Health care open enrollment starts today, runs for six weeks

DOVER — Open enrollment for Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace opens today and runs through Dec. 15. The marketplace, created through the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, allows individuals who do not have health insurance to purchase coverage. Individuals can sign up or renew coverage at www.HealthCare.gov. Coverage for enrollees who sign up by Dec. 15 […]

Bayhealth explores the history of major expansion, renovation projects at Milford Memorial

Since Milford Memorial Hospital opened with 100 beds in 1938, the hospital and the campus it sits on have undergone numerous renovations and expansions. Here’s a look at some of the most significant. 1953—Construction of the Grier Building, which is named in honor of Dr. G. Layton Grier, is completed and becomes the new home […]

Southern Delaware Heart Walk set for Saturday

DOVER — The American Heart Association in Southern Delaware will hold the Southern Delaware Heart Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8-11:30 a.m. at Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus in Dover. Festivities begin at 8 a.m.; Walk Ceremony starts at 8:45 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Post walk festivities are at […]

State gets more federal funding to fight overdoses

DOVER — The Division of Public Health has been awarded more than half a million dollars per year to support first responders in combating drug overdoses. The state will receive $538,000 a year for four years from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to buy naloxone, a medication that can counteract opioid […]

Address determined for Bayhealth Sussex Campus

  MILFORD — The official address of the new Bayhealth Hospital and Outpatient Center, Sussex Campus has been determined. The new facility will be located at 100 Wellness Way, Milford, DE 19963. Wellness Way, which is located off of Cedar Creek Road in Milford, will be the main point of entry for the new Bayhealth […]

Former NASCAR star Gant at breast cancer event

GEORGETOWN — A unified effort to support the fight against breast cancer is gearing up for a big deal in the heart of Sussex County. The sixth annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Marvel Carriage Museum on South Bedford Street in Georgetown. […]

Here comes the SUN: New psychiatric hospital christened in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Behavioral healthcare becomes localized in Sussex County this week as the SUN is set to rise. Local and state officials gathered Monday to christen the official arrival of SUN Behavioral Delaware — a 90-bed behavioral health hospital that will provide needed treatment in lower Delaware. High noon on Tuesday marked the admission process […]

An ovarian cancer diagnosis without ovaries

Sitting in her living room near Millsboro, Henrietta Belcher Stack – Henri as her friends call her – thinks back to the time leading up to her diagnosis with ovarian cancer. “I had pain in my side. My grandchildren were here and we were all getting ready to go to Disney, so I figured it […]

DPH: Dozens at Georgetown Elementary may have been exposed to TB

GEORGETOWN — Indian River School District and Delaware’s Division of Public Health are sounding public awareness with word that approximately 50 individuals at Georgetown Elementary School may have been exposed to someone with active tuberculosis. DPH is contacting those individuals, offering free screenings, as well as treatment if needed. Letters with information on testing and […]

COMMENTARY: The importance of prostate screenings

According to the Delaware Division of Public Health, prostate cancer ranks as the most common cancer and second-leading cause of cancer death among Delawarean men. These statistics demonstrate why regular prostate screenings are so important. Men don’t talk about what’s going on with their bodies as much as women do. Or they’re afraid of or […]