DPH issues reminder to avoid raw dairy products

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health is reminding Delawareans to avoid consuming raw dairy products as it announces a confirmed case of brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis in a 46-year-old Sussex County woman. The illness is a bacterial infection, which primarily affects those consuming, or coming into contact with, contaminated animals or animal […]

Modern Maturity Center set for Community Education and Health Fair

DOVER — As the annual Modern Maturity Center’s Community Education and Health Fair approaches, excitement is building for organizers. The event — free and open to the public — will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the facility at 1121 Forest Ave in Dover. The fair will emphasize […]

Commentary: This heart won’t start itself

John F. Kennedy said that “one person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” Here in the midst CPR Awareness Week, that truth rings for each of us. As vice president, Medical Affairs here at Bayhealth Medical Center, helping in a crisis is what we do – it is one of the key reasons […]

Commentary: Tips for safe summer fun

As the last days of the school year wind down, kids and their families will be spending lots of time outside throughout the summer months. Whether it’s having fun swimming in the backyard pool, going to the local playground, or out riding bikes with their friends here are some tips to keep in mind to […]

Relay for Life unites hope, awareness, support and honor

GEORGETOWN — Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Nor does it play favorites. These days, it is virtually impossible to find someone in Sussex County or on Delmarva whose life has not been impacted by the disease, directly or indirectly, through personal experience, family, friends, workplace, church or community. Relay for Life of Sussex County is a strength-in-numbers, […]

Commentary: Stroke warning signs

In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, Saint Francis Healthcare urges community members to “BE FAST” in identifying symptoms of stroke to reduce the risk of death and disability. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the number one cause of disability and fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, with a stroke […]

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 […]