Family Health

The Long-Term Effects of Vaping are Still Unknown

Submitted by Vikas Batra, MD

What is Vaping? Vaping can be defined as the act of inhaling vapor from e-liquid through a personal vaporizer. When users draw on the device, a battery within heats the liquid, which is then atomized into an inhalable vapor. The main components of e-liquid are propylene glycol and/or vegetable...
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Submitted by Cheri Will, RN

Learn the Signs And What You Can Do To Help In 2015, there were more than 15 reports of domestic violence per day in Delaware. According to the state’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council’s 2015 Fatal Incident Review Team Report, there were 5,607 reports of criminal acts between intimate...
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Protect Your Baby from Deadly Whooping Cough

Submitted by Holly McKiel, DO

Of all the things you will do to protect your baby throughout his/her life, some of the most important will occur while you’re still pregnant! Whooping cough, or pertussis, can be a deadly disease for infants. You can help prevent it with the Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of your...
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Importance of Regular Check Ups for Men’s Health

Submitted by Eugene Isaac, PA-C, MS

A close family member recently experienced a hemorrhagic stroke as a result of uncontrolled blood pressure. He was 42 years young and had no idea he had any health issues. Now he and his family are faced with months to years of demanding rehabilitation and recovery. Despite these tremendous...
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Healthy Snacks for the Beach or Pool

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Summer and swimming make many of us hungry. The aromas from the boardwalk shops or concession stand can stimulate your appetite. Although it is fun and convenient to buy food at the beach or pool, it can be expensive. With some planning, you can spare your wallet and your waistline by packing some...
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August is Family Fun Month

Submitted by Stacey G. Fox, MD, FAAP

August is National Family Fun Month! Here are some ideas of free or low-cost activities to enjoy this month and into the fall. 1. Beaches. We live close to the Delaware Bay, Inland Bays, and the Atlantic Ocean, so planning a trip to the beach is a fun and easy way to enjoy family time. From jumping...
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