State launches new health data portal

DOVER — The Division of Public Health announced the launch of a health-focused data portal Monday. The tool, My Healthy Community data portal, is aimed at allowing Delawareans assess the overall health of their communities. “Our health and the environment in which we live are inherently connected,” Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Kara […]

Women’s health awareness, downtown Seaford focus of Live for Chocolate

SEAFORD — Pink and chocolate were just about everywhere in downtown Seaford on May 3. It was all part of the 6th annual Live for Chocolate, a fun-filled, community-oriented event promoting women’s health awareness – and revitalization of Seaford’s downtown business district. Nanticoke Health Services, Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce and the city of Seaford […]

Delaware in top third of ‘gambling addicted’ states

WASHINGTON D.C. — Delaware is the 15th most “gambling-addicted” state in the nation, according to a study published by Wallet Hub — an Online personal finance consultancy. To pull the results, Wallet Hub compared the 50 states across two key dimensions: “gambling-friendliness and “gambling problem and treatment.” They measured the two categories using 20 weighted, […]

Discard unused medications on Drug Take-Back Day

DOVER ‑— Delaware will hold its 18th Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Expired or unused medications can be discarded at 24 locations statewide between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Organized nationally by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Take-Back Day is operated locally by the Division of Public Health. The twice-a-year event is aimed at reducing […]

Flu season continues to linger in Delaware

  DOVER — Although it is late in the 2018-19 flu season, and total weekly influenza cases have begun to decrease, flu activity in Delaware and across the United States remains elevated with an increase in the number of influenza A (H3N2) viruses circulating over the last month. H3N2 viruses are typically associated with more […]

Relay for Life ‘Touch A Truck’ fundraiser April 27 at Indian River High School

DAGSBORO – A Touch A Truck fundraiser supporting the 2019 Relay for Life of Sussex County will be held Saturday, April 27 at Indian River High School. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. There is a $5 donation for ages 2-12. Everyone else (parents, children 13 and […]

Breast Cancer Update coming to Dover

DOVER — For one in eight women in the United States, breast cancer is a battle they will have to face at some point in their lifetime, but the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is here to assist in the battle for Delaware residents. Part of the Coalition’s service to the community includes and annual Breast […]

Nanticoke’s dinner auction movin’ and groovin’ to the 70s

BRIDGEVILLE – Attendees at Nanticoke Health Foundation’s 33rd Dinner Auction will be boogieing to the 70s while supporting a worthy cause. Boogie Night Movin’ and Groovin’ 70s Style is set for Saturday, April 13 at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The event, which runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., features silent and live auctions […]

Bayhealth to launch residency programs in 2021

DOVER – Establishing residency teaching programs for doctors who have recently graduated from medical school creates a tremendous opportunity for everyone involved, according to Terry Murphy, president and CEO of Bayhealth – that includes hospital staffs, emerging student doctors, as well as patients. That’s why Mr. Murphy and his staff at both Bayhealth Kent General […]

Commentary: National Nutrition Month pointers for healthy eating

Incorporating healthy eating into your daily life is important, but it isn’t always easy. In recognition of National Nutrition Month, here are some tips for healthy eating from to help get you started or back on track. •Replace refined grains with whole grains. This is one of the easiest changes you can make and, therefore, […]