Delaware officials offer warnings of tick-borne illness

DOVER — Although ticks are active year-round, their life cycle and residents’ drive to enjoy the outdoors with ideal weather make spring and summer the peak season for the spread of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in the state. “With the tick’s life cycle, the nymphs usually hatch out in the early spring, but […]

Bayhealth to purchase Sussex property for future growth

Bayhealth has entered into an agreement to purchase 18 along U.S. 9 at the intersection of Hudson Road in Sussex County. “We are excited to expand our footprint in southern Delaware,” said Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy. “As more services are available on an outpatient basis, we hope that one day this property will […]

Good and bad news in annual cancer report

DOVER — Although Delaware’s cancer mortality rate fell by 12 percent between the periods of 2000 to 2004 and 2010 to 2014, its incidence rate is the second highest among all 50 states. Despite the decrease in mortality rate, it remains higher than the national average, the state announced Monday. Officials attributed the high incidence […]

Fifer Orchards hosts breast cancer survivors

CAMDEN — A group of 18 breast cancer survivors from the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition visited Fifer Orchards Farm and County Store of Camden in June for a Nurture with Nature excursion. The survivors learned about Fifers’ 3,000 acres of orchards filled with corn, tomatoes, blueberries, peaches, apples; and about their quickly growing Community Supported […]

Bayhealth Primary Care, Milford celebrates ribbon-cutting

Bayhealth celebrated the opening of a new 5,000-square-foot medical office building located at 804 N. DuPont Blvd. in Milford with a ribbon-cutting at the Quinn Medical Offices. The new facility includes three Bayhealth Medical Group primary care physicians, plus their clinical staff and administrative support teams. Currently, Drs. Preeti Gupta, Anita Bapat and Ambreen Raza […]

PAM Rehabilitation Hospital part of health care boom in Dover

DOVER — A sparkling new PAM (Post Acute Medical) Rehabilitation Hospital is quickly taking shape at 1240 McKee Road, near the corner of College Road in northwest Dover. Once the state-of-the-art 42,000-square-foot acute rehabilitation hospital is completed — anticipated to be open by December — it will provide comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services […]

Beebe unveils robotic surgical system

LEWES — Beebe Healthcare welcomed the newest member of its team this month — the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. And, behind the advanced surgical robot is a team of highly trained and dedicated health professionals with Beebe Healthcare’s Center for Robotic Surgery. “The creation of the surgical robotics program at Beebe and the acquisition […]

Center at Eden Hill marks grand opening

DOVER — Following initial treatment for some maladies, hospital to home isn’t always the best path. Recovering to the point of independence isn’t always as quick as expected or hoped for. Enter The Center at Eden Hill, where physical rehabilitation and/or continued nursing care is provided for an optimal range of one to three weeks. […]

COMMENTARY: Finding lung cancer early saves lives

Doctors who treat lung cancer want to catch the disease in its earliest stages, before patients even start showing symptoms. That’s because symptoms — such as a cough that does not go away, weight loss, or chest pain that is worse with deep breathing — too often come after the cancer has spread too far […]

Bayhealth implements infant safety system

DOVER — Bayhealth recently began using a new and innovative infant safety system developed by CertaScan Technologies at both of its hospitals. The proprietary system captures and stores high-resolution digital newborn footprints, which can be used for precise identification in situations like abduction, a lost baby or a natural disaster. The infant safety system, which […]