Celebrating Women’s Health Month: Updated Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

May is Women’s Health Month, a time dedicated to empowering women to take charge of their health and well-being. At Atracare, we are committed to providing the latest information and resources to help women make informed health decisions. This year, we’re focusing on a significant update from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding breast cancer screening guidelines.

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Tick Season in Sussex County: Stay Safe and Informed

As spring blooms and outdoor activities beckon, it’s important to remember that with the warmer weather comes the arrival of tick season in Sussex County. As Delawareans, we are all too familiar with black-legged ticks, commonly known as deer ticks. These tiny pests are not just a nuisance; they can also pose significant health risks.

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Healthcare Hot Topics: Overdose Alert in Sussex County

Recently, Beebe Emergency Department in Lewes reported an alarming 30 overdose cases within just a six-day period. This number is roughly five times the norm, and the severity is stark: over a third of these individuals required mechanical ventilation and intubation to sustain life, according to Dr. Paul Sierzenski, Beebe’s Senior Vice President.

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Atracare Hot Topics – Avian Flu – April 2024

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently reported a case of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, affecting a person in Texas. Learn More >

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Healthcare Report – March 2024

Monthly Healthcare updates for Delaware, and the Delaware Beaches. Published in Collaboration with Delaware Beaches Online. Learn More >

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Kelly Palekar, Winner of the Daisy Award

Last week, the Delaware Nursing Association had its inaugural Daisy event in Dover, Delaware, where they recognized two direct care nurses throughout the state. Kelly Palekar, our psychiatric nurse practitioner in the mental health department, was given a distinguished honor and recognition for her direct patient care skills.

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Antibiotics Available in the Lobby at Atracare: Skip the Line at the Pharmacy

Atracare will become the first medical practice in Delaware to offer InstyMeds; a state-of-the-art medication dispensing technology. In many cases, InstyMeds will automate the need for multiple trips to get common medications by offering them on-site at their locations in Lewes and Ocean View. Learn what this means for you and your loved ones.

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Navigating the Maze of Viral Illnesses This Fall: COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV

As we enter the fall season, it’s essential to stay informed about the viral illnesses that can affect our community. In Delaware, the changing weather, increased indoor gatherings, and a new school year can contribute to the spread of infectious illnesses including influenza (flu), COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 

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Atracare Goes Purple | Open House Event

Atracare Mental Health Partners with Delaware Goes Purple and The Sussex County Health Coalition to Host an Open House on 9/28 from 5-8 where they invite the community to learn more about treating and navigating Substance Use Disorder in Lewes, Delaware.

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