Health

COVID hits Garnet Valley High School

The Garnet Valley School District is reporting a case of COVID-19 at the high school. District Superintendent Marc Bertrando sent a letter this morning that the Chester County Health Department was notified. Chester County is taking the lead in COVID matters because Delaware County does not have its own health department. Middle and high school students in the ...

 
 

Mind Matters: COVID and kindness

My granddaughter has been asking me a lot of questions about the past lately. Now that this 4-and-a-half-year-old has been home with me rather than in daycare, we have a lot of time together. She loves to tell and draw stories, but she also wants to hear real-life stories about her mother as a child, and even about me, her grandmother as a child. If COVID time has ...

 

Mind Matters: Tips to sleep

Most of us would agree that these are very stressful times. However, how we respond to stress is up to us. One aspect of our lives that we need to attend to, in tense times, is our sleep. There is a two-way street between stress and sleep. While stress can negatively affect our sleep patterns, our sleep patterns themselves can exacerbate stress. The American ...

 

Mind Matters: Hope in COVID time

Americans across the political spectrum may be more in tune with each other than they realize. Even though measures taken to handle the spread of the Coronavirus have been politicized, a recent survey conducted by the Harris Poll for the American Psychological Association shows that there is consensus among Republicans and Democrats about prevention measures to ...

 

Overdose deaths down in ChesCo

The Chester County Coroner’s Office is releasing data on drug overdose deaths in Chester County from Jan. 1, through June 30. A total of 58 deaths have been confirmed to be due to an accidental drug overdose. This is fewer than the 68 overdose deaths reported mid-way through 2019, but the Coroner’s Office cautioned that it is not possible to accurately predict a ...

 

Another heat advisory in effect

Another heat advisory is o effect for the greater Delaware Valley through 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. Heat index values to range from 100 to 104. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses, according to the weather advisory. People are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and ...

 

COVID cases up, deaths down

Chester and Delaware counties are reporting different aspects of how COVID -19 is affecting residents. Chester County is reporting a decrease in nursing home deaths related to the Coronavirus, while Delaware County is reporting an increase in the number of cases for residents younger than 30 years of age, according to press releases the counties issued. The Chester ...

 

Chadds Ford man earns health scholarship

Chadds Ford’s Nicholas Scull owes his career choice to his grandmother. She’s the person who got him a job as a hospital orderly 14 years ago, and now the 38-year-old father of two is on his way to a degree in public safety — with the help of a scholarship from Crozer Hospital EMS. Scull, a working paramedic, is one of six recipients of the Robert C. Reeder ...

 

Heat advisory continues

The National Weather Service is continuing its heat advisory from 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. tonight, July 22. A heat index of up to 104 is expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. People are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young ...

 

Mind Matters: A diary in COVID time

June 9, 2020 Last week we had an outing to a New England beach where the water was stinging cold. It was our first adventure into stationary social distancing — that is, sitting on a beach for hours with other people albeit a good distance away. It was almost a normal event with granddaughters playing in the sand and the water and with us enjoying a picnic. After our ...

 

Most COVID deaths from long-term facilities

The Chester County Coroner’s office is reporting that more than 83 percent of the COVID-19-related deaths in the county involved residents of long-term care facilities. The office updated a previous report on Monday, May 18, saying of the 274 conformed or probable COVID-19 deaths in the county from March 28-May 17, 229 — or 83.6 percent — were residents of those ...