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Give Yourself a Boost!

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Fighting the flu, or preventing it from spreading to you or others, includes a simple, tactical plan. This plan should include adopting healthy habits and boosting your immune system. To help you thrive during the flu season and beyond, we’ve developed a list of tips, or “life hacks,” to help you develop a flu-fighting tactical […] The post Give Yourself …

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Anna Filip Appointed Family Medicine Residency Program Director, Department of Family & Community Medicine

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Anna Filip, M.D., FAAFP, has been named ChristianaCare Family Medicine Residency program director. In this new role, Filip is responsible for the oversight of family medicine graduate medical education in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, focusing on recruitment and retention, accreditation and innovative curriculum transformation. Filip has long been committed to serving marginalized […] The post Anna Filip …

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HBCU Students See Their Future in Health Care

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Delaney Leonard’s internship this summer with ChristianaCare helped the Howard University sophomore learn about the work of Community Health and its expansive role in supporting education, awareness and access to health care for all people. Just as importantly, the experience also taught Leonard about herself. Over the summer, Leonard hung out with the kids of […] The post HBCU Students …

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Monster Mile Walk, other ways to support breast cancer awareness

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One of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s signature fund-raising events, the Monster Mile Walk for a Cause, returns for the 14th year with a new location and an expansion to include family fun activities, music, food, games, and more. This year, Homestead Gardens will host the  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. event Oct. 21 at their Smyrna store, at 5580 …

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Arnita Ridgeway-Henry, Service Assistant, Environmental Services

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For Arnita Ridgeway-Henry, cleaning a patient’s room means more than changing the bedsheets, emptying the trash and sanitizing surfaces. Those are the big things, of course, but Ridgeway-Henry knows the little things also matter, like greeting patients with a smile, making them feel seen – and heard – and recognizing when someone might need a […] The post Arnita Ridgeway-Henry, …

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Nutrition Numbers Revealed: Fat Intake

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We are used to seeing reminders about including enough fiber and protein in our diets, but what about fat? It can be confusing to understand the role that dietary fat plays in our health. Click here for Nutrition Services at ChristianaCare. Along with carbohydrates and protein, fat is one of three nutrients needed by the […] The post Nutrition Numbers …

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Megan O’Hara Honored by Delaware Legislature for Maternal Mental Health Efforts

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Megan O’Hara, LCSW, PMH-C, of the Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness, was honored by the Delaware General Assembly in May for her outstanding work in maternal mental health and her ongoing efforts to increase awareness about the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in pregnant and postpartum people. O’Hara, who works with ChristianaCare’s perinatal patients, […] The post Megan O’Hara …

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Robotic Hernia Surgery — Maximum Benefit, Minimal Downtime

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Looking back, there’s only one thing Elizabeth Garvin would change about her minimally invasive hernia repair surgery at ChristianaCare’s Hernia Center. “I would have done it sooner,” said Garvin, who underwent an abdominal wall reconstruction on Jan. 13 after living with two hernias that developed after her colon ruptured in 2020. Her surgeon, Peter Santoro, […] The post Robotic Hernia …

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Saying ‘Thank You’ for Lifesaving Stroke Care

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One year after she arrived comatose by helicopter after a blood vessel ruptured in her brain, Gretchen Dejter walked without assistance into Christiana Hospital to personally thank the people who saved her life. She wrapped caregivers in tight hugs, smiling as she wiped away tears. With each embrace, she pressed a small keepsake into each […] The post Saying ‘Thank …

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The Return of Camp Scrubs

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For 12-year-old Michael Bilski, Camp Scrubs at Union Hospital really lived up to its name. He and his fellow campers helped paint inspirational messages on the windows above the High Street walkway, then took turns delivering lunch trays to patient rooms. After practicing their surgical skills by slicing into oranges with an electric scalpel and […] The post The Return …