Medical students dive into clinical training at Bayhealth

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As a regional healthcare leader, Bayhealth is an established core clinical campus for training medical students through its Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program. Now in its third year of hosting cohorts of medical students from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Bayhealth recently welcomed this year’s group at a meet and greet breakfast event. The 15 new and 10 …

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Back to School Post-Pandemic: Let’s Talk Mental Health!

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After navigating an unusual school year, children who will be returning to a full-time, in-person school setting may face some emotional and mental challenges. For parents, helping children navigate these feelings is important to their overall wellbeing and success in the classroom. Bayhealth Pediatrician Colleen Allorto, DO, offers tips for helping children adapt seamlessly and addressing the nervousness and stress …

Safe summer play for All ages

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Sunny summer weather offers children an opportunity to explore and enjoy outdoor fun. Pediatrician Taqdees Afreen, MD, with Bayhealth Pediatrics, Milford, encourages parents to supervise youngsters’ play, as well as food and beverage intake, to ensure that the good times are not spoiled by injuries or illness. She offers these summer safety tips: Pick bump-toe sandals to protect little feet. …

Delaware schools plan to help students with summer and other programs.

State pays $15 million for COVID testing company to work with schools

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A new program will check teaches and students for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms.   Delaware will pay $15 million for the Quidel Corp. to provide routine COVID-19 testing, processing and reporting for Delaware teachers and students who have no virus symptoms. In many cases, a Delaware Division of Public Health press release said, Quidel’s rapid antigen tests …

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Dover woman supports others diagnosed with breast cancer

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Purnima Dixit now helps other women who received the same devastating breast cancer diagnosis she did   Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 soon after moving to Dover from New York, Purnima Dixit contacted Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition soon after her treatment was determined to see what services they had available. Since that time, Dixit has worked with the Peer …

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) celebrates 30 years

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The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) began in 1991 as a small group of community volunteers, led by Maureen Lauterbach, who was committed to decreasing the mortality rate of breast cancer in Delaware. In 1997, DBCC became a 501c (3) non-profit organization to serve and empower our community by raising awareness of breast health issues through community outreach and …

State warns people not to forage in Sussex because of deadly hemlock

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The stem of the poisonous hemlock plant, with purple spots     The Delaware Department of Agriculture has warned Sussex County residents that two species of poison hemlock have been discovered there. The spotted water hemlock, cicuta maculate, and another form of hemlock, conicum maculatum, were found in area wetlands. “Both hemlocks bloom from June through late August,” the Delaware …

Milford Wellness Village conference rooms available

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Milford Wellness Village Conference Room is available to rent When Milford Wellness Village took over the former Milford Memorial Hospital location on Clarke Avenue, Nationwide Healthcare, who owns and operates the facility, committed to being a part of the community. Recently, they announced the opening of the Village Café, a breakfast and lunch location that is open to the public. …

Message From Your Local Physical Therapist: The World Is Spinning! I’m Dizzy!

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By Sal Mancino-DPT, Balance/Vestibular Concussion Therapist and Clinical Director of our Lewes Delaware office. One minute you feel fine, the next minute everything is spinning! It happened recently to a coworker who woke up one morning and found that any little movement sent the room spinning and her stomach lurching. She could not even get out of bed. Her doctor …