What is the Connection Between Breast Cancer and Bone Health

Submitted by Selvi Lingam, MD

So many great strides have been made in breast cancer research in the past few decades that there are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today. Although the tragedy of experiencing breast cancer cannot be diminished, the fact is that more than ever before, breast...

How Salt Affects Our Health

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

The words “salt” and “sodium” are often used interchangeably, but have different definitions. Salt, or sodium chloride, is a crystal-like compound found in nature and is used to preserve and flavor food. Sodium is a chemical element found in salt and is a mineral. Sodium is an essential nutrient...

Stay Hydrated While Exercising in the Summer Heat

Submitted by Andrew Clements, PTA, CPT

With summer and increased air temperature days approaching, it is important to learn how to safely exercise and be active outdoors. Common strategies include: Better choices for what to wear, exercise intensity consciousness and timing, and having water or hydration fluids readily available...

Don’t add a trip to the Emergency Department to your summer vacation

Submitted by Paul Cowan, DO, Beebe Emergency Department

Summer means tens of thousands of people are visiting Delaware beaches. They are strolling on the boardwalk and spreading out in the sand with towels, chairs, and umbrellas. The Delaware beaches offer a summer playground with the ocean waters bringing relief from the sun’s sweltering rays. Yet, the...

Speech Therapy Helps People With Parkinson’s Disease

Submitted by Nicholas P. Bollinger, M.S. CCC-SLP

Each May, Speech Language Pathologists across the nation celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month by bringing awareness to impairments that impact speech, language, and hearing. These deficits impact people’s ability to live independent and productive lives. Many diseases and disorders such as...

A Healthy Grilling Guide

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Although many individuals grill foods all year long, summertime is typically when we start grilling more often. This favorite cooking method causes us to handle raw meat, poultry, fish, and plant foods. Cross contamination of raw and cooked foods may lead to food borne illnesses. In addition,...

Our message to women: Take charge of your health

Submitted by Bridget Buckaloo, MSN, RNC-OB

Women love to take care of others, but often this can be to their own detriment. During National Women’s Health Week, I encourage all women to take a few moments to consider themselves and to take action to improve their health. National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S...

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...

Welcome Spring Into Our Lives

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...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Submitted by Cheri Will, RN, Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Coordinator, Beebe Healthcare

About one in three women and one in four men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sexual violence is a major health concern in the United States and worldwide, but in 2019 there are more resources for...


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