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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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Wellness Wednesday: Are You Putting Yourself At Risk?

Wellness Wednesday: Are You Putting Yourself At Risk?

Did you ever get hurt doing an exercise you thought would help or doing an exercise that was the latest, coolest exercise everyone else was doing? Did you ever get hurt doing an exercise that someone told you would help you because it worked wonders for them? Or do you…

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Wellness Wednesday: Fueling Up for a Workout

Wellness Wednesday: Fueling Up for a Workout

Today I was asked today before yogilates, “You eat before you work out?” (I was carrying an empty Chobani blueberry container). I said, “Yes, you wouldn’t take a trip if your car had no gas. Your body works much the same way.” Fuel is necessary, but how much? Since it’s…

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Unmasking a Cure with JDRF

Unmasking a Cure with JDRF

JDRF Delaware‘s annual Hope Ball brought hundreds of supporters and partygoers to the Chase Center on the Riverfront in April. Guests sipped on New Orleans Hurricanes, tapped their feet to a swinging Dixieland Jazz band, and bid away on a fabulous lineup of silent and live auction items at the Mardi…

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Wellness Wednesday: The Misunderstood Calorie

Wellness Wednesday: The Misunderstood Calorie

The basic calorie is still misunderstood by most everyone including many medical professionals. First defined by Nicholas Clement in 1824, “cal” is a unit of heat ( or you can think of it as a unit of work ). One cal equals 4.18 joules, which is equal to the amount…

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