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"Allie received the nomination for the PHIL Award during her orientation as a new employee, which shows that she embraced Christiana Care's values and behaviors right from the start," said John S. Emberger, BS, RRT-AACS, FAARC, CPHQ, director of Respiratory Care. "It was evident that she contributed to excellent patient experience in the nomination letter from the patient."

By Alba Alvarado
Alba is a first-generation college student, a leader in Latinx communities, and a fearless advocate for women’s health. She knows a thing or two about advocating for sex education. During her senior year of high school, she proposed a condom accessibility policy in her district — and it passed. Thanks to her, condoms and STI pamphlets are available in high school bathrooms throughout…

More than 160 women gathered for Every Woman Matters, a free health and wellness breakfast at Christiana Care’s John H. Ammon Medical Education Center Oct. 6, to learn more about cancer prevention, screenings and treatment, to celebrate survivorship and to honor those who have faced a cancer journey. Now in its sixth year, the popular program has broadened beyond its original focus on breast cancer to include all cancers that affect women.

In August 2013, a weakened blood vessel in Laurie Diskau’s brain ruptured and began bleeding into the surrounding tissue. With every second that passed, she…

In a discovery that may have significant impact on the future of colon cancer treatment and research, scientists at the Helen F. Graham Cancer & Research Institute’s Center for Translational Cancer Research at Christiana Care Health System have defined a key signaling pathway that regulates colon cancer growth. The study, led by Senior Research Scientist Bruce Boman, M.D., Ph.D., MSPH, FACP, is reported in the October 5 issue of Oncotarget.

Natural health news published monthly by First State Health & Wellness | December 2018 Issue

Trump plans major changes to Title X, which could put some women's clinics out of business.

Imagine a huge ballroom dance in which couples are whirling and twirling to the music
Until a single, unpaired dancer enters the ballroom. He cuts in on another dancing couple. This leaves one of the original couples without a partner
This new lone dancer disrupts another couple by cutting in. This odd-man-out scenario creates chaos. A chain reaction of changing partners disrupts the dance again and…

"Everybody should know about PrEP." Greater Than AIDS is a leading public information response to the U.S. domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic. For more information a...

Natural health news published monthly by First State Health & Wellness | November 2018 Issue

Fueling your body with the nutrients it needs to function properly can help you heal faster
Most of our patients begin care because they have an ache, pain or some other health issue. Naturally, they want it resolved as quickly as possible.
Ingest a pain reliever and within minutes the drug disperses throughout your body, numbing the symptom. Many of us have grown accustomed to this almost instantaneous result.
Granted, it’s produced by fooling the body so it can’t feel the symptom. The…

What does loneliness look like? When we picture loneliness, many of us picture a cowering kid at school sitting alone at lunch, not speaking to anyone. That’s loneliness, right?

DATE: Monday, November 26th, 2018, 5:30 - 8:30 pm LOCATION: Atrium, STAR Health Sciences Complex, 540 S. College Ave. Newark. FREE PARKING IS AVAILA...

Ronald McDonald House Charities will celebrate the fourth annual RMHC National Vehicle Donation Day on Nov. 15.
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You might want to read this before you decide to start living off of butter, bacon, and bourbon.

When it comes to watching your salt intake, most people focus on limiting certain foods–but some beverages, like sports drinks, are often high in sodium
Salt is the primary seasoning used to flavor food and an essential ingredient of the diets of both animals and humans alike.
The human body contains about four ounces of salt. If you don’t have enough of it, your heart won’t beat, you can’t digest your food, your blood won’t circulate throughout your body and your muscles won’t…

Know what role genetics and lifestyle play in your family history of chronic illnesses.

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