Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to hold childbirth class

SEAFORD — Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a one-day childbirth class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Ground Floor Conference Room. This maternity education class is designed to offer information, counseling, support, and hands-on experience to help prepare for a new family member. It will cover pregnancy in general, […]

Flu vaccinations available at state service centers

DOVER — The Division of Public Health is reminding Delawareans to protect themselves and those around them this influenza season by getting vaccinated as DPH announces the first two flu-related deaths of the 2019-2020 flu season. A 68-year-old woman infected with influenza A, and a 65-year-old man infected with influenza B, passed away this week […]

Presentation focuses on veteran health services

GEORGETOWN — Nearly 80,000 military veterans call Delaware home, having served their country with honor and distinction — in conflicts overseas or by protecting the homeland. For many, some of the most difficult struggles didn’t end on a battlefield or even during their service: those came in the years afterward, as veterans have aged and […]

Diabetes medicine costs could be capped via HB 263

DOVER — For those people coping with diabetes, the cost of insulin to treat the disease can easily be more than $6,000 per year. That’s a high price to pay, but an added expense that is necessary if diabetics want to stay alive. That’s why Rep. David Bentz, D-Bear, Newark, New Castle, along with other […]

First babies of 2020 make their debut

Downstate hospitals welcomed the first arrivals for 2020. At Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus baby Kemper MacNiewski Lynch was born to parents Courtney Wisniewski and Tim Lynch at 12:20 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 13.4 ounces. and was over 19 inches long. Baby Kemper joins an older brother and sister. At Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus baby […]

As retirement nears, Rose reflects on tenure with Nanticoke

SEAFORD – Retirement is calling for Steve Rose. After 30 years with the U.S. Army and National Guard and more than four decades in hospitals and healthcare, he says now is the time. Mr. Rose, who as chief executive officer led Nanticoke Health Services through challenging times, is retiring after 11-plus years with the healthcare […]

Nanticoke’s affiliation with Peninsula geared to enhance healthcare services

SEAFORD — It’s official. A work in progress for some time, proposed affiliation of Seaford-based Nanticoke Health Services and Peninsula Regional Health System of Salisbury has passed final state and federal regulatory approval. In a Jan. 2 announcement, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Nanticoke Physician Network and all other Nanticoke healthcare services have joined the Peninsula Regional […]

Harrington Senior Center to provide healthy living workshop

A healthy living workshop, hosted by the Delaware Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Harrington Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Registration is required. Call Maria Seliga 302-387-1626, or the program at 302-990-0522, or visit them online at healthydelaware.org/selfmanagement. This program helps attendees learn more about preventing or […]

US officials identify ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a “very strong culprit.” The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The compound […]

Show supporting Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition rescheduled for Oct. 27

GEORGETOWN – With a 90 percent chance of rain in Sunday’s forecast, the seventh annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show has been moved back one week, to Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Marvel Carriage Museum. “We’ve got a nasty storm coming,” said Levin Clark, founder of the fundraising/awareness event supporting […]