Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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

Friday, May 15, 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.

Healthy Geezer: dentures, dysphagia, dialysis

Friday, May 15, 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 your mouth when you wear dentures, so be careful with hot foods and anything with small bones.

Growing Green: Planting garden a growing therapy

Friday, May 15, 2020 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

During this time of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stay-at-home and social distancing, now is the perfect year to start vegetable gardening.

Nothing’s better than eating a tomato or lettuce just picked from your own garden.

Plus, gardening is very therapeutic. Working outside in the fresh air, getting exercise, a good family activity, even being able to save money at the grocery store are all really great stress-relieving reasons to garden.

When planning your garden, it’s important to ask yourself a few basic questions:

- Who will be doing the work?

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 15, 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, turkey sausage, sauteed peppers and onions, diced potatoes, whole-grain English muffin, fresh orange.

Pandemic predictability: Canceled are Musikfest opening act; Levitt Pavilion concerts; Pride Fest; Blues Brews & Barbecue; Tunes at Twilight; Bucks Playhouse summer season

Friday, May 15, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

With pandemic predictability, the first headliner at Musikfest 2020 has postponed its concert because of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The July 31 Wind Creek Steel Stage concert of The National, scheduled to open the 37th annual Musikfest, is postponed, according to Musikfest and The National websites.

St. Luke’s nurse honored at White House

Tuesday, May 12, 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.

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 of more than 100 new patients.

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 Street (Main Entrance)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg (North Entrance)