In the Community

Health education event for deaf and hard of hearing women connects and empowers

Debra Fry of Newark might communicate in a language that uses signs instead of words, but at a recent Christiana Care Health System program on breast health and mammography, she got the message loud and clear — early detection saves lives. As one of about 20 women to attend a special program at Wilmington Hospital specifically for deaf and hard of hearing women and their families, Fry asked a number of good questions, toured the mammography suite on the health system’s Wilmington campus, had the opportunity to meet trusted health care providers and encourage other members of the Deaf community to take charge of their own good health. Read more