St. Luke's Cancer Center is offering clinical trials for patients with melanoma, the most unusual type of skin cancer and also the most deadly. Physicians such as Sanjiv Agarwala, M.D., chief of medical oncology and hematology for St. Luke's University Health Network and an internationally recognized melanoma specialist, are committed to bringing the most promising studies to the Lehigh Valley.
Willy Wonka, the owner of a magical and mysterious chocolate factory, invites the audience to join him in a world of "Pure Imagination" at Eyer Middle School 7 p.m. March 26 and 27 and 2 and 7 p.m. March 28.
Eyer's production of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Junior" tells the tale of Willy Wonka. Although Wonka excels at making candy, he is ready to retire and find some "bright spark" to continue his candy confectioning.
Three East Penn School District students are among the top 10 finshers in the 31st annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS competition held Feb. 7 at Springhouse Middle School, Allentown.
Ishaan Lal, a seventh grade student at Eyer Middle School, won first place. Geoffrey Kleinberg, a sixth grade student at Lower Macungie Middle School, placed fifth and James Wang, an eighth grade student at Eyer Middle School, placed eighth.
Students from Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe and Carbon counties participated in the regional competition.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9264 in Macungie and its Ladies Auxiliary has awarded honors to four Scouts for their audio essays on patriotism.
First place was awarded to Ryan Bilger, a senior at Emmaus High School.
Second place was awarded to Damon Smigielski, a freshman at EHS.
Third place was awarded to Jacob Licker and an honorable mention was awarded to Dylan Martin, both sophomores at EHS. All the boys are members of local Boy Scout Troop 71 in Macungie.
A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack. The study looked at 500 people and found 7 percent started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian study felt while 7 percent is significant, there could be as many as double that number given the fact patients may not have connected their heart problems with snow shoveling.
A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack.
The study looked at 500 people and found 7 percent started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian study felt while 7 percent is significant, there could be as many as double that number given the fact the patients may not have connected their heart problems with snow shoveling.
When guests arrive at Musikfest this August, they'll discover a few changes designed to have a huge impact on their experience and the overall safety of everyone attending the festival.
Over the past several months, the city of Bethlehem; Bethlehem police, fire and EMS departments; Northampton County Emergency Management Services and ArtsQuest have met regularly to discuss opportunities to enhance patron safety and the guest experience at Musikfest. Among the enhancements made for 2015 are:
At a state Capitol ceremony Jan. 6, state Rep. Daniel McNeill was sworn in to his second term representing the 133rd Legislative District.
McNeill, a Democrat, said equitable education funding, economic development and job creation will continue to be his priorities.
"Economic development and job creation are not possible without quality education," McNeill said. "Adequately funding our education system will benefit not only our students, but will open doors for innovation and prosperity."
St. Luke's administrators, trustees, donors and members of the medical staff recently welcomed medical students from all four classes of the Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke's University Health Network at a holiday reception. More than 100 guests attended, along with 120 medical students.
Volunteers Bernie and Bill Stahler have a history with the Emmaus Ambulance Corps spanning more than two decades. To celebrate their work, the Emmaus Ambulance Corps recently hosted a recognition dinner and awarded plaques to the couple. Below is a transcript of the speech delivered by Jeffrey S. Hoffman, ambulance chief, honoring the Stahlers: