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  • U.S. Prepared for Ebola—10 Patients at a Time
    Have you wondered why Ebola patients are being sent to Omaha, Nebraska? It’s because one physician, Dr. Philip Smith, had the foresight to set up the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit after the 9/11 attacks as a bulwark against bioterrorism. Empty for more than a decade, used only for drills, it was called “Maurer’s Folly,” for Harold Maurer, former chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The unit has a special air handling system to keep germs from escaping from patient rooms, and a steam sterilizer for scrubs and equipment. It could handle at most 10 patie....
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  • Worcester County Health Department Sponsors “Life Saving” Program in Snow Hill
    Snow Hill, Maryland- August 1, 2014. Get fit, lose weight, and improve your health with certified lifestyle coaches through group sessions beginning August 25th in Snow Hill. The Lifestyle Balance Program is a year-long, healthy eating, physical activity, and weight loss program that has been proven effective in reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases, assisting in weight loss and maintenance of a healthy body weight, and decreasing the risk for heart disease and stroke. If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or have a family history of gestational di....
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  • Four More Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Overdose Deaths Bring Total in Delaware to 11 Confirmed Cases
    NEW CASTLE, DE (July 14, 2014) – The Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed four additional overdose deaths related to fentanyl-laced heroin during April, May and June, bringing the total this year to 11 confirmed deaths in Delaware. Fentanyl, a synthetic painkiller that is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin, often is mixed with heroin to produce a stronger high. Because it is so powerful, users often have trouble breathing or can stop breathing as the drug sedates them. Fentanyl-laced heroin has been blamed for dozens of deaths across the United States this year, including....
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May 17: Women's Walk & Health Fair
  • May 17: Women's Walk & Health Fair
    La Red Health Center is organizing a women's walk and health fair on Saturday, May 17 at Jay's Nest & Sports Complex, located on 600 North Market St., Seaford, DE 19973 (not far from the public library). The health fair starts at 10 am until 1 pm. The walk will take place at 11 am. As a registration, the donation of new baby items is encouraged. For more information, contact Ashley Cook at (302) 339-5286, or Julio González at (302) 236-6393.

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  • Have You Been Vaccinated Against Pneumonia?
    Medical experts recommend that people age 65 and older should be vaccinated against pneumonia every 5 years because the disease is especially dangerous in older people. The elderly accounted for roughly 40 percent of the more than 1.1 million Americans hospitalized for pneumonia in 2011, and nearly 70 percent of the deaths when hospitalized for the condition. But according to a recent report by the federal government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), too few elderly Hispanics are getting vaccinated against pneumonia. AHRQ found that only about 4 in 10 elderly....
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  • Drug Take-Back Day
    The April 26 Drug Take-Back Day -- from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 31 locations across the state -- offers an opportunity for Delawareans to safely dispose of unwanted, unnecessary or expired medications. Through the previous eight Drug Take-Back Days, Delawareans have dropped off a total of 33,592 pounds of unwanted medications.
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  • Health Insurance: Enroll-a-Thon events in Sussex County
    With the deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan quickly approaching, the State of Delaware is hosting a series of Enroll-a-Thon events. Delawareans who are uninsured or underinsured are invited to these events so they can learn and get help enrolling in a health insurance plan before the March 31 deadline. Here are three events happening in Sussex County: Thursday, March 20 5-8pm Richard A. Shields Elementary School 910 Shields Ave, Lewes, DE Tuesday, March 25 4-7pm Milton Elementary School 512 Federal Street, Milton, DE Thursday, March 27 6-8pm Milford High Sch....
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  • Nanticoke Physician among first in U.S. to use tine heart monitor
    David Esch, a longtime resident of Bridgeville, Delaware has had several episodes of irregular heart rhythms, but none at a time when a physician was close by. “I have had a few episodes where my heart was racing. My heart was out of rhythm. But without the monitor it was hard for my doctors to know what was happening,” said Mr. Esch. When a patient has an irregular heartbeat, this can often be the case. To help determine what was happening, Mr. Esch needed around the clock heart monitoring,” said Dr. Angel Alicea. “Physicians and hospitals have been monitoring hearts for years using....
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  • Roos Foods voluntarily recalls variety of cheeses (listed below) due to possible health risk
    February 23, 2014 – Roos Foods of Kenton, DE is recalling the above cheeses because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Products were distributed in Maryland, Virginia and Washi....
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  • Exitosa técnica mexicana para el tratamiento del cáncer de huesos
    El Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación en México dio a conocer una exitosa técnica para el tratamiento del cáncer de huesos, así como el desarrollo de un tratamiento denominado Hipertermia Hídrica Controlada, misma que destruye las células cancerígenas a través del uso del calor. El Doctor Genaro Rico Martínez, Jefe del Servicio de Tumores Óseos del Instituto, comentó que durante los últimos 20 años, el Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación ha estado desarrollando la “Línea Mexicana de Prótesis para Reconstrucción Tumoral”, la cual ha tenido resultados positivos en pacientes que corrían e....
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  • Dangerous chemical in soaps and toothpaste facing closer scrutiny
    WASHINGTON (December 16, 2013) – Acting under pressure from a Natural Resources Defense Council lawsuit, the U.S Food and Drug Administration today proposed a federal rule that, if finalized, would remove the potentially hazardous chemical triclosan from consumer body washes and hand soaps. “This is a good first step toward getting unsafe triclosan off the market,” said Mae Wu, an attorney in NRDC’s health program. “FDA is finally taking concerns about triclosan seriously. Washing your hands with soap containing triclosan doesn’t make them cleaner than using regular soap and water and ca....
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  • Dic. 11: "Entendiendo la nueva ley de salud" en Georgetown
    El próximo 11 de diciembre (5:30 - 7:30 pm) tendrá lugar una presentación acerca de las opciones que la comunidad hispana tiene con respecto a la nueva Ley de Seguros se Salud. Durante esta presentación gratuita y abierta al público, se van a presentar las opciones y seguros de salud disponibles para individuos, familias y pequeños negocios, presentado por personal especializado. Se va a llevar a cabo en las instalaciones de la Iglesia de Dios de la Profecía, ubicada en 21950 Zoar Rd., Georgetown, DE 19947. Este evento está presentado por HOY en Delaware, dentro del ciclo de confere....
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  • Aclaración de prácticas existentes en relación con la información de Atención de la Salud
    Las leyes de Protección al Paciente y Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA por sus siglas en inglés) y la Ley del Seguro Social (SSA por sus siglas en inglés) requieren que las personas que buscan la cobertura de un plan médico de los ofrecidos en el mercado de Seguros de Salud o programas de asequibilidad de seguro (créditos tributarios de primas, reducción de costos compartidos, Medicaid, programa de seguro médico para niños, o programa de salud básica) proporcionen información sobre su estatus migratorio y el de su familia para determinar su elegibilidad para dicha cobertura. Mediante memo....
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  • Dic 7: 3ª Feria de Salud Iglesia Metodista Unida Betel
    Sábado 7 de diciembre de 2013 de 10am-4pm en la Iglesia Betel UMC en 310 S. Railroad Ave. de Georgetown, DE. Examen gratuito de glucosa, colesterol, presión arterial, densidad de los huesos, HIV y vacuna contra la gripe. Más información: (302)381-3345 y (302)569-0649.
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  • Nov 20: "Entendiendo la nueva Ley de Salud"
    El próximo 20 de noviembre (5:30 - 7:30 pm) tendrá lugar una presentación acerca de las opciones que la comunidad hispana tiene con respecto a la nueva Ley de Seguros se Salud. Durante esta presentación gratuita y abierta al público, se van a presentar las opciones y seguros de salud disponibles para individuos, familias y pequeños negocios, presentado por personal especializado. Se va a llevar a cabo en las instalaciones de FSM (First State Manufacturing), ubicadas en 301 SE 4th St., Milford, DE 19963. Este evento está presentado por la Cámara Hispana de Comercio de la Región Medio....
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