric Nephrologist, Dr. Tecile Andolino, Now Seeing Patients at St. Luke’s West End Medical Center

July 6th, 2016

Pediatric nephrologists diagnose, treat, and manage many disorders affecting the kidney and urinary tract, including kidney failure, high blood pressure, inherited kidney diseases, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and abnormalities in the urine such as blood and protein. They also know how to evaluate and treat problems with growth and development that are specifically related

Parents: Spring into Action This Allergy Season

June 13th, 2016

It’s time to enlist your St. Luke’s pediatrician in the fight against your children’s allergies. Beautiful June days are here again, and that means more sun and fun outdoors for everyone, especially the kids. But if the weather is welcome, other aspects of the season are not. If your child is sniffling, sneezing, experiencing an itchy