Nemours, Bayhealth top out new Sussex medical office

MILFORD — With celebratory fanfare, the final steel beam of the future Nemours/Bayhealth Medical Office Building on the new Sussex Campus was hoisted into place Wednesday afternoon. An evergreen tree and an American flag topped the beam that was covered with signatures of event goers. The event, laced with Scandinavian traditions, symbolized the end of […]

Commentary: Prevent Lyme disease by avoiding tick bites

The next time you are outdoors enjoying nature, take the time to protect yourself from small unseen enemies. Seemingly harmless tick bites can be very dangerous to your health. Black-legged or deer tick bites transmit the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and B. mayonii, which cause Lyme disease. It is frequently characterized by an expanding red rash, […]

Public urged to be on lookout for ticks

DOVER — As the weather warms up, the Division of Public Health is warning people to beware of ticks and the Lyme disease their bites can cause. Approximately 20,000 new cases are reported in the United States each year, and Delaware is among the top 10 states for highest incidence rates, with DPH reporting 520 […]

State launches new health data portal

DOVER — The Division of Public Health announced the launch of a health-focused data portal Monday. The tool, My Healthy Community data portal, is aimed at allowing Delawareans assess the overall health of their communities. “Our health and the environment in which we live are inherently connected,” Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Kara […]

Women’s health awareness, downtown Seaford focus of Live for Chocolate

SEAFORD — Pink and chocolate were just about everywhere in downtown Seaford on May 3. It was all part of the 6th annual Live for Chocolate, a fun-filled, community-oriented event promoting women’s health awareness – and revitalization of Seaford’s downtown business district. Nanticoke Health Services, Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce and the city of Seaford […]

Delaware in top third of ‘gambling addicted’ states

WASHINGTON D.C. — Delaware is the 15th most “gambling-addicted” state in the nation, according to a study published by Wallet Hub — an Online personal finance consultancy. To pull the results, Wallet Hub compared the 50 states across two key dimensions: “gambling-friendliness and “gambling problem and treatment.” They measured the two categories using 20 weighted, […]

Discard unused medications on Drug Take-Back Day

DOVER ‑— Delaware will hold its 18th Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Expired or unused medications can be discarded at 24 locations statewide between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Organized nationally by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Take-Back Day is operated locally by the Division of Public Health. The twice-a-year event is aimed at reducing […]

Flu season continues to linger in Delaware

  DOVER — Although it is late in the 2018-19 flu season, and total weekly influenza cases have begun to decrease, flu activity in Delaware and across the United States remains elevated with an increase in the number of influenza A (H3N2) viruses circulating over the last month. H3N2 viruses are typically associated with more […]

Relay for Life ‘Touch A Truck’ fundraiser April 27 at Indian River High School

DAGSBORO – A Touch A Truck fundraiser supporting the 2019 Relay for Life of Sussex County will be held Saturday, April 27 at Indian River High School. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. There is a $5 donation for ages 2-12. Everyone else (parents, children 13 and […]

Breast Cancer Update coming to Dover

DOVER — For one in eight women in the United States, breast cancer is a battle they will have to face at some point in their lifetime, but the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is here to assist in the battle for Delaware residents. Part of the Coalition’s service to the community includes and annual Breast […]