Invest in your child’s future by caring for their teeth

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Let’s start from the beginning, that’s right great teeth start from great care of our kids. We have seen decades of dental disease declining in kids who receive routine preventive care and early intervention of dental problems. For most people taking our kids to the dentist twice a year is just want we do. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always...

Future of ‘The Barn’ to be decided by Sept. 1

Non-profit group gets extension to comply with Pocopson code, but may choose to shut down By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson supervisors have granted an extension to The Barn at Spring Brook Farm to meet requirements of a conditional use approval for the facility which allows disabled children to interact with animals, but organization officials say the conditions may be too difficult...

Free children vaccines on August 22

Parents can register their children now for the free vaccine Free vaccines will be available at the Coatesville Center for Community Health on August 22. Free back to school vaccines for children will be provided by the Chester County Health Department on Thursday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Coatesville Center for Community Health, located at 1001 E. Lincoln Highway. All children must...

How young is too young to get nails done?

I don’t need to sit next to your child at the salon, thank you By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Tuesday morning I was watching the TODAY show and they did a segment on current topics for debate.  My ears perked up when they started talking about “Pamper Parties” for little girls.  The question posed was “at what age should girls be allowed to get their nails done?”  NOW,...

Pitts’ children’s hospital legislation passes house

U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts (R-16) WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed Rep. Joe Pitts’ (R-16) legislation to help train pediatricians, Tuesday. The bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1852, reauthorizes the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program to help keep well-trained doctors in the pipeline by maintaining existing hospital graduate medical education programs. “Today,...