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Bond with baby at YOGA at St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center

January 19th, 2018

The new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center is now hosting yoga classes for babies and moms or caregivers. The classes, held at St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center at 1425 Eighth Avenue in Bethlehem, will cost $15 per class and will focus on movement, bonding, flexibility and helping moms get back into shape after

High-Risk Pregnancy Expert and Inventor Joins St. Luke’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Group

January 15th, 2018

Meredith Birsner, MD, a high-risk pregnancy expert who invented a device to teach breech extraction of twins, has joined St. Luke’s University Health Network, where she will care for patients and help train residents on treating serious birth complications. “We’re there when a patient has a challenging preconception medical condition or if there are complications and

St. Luke’s Partners with the Brem Foundation to Provide Life-Saving Education and Preventive Screening for Breast Cancer

January 12th, 2018

Editors Note: Re-Bra Launch Event this Saturday, January 13 at 11 am at Easton Public Market. Easton business owner and philanthropist, Stephen Flowers and Dr. Tricia Kelly, MD, St. Luke’s breast surgeon, to collect donations and answer questions. After her mastectomy, Amanda Bergman had a drawer-full of bras she would never wear again. They were in good condition, and they could

Secret Donor Gives Again: St. Luke’s NICU Gets Annual Anonymous Gift

January 8th, 2018

2018 started off with a special gift for the St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Level II and Level III NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) in Bethlehem and Allentown. March of Dimes representatives presented a $5,000 check to the NICU team at St. Luke’s Hospital – Bethlehem this week. Each year, this anonymous donor provides a generous gift

St. Luke’s First in Area with New Supplemental Donor Breast Milk Program

December 1st, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network has partnered with Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank in Pittsburgh to provide donor breast milk to late preterm and term babies who need supplemental feeding after birth. The program, the first of its kind in the region, will be utilized at the nurseries in both Allentown and Bethlehem for babies who need a

Genetic Counselors at St. Luke’s Help Patients Decipher Own Genetic Mysteries

November 17th, 2017

Social and regular media are filled with information about all the genetic tests available and the latest genes discovered by researchers. You can’t help but wonder whether you should be tested and what the results might mean. So where do you turn? Genetic counselors are the professionals who can help guide you. Wait, genetic what? St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s Recognized as ‘Readers’ Choice’

October 4th, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network has again received top honors as part of the 14th Annual Morning Call Readers’ Choice awards. The Network has been identified as the region’s: Best Cancer Center Best Nursing Services Best Obstetrician (St. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare) Best Place to Have a Baby

Multiple Sclerosis: What Every Woman Needs to Know

September 25th, 2017

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), your immune system attacks your central nervous system, affecting your brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. About two thirds of those diagnosed are women. Because the disease strikes

Growing Opportunities in Obstetrics & Gynecology

September 20th, 2017

As you may know, St. Luke’s OB/GYN team is entering an exciting phase of expansion and we are striving to shape the future of women’s services in our region through the development of new and innovative programs, our third Family Birthing Center and our Baby & Me Program and Support Center. Due to this development and