Address determined for Bayhealth Sussex Campus

  MILFORD — The official address of the new Bayhealth Hospital and Outpatient Center, Sussex Campus has been determined. The new facility will be located at 100 Wellness Way, Milford, DE 19963. Wellness Way, which is located off of Cedar Creek Road in Milford, will be the main point of entry for the new Bayhealth […]

Former NASCAR star Gant at breast cancer event

GEORGETOWN — A unified effort to support the fight against breast cancer is gearing up for a big deal in the heart of Sussex County. The sixth annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Marvel Carriage Museum on South Bedford Street in Georgetown. […]

Here comes the SUN: New psychiatric hospital christened in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Behavioral healthcare becomes localized in Sussex County this week as the SUN is set to rise. Local and state officials gathered Monday to christen the official arrival of SUN Behavioral Delaware — a 90-bed behavioral health hospital that will provide needed treatment in lower Delaware. High noon on Tuesday marked the admission process […]

An ovarian cancer diagnosis without ovaries

Sitting in her living room near Millsboro, Henrietta Belcher Stack – Henri as her friends call her – thinks back to the time leading up to her diagnosis with ovarian cancer. “I had pain in my side. My grandchildren were here and we were all getting ready to go to Disney, so I figured it […]

DPH: Dozens at Georgetown Elementary may have been exposed to TB

GEORGETOWN — Indian River School District and Delaware’s Division of Public Health are sounding public awareness with word that approximately 50 individuals at Georgetown Elementary School may have been exposed to someone with active tuberculosis. DPH is contacting those individuals, offering free screenings, as well as treatment if needed. Letters with information on testing and […]

COMMENTARY: The importance of prostate screenings

According to the Delaware Division of Public Health, prostate cancer ranks as the most common cancer and second-leading cause of cancer death among Delawarean men. These statistics demonstrate why regular prostate screenings are so important. Men don’t talk about what’s going on with their bodies as much as women do. Or they’re afraid of or […]

Division of Public Health: Rabid cat bites person in Millsboro

MILLSBORO — Sussex County residents that live in the residential area of Mount Joy Road, between Townsend and Cannon Roads in Millsboro, are being advised by Delaware’s Division of Public Health of a positive case of rabies that has been found in a stray cat that recently bit a human. The victim was bitten by […]

Third equine case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Delaware

DOVER — The Office of the State Veterinarian announced Thursday that it has found Delaware’s third case of West Nile Virus in horses in 2018. The infected equine is a 10-year-old pony gelding that was purchased from a Pennsylvania livestock auction and transported to a location in New Castle County on Aug. 27. On Aug. […]

COMMENTARY: Get an early start on healthy eating for children

Starting early is the key for parents to establish healthy eating for children. The importance of good food choices should be stressed in what parents buy for their families and what they eat themselves. If you start kids off with healthy meals and snacks they’ll learn to eat those things. If you give them junk, […]

Lewes issues notice after some drinking water exceeds EPA lead levels

LEWES — The Lewes Board of Public Works has issued a drinking water notice to customers after tests showed elevated levels of lead in the water, according to the Division of Public Health. “Exposure to lead in drinking water is a concern, particularly for young children and pregnant women,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of […]