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

Defender Dejan Lovren could miss a month of action for Liverpool

first_img Press Association Sport understands the results have shown no ligament damage but the joint is still significantly swollen and bruised and the defender’s recovery is likely to take around a month. With that in mind, the return to training of Mamadou Sakho ahead of schedule is timely. The France centre-back started manager Jurgen Klopp’s first four league matches alongside Martin Skrtel until a knee injury after landing awkwardly against Crystal Palace sidelined him in early November, with the early diagnosis suggesting it could be eight weeks before he was fit again. With a full week of training he is likely to go straight into the team for Sunday’s match at Watford. The Croatia centre-back was carried off on a stretcher and left Anfield on crutches after Craig Gardner’s high follow-through during the 2-2 draw. Lovren had five stitches in the wound on his right knee at the time but had to wait for some of the swelling to go down before he could be scanned by the club’s medical staff. Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has escaped serious injury but is likely to be out for a month with a knee problem sustained against West Brom on Sunday. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Bashir Hayford believes it’s still early days to judge his side

first_imgAshantigold coach Bashir Hayford believes his team are still in the process of finding their rhythm after several first team departures in the off-season.The league champions lost as many as five players to foreign clubs in the off season with the Miners injecting new faces in their squad.This has led to a generally inconsistent start for the Miners this season. Ashantigold are undefeated in the league after a win and two draws but have lost the Super Cup and knocked out of the CAF Champions League.However, Bashir Hayford believes they will come good with time.“This is the beginning of the league we have played only three matches. We are blending old and new players.”“We have about only fifty per cent of the players we used last season.” “We had to replace them so it will take time for them to gel.”Ashantigold play Hasaacas in matchday four of the Ghana Premier League at Sekondi.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more