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Feeding Our Community

Debbie Bell, who is staying in Millsboro with a friend, receives food assistance through Beebe's Population Health Food Prescription Program. The program provides food boxes to those who don't have access to or cannot afford healthy food. In addition, the program focuses on food needs for those...
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Q&A with Oncology Dietitian Kim Westcott

We spoke with Kim Westcott, MS, RD, LDN, board certified specialist in oncology nutrition at Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center, to get to the bottom of choosing the best foods for clean eating all year round. Q: What is the most frequently asked questions about eating healthy? Westcott: With a lot of...
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One Food for a Healthier Tomorrow

With so much health information and nutrition advice out there, it can be hard to know exactly what to focus on. Our Beebe Healthcare medical providers weighed in on the one food they would recommend to patients or clients to improve their health today. Here's what some of our care providers...
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A Good Gut Feeling: How Probiotics and Fermented Foods Help Your Gut

You’ve probably heard about the amazing benefits of probiotics and fermented foods and how they can improve your gut health. But you may also wonder – what is driving this new emphasis on gut health? It’s all about the microbiome, the trillions of tiny organisms that live on our skin and in our...
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How to Eat "Write"

Submitted by Michael Sofronski, MD

One of the best ways you can prevent weight regain is surprisingly simple – just keep track of what you eat. Michael Sofronski, MD, board certified general surgeon specializing in robotically assisted bariatric surgery, has been performing weight-loss surgery at Beebe Healthcare since 2007. One of...
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During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Don’t Wait to Get Screened

Submitted by Kathy Cook, MSN, RN

What Do I Do If I Feel a Lump? The month of October is known for many things – Halloween, pumpkins, fall, cooler weather, bonfires, and s’mores, but for some people it’s also known for pink ribbons and breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer can be a scary thing to think about. So for breast cancer...
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Beebe Working to Provide the Highest Quality Care As You Get Older

Submitted by Marcy Jack, JD, BSN, CPHRM, CPHQ

Beebe recently received the highest available rating from the American College of Surgeons through the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) for surgical outcomes for patients over the age of 65. This rating is awarded to hospitals who provide exemplary care before, during, and...
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Eight Foods That Cause Inflammation

Submitted by Dr. Uday Jani

Concerned about inflammation in your body? Perhaps a doctor has told you that you have inflammation or that inflammation is affecting your health. What causes inflammation? Inflammation is caused by the foods we eat or drink or by conditions such as obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, or...
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Research shows no benefit of Aspirin - So should people stop taking it?

Submitted by Ehtasham Qureshi, MD

Two recent studies, published back to back in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, showed that the use of Aspirin for primary prevention may not be beneficial for healthy elderly people. The studies also found that there is increased risk of bleeding with daily aspirin as well as...
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Beebe Vascular: Advanced Treatment for Your Vein Health

Submitted by Coastal Style

Not only does Beebe Vascular boast the only accredited vein center in Delaware, it’s coupled with a care team that makes sure each patient’s vein concerns are treated and resolved compassionately and efficiently. Accreditation is the gold standard for vein centers, and achieving it means that Beebe...
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