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Parents: Tips to Care for Yourself When Your Child Is Sick or Injured

counselingWhen your child is sick or injured, worrying about his or her well-being is your first concern. You question: Is he in pain? Did I choose the right doctor? Are we following the best course of treatment?

Strokes Among Young Adults Are Increasing

Stroke PreventionWhen one envisions the typical person who has had a stroke, usually an image of an older adult comes to mind. But strokes affect all ages, from children to senior citizens. In fact, approximately 15 percent of patients who experience a stroke are 55 or younger.

Halloween Doesn't Have to be Frightful for Children with Autism

Halloween Doesn't Have to Frightful for Children with AutismBetween massive amounts of sugar, scary costumes and strobe lights, Halloween can be an overwhelming night for children and parents alike, but for children with autism spectrum disorders, Halloween can be an especially frightful occasion. Careful planning can be the key to a fun and successful experience for the entire family.

Your Desk Job Is a Health Risk

health risks of a sedentary lifestyleThe alarm wakes you at 6 a.m. You get up, shower, dress and sit down to eat breakfast.  Next, you get in your car and sit for your commute to work.  You take a few steps to enter your office and proceed to sit at your deskfor eight hours.  You commute home, followed by eating dinner, watching TV or reading a book until it is time for bed.

Physical Therapy: What to Expect Following Joint Replacement Surgery

outpatient joint replaementSurgery to replace a joint, like a hip, knee or shoulder, can be scary – especially when you don’t know what to expect afterwards. Will recovery be painful? How long will it take to heal? What will physical therapy be like? Will rehab be difficult?

Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding outpatient physical therapy following a joint replacement:

Tips for Teens with Chronic Headaches

Teenagers have any number of “headaches” to deal with – massive amounts of homework, standardized testing, competitive sports and other after-school activities. But how can you help your teen when his or her figurative headaches manifest into painful, chronic headaches?

Know Why, When and How to Seek Help for Concussion

pediatric concussionSchool bells are ringing, and summer is unofficially over. As students return to the classroom, playground and sports field, it is the perfect time to review the seriousness of concussions - their causes, symptoms and obtaining the right treatment.

Ekso Bionic Exoskeleton Benefits Arms, Shoulder and Hands

Ekso for upper extremitySince being selected in 2012 as one of the first sites in the U.S. to receive the Ekso bionic exoskeleton, Good Shepherd has become a world leader in use of the device, with patients recently reaching the million step milestone, the most of any facility in the world.

Celebrating Five Years of Service to Children

Pediatric Unit BirthdayHave you ever had a “bad day” at work? It seems that everybody – at some point in their career – experiences a day when the workload seems overwhelming or the tasks seem unsurmountable. Imagine you are having one of these days. You feel frustrated and stressed.

Long-Term Care at Good Shepherd Achieves Top Rating from U.S. News & World Report

Since its founding in 1908, Good Shepherd has had a long-standing tradition of providing outstanding residential care to people with disabilities. Good Shepherd’s two long-term care facilities – the Conrad W. Raker Center in Allentown and the Good Shepherd Home – Bethlehem – have earned U.S. News and World Report’s Best Nursing Homes highest rating – five stars – four years in a row.

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