Healthy Living

Memory Café to include paws and people

The next Memory Café for people with memory loss and their caregivers will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, from 10:30 a.m. until noon, at the Ocean View Cheer Coastal Leisure Center at 30637 Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. The free community program is organized by Cheer Delaware Hospice and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Keep the joy in riding the waves

Surfing is bliss. Ask any surfer, and they’ll tell you it’s an almost Zen-like experience. It’s you and your board experiencing the peace and power of the ocean.

Bayhealth center incorporates four-legged caretaker

The staff at Bayhealth Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Milford Memorial, have assisted thousands of people to get back on their feet, literally. And, since late February, they’ve had the opportunity to care for a patient of a different sort: Galaxy, a 4-year-old black Lab. Galaxy, a guide dog, is staying at the hospital with William McCafferty of Georgetown.

BeebeCAREs helps keep patients healthy, and out of hospital

Pilot program offers hope for real change

Sometimes just knowing that someone cares can make all the difference.

Beebe earns Advanced Primary Stroke Center recertification

Beebe Medical Center has once again received certification from the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. The recertification means that Beebe Medical Center provides a nationally recognized standard of care that fosters the best possible outcomes for stroke sufferers. The Joint Commission assesses hospital stroke programs every two years.

Beebe Medical Center to host 2013 Health Fair

Beebe Medical Center is inviting the community to its 2013 Health Fair, to take place Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.

Monthly breast health forum set for Valentine's Day

Roger and Andrea Hanna of Ocean View know that they would not be celebrating Valentine’s Day together if it weren’t for mammography.

“If I had been afraid to say something, or hadn’t insisted on having a mammogram, I honestly believe I wouldn’t be here today,” said Andrea Hanna, a two-time survivor of breast cancer.

Cape Gazette food editor, Bennett Orchards to star at farmers’ market

This Saturday, July 30, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market will feature Cape Gazette Food Editor Denise Clemons and the Bennett family from Bennett Orchards. The market will open at the Historical Society Complex at the corner of Third and Shipcarpenter streets, running from 8 a.m. to noon.

Prescription Addiction: Part three in a three part series examining the rise of prescription drug abuse in our community

As of 2006, opioid painkillers were involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, according to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade

(Just make sure it’s at least 2 liters per day!)

Caution: The rest of this article is not for the faint of heart, nor for anyone who would be offended by too much information (TMI) about my particular health issues of late.

Beebe names Carr manager of oncology sections

Brandi L. Carr, an oncology nurse with more than 12 years of experience working with cancer patients, has been named manager of oncology nursing and research at Beebe Medical Center. Carr is based at Tunnell Cancer Center and oversees a nursing staff of 27 who are assigned to radiation oncology, medical oncology and to oncology research and performance improvement.

New guidelines less restrictive on birth options

Vaginal birth after a Cesarean, or VBAC, is a safe and reasonable option for most women – including for some women who have had two previous cesareans – according to the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or ACOG. Their updated, “less restrictive” guidelines on VBAC were released last week.

Delaware businesses offered help

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) this week announced the Obama administration’s launch of three measures as part of the new comprehensive health care reform law.

Senior health services topic of July meeting

As Americans age, it’s only natural for people to suffer from stiff joints, frail bones and other health complications. Patients and doctors spend countless hours discussing ways to manage overall physical health. What is sometimes overlooked, though, is mental health among senior citizens, various studies have found.

State organ donor policy fulfills Shauna's hope

Shauna’s life was filled with hope and purpose. She was 17, an artist, writer, performer and, for one so young, intensely interested in social justice. Shauna was Ian and Amy Kaufman’s daughter, and Holly’s older sister. She had finished her junior year at Sussex Central High School and was driving from a friend’s house to her summer job. It was June 18, mid-afternoon. The road was slick from rain, and she probably took the curve a little too fast. She crashed into a telephone pole and died instantly.

Healthier eating choices now at state parks

Visitors at Delaware’s state parks are now able to choose healthier food and beverage options. As part of a new Nemours Healthy Eating Initiative called “Munch Better at Delaware State Parks,” Delaware’s state parks will offer healthy food items for sale and from vending machines as part of its commitment to promote healthy lifestyles.

Stronger patient protections, oversight sought by AG

A report released Monday, May 17, by Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III’s office finds that numerous health care professionals appear to have failed to live up to their legal responsibilities to report Earl Bradley’s suspicious behaviors.

House scraps bill for exemptions from healthcare mandates

A bill designed to exempt Delawareans from the mandates contained in the recently enacted federal healthcare legislation has been killed.

The House Administration Committee voted three-to-two to prevent House Bill 353 (a.k.a. the Delaware Health Freedom Act) from going to the House floor for a debate and vote.

Health Fair speakers offer real solutions

On Saturday, April 24, at Cape Henlopen High School, the 17th Annual Holistic Health Fair will offer a dynamic discussion series, which is free and open to the public.

Run to benefit Cape school district set for April 18

The Second Annual Run for Health & Education is scheduled to take place Sunday, April 18, at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. The event, to include a 1-mile walk, a 5K run and a 10K run, will benefits the students and teachers in the Cape Henlopen School District through grants and scholarship opportunities.

Wellness Community Yogathon now set for April 17

The Wellness Community-Delaware, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, has moved the date of its all day yoga event to April 17.

Wellness Community Yogathon now set for April 17

The Wellness Community-Delaware, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, has moved the date of its all day yoga event to April 17. In the practice of karma yoga or service to others yoga and tai chi instructors from Silver Lotus Training Institute, Comfort Zone Yoga, Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach Yoga have offered to donate their services and teach hour-long workshops designed to meet the unique needs of the community and change lives all through yoga, qigong and tai chi. The young and old, flexible and not-so-flexible, the athletes and couch potatoes, and those of every heritage will be able to find a workshop perfect for them, organizers said.

Blizzard 2010: Behind the scenes at Beebe

Back-to-back snowstorms might have paralyzed cities across the Mid-Atlantic, but they did not interrupt the care being given to patients at Beebe Medical Center.

Biden launches effort to remove items from Baybees site

On Tuesday afternoon, Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III ordered Delaware Department of Justice personnel to begin removing and storing certain items from the outside of Dr. Earl Bradley’s Baybees pediatric office in Lewes. The items, which were removed on Feb.

Charges filed against Lewes doctor

Lewes pediatrician Dr. Earl B. Bradley was charged with an additional 24 charges on Friday, Dec. 18, after turning himself in to Delaware State Police Troop 4 detectives on that morning. Police said more alleged victims have been identified in their investigation of alleged rape and exploitation of children, but they emphasized that it was still too early to determine the exact number of victims allegedly involved in incidents with Bradley.

BREAKING NEWS: Lewes pediatrician arrested on rape, sexual contact charges [UPDATED]

The Delaware State Police on Wednesday, Dec. 16, reported that DSP Troop 4 detectives were investigating Dr. Earl B. Bradley – a pediatrician with an office in Lewes, Del. – in reference to charges of unlawful sexual contact.

Beebe cancels flu shot clinics

Beebe Medical Center announced Wednesday, Oct. 14, that it had run out of supplies of the seasonal flu vaccine and was canceling the previously announced free flu shot clinics until further notice. Beebe Medical Center plans to resume giving free flu shots if more vaccine becomes available, representatives said.

Beebe receives five-star rating for orthopedics

Beebe Medical Center representatives announced this week that the medical center has been ranked among the top 5 percent of all hospitals in the nation for orthopedic care. They have been rated No. 1 in Delaware and on the Delmarva Peninsula for overall orthopedic care for the past four years but wanted to improve, said Wallace Hudson, Beebe’s vice president for corporate affairs.

Carper helps vote bill out of committee

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) voted in support of major health care reform legislation that passed out of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and will move to full Senate consideration in the coming weeks.

Below is the final statement Carper delivered in the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday:

“I want to commend Chairman Baucus on the work he has done on this bill.

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