Smartphone CPR App in New Castle County

Leaders in New Castle County, Delaware, have launched a new smartphone application they say will save lives when help is urgently needed.

Activated when a call is made to 911, the PulsePoint app alerts and directs trained residents to people nearby who need cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. County Executive Matt Meyer said citizen responders, who include off-duty first responders, can make all the difference in those critical moments before first responders arrive.

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Christiana Care Medical Aid Units

Five Christiana Care Medical Aid Units (CCMAU) are now available for convenient care, 7 days a week! Most are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and no appointment is necessary.  Express Check-In (available on christianacare.org) enables people to see current wait times and reserve their spot in line.

When you should go:

If you have an illness or injury that are NOT extremely serious or life-threatening, but DO require care within a few hours or the same day
(game day sports injuries, sore throats & coughs, eye & ear problems, minor burns, flu-like symptoms, etc.)

5 Convenient MAU Locations

Star Campus
550 South College Avenue
Suite 115
Newark, DE 19713
302-533-7148

Smyrna Health & Wellness Center
100 S. Main Street
Smyrna, DE 19977
302-659-4444

Glasgow Medical Center
2600 Glasgow Avenue
Newark, DE 19702
302-836-8350

Middletown Care Center
124 Sleepy Hollow Drive
Middletown, DE 19709
302-449-3100

HealthCare Center at Christiana
200 Hygeia Drive
Newark, DE 19713
302-623-0444

Addiction Resources in Delaware

Over 20 million Americans had a substance abuse disorder in 2015.  It is the leading cause of accidental death in the United states, and over 20,000 of those overdose deaths are related to prescription pain relievers (American Society of Addiction Medicine).

Addiction is everywhere, even in Delaware.

SO IS HELP. 

Visit HelpIsHereDE.com

New Castle County: 800-652-2929

Kent & Sussex Counties: 800-345-6785

September Awareness

September is the month of …

Alopecia Awareness – https://www.naaf.org/programs/alopecia-areata-awareness-month-seeus-in-september
Chiari Malformation Awareness – https://www.conquerchiari.org/index.html
Childhood Cancer Awareness – https://childrenscancer.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/
Healthy Aging – https://healthyaging.net/september-is-healthy-aging-month/
Hunger Action Month- https://secure.feedingamerica.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=Pass_the_Plate
Infant Mortality Awareness – http://www.nationalhealthystart.org/what_we_do/infant_mortality_awareness_campaign
Leukemia  & Lymphoma Awareness – http://www.lls.org/blood-cancer-awareness-month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness – http://www.ovariancancerawareness.org/
Preparedness Month – https://www.ready.gov/september
Prostate Cancer Awareness – https://contentsubscription.cancer.org/prostate-cancer-awareness.html
Thyroid Cancer Awareness – http://www.thyca.org/how-to-help/awareness/september/
The week of…

Suicide Prevention Week – https://afsp.org/campaigns/national-suicide-prevention-week-2019/
National Assisted Living Week – https://www.ahcancal.org/ncal/events/nalw/Pages/default.aspx/
The day of…

Labor Day (Sept 2)
National Service & Remembrance Day (Sept 11)
National Celiac Awareness Day (Sept 13) – https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-celiac-disease-awareness-day-september-13/
National HIV/AIDS Day and Aging Awareness Day (Sept 18) – https://www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/aging
International Ozone Preservation Day (Sept 16) – http://www.un.org/en/events/ozoneday/
International Day of Peace (Sept 21) – http://internationaldayofpeace.org/
World Alzheimer’s Day (Sept 21) – https://www.alzinfo.org/articles/world-alzheimers-day/
World Rabies Day (Sept 28) – https://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day
World Heart Day (Sept 29) – https://www.worldheartday.org/

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

Maternal Immunization: Current Status and Future Directions

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:00 pm ET
Watch in person (Global Communications Center, Building 19), or live via webcast.

 

Pregnant women should routinely receive the Tdap (pertussis) vaccine and the influenza (flu) vaccine, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These vaccines have been shown to provide significant benefits to mother and baby.

Maternal Tdap vaccination helps protect infants who are at the greatest risk for developing pertussis (whooping cough) and its life-threatening complications. Flu vaccination during pregnancy is safe and helps protect babies from influenza for several months after birth. This is important because babies younger than 6 months of age are too young to get a flu vaccine. While Tdap and the flu vaccine are effective and safe, vaccination coverage of pregnant women remains too low.

Join us to learn about the burden of influenza and pertussis during pregnancy and among infants, the benefits of maternal immunization, and the development of new vaccines. Speakers will explore the barriers to immunizations and highlight Grady Memorial Hospital’s successes with maternal immunization.

 

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