Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Healthy Geezer: MRI, antibiotics, cramps

Friday, August 23, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How does an MRI work?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures of cross-sections. In many cases, MRI gives more information than other types of diagnostic imaging. Sometimes, contrast agents are used to enhance the images.

Most MRI machines are large cylinders. Inside the machine, the human body produces very faint signals in response to radio waves. These signals are detected by the MRI machine. A computer then interprets the...

Lehigh Valley Health Network funds EMS heart-attack care

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

EMS organizations in five eastern Pennsylvania counties are getting upgraded technology to care for patients suffering a severe heart attack.

Pennsylvania, through the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund (EMSOF), Eastern PA EMS Council, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono combined to provide more than $100,000 to cover most of the cost of 90 modems and data plans for EMS...

Six vie for title of 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen

Friday, August 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen, who reigns over the 167th agricultural and entertainment exposition, Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th, Liberty and Chew streets, Allentown, will be crowned on “Preview Night,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27, RCN Farmerama Theater on the Fairgrounds west side.

Six contestants are vying to succeed 2018 title-holder McKenzie Corinn Hagenbuch of Emmaus and win a $1,500 scholarship provided by Lehigh-Northampton Pomona Grange No. 68 and the Allentown...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 21: Caribbean fish, Caribbean vegetable blend, black bean and corn salad, brown rice, orange, sugar cookie.

Thursday, August 22: Chicken Cordon Bleu, roasted zucchini and yellow squash, mashed potatoes, roll, fruit sorbet.

Friday, August 23: Fiesta pork chop, chuck wagon corn, oven roasted potatoes, roll, fresh fruit salad.

Monday, August 26: Open face roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, cream of broccoli, soup...

Respectfully Yours: The buffet line

Friday, August 23, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I went to an outdoor concert with my mother, three children and husband. There was an after-concert prix-fixe buffet. The children wanted seconds. Should one reuse a plate or get a new plate?

Dear Reader, Even though buffet meals are a fun way to enjoy a casual outing with friends and family, it does not give us carte blanche to behave with no consideration for other diners.

To avoid a food safety challenge for the food service establishment and its...

The Family Project: Father should help

Friday, August 23, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have a three-year-old son and a four-month-old daughter. My husband accused me of neglecting our son in favor of our daughter. I don’t get enough sleep and don’t have the energy to play with my son. What can I do to make more time for my son?

“I’m concerned that the husband is playing this situation as daughter versus son, rather than a three-year-old versus a four-month-old baby,” panelist Chad Stefanyak said.

“The reality is that infants need constant care and...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit Wednesday, August 21: Breaded pork chop, grilled cabbage and bow ties, fresh Waldorf salad, wheat bread w/margarine, Rice Krispie treat.

Thursday, August 22: Sausage sandwich w/ green peppers and onions, pasta salad, fresh watermelon, chocolate chip cookie, iced tea.

Friday, August 23: Tomato juice, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on a bun, cucumber - sour cream salad, ambrosia.

Monday,...

Musikfest 2019 attendance record tops 1.2 million

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

They came from Australia and Aruba, Texas and Tennessee. When all was said and done, more than 1.2 million guests visited Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley for Musikfest, setting an all-time attendance record for the festival.

During Musikfest 2019, patrons came from a record 46 states and 26 countries, with individuals coming from as far away as The Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.

This year’s festival featured 400 performers from 27 states and five countries, with...