Summer Health

Lung Cancer: A Patient’s Journey

Submitted by Mudiwa Munyikwa, MD FACS; Beebe Cardiothoracic Surgery and Beebe General Surgery-Cape

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women. It is estimated there are 10 million individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer in the United States. Beebe Healthcare has been partnering with the state of Delaware for several years in an effort to increase lung...
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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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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...
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Are You the 1 in 3?

Submitted by Karen E. Smith Coleman, MD, FACE

Dancing with the Odds With a family history of diabetes, Deb Brown has always been conscious of staying active and eating a healthy diet. She recently found out she was among the 84 million Americans with prediabetes. When she and husband, Milton, moved to Delaware in 2015, Deb slowed down a bit...
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What Do Our Moles Tell Us?

Submitted by Melissa Taylor, NP-C

Most of us have them - those dark brown, pink or skin colored spots that can be found anywhere on our body. During Melanoma Awareness Month, take some time to check your moles and get to know more about them. Moles or nevi that are present at birth or appear during the first three months are called...
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Stay Hydrated: Avoid the Emergency Room

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD

Summer heat, too much alcohol, too much time in the sun, and not drinking enough water can be a dangerous combination. Even if you aren’t consuming alcohol, many people end up in the emergency room each year due to dehydration. Older adults and children are most susceptible to dehydration as...
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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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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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