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Sunday, May 31, 2020

LCCC Honors Scholar virtual session

Saturday, May 16, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) provides a virtual information session, 5 - 6 p.m. May 19, for prospective students and their families about the college’s Honors Scholars program.

Individuals will be able to talk with faculty and learn more about the full-tuition scholarship and the academic program.

Honors Scholars is a competitive scholarship program that covers full tuition and fees for students from LCCC sponsoring school districts.

Register online:


Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, May 16, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 13: Sweet and sour beef, stir fry vegetable blend, brown rice, crackers, orange.

Thursday, May 14: Baked ham, Brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, rye bread, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, May 15: Chicken parmesan, garlic broccoli, whole wheat penne, grapes.

Monday, May 18: Hot meatloaf sandwich, French onion soup, mashed potatoes, whole wheat sandwich roll, cottage cheese and fruit.

Tuesday, May 19: Omelet,...

Healthy Geezer: dentures, dysphagia, dialysis

Saturday, May 16, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I wear dentures now. Any pointers I should know about?

The following are some tips for eating with dentures:

- Don’t bite with your front teeth or pull your food outward from your mouth.

- Chew food on both sides of your mouth simultaneously to stabilize your dentures.

- Cut food into small pieces.

- When you first eat with your dentures, you should avoid sticky foods, raw vegetables and hard-to-chew meats.

- It is more difficult to feel inside...

Respectfully Yours: One man’s ceiling another man’s floor

Saturday, May 16, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I live in an apartment complex with about 30 units and I am now working from home. With more people hunkered down at home, what are some polite ways apartment-dwellers can handle noise levels?

Dear Reader,

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stay-at-home mandates, people are spending most of their time at home. When you’re in an apartment building, this is the time to be especially mindful of neighbor etiquette.

It’s important to have a...

St. Luke’s nurse honored at White House

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Allen Zelno of the Parish Nursing program at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus, Allentown, participated in a “Nursing Day” ceremony at the White House, Washington, D.C.

Zelno, second from right in the photo of six persons standing with President Trump and third from right in the photo of four persons with President Trump, was nominated by the Catholic Medical Association and was one of eight nurses selected to attend.

“I am overwhelmed with this show of support for healthcare...

LVHN COVID-19 test center relocated to Old Lehigh County Courthouse

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Focus

To continue to provide COVID-19 testing in Allentown, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is partnering with Lehigh County to relocate its Allentown site.

The site that opened in March at the Lehigh Valley Family Health Center, 1730 Chew St., Allentown, relocated May 12 to the Old Lehigh County Courthouse, 501 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Signs will direct patients to the Assess...

St. Luke’s University Health Network resumes elective surgery

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s University Health Network resumed elective surgery and certain other related procedures May 11 at its Pennsylvania hospitals and facilities.

“Our hospitals are safe, and we are ready for you,” said William R. Burfeind, MD, St. Luke’s University Health Network Chairman of Surgery.

St. Luke’s Infectious Disease experts have determined that the “stay-at-home” measures put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus have proven effective in the Lehigh Valley region...

LVHN resumes valet parking service

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) reopened valet services May 11 under safety precautions to protect patients, visitors and colleagues at the following locations:

• Lehigh Valley Hospital- Cedar Crest (Main Entrance)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest (Emergency Department)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest 1240 Building (Cancer Center)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest 1250 Building (Medical Office Building)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th...

St. Luke’s University Health Network conducts 100,000 telehealth appointments

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Focus

More than 1,200 healthcare providers, including physical therapists, at St. Luke‘s University Health Network conducted more than 100,000 telehealth appointments so far during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis from mid-March through April in the Lehigh Valley.

Virtual therapy visits are available for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology, using a smartphone, tablet or computer. So far, more than 3,000 visits have been completed, including evaluations...