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.

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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…

The Wilmington VA Medical Center (VAMC) this week announced the opening of its new Kent County Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Dover. Beginning March 31, the current location on Governors Avenue will close and all veteran care will be provided at the new location at the Blue Hen …

Spring is in the air, and I can hardly wait. So many of us are really excited about the prospect of warmer weather, opening the windows to get fresh air in the house and getting a chance to have outdoor socially-distant options for getting together with family and friends.

Pro-level athletes are not more motivated than you are.

It is not uncommon for the shorter days and colder temperatures to affect us during the winter months. While some people may not notice a difference in their mental health, others may experience a seasonal depression or loss of energy.

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were unable to access regular care due to stay-at-home orders and doctor’s offices being closed. Even as stay-at-home orders were lifted and businesses started to re-open, many patients were still hesitant to go to a doctor’s office or clinic,…

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Feb. 4 announced a $573 million multistate settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company, resolving investigations into the company’s role in helping opioid companies promote their drugs and profiting from the …

Falls have been labeled a national health priority for the last few years. There’s just no way I can sugarcoat just how serious a matter this is and especially for those of us aged 65 and older. The reason is that falls are a major cause of serious injury and even death. What should also con…

Being diagnosed with cervical cancer in her 20s was a shock for Jennifer Folkenroth, especially after she was told she’d have to immediately quit smoking — a habit she’d picked up when she was 12 years old — so treatment could begin.

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is reminding Delawareans that as we continue to deal with COVID-19 infections, influenza is still with us as well. On Dec. 30, DPH officials were sad to announce the first flu-related death of the 2020-2021 season. A 56-year-old Kent county male infected w…

It’s that time of year folks: the New Year is coming up! I think we all can’t wait for 2020 to be over — am I right!?!?

I’ve done videos and Facebook rants on this subject before, but I thought it might be time to put some hard facts and science on paper, to help educate my community on the importance of exercise and the role it plays on our mental health (which actually plays a large role in our immune syste…

The cold and flu season on the Delmarva Peninsula is well under way. If you have not received your flu vaccination, it is not too late, and it is the best protection against catching the flu. In addition, the Delmarva Peninsula is now experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases affecting hospital…

There’s a new study out and its findings are important. A recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute looked at the impact of beginning physical therapy only days, rather than weeks, after suffering a lower back injury. Researchers found that early physical therapy led to bet…

Beebe Healthcare and its employed medical group, Beebe Medical Group, on Nov. 18 announced the start of online scheduling. The online scheduling system is currently accepting reservations for Beebe Walk-In Care through Beebe’s website at www.beebehealthcare.org/online-scheduling.

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Nov. 12 announced the state’s first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2020-2021 flu season. The case, which also marks Delaware’s first pediatric case of the season, involves a child younger than 5 from Kent County, officials said.

COVID-19 has presented many challenges. Beyond the obvious, there’s a real concern about weight gain. Eating out of loneliness, depression or boredom is a growing problem. Challenges from changed lifestyles, personally and for many still working, more isolation and a limitation on some exerc…

The annual open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace has arrived. Through Dec. 15, individuals and families across Delaware can choose from a range of health insurance options for their particular health needs.