Number of primary care doctors in First State trending down

DOVER — The number of primary care physicians in Delaware declined about 6 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a new study from the University of Delaware. Even those who already have a primary care doctor in Delaware might face difficulty finding a new one in the future, with about 16 percent of doctors […]

Five tips for healthy holiday eating

‘Tis the season of generosity, abundance and, along with the holiday celebrations, frequent opportunities to overindulge in calorie-laden food and beverages. If you’ve been carefully budgeting calories along with avoiding sugar and fat in your diet, how can you maintain these good habits in the face of temptation? Here are some suggestions to help stay […]

Bayhealth hosts 12th annual Festival of Trees

DOVER — The lobbies of Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Milford Memorial are lined with Christmas trees and the giving spirit thanks to the 12th annual Festival of Trees. Bayhealth’s Festival of Trees is a tradition that calls for hospital departments to decorate trees that are then displayed in the lobbies of each hospital […]

Mary Kay Foundation donates to Abriendo Puertas program

In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Mary Kay Foundation recently announced it was awarding $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the country. The People’s Place Abriendo Puertas program has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant to support local survivors of domestic violence in Sussex and Kent counties. This year’s grant […]

Draper Holdings Charitable Foundation, Inc. donates $250,000 to the Campaign for Bayhealth — Phase III

Bayhealth Foundation President Lindsay Rhodenbaugh, left, shown here with two of the late Tom Draper’s children, Mariah Draper Calagione and Hank Draper, recently accepted a $250,000 contribution from Draper Holdings Charitable Foundation, Inc. for the Campaign for Bayhealth — Phase III. Mr. Draper, who made the commitment prior to his passing, said that although he […]

Tracing your turkey’s roots

Editor’s Note: 45 million turkeys end up on Thanksgiving tables. Now a ‘blockchain’ can tell you all about the farm conditions where the bird was raised. Thanksgiving season at Kauffman Turkey Farms in Waterman, Ill., is either the best or worst time to visit, depending on how you stomach such things. Hundreds of clucking turkeys […]

Health officials: E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

DOVER — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises consumers, food establishments and retailers to not eat, serve or sell any romaine lettuce while the agency investigates the multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) said the lettuce could be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia […]

Commentary: Should you be screened for lung cancer?

More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. During November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we want to talk about who should be screened for lung cancer. Historically, lung cancer was rarely found in early stages, but the use of a relatively new Low Dose Computerized Tomography (LDCT) allows for […]

Angel Gowns help comfort grieving families

SEAFORD — Through the Angel Gown Program, beautiful dresses, once worn at weddings are now being transformed into bereavement gowns for babies who never make it home from the hospital. Bobbie Brown, of Felton, originally planned on saving her wedding dress for her daughter, but her daughter passed away at 6-years old. After she lost […]

Warning: Be sure to properly cook the turkey

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health is advising Delawareans of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading infections linked to raw turkey products. According to the CDC, 164 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported in 35 states, including one person in Delaware. Of the cases reported nationally, 63 […]