Health

Commissioners: Get out and take care

Chester County announced the launch of “Fresh Air, Self-Care Chesco,” a campaign that encourages residents to practice effective self-care for better health and wellness through easy outdoor activity. Introduced during the Jan. 25 commissioners’ meeting, “Fresh Air, Self-Care Chesco” brings together the knowledge and services of the County’s Mental ...

 
 

YMCA doubles down on family-friendly fun

During the cold month of January, when winter blues are likely to set in, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) invites area families to leave the house for a dose of good, old-fashioned family fun. Between January 21 and 28, YMCA branches across Chester County will open their doors to the public, hosting free open houses. It’s all to celebrate the Y’s expansion of ...

 

ChesCo 5K raises $120K for COPE

The 2022 Chester County Color 5K, held in October, raised $120,000 for the county’s Community Outreach Prevention and Education (COPE) program to help in the battle against opioid and heroin addiction. Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline presented a check to Jamie Johnson, Director of the County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol ...

 

Avoiding the ‘tripledemic’

Christiana Care is urging people to practice proper hygiene and to get vaccinated in the face of what is being termed a “tripledemic.” The tripledemic refers to a surge in flu, COVID, and RSV, according to Physician’s Assistant Allyssa German at Christiana’s Concord Township facility. RSV stands for respiratory syncytial virus and has symptoms similar to the flu and ...

 

Overdose awareness remembered

On Thursday, Aug. 31, Chester County remembered the 109 lives lost in 2021 to drug overdose.  The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, as part of the Chamber Alliance of Chester County, took time to remember with Vice Chairman-Commissioner Josh Maxwell in support of the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services campaigns to: ~ Raise awareness of ...

 

Monkeypox lands in DelCo

The Delaware County Health Department confirmed that a total of nine cases of monkeypox have been identified in Delaware County as of August 4. Cases have also been confirmed in recent weeks in Philadelphia and the neighboring collar counties of Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery. The nation has recorded more than 6,600 cases as of August 3, according to the U.S. Centers ...

 

Suicide task force holds ‘Carnation Day’

Volunteers distributed hundreds of carnations and thank-you notes to Chester County Hospital employees on June 29 as part of “Carnation Day.” The event was an effort of the Care Team, part of Chester County’s Suicide Prevention Task Force. It’s an outreach project created with the simple idea that even brief interventions and acts of kindness can be effective tools ...

 

Mind Matters: Children as emotional barometers

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who suffered anxiety and panic attacks. Unfortunately, his life was not a fairy tale. He was sent to the psychologist to help him with the anxiety that was thought to be “something about him.” The therapist, however, invited the family to the initial session and perceived that there may be more to this boy’s anxiety than its ...

 

Bird flu kills eagle in E. Marlborough

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, a “highly pathogenic” strain of bird flu has killed a bald eagle found in East Marlborough Township. The commission announced the finding Friday, March 25, saying it’s the first detection of HPAI H5N1 in Pennsylvania since the current strain was found in the United States in December of last year. Birds in 20 other ...

 

State approves DelCo HD

Delaware County Health Department Director Melissa Lyon announced the official approval of the Delaware County Health Department at the County’s Board of Health meeting on March 3. The county received the Certificate of Approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Health stating that the Delaware County Health Department is ready to exercise its powers and duties. In ...

 

New mask guidance in DelCo

Delaware County Government is implementing new COVID-19 mask guidance, effective today, Tuesday, March 1, that relaxes mask requirements for fully vaccinated* individuals, a press release said. Masks are no longer required for county employees and members of the public inside county-operated facilities who are fully vaccinated, with the exception of employees who ...