Health

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 ...

 

New DelCo Health Department introduced

Delaware County Health Department Director Melissa Lyon introduced the Delaware County Health Department leadership team that includes: Marie Carbonara, division administrator of Environmental Health; Rosemarie Halt, interim division administrator of Population Health/COVID-19 and Board of Health chair; Stephanie Reese, division administrator of Personal Health; Lisa ...

 

ChristianaCare wants to acquire Crozer Health

Christiana Care Health System, Inc. and Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. today announced the signing of a letter of intent for ChristianaCare to acquire Crozer Health from Prospect. The agreement also includes the hospitals’ related businesses, real estate assets, Crozer Health Medical Group and the associated assets, ambulatory centers, medical office buildings, ...

 

Pa. chooses DelCo as testing site

Delaware County has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to be the host county for a new large-scale COVID-19 testing site for the Pennsylvania Southeast Community Health District, which includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Schuylkill counties. The COVID-19 drive-thru testing site, located at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital ...

 

New COVID-19 test sites in ChesCo

The Chester County Health Department has finalized two additional locations for COVID-19 testing providers to establish free test sites, available by appointment around the county. Free PCR testing is now available at the Chester County Government Services Center, Westtown Road in West Chester. A second testing site opens today, Tuesday, Jan 11, at the Technical ...

 

Sheriff, hospital team up for cancer awareness

Thanks to a collaboration with Chester County Hospital, this October the Chester County Sheriff’s Office’s patrol cars are accessorizing with pink cancer ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness that leads to education, encourage those facing the disease, honor those who survived it, and remember loved ones who succumbed to ...

 

DelCo hosting flu shot clinics

Delaware County Council and the Department of Intercommunity Health are announcing multiple free public flu shot clinics to be held in October. Flu shots will be available to all residents of Delaware County, 3 years of age and up. No insurance is required, and no appointments are necessary. These will be drive-thru clinics, which provide a safe and convenient ...

 

ChesCo schedules vaccine clinics

With the start of flu season quickly approaching, the Chester County Health Department announces details of county-wide flu vaccination clinics, open to the entire community at area schools. The clinics are scheduled from late September through November. In addition to the flu vaccine, the Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccines at most community vaccine ...