US officials identify ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a “very strong culprit.” The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The compound […]

Show supporting Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition rescheduled for Oct. 27

GEORGETOWN – With a 90 percent chance of rain in Sunday’s forecast, the seventh annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show has been moved back one week, to Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Marvel Carriage Museum. “We’ve got a nasty storm coming,” said Levin Clark, founder of the fundraising/awareness event supporting […]

Flu season begins with free vaccine clinics

DOVER — Flu season has begun, and local health officials are preparing for battle. Delaware’s Division of Public Health is gearing up for the season with free flu clinics across the state. “The Division of Public Health’s mission is to protect the health of all Delaware citizens. Our goal is to ensure as many Delawareans […]

Bark for Life of Sussex County Oct. 5 at Legion Post 28

MILLSBORO – The public is invited to participate Saturday, Oct. 5 in the 2nd Annual Bark for Life of Sussex County, a canine event supporting the American Cancer Society. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 28 off SR 24 at 31769 Legion Road, Millsboro.  Bark for Life is […]

Jean & Joan golf tourney marks 20 years

LEWES — One of Sussex County’s longest running charity golf tournament will turn 20 this September. For the founders and countless volunteers who have helped the Jean & Joan Cancer Fund Golf Tournament grow from humble beginnings, it’s another benchmark for the group that has raised more than $550,000 for Beebe Healthcare’s Robert & Eolyne […]

Delaware Public Health to host naloxone training, distribution event

MILLSBORO — Delaware’s Division of Public Health will hold a Community Naloxone Training and Distribution event in Millsboro today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Millsboro Fire Company located at 109 E. State St. The DPH event, in which members of DPH will be distributing free naloxone kits to members of the public, […]

Short named president of Nanticoke Hospital

SEAFORD — Nanticoke Health Services and its board of directors recently announced that Penny Short, RN, BSN, has been named president of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. As president, Ms. Short will be charged with overseeing all facets of operations for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital including assuming the executive duties of the hospital. Ms. Short, a Seaford native, […]

La Red announces expansion in former Milford Hospital

MILFORD — The old Milford Memorial Hospital won’t be vacant for much longer as its first tenant announced their big move to the facility in early August. La Red Health Center, which initially opened a branch in Milford in 2015, will expand inside what is now called the Milford Wellness Village. The announcement came just […]

Bayhealth first in Delaware with ExcelsiusGPS spine surgery system

DOVER — Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, recently became a leader in the field of robotic spine surgery with the purchase of ExcelsiusGPS. Bayhealth is the first healthcare facility in Delaware to have this robotic guidance and navigation system, designed to improve safety and accuracy within the operating room. Surgery with this system offers many potential […]

Commentary: Take it slow when beginning to run

With the weather improving I’m often asked about how to make running a successful part of a workout regimen to meet fitness goals. Juggling work, family and various obligations it can often be a struggle to “fit” in fitness. With time being the only thing slim, often the goal is to maximize your activity in […]