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

Self Care for Survivors

For questions about life after treatment, please call our Survivorship Nurse Navigator at 302-623-4407.

Many survivors find their cancer experience is a turning point in the way they approach their health and self-care.

Although your individual needs are unique, all survivors benefit from:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Exercising.
  • Limiting alcohol consumption.
  • Quitting smoking.
  • Wearing sunscreen.

Nutrition plays a large part in your health after cancer treatment, and it’s easy to get confused by all the different theories and ideas out there. The dietitians at the Helen F Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute can help answer any questions that you have. Please call 302-623-4593 extension 2 to schedule an individual appointment.

Although your nutritional needs are specific to your type of cancer and your treatment, all survivors should follow some general dietary guidelines:

  • Eat less red and processed meats.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables – try to include as many colors of the rainbow as possible, from leafy greens to ripe reds, oranges and yellows, to berry blues and purples.

Strive for the “New American Plate,” a dietary model created by the American Institute for Cancer Research for reducing cancer risk.

Using this model:

  • Fill 2/3 of your plate with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes.
  • Include a 3-ounce serving of lean meat (no larger than the size of a deck of cards).
  • No more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for men; 1 drink a day for women.