Penn Medicine's wellness stations help stressed employees | Pa. nurse turns PPE into Toy Story costume for son | CDC adds 6 new potential symptoms for COVID-19
April 30, 2020
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Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in Pennsylvania has created wellness stations, including one virtual station, to help employees who experience stress due to the novel coronavirus pandemic practice self-care. Mindfulness classes and meetings with a mental health professional are among the offerings.
Full Story: WGAL-TV (Lancaster, Pa.) (4/24) 
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Pennsylvania nurse Katie Lord spends five days a week away from her family while she works at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She turned her PPE into a Buzz Lightyear costume to pose for a picture for her son who loves the Toy Story character and recently turned 3.
Full Story: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia) (4/24) 
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