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5 Reasons Not To Miss Your Postpartum Appointment

Submitted by Carrie Snyder, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

During pregnancy, it can feel as though you spend just as much time at the OB/GYN office as you do at home or at work. Once the baby is born, the focus tends to shift from “caring for mom” to “caring for baby.” You know the scene: All eyes are on mom during labor, giving her words of encouragement...
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10 Things to Know About End of Life Planning

Submitted by By Katie Johnson, DO, Medical Director of Beebe Palliative Care

Creating an Advance Directive Provides Protection for You, Ease of Mind for your Family In Delaware, if you are at least 18 years old, you may make a written Advance Healthcare Directive to accept or refuse most healthcare treatments or procedures. Your Advance Health Care Directive will tell your...

Five Tips for COPD Patients

Submitted by Pam Lowe, Beebe Pulmonary Rehabilitation

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of phlegm, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Cigarette...
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What are the benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy?

For many years the primary option for women requiring traditional hysterectomy was major invasive surgery. But no longer. Today, minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) offers an alternative that is less painful, requires a shorter hospital stay, allows for faster recovery, and lowers the...
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Tips for Managing Your Insulin Pump

Whether you have been using an insulin pump (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion) for years or you are new to pumping, there are many tips that can help your experience and ensure success. There are many insulin pumps available on the market. One that is not yet available is a fully-automated...
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What is CGM and How Does it Help Manage Diabetes?

Continuous Glucose Monitoring or CGM is a method used by diabetes to regularly record and monitor their blood sugar levels. This is especially important for those who have insulin-dependent diabetes – those whose pancreas produces very little or no insulin at all. All people with type 1 diabetes...
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What's the Latest in Technology for Diabetes?

“Technology has impacted diabetes care and the way we manage diabetes,” said Tina Trout, ACNS, CDE, certified diabetes educator with Beebe Diabetes Management . “We are so much more connected now – with our smart phones and devices – that our families and caregivers can also be more connected.” For...
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Beebe offers “Healthy Living with Diabetes” classes

Delawareans now have more options when it comes to learning how to live a healthy life with diabetes. Throughout the state, certified facilitators are available to teach free, 6-week classes on how to take an active role in managing your diabetes. These diabetes self-management classes focus on...
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Find Diabetes Success with SMART Goals

Having diabetes is complicated, however you can achieve your goals and live a healthy life by taking small steps every day toward your goals. Here are some strategies to motivate you and keep you on the path to achieving your health and wellness goals: 1. Set SMART goals Regardless of whether your...
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Your Heart Health & Baked Salmon with Spinach Recipe

Centenarians - those who live to be 100 or older - often eat small portions of fish with a larger portion of vegetables. Salmon has been shown to have heart health benefits when part of a healthy diet. And, leafy greens like spinach have been found to have disease- and age-fighting benefits, plus...
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