Q. What is a child life specialist?
A. A child life specialist is a person who has extensive knowledge in child development and works to promote a sense of normalcy for pediatric patients in a healthcare setting and/or other challenging environments. We help promote effective coping skills through play, age appropriate medical preparation, education and self-expression activities. We work in collaboration with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff to promote family-centered care and to meet the unique needs of each child and their family.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library raised $11,636.15 in the group’s 18th annual book sale recently at Lower Macungie Middle School.
The total funds raised represents a large volume of sales, as a great many of the books were priced at 50 cents, $1 and $2.
Organizers are grateful for the support of R.L. Reppert staff who transport the books from the library to the Lower Macungie Middle School and then take the remainders back to the library after the sale.
The Lehigh County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office started training deputies in the administration of naloxone (Narcan), a medication used to counter the effects of opioid overdoses, May 3.
Almost all Lehigh County police departments have been trained in this life-saving measure.
Sean Recke has had to take on the roles of caregiver, fundraiser and patient advocate for the past 10 years since his son, Adam, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick type C disorder, a rare, fatal, genetic disease, also referred to as Childhood Alzheimer’s.
So when the Salisbury Middle School teacher learned the second phase of a national research study of a drug that could help his son was available, he campaigned successfully with Lehigh Valley Health Network’s chief medical officer, Thomas Whalen, M.D., for the network to become a study site.
Rick Daugherty, a Democrat, has announced his campaign for the 15th Congressional District.
The kick-off event was held March 28 at the IBEW local 375 union hall in Allentown.
Daugherty said his No. 1 priority is to stop unfair trade and added he sees China and Mexico as the top culprits.
“Since the United States granted China most-favored nation status as a trading partner in 2001, we have lost millions of jobs and have been flooded by products ‘Made In China,’” Daugherty said. “This policy has been an economic disaster for many working families. It has to stop now.
When a group of six volunteers from the Lehigh Valley came together to complete a volunteer service project, they had no idea they would be at the Brussels, Belgium airport during the recent terrorist attack.
Salisbury High School held a National Honor Society Induction Ceremony March 14, welcoming 28 new members.
NHS Advisor Paul Koba welcomed all guests to the ceremony.
Remarks were also given by SHS Principal Heather Morningstar and Assistant Superintendent for Teacher and Learning Lynn Fuini-Hetten.
NHS officers are President Ethan Heydt, Vice President James Hadinger, Secretary Andrew Fletch and Treasurer Ben Wiener.
St. Thomas More School completed The Sustaining Excellence Protocol of the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools recently and has been recommended for re-accreditation.
The school was first accredited in April 1987, re-accredited in April 1997 and re-accredited once again in May 2008.
Widener University, one of the nation’s premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize Alexander Diamond, of Allentown, as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.
In its fifth year, the program recognized 159 students from high schools throughout the Philadelphia region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.
Cough and cold season is officially in full swing and children regularly catch seasonal illnesses, often several times per year. With all the medications promising relief, how should a parent treat the child?
Instead of turning to over-the-counter cough and cold treatments, parents should consider following the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and try home remedies first, according to doctors at St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Q. Why not just buy over-the-counter cold and cough medicines?