Senate designates May as ALS Awareness Month

WASHINGTON — A resolution to designate May as ALS Awareness Month was agreed to in the Senate on Tuesday. The resolution, authored by Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), co-chairs of the bipartisan Senate ALS Caucus, officially declared May 2020 as “ALS Awareness Month” to raise awareness of the need to expand research […]

Bayhealth offers online tours for expectant moms

DOVER — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bayhealth had to suspend the tours of our Centers for Women and Infants and the classes we typically offer to expectant mothers. However, virtual tours are available and educational resources can be accessed through a free online tool.Parents can take a virtual tour of the Center for Women […]

Bayhealth begins return to pre-COVID-19 operations

DOVER – With Phase 1 of Delaware’s reopening plan set to start on June 1, Bayhealth recently began creating its own plan for returning to pre-COVID-19 operations. This includes rescheduling some elective surgeries, procedures, therapies and diagnostic tests that had to be postponed. The effort consists of four task forces that are addressing different areas. […]

Virtual workouts keep those quarantined moving

DOVER — At the beginning of March, Jessica Moyer decided to start a virtual workout challenge group on Facebook for her clients. It was the first foray into online workouts for Ms. Moyer, the owner of The Ice House: Wellness & Community in Wyoming. Little did she know, this was a preview of how workouts […]

Online yoga classes strikes right pose for times

DOVER — Like most small business owners, Ruby Zulkowski was concerned what would happen to her during the COVID-19 pandemic. The owner and lead instructor of Shakti Yoga LLC in Dover thought she might lose clients. Instead, she started doing online classes and gained clients. “The fact that anybody did that was amazing,” Ms. Zulkowski […]

Seipp honored as Nanticoke’s 2019 Nurse of the Year

SEAFORD – Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is recognizing Tanya Seipp as Nanticoke’s 2019 Nurse of the Year.  Ms. Seipp is a 30-year employee of the hospital, currently working as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department. She received the Nurse of the Year honor on May 8 as a part of National Nurses Week celebrations. “As […]

Nanticoke honors 2019 Employee of Year

SEAFORD — Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has recognized Stephanie Benton, a registered respiratory therapist, as its 2019 Employee of the Year. Ms. Benton began her career at Nanticoke Memorial in 2008 as a certified respiratory therapist, then in 2011 passed her exam to become a registered respiratory therapist. Shortly after completing her registry, Ms. Benton was […]

As blood supply drops to low levels, Blood Bank issues call for donors

CHRISTIANA – As Delmarva begins to slowly reopen and hospitals anticipate the return of elective surgeries, Blood Bank of Delmarva is issuing an urgent call for healthy blood donors. The need for red blood cells has rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, but the blood supply is dangerously low, a release from BBD states. In order to […]

Commentary: Social distancing shouldn’t lead to social isolation

By George Meldrum Even in the best of times, social isolation is a significant problem. In the First State, 19 percent, or 73,427 Delawareans over the age of 50 live alone and are at higher risk of social isolation, which is now magnified by the “social distancing” requirements across the country. That’s worrisome. In fact, […]

Bayhealth coronavirus testing continues today in Milford

MILFORD – Bayhealth, in partnership with the Governor’s office, the Division of Public Health and other healthcare agencies, performed more than 2,200 tests over the first three days of its expanded coronavirus community testing in Milford. The testing in Sussex County is part of a statewide initiative to expand access to testing in designated hotspots […]