RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:40:37 -0400 60 <![CDATA[St. Joseph Regional Health Network entry screening helps determine if infection control precautions are warranted due to suspected Ebola]]> St. Joseph Regional Health Network, Reading, has extensive Centers for Disease Control-compliant Infection Control precautions in place normally, and those precautions are equally applicable to any patient who, on the slim chance, presents with Ebola virus symptoms at a St. Joseph facility.

While even the thought of this illness can be anxiety producing, it is important to keep in perspective that only a single case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:43:20 -0400 2014-10-14T16:43:20-04:00 2014-10-14T16:43:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Bernville doctor warns community on decorative contact lenses]]> Stores that sell contact lenses without a prescription is illegal. Those who purchase decorative contact lenses as an accessory for a Halloween costume can put their eyes at risk, warns Dr. Brendon J. Weaver from Weaver Eye Care Associates in Bernville.

There are many different designs of Halloween contact lenses out there: crazy, funny, scary, in any color, size and shape imaginable.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:00:30 -0400 2014-10-13T11:00:30-04:00 2014-10-13T11:00:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Elementary students harvest, donate food from their school garden to Friend Inc.]]> A group of Kutztown Elementary fifth graders harvested food from their school garden, donating to Friend Inc.'s food pantry.

"I thought there was enough that we could share it with people who don't have enough food to eat," said garden co-founder Lisa Schnell to the fifth graders, explaining that Friend Inc.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:53:12 -0400 2014-09-23T11:53:12-04:00 2014-09-23T11:54:41-04:00 TOUT