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L C M E D S O C .O R G

IN THIS ISSUE

W

elcome to the Winter issue of Lehigh County
Health and Medicine. We hope you have
enjoyed our prior issues and have found
them educational. We look forward to
hearing your responses, ideas, and contributions.

Our Winter issue has articles on a range of health topics,
including perspectives on what creates a healthy community, testing for radon in your home, and information on
contraception. Our cover article is from a retired physician
as he looks back on implanting the first pacemaker in the
Lehigh Valley. An article on Teen Health week, March
19-23, 2018, discusses the history and focus for the week.
One of our articles from PAMED is on current legislation
in Harrisburg dealing with insurance prior authorization
delays. The article talks about what prior authorization
is, how it can affect your health and what this bill is
intended to do.
We have an article on opioids from the AMA Alliance
that reflects on their actions to help with this growing
health crisis.

BRUCE D. NICHOLSON, MD

Lehigh County Medical Society President

As with the last issue, we continue to add more information on non-profits that are aiding our community.
In this issue we reached out to the United Way of the
Greater Lehigh Valley. Read on to learn more about these
organizations, and the important work they do.
Check out our Practice Management section for
information on the change to how physicians obtain
informed consent. For those of you interested, we have the
Pennsylvania Medical Society quarterly legislative update.
Thank you for reading!

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