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…

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A listing of open houses available throughout our resort area, compliments of our local Real Estate professionals.

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.

Surrounded by fresh air, warm sun and a cool ocean nearby, it seems that lifeguards may have the right idea for their morning workouts. And, having retired after 29 years as a patrol captain throughout Fenwick Island and Bethany Beach, Tim Ferry is starting a business based on his lifetime o…

What’s your daily routine like? Do you start the day at the table with breakfast? Maybe you sit in front of the TV while having a cup of coffee or you sit down in front of the computer and check emails and posts.

More than 5 million people in the United States are living with hernia. While you may think hernia is not something to rush to the doctor about, a hernia does not go away on its own. In order to prevent severe hernia and possible emergency surgery, you should talk to your healthcare provider…

My name is Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS, breast surgical oncologist, board certified in surgery, at Beebe Center for Breast Health, and I want you to know that there is more to women’s health care than surgery and other treatment for cancer.

I really feel for my patients and I understand their pain and frustration when they are describing the serious impact that headaches have on their daily lives. When you have a headache, it can make you feel miserable. The truth is it’s a common problem. What can often make the problem go awa…

Driven to find additional ways to reduce staff stress levels, nursing team members at Bayhealth have introduced virtual reality experiences to the organization. The team members are testing the effectiveness of the virtual-reality technology on staff who care for patients on designated COVID units.

Beebe Healthcare has earned a Clean Facility Certificate from the Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), a recognized authority in healthcare environmental services and professional membership group of the American Hospital Association.

Nurses at Beebe Healthcare were honored with the DAISY Award, a part of the DAISY Foundation’s national program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses make every day. Beebe presents the DAISY Award to nurses on a quarterly basis, but this is the first time that Beebe has presented a DAI…

In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare wrote, “Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move his aides, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.”

In today’s fitness arena, there are a ton of different popular trends and hot topics. Strength training, athletic performance, bodybuilding and, of course, the ever-popular weight loss!

Sussex County libraries are joining forces once again to bring a health-focused challenge to the residents of Sussex County. April 1 through May 6, the Sussex Be Well Challenge encourages people of all ages and abilities to complete activities within a variety of health-related categories.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware recently shared its first-quarter BluePrints for the Community grant awardees, which will collectively receive more than $880,000 in funding. BluePrints for the Community contributed more than $4.1 million in 2020 and has committed more than $19 milli…