St. Valentine at Work at St. Luke’s

August 21st, 2019

Married couple who met at St. Luke’s medical school returns to Network as physicians. When Dr. Cori Shollenberger applied to medical school, she wanted a small program that was close to her family in Berks County. That’s what also led Dr. Akaash Kumar, who grew up in the Lehigh Valley, to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple


Hospice Doc’s Cross-State Bike Ride Spreads Urgent Message

August 19th, 2019

When Ric Baxter, MD, pedals away from St. Luke’s University Hospital Network’s (SLUHN) Hospice House in Saucon Valley on Sept. 2, beginning his trans-Pennsylvania bike trip, he’ll be taking an urgent message to the people he meets along the way: Don’t Wait. Don’t wait to enjoy those things you’ve been putting off: the vacation, the new


St. Luke’s and Temple Announce Affiliation for Lung Transplant and Lung Disease Services

August 9th, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network and Temple University Hospital (TUH) and are announcing an innovative affiliation for advanced lung disease and lung transplant services that will provide patients living in the Lehigh Valley streamlined access to Temple’s highly experienced lung transplant team and pulmonology specialists close to home. This announcement builds on previously established affiliations between


US News & World Report Awards St. Luke’s Most High Marks in Lehigh Valley

August 7th, 2019

According to the US News & World Report 2019 hospital rankings, St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem is “high performing” in 12 adult specialties, procedures and conditions. No other hospital in the Lehigh Valley received more recognitions. “We are proud US News & World Report has recognized St. Luke’s as ‘high performing’ in so many categories,”


Migraine Relief through Novel Surgery by St. Luke’s Plastic Surgeon

August 2nd, 2019

It took just several small incisions by SLUHN plastic surgeon Juan Carlos Martinez, MD, to relieve pressure on the nerves under Amber Walck’s scalp, and suddenly her two-year agony with migraines was history. Just after the Wescosville woman turned 30 last year, her debilitating headaches began without warning.  About 39 million Americans suffer from migraines


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