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

Three-point road weekend pulls Saints closer to top dog SFU

first_imgSelkirk now sits one point behind the Clan in second place and also holds a one-point lead on third place TRU. The Saints and SFU have both played 15 games, giving them two games in hand on Thompson Rivers.”We asked the guys to compete hard for a full 60 minutes on Friday night and they came through,” said Selkirk head coach Jeff Dubois following the weekend.”TRU is a tough team to play in their rink, but we limited their shots and scoring opportunities and created some good chances over the second half of the game. Our offence carried us on a lot of nights in the fall, but you can’t count on that every game. It was satisfying to get two points on the road due to a very solid defensive effort.” On Friday, the Saints fell behind TRU on a first period power-play marker but rebounded with goals in the second from Tanner Lenting, Logan Proulx and Beau Taylor. Selkirk controlled play much of the night, outshooting the WolfPack in all three periods including a 20-9 margin over the final 40 minutes. Chris Hurry picked up the win in goal, turning aside 17 shots. Former Saints netminder Stephen Wolff took the loss in the TRU crease despite a strong 27-save performance. Saturday, the Saints and Clan — both with 11-3-0 records — faced off for first place in Burnaby.Stefan Gonzales scored with the man-advantage midway through the first period and Logan Proulx doubled the lead before intermission. But SFU rebounded in the second and scored a pair of goals before taking their first lead of the night with 4:45 remaining in the third.Proulx came through again for the Saints, however, converting a pass through the slot from Jackson Garrett to tie the game with 2:06 to play. Neither team scored during a back-and-forth overtime frame, and SFU would go on to take the win after Jono Ceci and Trevor Milner each beat Chris Hurry on shootout attempts. “We put together very good road periods in the first and third but fell asleep a bit in the second and paid the price for some careless mistakes,” said Dubois.”SFU has a ton of skill and they’re going to capitalize when you give them the opportunity. We outshot them in the rink and had the better chances, so it stings a bit to lose the way we did. First place is one of our core goals this season and it’s still under our control to make that happen, so we’ll move on and prepare for tough games next weekend.” Selkirk College hosts Eastern Washington University on Friday at 8:00 PM at the Castlegar Complex before traveling to Spokane on Saturday to complete the home-and-home series. They say beggars can’t be choosers.While were not insisting the Selkirk College Saints are beggars, the defending B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League champs will be happy with the three-point weekend on the road.Selkirk began the 2014 portion of the BCIHL regular season schedule beating Thompson Rivers University by a 3-1 score before falling to Simon Fraser University 4-3 in a shootout.last_img read more

California Chrome’s final work before Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes on Jan. 9th

first_imgCalifornia Chrome worked on Santa Anita’s main track at 11:48 a.m. Split times for the six furlong work – 23.65, 46.66, 58.30 and 1:10.04 for the final time. VICTOR ESPINOZA: “This work was excellent. He’s different from before. Soundness-wise, he’s different. He always had a little bit of weakness behind, in his back end, but with the time off, he’s come back…he’s stronger and I could feel that the whole time he was running.“I was really impressed with the way he worked today, it was an excellent work.“I don’t feel that Los Alamitos is good enough for a horse like him to get fit off of such a long layoff. I don’t know if it can get him truly ready only running over that track. I’m so glad Art brought him here to Santa Anta to work.“He worked in 1:25 last time but I wasn’t really impressed with that work at all. He’s not a great worker without blinkers. Today, we added blinkers and it was such a solid work. I’m really excited now and I’m looking forward to next Saturday.” ART SHERMAN: “He’s ready. I’m real happy. This is what we needed. He’s had almost nine months off and that’s a long time when you’re running against Grade I horses. He’s been training good, acting good; he’s a lot different horse right now. He’s stronger and he’s more focused. He’s going to run. This is the best I’ve seen him since I’ve had him.“He looks ready to me.  I got him (galloping out) in 1:22.20 for seven eighths.  If he has a good trip (in the San Pasqual), he’ll be tough to beat.  He hasn’t run in nine months and there’s nothing like having a race, but working like this in front of the public is the next-best thing.”last_img read more