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Talk to your loved one about managing type 1 diabetes

In the United States, a study conducted using data from 2016-2018 found that the majority of adults with type 1 diabetes were not reaching their goals when it came to maintaining blood sugar levels. A large number of adults over the age of 50 experienced severe hypoglycemia multiple times...
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There’s An App for That: How Tech Helps You Manage Diabetes

Whether you have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, or you are simply concerned you might have prediabetes and develop diabetes, there’s an app that can help you track your numbers. When you think about all the numbers you have to know and track – A1C, glucose, glycemic index, blood pressure,...
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How Beebe sends you home happy, healthy by reducing hospital acquired infections

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

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement and zero patient harm, Beebe Healthcare has taken a number of steps to reduce hospital acquired infections – infections patients can get from their care in the hospital – to keep our patients safe. Beebe has worked tirelessly to implement steps to...
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Feeding Our Community

Debbie Bell, who is staying in Millsboro with a friend, receives food assistance through Beebe's Population Health Food Prescription Program. The program provides food boxes to those who don't have access to or cannot afford healthy food. In addition, the program focuses on food needs for those...
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Q&A with Oncology Dietitian Kim Westcott

We spoke with Kim Westcott, MS, RD, LDN, board certified specialist in oncology nutrition at Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center, to get to the bottom of choosing the best foods for clean eating all year round. Q: What is the most frequently asked questions about eating healthy? Westcott: With a lot of...
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One Food for a Healthier Tomorrow

With so much health information and nutrition advice out there, it can be hard to know exactly what to focus on. Our Beebe Healthcare medical providers weighed in on the one food they would recommend to patients or clients to improve their health today. Here's what some of our care providers...
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A Good Gut Feeling: How Probiotics and Fermented Foods Help Your Gut

You’ve probably heard about the amazing benefits of probiotics and fermented foods and how they can improve your gut health. But you may also wonder – what is driving this new emphasis on gut health? It’s all about the microbiome, the trillions of tiny organisms that live on our skin and in our...
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Build Healthy Food Habits

Submitted by Michael Sofronski, MD

One of the best ways you can prevent weight gain and regain is surprisingly simple – just keep track of what you eat. Michael Sofronski, MD , board certified general surgeon specializing in robotically assisted bariatric surgery, has been performing weight-loss surgery at Beebe Healthcare since...
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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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