Summer Health

Beebe Vascular: Advanced Treatment for Your Vein Health

Submitted by Coastal Style

Not only does Beebe Vascular boast the only accredited vein center in Delaware, it’s coupled with a care team that makes sure each patient’s vein concerns are treated and resolved compassionately and efficiently. Accreditation is the gold standard for vein centers, and achieving it means that Beebe...
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Patients Following Radiation

Submitted by Bonnie Cunningham

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been found to promote more rapid healing of many types of wounds. From diabetic foot ulcers to jaws damaged by radiation therapy, hyperbaric chambers are becoming more in demand and more regularly used for treatment of non-healing wounds. Many of the patients we see...
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Do You Drink Enough Water?

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD, & Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Stay Hydrated: Avoid the Emergency Department No one wants to spend their vacation or beach day in the emergency department. The combination of summer heat, liquids like alcohol that dehydrate you, and too much time in the sun can be a dangerous if you don’t drink enough water. Even if you aren’t...
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Lung Cancer: A Patient’s Journey

Submitted by Mudiwa Munyikwa, MD FACS; Beebe Cardiothoracic Surgery and Beebe General Surgery-Cape

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women. It is estimated there are 10 million individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer in the United States. Beebe Healthcare has been partnering with the state of Delaware for several years in an effort to increase lung...
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Be a Champion for Sun Safety this Summer

Submitted by Melissa Taylor, NP-C

The season of summer vacations, pool parties, beach days as well as plenty of outdoor adventures is here. Especially at this time of year, it’s important to know how you can protect yourself and your family from the damaging rays of the sun. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United...
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A Healthy Grilling Guide for This Summer

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

May is when we all begin to spend more time outdoors to enjoy the splendid warmer weather and all the activities that come with it. It’s smart to realize that with that weather comes certain temptations that are different for everyone, but a few healthy tips can ensure your wellness goals are met...
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Are You the 1 in 3?

Submitted by Karen E. Smith Coleman, MD, FACE

Dancing with the Odds With a family history of diabetes, Deb Brown has always been conscious of staying active and eating a healthy diet. She recently found out she was among the 84 million Americans with prediabetes. When she and husband, Milton, moved to Delaware in 2015, Deb slowed down a bit...
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What Do Our Moles Tell Us?

Submitted by Melissa Taylor, NP-C

Most of us have them - those dark brown, pink or skin colored spots that can be found anywhere on our body. During Melanoma Awareness Month, take some time to check your moles and get to know more about them. Moles or nevi that are present at birth or appear during the first three months are called...
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Stay Hydrated: Avoid the Emergency Room

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD

Summer heat, too much alcohol, too much time in the sun, and not drinking enough water can be a dangerous combination. Even if you aren’t consuming alcohol, many people end up in the emergency room each year due to dehydration. Older adults and children are most susceptible to dehydration as...
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Prevent Common Summer Injuries

Submitted by Kevin Bristowe, MD

When you think of summer, you may think of fun times on the beach, out on a boat, or barbecuing in the backyard. However, each summer, common injuries send countless numbers of residents and visitors to Beebe’s Emergency Department. Here are some tips to help you avoid the emergency room this...
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