Delaware Hospice Center celebrates 10 years

MILFORD — Delaware Hospice celebrated its 10th Anniversary of welcoming patients to the Delaware Hospice Center on Monday, April 9. Over 6,300 patients and families have been served at the Delaware Hospice Center in just 10 years. Serving as a home away from home option for patients of all ages, the center provides short-term symptom […]

Surviving together: Breast Cancer Update attracts hundreds

  DOVER — The fight against breast cancer is a moving target that affects hundreds of new “survivors” who receive positive diagnoses each year. That’s among the biggest reasons that the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) hosts an annual Breast Cancer Update — to get as much information out to as many people that need […]

55+ Expo to feature Caregiver’s Center

DOVER — The 17th annual 55+ Expo, to be held April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Rollins Center of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, will feature a Caregiver’s Center for Solutions and Support. This section will house vendors that can provide information on how to manage stress and solve common problems that caregivers […]

Grant allows patients to go home with dignity

DOVER — Bayhealth Medical Center Inc. received a $2,500 grant from the Walmart Distribution Center in Smyrna, Delaware to pay for much needed clothing and other items to stock its Clothing Closet. Lead Patient Advocate Jane Hewitt explained that the Clothing Closet at Bayhealth provides new sweatpants, sweatshirts and T-shirts to needy patients upon their […]

Family on a mission: Child’s rare neuro-genetic disorder inspires a cause

DOVER — Like most children her age, Lillie Rose Larimore loves “Ring Around the Rosie.” When she falls down at the end of the song, her belly laugh is infectious. She goes through the motions of the popular “Wheels on the Bus” preschool song with ease, rubbing her eyes with her chubby little fists to […]

New short-term rehab center nearing official full-time opening

DOVER — By the end of March a new short-term rehabilitation center years in the making will be cleared to open fully. Center at Eden Hill President Sean Mace’s timeline centers around completion of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services survey, which is scheduled by the Delaware Division of Health and Social Services. Earlier, […]

Walk for Autism sets $250K goal

NEWARK — Autism Delaware recently announced that the statewide Walk for Autism starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. The Wilmington walk takes place April 21 in Fox Point State Park. The event coordinators hope to attract 3,000 walkers and to raise $250,000 for Autism Delaware’s programs […]

Delaware sees record 30 flu deaths this season

DOVER — The state has seen a record number of flu-related deaths this season, the Division of Public Health announced Monday. Thirty people have died from the flu, with two deaths in late February breaking the old mark of 28. The state has also seen 7,071 lab-confirmed influenza cases, shattering the record of 4,554 set […]

Federal data: More people visiting ER for opioid overdoses

DOVER — Delaware emergency room visits for opioid overdoses more than doubled from the third quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of 2017, new data reveal. From July 2016 to September 2017, opioid overdoses in the First State rose 105 percent, a startling number that indicates the state’s fight against addiction still has a […]

Delaware’s flu death toll rises to 28

DOVER — Delaware public health officials say the death toll from flu has risen to 28, tying the record total from three years ago. Officials told the Associated Press Monday the most recently reported deaths involved New Castle County residents with underlying health conditions. Meanwhile, officials say the number of confirmed flu cases appears to […]