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Don’t ignore gardening pain. It could signal something serious

Most people do not head for the garden planning to finish the day with aches and pains or a serious injury. Tending flowers, trimming bushes, planting a new tree, and even mowing the lawn, can be considered a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. For the gardener, nothing is more satisfying than...
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Welcome Spring Into Our Lives

Submitted by Elizabeth White, LCSW

For most of us, it has been a long winter and allowing the cold days of winter to leave is a welcome relief. There seems to be nothing as dreary as cold, cloud filled days and wind that seems to blow coldness throughout our bodies. Winter has a way of keeping us in a state of hibernation and we are...
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Women and Heart Disease – Make Steps to Decrease Your Risk

Submitted by Lynn Toth, RN, MSN, NP-C

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus , a best-selling novel several years ago, clearly convinced women that emotionally they differed from men. Unfortunately, despite American Heart Association’s increased awareness campaign for women, 46% of women still don’t know their relationship to heart...
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Safe Sleep and Your Baby

Submitted by Nancy Forsyth, MSN, RN, NNP-BC

Having a new baby can be overwhelming. Family and friends may be full of advice and suggestions. Knowing the best thing to do can be hard. Fortunately, reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is easy. Experts define SIDS as the sudden death of an infant less than one year of age...
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3D mammography offers better detection of breast cancer

Submitted by Ellen Bahtiarian, MD, board certified radiologist

Breast Tomosynthesis or 3D mammography is the latest advance in digital mammography. The advantages over traditional mammography (also known as 2D mammography) include better cancer detection at an earlier stage and fewer return visits for additional images and therefore less anxiety and greater...
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October is Domestic (Interpersonal) Violence Awareness Month

Submitted by Cheri Will, RN, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Coordinator

In 2014 Governor Markell signed a Proclamation, declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the State of Delaware. Interpersonal violence can happen anywhere and at any time to anyone. The victim can be a woman or a man. The victim can be a child or an older adult. The victim can be a...
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When is it more than the “baby blues?”

Submitted by Carrie Sz. Keane, CNM, MSN,

Arriving home with your new infant should be a happy start to a new life for your family. But, it isn’t always a happy time for every mom. After childbirth, some moms can feel sad. The so-called “baby blues” often only last for a week or so and then the mom can bounce back to a more normal feeling...
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Delayed Cord Clamping Gives Babies a Healthier Start in Life

Submitted by Liz Zehner, RN

When a baby takes its first breath outside the womb, with that breath comes a rush of 80 milliliters of blood through the umbilical cord. The second breath can mean up to 100 milliliters of blood and higher iron levels for newborns. In the past, the umbilical cord was clamped and cut as soon as the...
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