Laurel teen’s persistence helps recovery from paralysis

LAUREL — Seventeen-year-old Phillip Hartman of Laurel is a Bulldog in more ways than one. Perseverance and tenacity are part of the body chemistry of the 17-year-old Laurel High School senior, whose sophomore and junior years were anything but normal. As he faced surgery for thoracic scoliosis, he was ready. When he emerged from surgery […]

Study: Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for people who have already had a heart attack or stroke and for those diagnosed with heart disease. But for the otherwise healthy, that advice has […]

Commentary: Take it slow when beginning to run

With the weather improving I’m often asked about how to make running a successful part of a workout regimen to meet fitness goals. Juggling work, family and various obligations it can often be a struggle to “fit” in fitness. With time being the only thing slim, often the goal is to maximize your activity in […]

Commentary: Get the measles vaccination right away

The country is currently seeing the largest outbreak of measles since the disease was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. As of June 20, the CDC has documented 1,077 cases of measles in 28 states. Delaware has not had any cases of measles reported although our neighboring border states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and […]

Commentary: The facts and fictions around drinking water

Everyone knows how important it is to drink water. But even with a concept so simple, there are plenty of myths regarding exactly how much or the specific benefits. Let’s separate fact from fiction when it comes to drinking water. Fact or fiction: Everyone needs to drink eight glasses of water each day. While this […]

Commentary: Beverage bill takes aim at childhood obesity

Every child deserves the promise of the future — a healthier future. As physicians, we both consider the health of the entire state. We consider policies that affect everyone’s health. We see the suffering that poor nutrition causes and we see how choosing healthy beverages is a challenge for families. We have to think about […]

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: Let’s get kids drinking healthy

Delaware residents lead busy lives, and more and more, we’re on the go and eating out. Unfortunately, many of the meals on kids menus come with sugary drinks. Did you know children are consuming up to 10 times more sugary drinks than the American Heart Association recommends every week? But we have a chance to […]

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 […]