Women's 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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5 Ways to Keep Track and Know Your Medications

Submitted by Lisa L. Deal, PharmD, FASHP, BCPS, BSN, RN, is Director of Pharmacy Services at SUN Behavioral Health and Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialist at Beebe Medical Center.

As new medicines develop to help you live a healthy life, it’s vital to keep track of medications. In the United States, 82% of adults take one medication and 29% take five or more medications. While this increase in medication use is more than likely related to the increased amount of medications...
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Q&A with Dr. Steven Berlin

Submitted by Steven Berlin, MD

Steven Berlin, MD, OB/GYN, with Beebe Women’s Healthcare – Bayside, has been practicing in the community for 25 years, and he’s dedicated to bringing our community the newest innovations in treatment and care. “For the past 25 years, I’ve made this my life’s career, and women’s health means more to...
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Expert Care During Childbirth Saves Mothers’ Lives

Submitted by Bridget Buckaloo, MSN

Having a baby should be a joyous experience. However, complications can arise. Between 2 and 5 of every 100 women who give birth in the United States will experience a postpartum hemorrhage. Postpartum hemorrhage is defined as the loss of more than 500 milliliters (mL) of blood (about half a quart...
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Smoking & Your Reproductive Health

Why smoking, e-cigs, and pregnancy don’t mix It’s never easy to quit smoking, but in Dr. Adeline Nukuna’s experience women who smoke when they get pregnant have a powerful new reason to quit. “I’ve seen patients taking quitting more seriously when they hear about the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant...
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Plantar Fasciitis: What You Need to Know

Submitted by Claire Capobianco, DPM, FACFAS

Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation or degeneration within the thick specialized ligament in the bottom of the foot – known as the plantar fascia. It is this ligament that supports the arch of the foot, so when it is compromised or inflamed it can be extremely painful. As we walk, jog, or...
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STIs in Your Golden Years

Submitted by Adeline Nukuna, MD

This Q&A with Adeline Nukuna, MD, of Beebe Women's Healthcare - Plantations first appeared in the Fall 2018 Women's Health Beacon . According to a 2016 report from the CDC, the increase in the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among older Americans is larger than that of the rest...
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Feeling Depressed? It Could Be Your Thyroid

Submitted by Dr. Samaneh Dowlatshahi

A hormonal dip could be behind your blues When we’re feeling down, most of us naturally connect our mood to our brain. Depression is, after all, a mental health disorder caused by changes in our brain chemicals. Except when it isn’t. If you or a family member is feeling depressed or foggy the...
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New Tools Help Us Find Colon Cancer Earlier

Submitted by Dr. Robert Deckmann

Treatment most effective in early stages Colorectal cancer can be a devastating illness, and accounts for about 50,000 deaths each year in the United States, making it the country’s second-leading cause of cancer death. But colon cancer’s slow growth rate — it usually takes years for a precancerous...
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