Women's Health

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...
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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...
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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...
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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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