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.
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.
Colleen Grablick, the Emmaus High School columnist for the East Penn Press, earned first place in the feature story category of the 2016 Student Keystone Press Awards.
Grablick, a senior, took home the top prize for her entry “Remembering Abby: 4 months later, EHS holds purple out in girl’s memory.” The story appeared in the Emmaus High School newspaper “The Stinger.”
Grablick writes the Hornet Happenings column for the East Penn Press and is editor-in-chief of the “The Stinger.”
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.
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.
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?
Through the efforts of Vietnam Veteran Blaine Holden and the support of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, a new program was introduced in 2015 encouraging Association members to donate pound containers of honey from their own hives to be sold as a fundraiser by the local Gold Star Mothers chapter to assist with their outreach to needy area veterans.
During the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association sold honey from the club’s owned and operated hives at Lehigh Carbon Community College, using the proceeds to match the donations from their own members.
Jillian Zarnas, faculty advisor of the Emmaus High School Interact Club, was recognized recently by the Emmaus Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Zarnas was honored with this award for the work she has done for the EHS Interact Club and the Emmaus Rotary Club.
“Jillian embodies the Rotary motto, ‘Service Above Self’ and instills it into the Interact Club members at Emmaus High School with every meeting, event and activity she facilitates,” Paul Harris Fellow and Rotarian Lawrence R. Delhagen Jr. said.