Tuberculosis case reported at Wilmington care center

DOVER — More than 600 people may have been exposed to tuberculosis at ManorCare Health Services in Wilmington last year. The Division of Public Health announced Friday the care facility, located on Foulk Road, housed someone with active TB from January to September. The agency mailed letters to potentially infected individuals Friday and plans to […]

Girl Scouts learn about nursing careers at Beebe Healthcare

LEWES — The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare hosted Girl Scouts in an educational event April 21 to educate them about the nursing profession. The fourth annual nursing exploration workshop, created in 2013 by faculty member Morgan Mast, MSN, RN, CNE, promotes nursing through the use of skill stations where the […]

Survive & Thrive 5K and Survivor’s Mile in Lewes benefits Cancer Support Community

LEWES — Join Cancer Support Community Delaware for the fourth annual Survive & Thrive 5K and Survivor’s Mile on Saturday, May 19 at Stango Park, 114 E. Third St., Lewes. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the race/walk is at 10 a.m. Individuals and teams can participate in the 5K walk/run or 1 mile walk […]

International association recognizes Bayhealth Public Safety staff

Submitted photo Bayhealth Constables Jose Mendez, right, and Peter Uhey were recently rewarded for their efforts by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety. Mr. Mendez received the Medal of Merit Award while Mr. Uhey earned the 2017 Russell F. Jones Scholarship. The Medal of Merit is presented to individuals who distinguish themselves in […]

‘Live for Chocolate’ a sweet way to support women’s health

SEAFORD — Nanticoke Health Services is again joining forces with the Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce and the city of Seaford to promote women’s health awareness at the fifth annual Live for Chocolate on Friday, May 4, from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Seaford. The event will include food, games, education, shopping, music and more. Proceeds […]

Delaware Public Health issues advisory about ‘JUULing’

  DOVER — According to Abbreviations.com the acronym “JUUL” indicates JUice USB Lighting in an e-cigarette. To Delaware health officials, this translates into concern for school-age children across the country. On Thursday, the state’s Division of Public health issued a news release announcing that parents and teachers should be aware of the trending youthful use […]

Delaware Hospice Center celebrates 10 years

MILFORD — Delaware Hospice celebrated its 10th Anniversary of welcoming patients to the Delaware Hospice Center on Monday, April 9. Over 6,300 patients and families have been served at the Delaware Hospice Center in just 10 years. Serving as a home away from home option for patients of all ages, the center provides short-term symptom […]

Surviving together: Breast Cancer Update attracts hundreds

  DOVER — The fight against breast cancer is a moving target that affects hundreds of new “survivors” who receive positive diagnoses each year. That’s among the biggest reasons that the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) hosts an annual Breast Cancer Update — to get as much information out to as many people that need […]

55+ Expo to feature Caregiver’s Center

DOVER — The 17th annual 55+ Expo, to be held April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Rollins Center of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, will feature a Caregiver’s Center for Solutions and Support. This section will house vendors that can provide information on how to manage stress and solve common problems that caregivers […]

Grant allows patients to go home with dignity

DOVER — Bayhealth Medical Center Inc. received a $2,500 grant from the Walmart Distribution Center in Smyrna, Delaware to pay for much needed clothing and other items to stock its Clothing Closet. Lead Patient Advocate Jane Hewitt explained that the Clothing Closet at Bayhealth provides new sweatpants, sweatshirts and T-shirts to needy patients upon their […]