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Living a healthy lifestyle reduces risk of breast cancer, chronic disease

Terry RogersHealth, Delaware Live

Diagnosis of chronic disease is growing throughout the world and Delaware is no exception. According to Delaware Public Health, hypertension and high blood cholesterol affect more than one-third of the state’s population. Over six percent of Delawareans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or chronic bronchitis and over seven percent have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. …

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ChristianaCare Faculty and Residents Named to Sidney Kimmel Medical College Honor Roll

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Congratulations to the 11 faculty members and 11 residents from ChristianaCare named to the 2022-2023 Honor Roll at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University for receiving superior evaluations as educators. This is the highest number of awardees ever for ChristianaCare. ChristianaCare is designated as a clinical affiliate for both Sidney Kimmel Medical College […] The post ChristianaCare Faculty …

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Deirdre Hake of Gene Editing Institute named DelawareToday Women in Business honoree

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Deirdre Hake, MBA, director of strategy and business development at ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute, was honored as a 2023 DelawareToday Woman in Business in a ceremony at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington on Dec. 6, 2023. She was among 35 women who received recognition from the publication for exceptional leadership. Hake leads the Gene Editing Institute’s operations and strategy and …

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New Year’s Tradition – Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas

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Bring a little luck to the New Year with this healthier version of a favorite holiday dish. Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s day is a cultural tradition meant to bring good fortune in the months to come. It’s interesting to note that black-eyed peas are actually beans. Inexpensive, flavorful and packed with nutrients like […] The post New Year’s …

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Warm, Welcoming Family Birth Center Opens at Union Hospital Jan. 3

Staff WriterHealth, RSS-Health

ChristianaCare has redesigned and upgraded the newly renamed Family Birth Center at Union Hospital to improve the labor and delivery experience of families in Cecil County and surrounding communities. Approximately 450 babies are born each year at Union Hospital. Click here to see how ChristianaCare offers new families help every step of the way.  Renovation […] The post Warm, Welcoming …

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Dawnell Keeler Honored With DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

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Dawnell Keeler, RN, on 7E, a spine and surgical unit at Christiana Hospital, has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. ChristianaCare DAISY Award recipients are nurses recognized for meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of patients and families by displaying exceptional clinical skills, compassion, calm, respect and partnership. Keeler was nominated by a grateful patient who had been in …

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Jenny Holle Honored With ROSE Award

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Patient care technician Jenny Holle, of the Wilmington campus, has received the ChristianaCare ROSE Award. ROSE stands for Raising Our Standard of Excellence, recognizing outstanding partners in nursing who help deliver compassionate, excellent care to patients and families. Interested in a career at ChristianaCare? Click here for opportunities.  Holle, who works on unit 3 North […] The post Jenny Holle …

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ChristianaCare Earns Highest National Recognition for Support of Life-Saving Organ and Tissue Donation

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ChristianaCare has earned the highest level of national recognition from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its outstanding support of organ and tissue donation. Click here to register as an organ and tissue donor.  HRSA grants the Platinum Award, its top honor, to health systems that promote donation in their workplace and […] The post ChristianaCare Earns …

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Under the ‘Hunny Tree’: Baby Shower Celebrates Cecil County Families

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December 20, 2023 ChristianaCare’s Union Hospital transformed into the Hundred Acre Wood for a community baby shower on December 14. New and expectant moms were treated to Winnie the Pooh-themed desserts and decorations, as well as refreshments from local vendors. They also received diapers, baby necessities, books and resources to connect them to local community organizations. ChristianaCare nurses shared expert guidelines on …

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Breast Cancer Screening crucial to better outcome

Terry RogersCharity, Delaware Live, Delaware Nonprofits, Health, Town Square Live

There is significant evidence that early detection is the best tool in fighting breast cancer, as cancers caught early are more likely to be localized. Unfortunately, breast cancer statistics indicate that there is a higher incidence of death among women of color, especially black women, who are diagnosed with breast cancer. “Delaware ranks number one in black women diagnosed with …