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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Patients Following Radiation

Submitted by Bonnie Cunningham

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been found to promote more rapid healing of many types of wounds. From diabetic foot ulcers to jaws damaged by radiation therapy, hyperbaric chambers are becoming more in demand and more regularly used for treatment of non-healing wounds. Many of the patients we see...
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The Team That Cares

Q&A with Dr. Srujitha Murukutla of Beebe's Tunnell Cancer Center. Q: What do you say to patients who have just been diagnosed? Dr. Murukutla: Telling a patient they have cancer takes a lot of care. They have questions about the next step, and we’re ready to answer them. It’s honest and...

Do You Drink Enough Water?

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD, & Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Stay Hydrated: Avoid the Emergency Department No one wants to spend their vacation or beach day in the emergency department. The combination of summer heat, liquids like alcohol that dehydrate you, and too much time in the sun can be a dangerous if you don’t drink enough water. Even if you aren’t...
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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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When It Comes to Preventing Inpatient Falls, Beebe Ranks in Top 10% Nationwide

Submitted by Marcy Jack, JD, BSN, CPHRM, is a Vice President and the Chief Quality & Safety Officer at Beebe Healthcare

Several years ago, Beebe Healthcare team members started noticing a trend in patients falling while they were staying in the hospital. People who normally wouldn’t be at risk of falling were losing their balance because of weakness caused by illness, dizziness from new medication, or physical...
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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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Take Control of Your Health, Take Advantage of Community Resources

Submitted by Kim Blanch, RN, Community Services Manager

Beebe Outreach: Big Sign, Little House, Big Impact Holding true to Beebe’s vision to be one of the healthiest counties in the nation, the Population Health team strives to connect with various communities throughout Sussex County. We aim to offer relevant and innovative programs and services that...
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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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The Next Generation of Clinical Innovation

Submitted by Beacon 2019

This article first appeared in the Spring 2019 Beacon - the Innovation issue. Read more from the issue here. Healthcare may not be the first industry to come to mind when you picture the top creative thinkers and innovators of our time. However, creativity and innovation are both crucial to the...
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