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Wellness Wednesday: Fall’s Apple Bounty

Wellness Wednesday: Fall’s Apple Bounty

Fall is the season of visiting orchards and pumpkin patches. Before winter officially arrives, my family and I visited one of our favorites, Linvilla Orchard. Of course we left with pounds of apples, pumpkins, apple pie, and apple cider donuts (shhh). Honestly, I knew I couldn’t eat all of these apples,…

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Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Several high level tennis players competed again this year in the USTA Middle States Wheelchair Tennis Championships at Wilmington’s DuPont Country Club, showing great sportsmanship, skill and maneuverability across the court. Thirty experienced players from towns throughout the northeast participated in singles and doubles events at the September 27-28 tournament, which was sponsored by the…

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Friends of Helen F. Graham Cancer Center Welcome Cancer Researcher William Li

Friends of Helen F. Graham Cancer Center Welcome Cancer Researcher William Li

More than 100 friends of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute attended a unique cancer prevention discussion last month at the Wilmington Country Club. Friends of the Cancer Center were joined by William W. Li, M.D., of the Angiogenesis Foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Dr. Li shared his thoughts about angiogenesis, abnormal…

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Can We Starve Cancer Through Our Food Choices?

Can We Starve Cancer Through Our Food Choices?

Cancer is very often on the minds of Delawareans, as we have all been touched by it, either directly or indirectly.  Delaware has one of the highest rates in the nation; in 2000, we had the dubious distinction of being #1 in the U.S. for cancer incidence, and today we have…

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Ebola – All is Not Well

Ebola – All is Not Well

While the policy wonks in D.C. and Atlanta mull over the Ebola threat, I keep hearing in my head Kevin Bacon’s voice (from Animal House) screaming ‘All is Well!’  Why? Because my message from the ground to the folks sitting around those polished tables is all is NOT well. Last…

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Wellness Wednesday: Pumpkin Banana Bread

Wellness Wednesday: Pumpkin Banana Bread

Happy Fall… the season of all things pumpkin! In honor of the crisp air and the leaves falling, I brewed myself a cup of pumpkin spice coffee and started baking Pumpkin Banana Bread. Mmmm, my house smelled wonderful and this bread tastes amazing (and it’s healthy)! No eggs – fruit…

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Delaware Shines During National Health IT Week

Delaware Shines During National Health IT Week

DHIN, the Delaware Health Information Network, is the first live, statewide health information network in the nation. Launched in 2007, today it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and approaching 100% of the state’s medical providers, with more than 14 million clinical results and reports posted each year. DHIN Chief…

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TSD Q&A: Food Blogger Skyler Bouchard – A Fresh Perspective

TSD Q&A: Food Blogger Skyler Bouchard – A Fresh Perspective

Skyler Bouchard is still in college. But the New York University senior and FoodBySkyler.com blogger is already well-known among New York food aficionados and her 16,000 followers on Instagram because of her passionate musings about new, interesting, even outrageous (think Cap’n Crunch ice cream sandwiches) ways of experiencing some of our favorite foods. Being…

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Will America’s Obesity Epidemic Cure Social Security’s Woes?

Will America’s Obesity Epidemic Cure Social Security’s Woes?

Andrew Biggs, a policy expert at the American Enterprise Institute (former George W. Bush appointee at the Social Security Administration) recently wrote yet another of his doom-and-gloom articles about the long-term fate of Social Security’s retirement system. I too worked at Social Security (as a career employee) but I don’t…

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Take a Bite Out of Cancer

Take a Bite Out of Cancer

Cancer – the second leading cause of death in Delaware – touches many lives, leading those afflicted on a path in search of treatment and support. In fact, from the moment you are diagnosed with cancer, you are considered a “survivor.” As you battle the disease, there is always hope…

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