Governor Wolf Praises Passage of Bipartisan House Bill to Assist New Moms

first_img June 13, 2018 Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today praised the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for passing House Bill 200, sponsored by Reps. Tarah Toohil and Mike Schlossberg, that would help new moms struggling with postpartum depression (PPD). Governor Wolf urged the Senate to quickly pass it.“Supporting new moms is critically important to protect the health and well-being of Pennsylvania families,” Governor Wolf said. “This bill is a smart step toward supporting moms after they give birth. Many women struggle with postpartum depression, which can impact their children and entire family.“We must continue to work together to expand health care access in the Commonwealth, and it is my hope that this commonsense legislation gets to my desk as soon as possible.”According to the sponsors, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that postpartum depression (PPD) can lead to increased costs of medical care, child abuse and neglect, and can adversely affect a child’s early brain development. The Academy recommends pediatricians refer the mother and her infant to community services that serve them together. Because of the costs of postpartum depression and risks to infants, this legislation would include postpartum depression as an At Risk Category for Early Intervention Tracking under Pennsylvania Law (Act 212).House Bill 200 would help to ensure that infants and their mothers affected by postpartum depression have access to services that are currently in place in their community that provide support and referrals necessary for the healthy development of infants. Mothers at high risk for postpartum depression and their infant who are referred by a physician, healthcare provider, or parent would be automatically eligible for assessment and tracking by Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention programs. These programs exist in every county. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Praises Passage of Bipartisan House Bill to Assist New Momslast_img read more

EPL: Liverpool suffer Mane injury blow in Wolves win

first_img Loading… However, they may now face a period without him after he pulled up with what appeared to be a hamstring injury during their match against Wolves on Thursday night. The 27-year-old wandered towards the touchline before sitting down on the pitch while play was ongoing and was replaced by new signing Takumi Minamino, who was handed his Premier League debut.Advertisement Mane now looks certain to sit out Liverpool’s FA Cup fourth round clash against Shrewsbury and could miss Premier League games against West Ham and Southampton. Liverpool lost Sadio Mane to injury in the first half Read Also: Klopp speaks on Liverpool sales in January transfer window Liverpool will however be hoping the Premier League’s inaugural winter break after the Saints fixture will give him ample time to recover ahead of a trip to Norwich and the Champions League last 16 first leg against Atletico Madrid. Roberto Firmino struck another late winner for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp’s men opened up a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Wolves on Thursday night. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A first half  injury to Sadio Mane during Wolves clash could make a minor dent to Liverpool’s near-perfect Premier League campaign. The Senegalese forward has been one of the Reds’ star players this term, scoring 11 goals and notching eight assists for the league leaders. Promoted ContentThis Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An InspirationCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like NowIt Looks Like An Ordinary Doughnut, But It Glows In The Dark!This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more