UD poll: Most favor legal weed, universal health care

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DOVER — A majority of Delawareans continue to support legal marijuana, and a similar ratio backs universal health care, according to a new poll released by the University of Delaware Wednesday night. Overseen by the university’s Center for Political Communication and conducted in the middle of September, the poll surveyed 995 Delawareans on several hot […]

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 […]

GUEST COMMENTARY: Focusing on the health impacts of domestic violence

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Oct. 10 was Health Cares about Domestic Violence Day. These annual events raise awareness about the essential role of health care and domestic violence agencies in promoting survivor health and safety. Domestic violence, also described as intimate partner violence, is a pattern of abusive behavior and coercive […]

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 […]

COMMENTARY: Tuberculosis – Stopping the spread; sharing the facts

Last week, the Division of Public Health announced that we are working with Georgetown Elementary School in Georgetown and the Indian River School District to investigate the potential exposure of approximately 50 individuals at the school to someone with active tuberculosis (TB). We understand that hearing such information can cause significant concern which is why […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More positive, less negative

During a recent unexpected hospital admission, the patient advocate came into my room and asked if she could bring in a group to sing for me. I agreed and what a pleasant surprise when eight clean-cut good-looking young men came into my room and performed. The harmonies were absolutely beautiful and as a former Sweet […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Affordable Care Act is commendable

I was very disappointed to read Mr. Beveridge’s comments on health care insurance. (“New rules to ‘save’ Obamacare not what doctor ordered,” Aug. 27). The Affordable Care Act is at best a starting point to provide health care coverage to millions of Americans. It is a point where some coverage might assist hard-working citizens. It […]

COMMENTARY: Stay on schedule with vaccinations

As part of National Immunizations Awareness Month this August, the Division of Public Health is reminding Delawareans to make sure they are up to date on all recommended vaccinations. With the new school year fast approaching, now is the time for parents and caregivers to talk to their doctor and be sure their school-aged children […]

First State Orthopaedics opens $10 million facility in Dover

DOVER — First State Orthopaedics officially unveiled its new 43,000-square-foot facility just outside downtown Dover at a ribbon cutting last Thursday. The new facility, 9 months and 9 days in the making, helps fill out the Enterprise Plaza business park off Del. 15. Several dozen staff members, well-wishers and delegates joined the medical group to […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Health insurance fraud

Something needs to be done about all the health insurance fraud that is going on in this state, perpetuated by the medical profession. My daughter’s new doctor’s office (I won’t say who because I am not done with this yet) made her make an appointment to get paperwork filled out and billed it as a […]