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 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. […]

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 […]