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Early detection still best way to fight breast cancer

Terry Rogers Delaware Live, Health, Town Square Live

Early detection still the best way to fight breast cancer     October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and despite the fact that there is far more information available on the disease than there was a decade ago, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. And although men can also get breast cancer, their …

Delaware hospitals

Delaware hospitals gave away $978M in FY 2020

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

  Delaware’s hospitals and health system provided nearly $978 million in community benefit spending during Fiscal Year 2020, according to a new report from the Delaware Healthcare Association. Community benefit spending includes charity care, bad debt, losses on government-sponsored health insurance and support for community programs. The figure was included in the Delaware Healthcare Association’s 2022 Community Benefits Report, a …

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State Narcan kits add strips so users can test for fentanyl

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The state is starting to include fentanyl test strips in the Narcan kits it gives away, enabling a person who plans to use an illegal drug to test it to know whether it contains the deadly synthetic opioid. The move is part of a harm-reduction strategy to prevent accidental overdoses, said Timothy Turane, a public information officer for the Delaware …

Monkeypox

State partners up to vaccinate even more for monkeypox

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The state will expand access to monkeypox vaccine Monday, Aug. 22, and focus on reaching those who are most likely to contract the virus. The average person is not. The Delaware Division of Public Health on Monday will offer vaccines through state health clinics, Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, AIDS Delaware, the HIV Consortium in Wilmington and Camp Rehoboth in Rehoboth …

Emergency

ChristianaCare drops out of deal to buy Crozer Health

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

ChristianaCare’s plans to expand into the Philly area have blown up. The Wilmington health care system announced Thursday that it will not be buying Crozer Health from Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. The two systems had announced the signing of a letter of intent for ChristianaCare to acquire Crozer Health from Prospect on Feb. 11, 2022. Since then, a joint statement …

Yes2Health

DBCC’s Yes2Health program promotes wellness for all

Terry Rogers Health

  Along with promoting early detection of cancer, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition also offers programs that can benefit those who have not been diagnosed but have risk factors for it or other diseases. The Yes2Health program is available to men and women who may be at risk for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes or pre-diabetes as well as …

Monkeypox

State expands access to monkeypox vax after finding 5 new cases

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

Five new cases of monkeypox have been identified in Delaware. To date, there have been 11 cases identified in the state. The new cases include: 23-year-old male in Sussex County 57-year-old male in Sussex County 28-year-old male in New Castle County 34-year-old male in New Castle County 37-year-old male in New Castle County All cases are unrelated to the others. …

Black doula Ariandra Clark with patient Adrienne Dawson

Black doulas aim to reduce ethnic birth disparities

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Adrienne Dawson’s breathing was becoming erratic and panicky as her contractions increased while she labored last month with her first child at Christiana Care. Doula Ariandra Clark leaned over and rested her hand calmly on Dawson’s chest, and they looked into each other’s eyes. “Calm down,” Clark said kindly. If Dawson kept breathing like that, she would pass out, …

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3 new cases of monkeypox found in Delaware

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

A 42-year-old Kent County man and two New Castle County men, 19 and 24, have become the fourth, fifth and sixth Delawareans to test positive for monkeypox. The risk to the general public in Delaware remains low, the Division of Public Health said Thursday. None of the individuals reported recent travel. While at least one individual confirmed close intimate contact …

Monkeypox

2 new cases of monkeypox found in Delaware

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

    A 46-year-old Sussex County man and a 25-year-old Kent County man have become the second and third person in Delaware to be diagnosed with monkeypox. Even so, the state Division of Public Health said the risk to the public remains low. It has, however, started a hotline for people who think they may have been exposed or have …