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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Health

Dave's Fitness and Wellness Tips for a New Year

As a “media” person I am acutely tuned to trends in marketing and advertising. If you have watched a few hours of television in recent days there is no way you could escape the big push by weight loss...

So You Want To Be Treated Over The Phone…

“Doctor, I have this severe pain in my abdomen, and I don’t know what to do?  Can you prescribe an antibiotic for me in case it’s an infection?”   These are words that try physician’s souls.  And you know, the patient...

Staying In The Ring At 40, 50 and Beyond

President Obama turned 50 on August 4th, leading to many news stories on the general topic of fitness after 40. This year my odometer rolls over to 45, an age which not that long ago was considered ‘old’ both...

Cholesterol Size

First there was total cholesterol.  Then there was good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol.  Then there was active and inactive good and bad cholesterol.  Now there’s large buoyant and small nasty cholesterol.   Thus some folks can have relatively low LDL...

Sunscreen And Skin Cancer

I’m not so sure global warming is a true issue, but there sure seems to be something going on with our atmosphere.  As a family physician, I’ve removed countless melanomas and pre-melanomas and other skin cancers at an alarming...

TSD Health Alert: BPH

BPH stands for benign prostatic hypertrophy.  All men will get enlargement of their prostate gland if they are fortunate to live long enough.  Some will get this in their 40’s, others much later.  It can be a factor earlier...

St. Anthony’s Italian Festival: King of the Summer Festivals?

It’s that time of year.   Time for different parts of our state to light up weekly with festival after festival – filled with tons of “fair food”, over priced rides, and entertainment for people of all ages.   Having been involved in...

Want to eat healthily? Forget pyramids and forget plates. Just move!

Growing up in the 90s, health education was ever-present in my middle- and high-school years. One stark memory I have was around fifth- or sixth-grade. In one of my classes, we were presented with this colorful pyramid thingie that featured...

To Ration Or Not To Ration, Is That The Question?

About twenty years ago, I left Washington and moved to Delaware to take a job at DuPont Merck.  Since then, I have spent nearly all of my working life in the life sciences industry.  This has given me a...

Coughs and Wives Tales…

So you have a very annoying cough with your respiratory infection.  STEP   AWAY   FROM   THE   COUGH   MEDICINES. Do not be in a hurry to spend your money. Why not?  80% of the time they either don’t help at all, or...
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Latest News

Take whatever vaccine you are offered, state health officials emphasize

The state will offer single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at weekend events for older people in Seaford and Delaware City

Wilmington Christian girls move on in tourney by beating Sussex Tech, 57-47

The Warriors will play third seed Sanford in the second round of the tournament Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

They’re baaaackkkkkk. Cicada onslaught is on its way this spring

The cumbersome bugs rarely do much damage, but there will be millions of them per acre.
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