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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) this week announced additional locations where those who meet eligibility criteria can get the monkeypox (MPX) vaccine. DPH had recently expanded access to the vaccine to those living with HIV and those receiving HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Many of us know the daunting feelings that surface when we are faced with the glaring desire or lifesaving need to finally shed those unwanted, stubborn pounds for good. For those who are seeking improvements in overall health that are directly related to weight loss, these benefits can be u…

Despite increasing concern about monkeypox — and the nationwide number of diagnosed cases reaching 3,590, prompting the White House to name a monkeypox coordinator — a Beebe Healthcare doctor this week said the risk of contracting the disease is not high.

After more than two years of advocacy on the issue, NAMI Delaware joined mental health advocates across the country this week to celebrate the nationwide launch of 988 — the three-digit number for people to call or text during mental health, substance use or suicide crises.

In my previous article in the Coastal Point, we learned about superfoods and how they represent uber-healthy, natural, whole foods that are packed with goodness to support our healthy best. Dark leafy greens, of course, are one of the high-caliber superfoods that can be understood as an army…

The summer is in full swing, which means fun in the sun, vacations, picnics and tempting treats, such as corndogs, boardwalk fries and ice cream cones. Attempting to stick with healthy eating habits in the summer can seem like a daunting task, but never fear! Here are few simple tips for sta…

Mike Killmon doesn’t hesitate when he says Dr. Tarek Waked, MD, saved his life. The Salisbury, Md., native, who now resides in Rehoboth Beach, has been on a journey since 2020, when he decided that surgical weight loss was his best option to return to a healthy life.

A patriotic holiday celebration is almost here — Independence Day. Every year, honoring the country’s birth as an independent nation has become a benchmark of summer. Otherwise known as the Fourth of July, it is often celebrated with pool parties, backyard barbeques, beach days and firework nights.

The Roxana CHEER Center is inviting the public to a presentation by Beebe Healthcare on diabetes health at noon on Wednesday, June 29. Glucose, cholesterol and blood-pressure screenings will also be provided by Beebe Community Health nurses from noon to 2 p.m.

Everyone loves the taste of a garden-fresh vegetable and fruit, especially if they worked diligently to grow it themselves. The hard-earned harvest is not only a delicious reward but a physical one as well. It is proven that time spent working in the dirt and warm summer sunshine are valuabl…

You may have heard of “superfoods” in magazine articles, handouts from your doctor when he or she is recommending some dietary tweaks for the goal of improving your health, or maybe even online when researching how to begin eating healthier.

Sometimes, the first signs that someone is experiencing a stroke can be subtle: fatigue, lightheadedness, headaches or tingling sensations. In other cases, the red flags are serious and clear: sudden loss of vision, slurred speech, intense numbness or weakness, and abrupt confusion.

TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, in partnership with the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (LLF), is the first hospital in LLF’s Maryland-based service area to implement Copernicus, an electronic referral system that allows hospital staff to quickly notify LLF when they have a potential li…

Motivation is the mental process that initiates goal-oriented behaviors. It seems pretty simple that all we have to do is program our minds for the necessary thoughts to keep us focused and dedicated to healthy habits, such as eating healthfully and taking a daily walk.

Sun Behavioral Delaware (Sun) has provided mental health and substance use treatment programs in Sussex County since 2018. As part of its outreach to the community, SUN works with a variety of community-based partners to build awareness about public health issues, and this spring, Sun will c…

The quest for losing unwanted pounds can feel like an ongoing, nagging problem that represents a rollercoaster of losing and regaining weight. Thanks to toxic diet culture, we trade in our common sense for a desperate program to fix us from the inside out.

The Beebe Medical Foundation announced this week a three-year restricted grant of $370,000 from the Carl M. Freeman Foundation to help fund the purchase of a new Beebe Healthcare Mobile Health Clinic that will serve Sussex County.

“Watch what you eat” is the timeless mantra heard over and over when it comes to weight loss. If you are anything like me, when you think of the daunting task of counting calories to monitor your food intake for losing unwanted weight, you feel like pulling your hair out. Maybe because you h…

Sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health and can often be taken for granted. The demands of our bustling lifestyles can crowd out getting enough rejuvenating shuteye, and before we know it, we can find ourselves running on fumes, which can have damaging ramification…

The Sussex County Survivorship Coalition is inviting the public to the “After Ringing the Bell” Survivorship Conference. This year’s theme is “Beyond COVID and Cancer: Creating Health and Well-being in a New Era.”

For those trying to lose weight to improve health and longevity, choosing to go on a diet seems like the obvious solution. For decades, various styles of diets and food restriction plans have been relied upon as the uber tool for shedding unwanted pounds of bodyfat and harnessing better health.

Beebe Healthcare is inviting the public to a free virtual webinar in celebration of Heart Month this February. Cardiologists Dr. Rajinder Prasad, MD, FACC, and Dr. Kenneth Sunnergren, MD, FACC, were set to host an online presentation on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 6 p.m. Thomas Trobiano, FN…

The dreary months of winter are here in full force on the Delmarva Peninsula. Unpredictable weather patterns and more weeks of cold, gray weather than we care to count can make it rather challenging to find the joy. We may find ourselves feeling more sleepy than usual. We may also notice cra…

Now, before I go into this, I must admit that I personally love cardio, simply for the endorphin release, and I find it challenging — and I think you all know I love a good challenge.

The holidays are a time for celebration. It’s also a time to indulge in all of the delicious food and drink that we’ve been waiting all year long to enjoy!

Research shows that the top two New Year’s resolutions are to exercise more and lose weight. This would make sense, as many people end the holiday season feeling the physical ramifications of decadent overindulging. These feelings fuel an impulsive desire to undo the negative side effects, a…

Fitness is an ever-growing industry with so many myths and misconceptions.

Beebe Medical Group recently welcomed Dr. L.J. Romel Crèvecoeur, MD, to its infectious disease and travel medicine team. Crèvecoeur, will see patients at Beebe Infectious Disease at 1535 Savannah Road in Lewes, as well as inpatients at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus.

Beebe Medical Group recently welcomed board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Afua Nyanin, MD, to its Women’s Health team. Nyanin will see patients at Beebe Women’s Health Plantations in Rehoboth Beach. To make an appointment, call (302) 480-1919.

If the change in weather and shorter days are making people feeling down or less energetic, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or what many would refer to as “seasonal depression,” is a health concern for numerous people at this time of the year. Bayhealth psychiatrist Andrea DeSimone, DO, o…

There is new hope for patients suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease and their caregivers thanks to legislation brought forward by U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and signed recently by President Joe Biden. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) impacts one in every 300 people in the United States…