Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

volunteers

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

CHARTER ARTS - The Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem, is seeking...

HEALTH CARE

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Affordable Care Act marketplaces are now open through Dec. 15.

The most important thing people need to know is that financial assistance is still available and, according to the latest analysis from Health and Human Services, people can find even more affordable plans this year than in years past.

This year 80 percent of Pennsylvanians can find a plan for under $75 each month because of the financial assistance that is available that lowers someone’s monthly premiums. Last year...

Veterans honored

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

TRADITIONS

Traditions of Hanover held a dedication of a military-themed bookcase on Nov. 11 at their 5300 Northgate Drive building.

The bookcase includes wartime and military-themed book selections, photos of residents who are veterans and other Items such as a resident’s donation of four steins representing different military branches.

Cathy Heimsoth, executive director, opened the ceremony, welcoming more than 50 attendees, including residents and staff members. Boy...

Doctor highlights pain management alternatives

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by BRIAN DOWNS in Local News

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans died each day in 2015 of drug overdoses involving an opioid, continuing a 15-year upward trend in fatalities related to pain-management drugs.

As solutions continue to evolve nationwide, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) physical therapist Karen Snowden, DPT, suggests a dual response:

• A team approach that evaluates pain management strategies across all health care providers involved with a patient...

Telling stories helps empathy kick in

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by George Taylor in Local News

“Every time you write about this topic, you help reduce the stigma,” Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro told journalists gathered in Harrisburg recently to explore ways of reporting on the opioid crisis.

But Shapiro warned his audience, “I can’t put into words the magnitude of this crisis, and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

“It’s going to take a multi-disciplinary approach to reach a solution,” he added.

Journalists can be an important part of that...

Cartwright assembles Health Care/ACA roundtable

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced his new initiative to address health care in the U. S.: a roundtable of community members and leaders directly impacted by health care legislation to discuss and debate the Affordable Care Act and offer recommendations on how to improve the ACA.

“I have enlisted a number of distinguished members of our community to participate in a Health Care/ACA Roundtable group. Members of the group include medical professionals, business owners,...

VALLEY HELP & SUPPORT

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

NORTHAMPTON CO.

A Clean Slate is funded by Northampton County Drug & Alcohol. The center offers various programs, including 12-step meetings and life skills workshops, among others.

100 S. 1st Street, Bangor, PA 18013, 610-452-9348

Bethlehem Recovery Center is funded by Northampton County Drug & Alcohol. The center offers various programs, including 12-step meetings and life skills workshops, among others.

548 N. New Street Bethlehem, PA 18018, 610-849-...