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I’m enjoying the changing weather. These cool evenings and low-humidity days tell me fall is really here. It’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy walking and taking advantage of these days for the many outdoor activities that are still very doable around beautiful Delmarva.

The Delaware Division of Public Health Bureau of Oral Health & Dental Services (BOHDS) has partnered with the Delaware Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (DEAAP) to promote literacy and good oral health habits by encouraging parents to find a dentist for their child by age 1.

October marks the start of the 2021-2022 influenza season, and given the State’s ongoing fight against COVID-19, officials with the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) said it is more important than ever for Delawareans to protect themselves and loved ones by getting the flu vaccine as …

As a parent we all want what’s best for our children, but delivering on meeting the needs of our kids — physically, emotionally, educationally — is not always easy. When life is chaotic and stressors are high, the challenges of parenting are often heightened.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the pandemic continues to impact everyone’s mental health in different ways. Anyone can learn the warning signs of suicide risk and do their part to support those who may ne…

Falls can be disabling and are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States, particularly among older adults and young children, according to the Mayo Clinic. To raise awareness about fall-related injuries, especially among seniors, Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany…

Making sure your blood pressure is in the normal range is an important part of managing your overall health and wellness. High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases your risk of serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and vision loss. The good news — there …

The summer season may have come to an end here on Delmarva, but we are very lucky. Our beautiful fall season allows us to continue to enjoy many outdoor activities. With so many of us more active than usual during the summer, and the prospect of those beautiful fall and early winter months m…

The Division of Public Health (DPH) announced this week that a 69-year-old Kent County man had become infected with West Nile virus (WNV) — the state’s first case of human WNV since 2018, when 10 human WNV cases were reported, including two deaths from the illness.

So many of us have experienced pain in an arm and it’s something I hear about from patients all the time. Everyone would prefer a simple answer, but the fact is that if your arm hurts, there could be a number of different causes for it. 

Sunny summer weather offers children an opportunity to explore and enjoy outdoor fun. Pediatrician Dr. Taqdees Afreen, M.D., with Bayhealth Pediatrics in Milford, encourages parents to supervise youngsters’ play, as well as food and beverage intake, to ensure that the good times are not spoi…

Dr. Samuel Swisher-McClure, M.D., recently joined Delmarva Radiation Services and Beebe Healthcare as a new Radiation Oncologist. He is currently seeing patients at the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24 in Rehoboth Beach, as well as the South Coastal Cancer Center in Millville.

While the “Itsy-Bitsy Spider” rhyme may hold a place in children’s hearts, live insect contact is typically not a positive experience for kids and their parents. Pediatrician Dr. Adaobi M. Enekwizu, M.D., of Bayhealth Pediatrics—Milford recently offered tips on how to avoid and cope with the…

Planning for some fun in the sun this summer? The heat and humidity can be stifling at times. Whether planning to attend the Delaware State Fair, which kicks off on Thursday, or laying out on the sandy beaches, it’s important to stay safe in the heat while also navigating a social setting, s…

In the 19th century, author Jane Austen managed to describe the discomfort of summer with eloquence, saying, “What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.”

For many people, summer in Delaware is all about the great outdoors — biking and hiking, backyard and beach days, gardening and grass cutting. But those time-honored summer activities can expose outdoor enthusiasts to unwanted guests — ticks. Depending on the type of tick, their irritating b…

Outdoor temperatures are rising, which means it’s a popular time for family fun in the water. While swimming pools, beaches and boating can be fun to enjoy in the summer, following proper water safety guidelines is essential, according to Bayhealth pediatrician Dr. Adaobi Enekwizu, M.D., who…

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has some suggestions for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July celebration, to make sure illness or avoidable injuries do not ruin this year’s festivities.

Colon cancer, or colorectal cancer, is the third most common cancer. There are more than 95,000 new cases each year in the United States.

Beebe Healthcare partnered with Delaware National Guard, Delaware Division of Public Health’s Emergency Medical Services & Preparedness team, City of Lewes Ambulance, and University of Delaware to host a disaster preparedness drill on Monday, June 7, and Tuesday, June 8.

CustomFit360, a personal-training facility in Ocean View, has announced the appointment of Carmel Monfiletto as their in-house nutritionist. Monfiletto, a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist, will be responsible for client assessments based on medical and nutritional history, curr…

Katy Towery knows the pain of pregnancy and infant loss — her son Greyson was stillborn. In memory of Greyson, Towery is passionate about helping other mothers who are coping with pregnancy or infant loss. That’s why she donated a CuddleCot to Bayhealth and is now making and donating weighte…

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but as more and more people are vaccinated, we are seeing everyday life returning to near normalcy. After a tough year, we’re more than ready to try and move on. But one thing I am hearing from a lot of people about is how much they want to lose those pandem…

Colorectal cancer can be a devastating illness, and it accounts for about 50,000 deaths each year in the United States, making it the country’s second-leading cause of cancer death.

Backyard barbecues and bonfires with family, neighbors and friends — these and other popular Memorial Day weekend activities often include alcohol. Dr. Ellie Salinski, M.D., Bayhealth emergency physician and assistant medical director of the Bayhealth Emergency Department—Kent Campus, said t…

On Friday, May 14, 360 Fitness & Barre of Bethany Beach hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce at their new location in the Market Place at Sea Colony. The celebration included food and refreshments, along with friends, family and community members.

It’s 2021, and life is, shall we say, busy? Hectic? Fast? Time-consuming? Stressful? All of the above, if you ask me! And we all know (at least I hope by now you know), now more than ever, that exercise is an important part of living a healthy life.

Beebe Oncology Services and Hudson Fields are partnering to host the 18th Annual Miracle Mile on Saturday, June 5, from 8-11 a.m. It’s the second year for the collaboration. Last year was the first time the Miracle Mile was held as a drive-through event, due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

No one likes knotted or matted hair, but some patients who require prolonged bed rest can find themselves dealing with “bed head.” With a desire and drive to make these patients more comfortable, Bayhealth Physical Therapist Assistant Sara Noll started a haircare drive.