Family Health

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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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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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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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Patients Following Radiation

Submitted by Bonnie Cunningham

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been found to promote more rapid healing of many types of wounds. From diabetic foot ulcers to jaws damaged by radiation therapy, hyperbaric chambers are becoming more in demand and more regularly used for treatment of non-healing wounds. Many of the patients we see...
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Do You Drink Enough Water?

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD, & Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Stay Hydrated: Avoid the Emergency Department No one wants to spend their vacation or beach day in the emergency department. The combination of summer heat, liquids like alcohol that dehydrate you, and too much time in the sun can be a dangerous if you don’t drink enough water. Even if you aren’t...
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Be a Champion for Sun Safety this Summer

Submitted by Melissa Taylor, NP-C

The season of summer vacations, pool parties, beach days as well as plenty of outdoor adventures is here. Especially at this time of year, it’s important to know how you can protect yourself and your family from the damaging rays of the sun. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United...
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When It Comes to Preventing Inpatient Falls, Beebe Ranks in Top 10% Nationwide

Submitted by Marcy Jack, JD, BSN, CPHRM, is a Vice President and the Chief Quality & Safety Officer at Beebe Healthcare

Several years ago, Beebe Healthcare team members started noticing a trend in patients falling while they were staying in the hospital. People who normally wouldn’t be at risk of falling were losing their balance because of weakness caused by illness, dizziness from new medication, or physical...
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