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 […]

Commentary: Get the measles vaccination right away

The country is currently seeing the largest outbreak of measles since the disease was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. As of June 20, the CDC has documented 1,077 cases of measles in 28 states. Delaware has not had any cases of measles reported although our neighboring border states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and […]

Commentary: The facts and fictions around drinking water

Everyone knows how important it is to drink water. But even with a concept so simple, there are plenty of myths regarding exactly how much or the specific benefits. Let’s separate fact from fiction when it comes to drinking water. Fact or fiction: Everyone needs to drink eight glasses of water each day. While this […]

DPH issues reminder to avoid raw dairy products

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health is reminding Delawareans to avoid consuming raw dairy products as it announces a confirmed case of brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis in a 46-year-old Sussex County woman. The illness is a bacterial infection, which primarily affects those consuming, or coming into contact with, contaminated animals or animal […]

Modern Maturity Center set for Community Education and Health Fair

DOVER — As the annual Modern Maturity Center’s Community Education and Health Fair approaches, excitement is building for organizers. The event — free and open to the public — will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the facility at 1121 Forest Ave in Dover. The fair will emphasize […]

Commentary: This heart won’t start itself

John F. Kennedy said that “one person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” Here in the midst CPR Awareness Week, that truth rings for each of us. As vice president, Medical Affairs here at Bayhealth Medical Center, helping in a crisis is what we do – it is one of the key reasons […]

Commentary: Tips for safe summer fun

As the last days of the school year wind down, kids and their families will be spending lots of time outside throughout the summer months. Whether it’s having fun swimming in the backyard pool, going to the local playground, or out riding bikes with their friends here are some tips to keep in mind to […]

Relay for Life unites hope, awareness, support and honor

GEORGETOWN — Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Nor does it play favorites. These days, it is virtually impossible to find someone in Sussex County or on Delmarva whose life has not been impacted by the disease, directly or indirectly, through personal experience, family, friends, workplace, church or community. Relay for Life of Sussex County is a strength-in-numbers, […]

Commentary: Stroke warning signs

In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, Saint Francis Healthcare urges community members to “BE FAST” in identifying symptoms of stroke to reduce the risk of death and disability. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the number one cause of disability and fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, with a stroke […]