Commentary: Should you be screened for lung cancer?

More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. During November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we want to talk about who should be screened for lung cancer. Historically, lung cancer was rarely found in early stages, but the use of a relatively new Low Dose Computerized Tomography (LDCT) allows for […]

Angel Gowns help comfort grieving families

SEAFORD — Through the Angel Gown Program, beautiful dresses, once worn at weddings are now being transformed into bereavement gowns for babies who never make it home from the hospital. Bobbie Brown, of Felton, originally planned on saving her wedding dress for her daughter, but her daughter passed away at 6-years old. After she lost […]

Warning: Be sure to properly cook the turkey

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health is advising Delawareans of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading infections linked to raw turkey products. According to the CDC, 164 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported in 35 states, including one person in Delaware. Of the cases reported nationally, 63 […]

Beebe breaks ground for South Coastal Health Campus

MILLVILLE — Sometime in 2020, possibly early in the year, emergency department services and cancer treatment will be much closer to home for residents in southeastern Sussex County. Shovels of dirt Thursday marked the ceremonial groundbreaking start of Beebe Healthcare’s South Coastal Health Campus — a year-round freestanding emergency department and a second location for […]

Health care open enrollment starts today, runs for six weeks

DOVER — Open enrollment for Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace opens today and runs through Dec. 15. The marketplace, created through the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, allows individuals who do not have health insurance to purchase coverage. Individuals can sign up or renew coverage at Coverage for enrollees who sign up by Dec. 15 […]

Bayhealth explores the history of major expansion, renovation projects at Milford Memorial

Since Milford Memorial Hospital opened with 100 beds in 1938, the hospital and the campus it sits on have undergone numerous renovations and expansions. Here’s a look at some of the most significant. 1953—Construction of the Grier Building, which is named in honor of Dr. G. Layton Grier, is completed and becomes the new home […]

Southern Delaware Heart Walk set for Saturday

DOVER — The American Heart Association in Southern Delaware will hold the Southern Delaware Heart Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8-11:30 a.m. at Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus in Dover. Festivities begin at 8 a.m.; Walk Ceremony starts at 8:45 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Post walk festivities are at […]

State gets more federal funding to fight overdoses

DOVER — The Division of Public Health has been awarded more than half a million dollars per year to support first responders in combating drug overdoses. The state will receive $538,000 a year for four years from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to buy naloxone, a medication that can counteract opioid […]

Address determined for Bayhealth Sussex Campus

  MILFORD — The official address of the new Bayhealth Hospital and Outpatient Center, Sussex Campus has been determined. The new facility will be located at 100 Wellness Way, Milford, DE 19963. Wellness Way, which is located off of Cedar Creek Road in Milford, will be the main point of entry for the new Bayhealth […]

Former NASCAR star Gant at breast cancer event

GEORGETOWN — A unified effort to support the fight against breast cancer is gearing up for a big deal in the heart of Sussex County. The sixth annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Marvel Carriage Museum on South Bedford Street in Georgetown. […]