Jan’s Journey with Ovarian Cancer

September 29th, 2014

“Surreal” is the world that Janice (Jan) LaPorta uses to describe her feelings as the doctor told her she had a football-sized mass growing in her abdomen. It was her 25th wedding anniversary – May 23, 2012 – and she was being referred to an oncologist. “We had dinner plans,” she says. “Then you get


Reducing Ovarian Cancer Risk

September 29th, 2014

Gynecologic Oncologist Nicholas Taylor, MD, Explains How You Can Reduce Your Ovarian Cancer Risk The five-year survival rate of patients with ovarian cancer is 44 percent. If found and detected early, however, the survival rate increases to 93 percent. Nicholas Taylor, MD, has three suggestions to improve your odds. 1. Get annual pelvic examinations. During


Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s Miners Expands North

September 24th, 2014

Physical Therapy Specialists of Hometown, Hazleton and Sugarloaf have officially joined St. Luke’s Miners as of August 28, 2014. This welcome addition, a year in the making, increases St. Luke’s PT services and presence in Luzerne County, while complementing existing locations in Coaldale, West Penn, Mahanoy City, Jim Thorpe and Blakeslee. The new PT partnership enables St. Luke’s


The St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Specialists Are on the Move

September 22nd, 2014

On September 22, the St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Specialists team (Dr. Daniel Heckman, Dr. Steven Puccio, Dr. Jennifer Banzhof and Dr. Michael Jusinski) began seeing patients at their new office location at St. Luke’s West End Medical Center – Suite 125, 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA. The office number will remain 484-526-


St. Luke’s Named Exclusive Provider for and Sponsor of PIAA District XI

September 5th, 2014

St. Luke’s University Health Network and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (PIAA) District XI are teaming up to provide all District XI schools and teams with the region’s most comprehensive, technically advanced and responsive care and training for athletes. “St. Luke’s is already the official medical provider for the Lehigh Valley SteelHawks and the Parkettes National Gymnastics