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"Delco Health Department holds free webinar on heart health"

Updated: Feb 24, 2023

Congratulations to the President of the Delaware County Medical Society, Dr. June Elcock-Messam, who was mentioned in today's article in the Delco Times.

Delco Times article, by PEG DEGRASSA | | The Delaware County Daily Times February 22, 2023, at 6:17 a.m

"Delco Health Department holds free webinar on heart health"

"Delco Health Department invites residents to register for Heart Webinar The Delaware County Health Department and the American Heart Association will hold a virtual webinar Friday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Health officials from both will share information about Delaware County cardiovascular health statistics, CPR, and CPR disparities. During the webinar, officials will also recognize county public health hero Dr. June Elcock-Messam.

As the president of the Delaware County Medical Society, Elcock-Messam will address the importance of heart health. Elcock-Messam is a highly decorated physician and a lifelong hero for children and pediatric medicine. She is the founder of Every Child Counts, a nonprofit that provides “aftercare” for at-risk youth. County residents interested in attending the virtual event can register at

Cardiac arrest occurs when a person’s heart abruptly stops pumping blood, which can be fatal if not immediately treated with CPR or a defibrillator to restore normal heart rhythm. About 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital each year in the U.S., most often in a person’s home. People who receive CPR from family, friends, or strangers while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive are twice as likely to survive as those who do not."

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