Things To Do With Grandkids

woman and boy sitting on dock holding fishing rod webSummer Fun is Outdoor Fun! Current conditions may have altered our normal schedules, but they also make us anxious to get outside. Here are some fun ways to gather with your grandchildren and enjoy some outdoor activities (and some indoor ones for those rainy days). You and they may even learn a thing or two, as well! Always remember to abide by health and safety recommendations.

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Virtual Technology Enabled Patients to Keep Health Care Appointments

virtual telehealth imageOne of the positive outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the development of innovative ways to provide health care services to patients at home. For example, within a matter of a very short time, St. Luke’s greatly expanded its ability to connect patients with primary care physicians, medical specialists, and physical, occupational and speech therapists. Patients connect with health care providers through a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone, using an on-line meeting program, such as Microsoft Teams meeting.

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Industry News For Local Professionals

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HealthNet
Wed. Apr. 8 at 12 pm. Traditions of Hanover Bethlehem, 5300 Northgate Dr., Bethlehem. Networking group for professionals hosted monthly and features a speaker and time for networking - $5.
Country Meadows of Allentown Networking
Apr. 16, May 21 12 pm. 3rd Thurs. Country Meadows of Allentown Networking at Building IV, 410 N Krocks Rd, Allentown 610 395-7160. RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
PA LINK
WRAP for Providers On Mar 18 and 19 9AM-4PM, learn how Wellness Recovery Action Plan, or WRAP, is an evidence-based self-help process used by people who want to improve their wellness. tinyurl.com/rxufal7
Rep. Ryan Mackenzie 2020 Senior Expo
Thurs. Apr 30, 10a.m.-1p.m. Lower Macungie Township Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road in Macungie. St. Luke’s offering free health screenings, and more than 40 vendors will provide information about programs and services designed to meet the needs of older.
Lehigh Valley Senior Expo
LV Aging in Place presents this year's senior expo May 14 at Ag Hall 302 North 17th St. Allentown.
lehighvalleyseniorexpo.org

Cybercriminals Are Exploiting the COVID-19 Pandemic

virus scammersCybercriminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to gain access to confidential personal and financial information, warns David Finkelstein, St. Luke’s Information Security Director. He encourages everyone to be wary of on-line ads and websites that offer COVID-19 cures or preventions. “The COVID-19 pandemic creates a perfect environment for unscrupulous individuals,” Finkelstein says. “Many people are afraid and desperately looking for ways to protect themselves and their families. As a result, they are more vulnerable to falling for a hacker’s trick than they might be during more typical times. Unfortunately, there are no easy fixes for COVID-19 so be sure to get your information from reputable sources like www.sluhn.org or www.CDC.gov.”

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Health Providers Encourage Patients to Seek Medical Services

doctor with notepadArea health care providers remind patients of the importance of seeking medical services to address chronic and acute health conditions as Pennsylvania begins to lift some of the restrictions enacted to slow the spread of COVID-19. Dennis McGorry, MD, St. Luke’s primary care physician, said the benefit of seeing your doctor during an in-person to manage a chronic illness, such as heart disease, diabetes and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, far outweighs any potential risk of exposure to COVID-19. Precautions in place at doctors’ offices and hospitals address patient safety.

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When the Grave Is in Grave Danger

easter cross web“Nothing binds a people to their leader like a common enemy. Voters don't change governments during war.” — Harvey Fierstein. Resurrection Day, commonly called “Easter,” is nigh. The seeds that have been buried in the ground are coming out of hiding, and the ferns are unfolding. The suburban landscape is bursting with plastic, pretend bunnies, chicks, and eggs, impostors that have no real life in them. As the season approaches, another story unfolds — a story of a man who was buried and came out of hiding, separating himself from the impostors by bringing new life to the world. This is the story of the gospel, a word that means, “good news.” Let’s allow the apostle Paul to explain what we mean:

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