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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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Beebe Working to Provide the Highest Quality Care As You Get Older

Submitted by Marcy Jack, JD, BSN, CPHRM, CPHQ

Beebe recently received the highest available rating from the American College of Surgeons through the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) for surgical outcomes for patients over the age of 65. This rating is awarded to hospitals who provide exemplary care before, during, and...
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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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Research shows no benefit of Aspirin - So should people stop taking it?

Submitted by Ehtasham Qureshi, MD

Two recent studies, published back to back in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, showed that the use of Aspirin for primary prevention may not be beneficial for healthy elderly people. The studies also found that there is increased risk of bleeding with daily aspirin as well as...
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Beebe Vascular: Advanced Treatment for Your Vein Health

Submitted by Coastal Style

Not only does Beebe Vascular boast the only accredited vein center in Delaware, it’s coupled with a care team that makes sure each patient’s vein concerns are treated and resolved compassionately and efficiently. Accreditation is the gold standard for vein centers, and achieving it means that Beebe...
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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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