Commentary: Commit to a healthier Delaware this Heart Month

Despite many efforts by health organizations, government assistance and grass-roots agencies, Americans are still suffering from excessive rates of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of all Americans and kills approximately 2,500 Delawareans each year. We know that simple things like eating healthy food, exercising and not smoking are what keeps us […]

Three more flu-related deaths reported in Delaware

DOVER — The number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases continues to increase in Delaware, and the Division of Public Health announced three recent flu-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths for the 2018-’19 season thus far to eight. The most recent victim is an 83-year-old man from New Castle County, with underlying health conditions, who […]

Commentary: Nanticoke takes ‘positive step’ with affiliation

For over 65 years, Nanticoke Health Services has focused on its mission of providing comprehensive health-care services to positively impact quality of life in our community. Over the past 10 years, the compassion, dedication and expertise of our medical staff, employees and volunteers have worked to make Nanticoke a nationally recognized health-care provider for both […]

Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act invalid on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now. In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that last year’s tax […]

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 […]

Poll question needs to be asked in a different way

Reference article “UD poll: Most favor …universal health care” (Oct. 19, 2018) How reliable are polls with regards to understanding how people really think concerning different issues? Two things perplexed me regarding the UD poll concerning universal health care: 1) since more than 60 percent of families have health insurance through their employers, I find […]

Beebe breaks ground for South Coastal Health Campus

MILLVILLE — Sometime in 2020, possibly early in the year, emergency department services and cancer treatment will be much closer to home for residents in southeastern Sussex County. Shovels of dirt Thursday marked the ceremonial groundbreaking start of Beebe Healthcare’s South Coastal Health Campus — a year-round freestanding emergency department and a second location for […]

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 […]

New cases of West Nile Virus are found in Kent

DOVER — They can’t afford to vaccinate or don’t think it matters. Either way horse owners may suffer a precious loss of life or hefty veterinarian’s bill if ignoring the threat of West Nile Virus. That’s according to the Office of the State Veterinarian, which on Tuesday announced Delaware’s fourth and fifth horses recently with […]

Shoppers may face hard choices again on health marketplaces

Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There’s no guarantee they will cover certain doctors or prescriptions. Health insurers have stopped fleeing the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces and they’ve toned down premium hikes that gouged consumers in recent years. Some are even dropping prices for 2019. […]