Women's Health

5 Reasons Not To Miss Your Postpartum Appointment

Submitted by Carrie Snyder, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

During pregnancy, it can feel as though you spend just as much time at the OB/GYN office as you do at home or at work. Once the baby is born, the focus tends to shift from “caring for mom” to “caring for baby.” You know the scene: All eyes are on mom during labor, giving her words of encouragement...

Five Tips for COPD Patients

Submitted by Pam Lowe, Beebe Pulmonary Rehabilitation

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of phlegm, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Cigarette...

What are the benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy?

For many years the primary option for women requiring traditional hysterectomy was major invasive surgery. But no longer. Today, minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) offers an alternative that is less painful, requires a shorter hospital stay, allows for faster recovery, and lowers the...

CBD Oil Uses in Palliative Care

Submitted by Katie Johnson, DO, Medical Director of Palliative Care at Beebe

If you are on social media or watch the news, chances are you have heard about the health trend of using CBD oil (cannabadiol) to treat a variety of health concerns. From ADHD to anxiety and chronic pain, it seems many people are turning to this nonpsychoactive oil to improve their health. However...

There’s An App for That: How Tech Helps You Manage Diabetes

Whether you have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, or you are simply concerned you might have prediabetes and develop diabetes, there’s an app that can help you track your numbers. When you think about all the numbers you have to know and track – A1C, glucose, glycemic index, blood pressure,...

Feeding Our Community

Debbie Bell, who is staying in Millsboro with a friend, receives food assistance through Beebe's Population Health Food Prescription Program. The program provides food boxes to those who don't have access to or cannot afford healthy food. In addition, the program focuses on food needs for those...

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Don’t Wait to Get Screened

Submitted by Kathy Cook, MSN, RN

What Do I Do If I Feel a Lump? The month of October is known for many things – Halloween, pumpkins, fall, cooler weather, bonfires, and s’mores, but for some people it’s also known for pink ribbons and breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer can be a scary thing to think about. So for breast cancer...

Eight Foods That Cause Inflammation

Submitted by Dr. Uday Jani

Concerned about inflammation in your body? Perhaps a doctor has told you that you have inflammation or that inflammation is affecting your health. What causes inflammation? Inflammation is caused by the foods we eat or drink or by conditions such as obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, or...

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...

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...