Family Health

Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Submitted by Dr. Ellen Bahtiarian, MD

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to review breast cancer screenings and learn about the advanced breast care technologies avaiable at Beebe Healthcare. Mammography is still the gold standard for breast cancer screening and detection. Between 1989 and 2012, there was a...
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Nurse Practitioners: What You Need to Know

When you’re sick, you might tell others that you are going to see the doctor. However, once at the healthcare practice, you may end up seeing a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners are a growing group of health professionals that often work in doctor’s offices, specialty care offices, and in the...
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Does Stress Affect Breastfeeding Moms?

Submitted by Nancy Hastings, RN, IBCLC

Aug. 1-7 marks World Breastfeeding Week. As the first Baby-Friendly hospital in Delaware, Beebe Healthcare is dedicated to providing the tools and resources needed to help all mothers and babies get a healthy start with breastfeeding. Studies have shown that if a mom is stressed, she can...
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Prevent Common Summer Injuries

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD

When you think of summer, you may think of fun times on the beach, out on a boat, or barbecuing in the backyard. However, each summer, common injuries send countless numbers of residents and visitors to Beebe’s Emergency Department. Here are some tips to help you avoid the emergency room this...
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Tips to Prevent Shoulder Injuries this Summer

Submitted by Gita Pillai, MD

As the weather gets warmer, thoughts turn to getting outside and playing. Whether that is kayaking, swimming, pickleball, tennis or golf, all of these activities can place significant stress on the shoulder. The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body, allowing you to place your arm...
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Understanding Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion

Submitted by Nicole Ryan, MD

There’s no better time than the start of school and the fall sports season to refresh your brain of the important signs and symptoms of a concussion. The severity of a head injury can vary widely depending on the cause and the age of the child. Concussions can occur from direct blows to the head or...
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May: A Time to Celebrate Mothers & Womanhood

Submitted by Bridget Buckaloo, MSN, RNC-OB, Executive Director of Women’s Health at Beebe Healthcare

Mother’s Day is a time to reflect on all your mother did for you. It is also a time to think about your own role as a mother and a daughter. As women, we have an incredible community that we built for ourselves. As the director of Women’s Health services at Beebe Healthcare I would like to invite...
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New Guideline Say Pain Meds Not Needed for Back Pain

Submitted by Dr. Ronald Sabbagh, MD

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints for Americans today. About a quarter of all U.S. adults have reported lower back pain lasting at least one day in the past three months, according to statistics published by PubMed. In 2006, costs associated with those seeking treatment for lower...
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What’s the Scoop on Sugar?

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LD

Our early ancestors only knew the sweet taste of fruit and honey and not the intense flavor of refined sugar. Since our early ancestors battled bees to obtain honey and fruit, sweetness was not always plentiful – the taste of sweetness was an occasional treat. According to Kelly Brownell, PhD, a...
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Heart Healthy Grocery Shopping

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

While February is American Heart Month, we should continue thinking about our heart health year round! As you make your grocery list and then when you head to the grocery store, think about choosing items that are heart healthy. Ornish Dietitian Deb Dobies has some tips on ways you can easily...
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