Delawareans offered chance to order free Narcan by mail

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health announced last week that Delawareans struggling with addiction can now order free naloxone by mail. Increasing access to naloxone is critical to preventing overdose deaths as more people are struggling with anxiety, depression and financial stress stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Health fair and food giveaway set for Dec. 19

DOVER — The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Dover and Vicinity and Nemours of Delaware are sponsoring a health fair and food giveaway for the community Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at People’s Church of Dover, 46 S. Bradford St.Free flu shots for children and adults will be administered by Nemours. In addition, […]

Bayhealth Primary Care, Smyrna welcomes Saroya MD

SMYRNA — Bayhealth Primary Care, Smyrna recently welcomed board-certified family medicine doctor Rohin Saroya, MD.He joins physician Mable Tsui, DO, and certified family nurse practitioner Markia Carolina, MSN, RN, FNP-C.Dr. Saroya is currently accepting new patients. The practice is part of the Bayhealth Medical Group, a partnership of highly trained physicians, their clinical staff, and […]

GoFundMe started for Milford teen with lymphoma

MILFORD — For Axel Morris, 2020 has been extra difficult. The 15-year-old Milford High School student is fighting for his life during his second bout of lymphoma. The early symptoms of Axel’s condition, Stage 4 mature B-cell lymphoma, were mild considering how serious the disease is. “Normally, it’s joint pain, fatigue,” Axel’s mother, Candice Morris, […]

Nonprofit aims to help grieving families

WILMINGTON — Children & Families First and Supporting Kidds Inc. recently announced that they intend to reestablish Supporting Kidds as an independent nonprofit organization. The effort is being undertaken to strengthen Supporting Kidds in its mission to provide a compassionate pathway to hope for grieving children and their families and to empower the community to […]

Easterseals receives Health Equity Grant

NEW CASTLE — Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore announced that it has received a grant from the New Castle County CARES Relief Act Health Equity Grant. The grant funding will make it possible for Easterseals to purchase technology to be loaned to community-based participants, who because of health risks are unable to attend in-person […]

Beebe Healthcare to sponsor virtual PBS film screening

LEWES — Beebe Healthcare is sponsoring a virtual public screening of the PBS film “Is Your Story Making You Sick?” Dec. 5-12.The 90-minute film shows the lives of individuals living with addiction, trauma, depression, and anxiety and how they are using integrative modalities to change their stories and transcend their pain. To register for the […]

Dr. Brintha Vasagar Bayhealth Foundation hosts Greater Kent Committee

DOVER — The launch of Bayhealth’s Family Medicine Residency program is nearing as the first cohort of residents will arrive at Bayhealth in July 2021.As anticipation builds for the program, Bayhealth Family Medicine Program Director Brintha Vasagar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, along with the Bayhealth Foundation, continue to meet with community members and leaders to share […]

Matthew J. Burday 177th President of Medical Society of Delaware elected

NEWARK — Matthew J. Burday, DO, an internal medicine hospitalist with ChristianaCare was elected the 177th president of the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) for 2021 during the organization’s 231st annual meeting on Nov. 17.Dr. Burday, a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine is also the […]

COVID ‘long haulers’ face lingering symptoms

DOVER — Kristin Wheatley spent four days in the hospital and was home from work for the entirety of October after being infected with COVID-19 for three weeks in late September to mid-October. A month later, Ms. Wheatley is still feeling the lingering effects of the virus. “I never would have imagined I would be […]