Family Health

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...
Tags:

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...
Tags:

A Healthy Grilling Guide for This Summer

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

May is when we all begin to spend more time outdoors to enjoy the splendid warmer weather and all the activities that come with it. It’s smart to realize that with that weather comes certain temptations that are different for everyone, but a few healthy tips can ensure your wellness goals are met...
Tags:

Take Control of Your Health, Take Advantage of Community Resources

Submitted by Kim Blanch, RN, Community Services Manager

Beebe Outreach: Big Sign, Little House, Big Impact Holding true to Beebe’s vision to be one of the healthiest counties in the nation, the Population Health team strives to connect with various communities throughout Sussex County. We aim to offer relevant and innovative programs and services that...
Tags:

5 Ways to Keep Track and Know Your Medications

Submitted by Lisa L. Deal, PharmD, FASHP, BCPS, BSN, RN, is Director of Pharmacy Services at SUN Behavioral Health and Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialist at Beebe Medical Center.

As new medicines develop to help you live a healthy life, it’s vital to keep track of medications. In the United States, 82% of adults take one medication and 29% take five or more medications. While this increase in medication use is more than likely related to the increased amount of medications...
Tags:

The Next Generation of Clinical Innovation

Submitted by Beacon 2019

This article first appeared in the Spring 2019 Beacon - the Innovation issue. Read more from the issue here. Healthcare may not be the first industry to come to mind when you picture the top creative thinkers and innovators of our time. However, creativity and innovation are both crucial to the...
Tags:

Q&A with Dr. Steven Berlin

Submitted by Steven Berlin, MD

Steven Berlin, MD, OB/GYN, with Beebe Women’s Healthcare – Bayside, has been practicing in the community for 25 years, and he’s dedicated to bringing our community the newest innovations in treatment and care. “For the past 25 years, I’ve made this my life’s career, and women’s health means more to...
Tags:

Smoking & Your Vein Health

Submitted by Carlos Neves, MD

While smoker’s cough is your lungs’ unmistakable way of letting you know they’re in trouble, your veins send a more subtle signal of their damage from cigarette smoke. And it’s best to listen — smoking kills about as many people through damage to the heart and blood vessels as it does to the lungs...
Tags:

Colon Cancer: What You Need to Know

Submitted by Harry Anagnostakos, DO

Colon cancer or colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer. There are more than 95,000 new cases each year in the United States. As with most cancers, the key to beating colorectal cancer is catching it early. Now is a great time to talk to your doctor if you have concerns about your colon...
Tags:

Expert Care During Childbirth Saves Mothers’ Lives

Submitted by Bridget Buckaloo, MSN

Having a baby should be a joyous experience. However, complications can arise. Between 2 and 5 of every 100 women who give birth in the United States will experience a postpartum hemorrhage. Postpartum hemorrhage is defined as the loss of more than 500 milliliters (mL) of blood (about half a quart...
Tags:

Pages