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Swain School transition intact despite COVID-19

Sunday, June 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

In the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, The Swain School prepares to celebrate Dr. Shannan Boyle Schuster’s leadership and welcomes Dr. Armistead Webster.

Schuster’s tenure as Head of School ends in late June, while a new Head of School chapter begins for Swain with Webster July 1.

Following the recommendation of Educators Collaborative, the national consulting firm that guided Swain’s Head of School search, Swain’s Board of Trustees appointed a Transition Committee to...

Respectfully Yours: Declining invitation OK for social-distancing

Sunday, June 14, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Neighbors invited me and my husband to a socially-distanced dinner. Initially, we accepted. But after taking into consideration the risks involved, given factors like age and underlying health conditions, we feel uneasy and want to decline. I called our friends and told them I did not feel comfortable having dinner at their home. How do you tactfully respond to social invitations without causing offense?

Dear Reader,

It’s alright to turn down an...

Healthy Geezer: Studies about depression pinpoint genes

Sunday, June 14, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Episodes of depression seem to be common over several generations in my family. Is depression genetic?

There is substantial evidence that depression is a hereditary disease. A depression gene known as 5-HTTLPR has been found.

The World Health Organization reports that more than 120 million people worldwide suffer from depression. At least 10 percent of people in the United States will experience major depressive disorder at some point in their lives. Two times as many women...

The Swain School names Webster head of school; succeeds Schuster

Sunday, June 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Dr. Armistead Webster has been named Head of School by The Swain School Board of Trustees, effective July 1.

Webster is the Lower School Head at Gilman School, Baltimore.

Webster succeeds Dr. Shannan Boyle Schuster as Swain Head of School.

“Swain is a joyful place of learning where teachers know and care about their students. I was struck by the energy, creativity and dedication of the faculty and the vibrant learning environment. I am excited to be coming to Swain as...

The Family Project: Stay-at-home tasks for stay-at-home children

Sunday, June 14, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. With most things closed this summer, I am very concerned about my teenagers having so much free time on their hands. They can’t find jobs, sports are cancelled and most entertainment options are shut down as well. We have returned to work, so no one is home to keep an eye on things. What can we do to keep our kids safe this year?

The panel acknowledged that the question has two sides that needed to be addressed. in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic mandated shutdowns, one...

Musikfest 2020 headliners concerts gone with the Wind Creek Steel Stage

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Zombie apocalypse is not exactly upon us, but Musikfest is the latest, and biggest, Lehigh Valley arts and entertainment event to succumb to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shutdown.

Officials of ArtsQuest, which presents the 10-day music and food extravaganza that attracts an estimated 1 million to the south side, and downtown and historic Industrial Area of Bethlehem, announced that Muskikfest headliners concerts at the Wind Creek Steel Stage have been postponed with one...

St. Luke’s University Health Network to acquire Easton Hospital

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s University Health Network will acquire Easton Hospital, including affiliated physician practices and two physician residency programs with 36 physician residents.

The acquisition will preserve the 125-year-old hospital, ensuring jobs and bring St. Luke’s world-class healthcare to the greater Easton-area community.

St. Luke’s and Steward Health Care of Dallas, owner of Easton Hospital since May 2017, recently signed an asset purchase agreement for transfer of...

Lehigh Valley Health Network updates guidelines for maternity visits

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has again updated its guidelines for visits to Family Birth and Newborn Centers.

“We will continue to update this policy based on the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other professional societies,” said Amanda Flicker, MD, Chief, Division of Obstetrics.

The following updates to guidelines for visits are in effect as of June 3 for LVHN Family Birth and Newborn Centers:

Health screenings will be...