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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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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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Smoking & Your Vein Health

Submitted by Carlos Neves, MD

While smoker’s cough is your lungs’ unmistakable way of letting you know they’re in trouble, your veins send a more subtle signal of their damage from cigarette smoke. And it’s best to listen — smoking kills about as many people through damage to the heart and blood vessels as it does to the lungs...
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Colon Cancer: What You Need to Know

Submitted by Harry Anagnostakos, DO

Colon cancer or colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer. There are more than 95,000 new cases each year in the United States. As with most cancers, the key to beating colorectal cancer is catching it early. Now is a great time to talk to your doctor if you have concerns about your colon...
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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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Honest Conversations About Treatment Goals Can Ease Your Final Days

Submitted by Dr. Michael Salvatore

Don’t wait until it’s too late to make a plan It’s not easy to talk to anyone about the end of life, and it’s even harder to hear it. Over my career treating patients with life-threatening conditions at Beebe Healthcare, I have often had to repeatedly deliver bad news to patients and their families...
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The Benefits of Robotic Bariatric Surgery

Submitted by Michael Sofronski, MD

Losing weight and keeping it off can be a life-long struggle for some. In certain cases, people are unable to lose the weight necessary to be healthy. If you are struggling, talk to your primary care provider about whether you might be a candidate for surgical weight loss programs. Then, call my...
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Give the Gift of Heart Health to Your Sweetheart this Year

Submitted by Lourie Cherundolo, MS, RDN, LDN

Is it a coincidence that February is American Heart Month and also includes Valentine's Day? We think not! This year, we encourage you to give your sweetheart something that is not only sweet, but that is also good for their heart! Here are some suggestions: Red Wine. Red wine should be consumed in...
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