Lynch Syndrome Surveillance Program: When oncologists can truly prevent cancer and save lives!

May 21st, 2014

By St. Luke’s gynecologic oncologist Israel Zighelboim, MD, FACOG, FACS  Not infrequently oncologists are confronted by their patients’ desire to answer a simple question: “Why me?” Even though we currently understand many lifestyle-associated risk factors that could increase one’s probability of developing cancer, in the vast majority of patients the disease occurs in a relatively “random”

World’s Smallest, Longest-lasting and Upgradable Neurostimulator for Chronic Pain Now Available to Patients at St. Luke’s

May 21st, 2014

Quakertown, PA (Issued 5/6/14) — Dr. Steven Falowski, Functional Neurosurgeon, St. Luke’s University Health Network, became the first physician in the region and just the second in the nation to surgically implant the newly approved Protégé IPG neurostimulator system for a patient suffering from chronic pain. William Roth, age 58 of Barto, Pennsylvania, received the Protégé

New Physician Assistant Brings Mental Health Services to Lehighton Medical Associates

May 21st, 2014

Meghan Astorino, PA-C, recently joined the medical staff at Lehighton Medical Associates.  Ms. Astorino is a family practice physician assistant whose practice focuses on mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, schizophrenia and dementia.  She has a clinical background in psychiatric services and specializes in medications management.  “There is a critical need

St. Luke’s University Health Network Recognized for High Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology

May 19th, 2014

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been recognized for achieving the highest level of quality and patient safety in Radiation Oncology, earning a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). To achieve ACR accreditation, a facility’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance and quality control procedures go through a rigorous review process and meet

St. Luke’s Half Marathon Recap – Providers Caught on Camera

May 7th, 2014

More than 3,500 runners participated in the 30th running of the St. Luke’s Half Marathon & 5K on April 27 in Allentown. Perfect weather and a beautiful course made for a spectacular day. This year was the fifth year that St. Luke’s University Health Network has sponsored the event. Proceeds from the St. Luke’s Half

Breast Screening at St. Luke’s:
One size (and one test) doesn’t fit all.

May 5th, 2014

St. Luke’s introduces individualized approach to breast cancer screening. “When we look back on this time in future years, the hallmark of this era should not be that women stopped getting mammograms, but rather that this was a time when “personalized” screening strategies and technologies were provided to women, offering powerful weapons and options in the