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Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.


Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Genetic Consultation and Risk Assessment

Does colon cancer run in your family? Do you have a gene that puts you at higher risk for breast cancer? We can’t change our family health history or our genes, but we can use that knowledge to make the best decisions for your personalized health.

Research shows a clear link between certain genes and risks for breast, colorectal, prostate and thyroid cancers. The link is often strongest in families where:

  • Cancer is diagnosed before age 50.
  • Cancer shows up in more than one generation.
  • Individual family members have cancer in both the left and right breasts (bilateral)
  • Cancer occurs in the less commonly affected gender (male breast cancer).
  • Several rare cancers (ovarian, pancreatic, sarcoma) occur.

Knowing your personal risk based on your family health history may help you and your doctor prevent cancer or detect it early when it is most treatable.

Make an appointment today to complete your personal cancer risk assessment with a licensed genetic counselor.

Call us at 302-623-4593 (option 1) or toll-free at 1-800-811-8116.

 

Community Health Outreach and Education Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4661