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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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Why Delaying the First Bath after Birth is a Good Thing

Submitted by Gretchen Hegwood, CN-3, RNC-WHP

Delayed bathing is a crucial step in the transition of the newborn to the outside world. While it may be a new concept to some, at Beebe we are now using this evidence-based practice to improve the overall health of the baby after it enters the world. There are so many benefits to delayed bathing...
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Body Image Healing as a Cancer Survivor

Submitted by Nataliya Melnyk, MD

Body image is a complicated subject. Instilled at a young age, we become aware of our bodies, how we feel in our skin, what makes us who we are, and how we want others to perceive us. Personal body image evolves throughout our lives and can be affected by any number of events or situations—puberty...
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Heart Healthy Grocery Shopping

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

February is American Heart Month. To round out the month and continue thinking about our heart health, here are some simple ways to adjust how you eat to help prevent heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 deaths each year...
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Healthy Recipe Alternatives Help Cut Calories

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Research shows that most of us gain at least a pound between November and January. The problem is the majority of us will not shed that extra holiday pound and after a few high fat and sugary holidays, birthdays, and celebrations, those pounds add up. Gaining weight in adulthood increases the risk...
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Easy Steps to Age Well Through Physical Activity

Submitted by Joshua Smith, PT, DPT, MDT

We have all been told that physical activity has many benefits for our aging bodies. Whether it is reducing the risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, falls, depression and weight gain, the evidence demonstrates a connection between regular physical activity and reducing age-related illness...
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State-of-the-Art Interventional Cardiology Care Right in our Backyard

Submitted by Robert Myers, MD

Since Lewes is a small, quaint town, it would be natural for people to expect that the local healthcare institution would be a small community hospital with a relatively low volume of advanced cardiac procedures. Many people, even those familiar with the hospital, would probably be surprised to...
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Turning Over a New Leaf

Submitted by Jake Murray, CSPS, Wellness Coach

Brisk nights, red and orange leaves scattered over the lawn, and pumpkin-flavored everything; cooler weather is definitely here. With all the seasonal changes, it only makes sense to make some changes about your health! It’s time to whip out the sweatshirts and scarfs and handle the holidays like a...
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The Long-Term Effects of Vaping are Still Unknown

Submitted by Vikas Batra, MD

Harmful Compounds are Found in e-Cigarettes 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-...
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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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