DPH breastfeeding conference
Although breastfeeding is a natural process, many moms need help. Other moms who are breastfeeding or have in the past, along with professionals who have experience with promoting and consulting on lactation practices, can be great resources. The Division of Public Health (DPH) is bringing these groups together in one place to support breastfeeding and its many benefits.
Registration is now open for the DPH WIC Program's 2017 WIC World Breastfeeding Celebration. The event will be held at Dover Downs Conference Center in Dover on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week, which is Aug. 1-7. The conference theme is 'Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.' This daylong conference brings together breastfeeding partners from across the state as well as national speakers and community members to celebrate the many benefits breastfeeding offers mom and baby.
Registration is free and will remain open through the day of the event. For more information or to register, contact Ida Lewis at 302-741-2900 or via email at Ida.Lewis@state.de.us.
Lymphedema support group
Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services hosts lymphedema support groups on the third Thursday of each month at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This month's meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 17.
This free support group is open to anyone affected by lymphedema including patients, caregivers, and relatives. Meetings will consist of a lecture by health care professionals and medical equipment providers followed by refreshments and an open question and answer session or discussion among participants. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Robert Donati, PT, CLT at 629-6224.
Parkinson's Support Group
Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, will hold a Parkinson's education and support group on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at the Manor House in Seaford. This support group is free and open to the public.
Participating in education/support groups is essential for coping with an illness such as PD or other disorders that impair bodily movement. This support group is not only helpful for the individual diagnosed with PD, but also for caregivers, friends and family. Group members welcome guest speakers on a variety of subjects related to PD and provide support to each other through other small group discussions.
Tara Trout, LPN at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, co-facilitates the group with Kathy Landis, caregiver resource coordinator at CHEER in Sussex County. For more information, contact Tara at 629-6611, ext. 3838.
Easterseals' 'Walk With Me'
Register your team for the fifth annual Easterseals' Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore 'Walk With Me Delmarva' event to be held on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m., at Baywood Greens, Long Neck.
In addition to the walk, enjoy fun games, activities, food and entertainment. Registration is available at www.walkwithme.org/delmarva or by contacting Linda Forte at 302-253-1100, ext. 1121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about how Easterseals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.
Dr. Mancilla joins Nanticoke
The Nanticoke Physician Network is proud to welcome Sandra Mancilla, MD to its active medical staff. Dr. Mancilla joins Joseph Kim, MD and Donna Hitchens, FNP at Nanticoke Primary Care Laurel and will be seeing patients at Nanticoke Primary Care Delmar in 2018. She is board certified in family medicine and is accepting new patients aged 5 and up.
Dr. Mancilla received her doctor of medicine from Universidad Aut—noma de Guadalajara in Mexico. She completed her residency and internship in family medicine at Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington and completed an additional internship at General Military Hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Her professional affiliations include the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians and the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.