Health
Thursday, October 05, 2017
 
PRMG to pilot CareSync in Laurel Peninsula Regional Medical Group (PRMG) of the Peninsula Regional Health System, has partnered with CareSyncÂȘ, the industry leader in Chronic Care Management (CCM), to provide expanded care coordination services to eligible Medicare patients. Through this partnership, CareSync is able to extend the value and services PRMG and its network of physician and specialty care offices can offer, including providing patients with 24/7 telephone and online access to clinical health assistants 365 days a year. The CareSync team will answer healthcare questions day or night, schedule medical appointments or transportation to doctors visits, and help patients stay on track with medications, treatments, and doctor instructions through regular check-ins and reminders. PRMG will be piloting CareSync at its Salisbury and Laurel Family Medicine offices starting Oct. 10 and 11 respectively, and will roll the service out to its remaining practices throughout the end of the year and into 2018. Anyone with questions about CareSync or eligibility requirements may call 1-800-331-6017, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and speak with a CareSync patient representative.

Easterseals Walk With Me event is Oct. 15 There is still time to register your team for the fifth annual Easterseals Delaware & Marylands Eastern Shore Walk With Me Delmarva event to be held on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. at Baywood Greens, 32267, Clubhouse Way, Long Neck, Del. It will unite hundreds of Easterseals families and supporters in lower Delaware and along Marylands Eastern Shore to raise funds for Easterseals services to benefit the lives of local individuals and families living with disabilities. The Walk With Me Delmarva event has always been a great time that helps connect families, friends and neighbors as a community working towards a great cause; supporting services for people with disabilities living in our local community, Linda Forte, event coordinator, said. We need help from the public to continue to serve families in lower Delaware and on Marylands Eastern Shore! Not only will walkers share the company of event ambassador, Kenzie, who receives services from Easterseals, they will also be serenaded by Elvis, aka Bob Lougheed and singer, Lauren Downes. Miss Delaware, Chelsea Bruce; Kody OBear of Kodys Kids, Inc. and the Chick-fil-A Cow will also be joining walkers along their route. There will also be Delaware State Police K-9s, JROTC and Color Guard from Cape Henlopen High School, a moon bounce, face painting and so much more to entertain the entire family. Also, do not miss the basketball challenge and putting contest. Registration for this years event is available at either www.walkwithme.org/delmarva or by contacting Forte at (302) 253-1100 x1121or by e-mail at lforte@esdel.org.

Delaware Hospice to host lunch bunch lecture Dealing with Challenging People: From the Passive Aggressive to the Emotionally Abusive will be the topic of the lunch bunch lecture on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

A lunch will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. ($5 per person) followed by the presentation, which is free of charge, from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Dr. Judy Pierson, a clinical psychologist at Delaware Hospice will give the presentation. Registration is required by Thursday, Oct. 12, contact Michele August at 302-746-4503 or email maugust@delawarehospice.org.

Bling the Bra contest to support womens health in community Nanticoke Health Services will hold its annual Bling the Bra fundraising contest in October to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Nanticoke Breast Cancer Fund, which helps pay for mammography screenings for women in western Sussex County who are uninsured, underinsured, or unable to meet co-payment requirements. Throughout the month, blinged-out bra entries will be on display in the hallway next to the ER in the hospital. Entries are submitted by Nanticoke Health Services employees, physicians, volunteers and clinical students. Voting will be open Oct. 2 through Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. During the voting period, everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite entries with monetary donations either in the box by their favorite entry or online. Winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 3. For more information about Bling the Bra and to see this years entries and vote online, visit www.nanticoke.org/blingthebra. Nanticoke Cancer Care Services and the Mammography team at Nanticoke would like to remind you that the first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a womans mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present. Nanticoke offers 3D mammography which provides increased accuracy and leads to fewer callbacks. Please remember to schedule your mammogram and remind all women in your life to get theirs as well!

Breast Cancer Awareness Car Show Levin Clark will present the Fifth Annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown. Registration takes place the day of the event from 9 a.m. to noon, a parade will go through the circle at 2 p.m. and the Glass Onion band will perform at 5. Last years event raised nearly $6,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. This years event will feature cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. Hall of Fame NASCAR driver Harry Gant will sign autographs. Also included will be food and craft vendors, helicopter rides, and demonstrations by the State Police canine division and mounted division. The event will be judged with 66 trophies in various categories. For more information, visit www.debreastcancer.org or call Levin Clark at 302-500-1128.