Health
Thursday, February 09, 2017
 
DHIN kicks off consumer campaign Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), one of the nations leading health information exchanges, debuted its first consumer-focused television commercial in the lead-up to and during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 5. The 30-second white board-style spot, DHIN Defined, launched a full multi-media campaign created to introduce residents of Delaware and the surrounding markets to the value of DHIN. As the nations first statewide health information exchange, DHIN provides an electronic network through which hospitals, physicians, labs and other members of a patients medical team quickly and securely exchange clinical information. The campaign highlights how DHIN saves critical time for both the patient and the medical provider by keeping records in one place; saves money by preventing duplicate tests; and saves lives by streamlining access to a patients medical information. The campaign directs consumers to www.dhin.org/dhin24seven, as well as to DHINs social media accounts.

Free kidney screening Feb. 11 The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) Serving Delawares Kent and Sussex Counties will hold a free KEY (Kidneys: Evaluate Yours) screening in conjunction with Beebe Healthcare, Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Atlantic Sands Hotel (101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach).

As part of NKF-MDs mission of early detection and early intervention, KEY screenings identify early markers for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. No appointments are needed for the screening and any adult can participate. Lasting about 20 minutes, the screening includes blood pressure and weight checks, as well ascounseling with a doctor and dietitian. Those needing to have their blood sugar and kidney function checked may have blood tests. For more information, visit www.kidneymd.org or call 410-726-8732 to speak with Nicole Scharf, NKF-MDs senior director of field services for the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Southern Delaware.

Stroke support group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a stroke support group on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. This support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families, friends, and caregivers. The two-hour support group meetings consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions in which caregivers and stroke survivors meet in groups to discuss concerns, providing support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is not required for this free support group. For more information, call 629-6224.