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August 27, 2021 News
Young child at a ChesPenn dental health education event from 2017.

Back to school can be such an exciting and invigorating time for many students. It means seeing friends on a regular basis, being back in a classroom, and getting back to learning. But for others, it could mean shame and guilt. The past year and a half have not been easy on anyone, but the pandemic has caused some kids (and adults!) to unlearn vital health behaviors.

Brushing teeth and maintaining dental health can seem less important when you know that you don’t have to leave your home.

ChesPenn pediatrician, Dr. Kai Turner, took notice of the increase in dental fillings in the mouths of her patients. 

 

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August 27, 2021 News

Early, often, and ongoing. These three words can make a world of difference in a child’s life. According to Kelly Ace Ph.D., J.D., Program Director at Family Support Line of Delaware County in Media, “There’s a reality about perceptions, about talking about sensitive issues… I think if we approach this [conversation about safety] not from a scare perspective but think about what we really want to instill in kids in the sense of healthy boundaries and healthy relationships, and then safety kind of comes with that.”

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August 27, 2021 News

The beginning of the 2021-2022 school year is starting soon, and we couldn’t be more excited! So many students and parents are ready to have a sense of “normalcy” back in their lives. But a major wrench could be thrown into those plans with the surge in COVID-19 cases from the Delta variant.

That is why ChesPenn and the Chester Upland School District have partnered with the City of Chester, Keystone First, the Widener University Nursing Department, and the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania to provide COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the Chester community.

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July 23, 2021 News

This summer will be a strange one. After spending the past year and a half inside, the world is starting to return to a semblance of normal here in the greater Philadelphia region. What does normal look like now? While the mask mandates statewide in Pennsylvania are no longer in force, there’s still high importance on maintaining social distance and wearing a mask where appropriate.

But what else can you do to stay healthy during the summer? These six tips from the CDC should help guide you towards a healthier, safer summer season.

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July 20, 2021 News

More and more people are venturing out of the house, especially this summer season after being inside for the last 18 or so months. It is more important than ever to make sure you are staying safe from harmful UV rays while in the sun.

While sunlight can help your body produce vitamin D, an important vitamin needed to produce strong bones, you’ll still want to make sure you aren’t putting yourself at risk for something worse. Sunburns and some skin cancers are caused by overexposure to UV rays from the sun and man-made sun substitutes like sunlamps and tanning beds.

Since July is UV Safety Month, we’re going to talk about sun safety and UV rays with some help from the American Cancer Society.

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July 19, 2021 News

Have you ever wondered about what healthcare can look like in other countries? What about how places like Vietnam, Nepal, or Kenya provide care? Well, if you’re looking for an answer, look no further than Nurse Practitioner Abbey Roepke. Prior to joining the ChesPenn team at our Eastside location in 2020, Abbey had applied to Seed Global Health–a highly competitive program in Uganda that provides critical care and training in developing emergency rooms. Shortly after she began her time with us, she learned that Seed Global Health had accepted her application.  Because global healthcare had been a lifelong goal for her, how could she say no?


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