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.

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I’m seeing a lot of patients who are experiencing serious shoulder pain, and their journey has been educational, as well as painful. My saying “educational” may sound strange to you, but quite a number of them have shared with me that they were surprised to learn of the various potential cau…

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…

It’s a mouthful alright, but it can be very painful and have a serious impact on how you live your life. Peripheral neuropathy is a frustrating and unpleasant problem that is pretty common. Right now, 20 million people in the U.S. are dealing with the challenges that come with it. That’s why…

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.”

When I visit with you here in the Coastal Point, I am always focused on talking with you about issues that I believe are important to you. Sometimes I decide to talk with you about an issue that we have talked about before because I am seeing so many patients with a problem that I know it’s …

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!

People who suffer with chronic pain have a terrible time. It dominates every waking hour. Patients have told me they have no quality of life, and they feel like they are literally being tortured. Unfortunately, chronic pain is far more common than most people realize.

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…

On Saturday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Good Earth Market in Rehoboth Beach (38131 Terrace Road, Rehoboth Beach) will present a series of free in-store presentations developed to help people start the new year making educated and healthy choices about their overall wellbeing and sel…

The Division of Public Health announced that it will implement updated guidance issued Monday, Dec. 27, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to shorten the recommended time that people should isolate or quarantine from 10 days to five days based on certain conditions and v…

Beebe Healthcare’s Christopher Manieri, DO, board certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery, will be hosting an in-person seminar and separate webinar in January.

Increasing cases of the coronavirus, crowding in hospitals and exhausted healthcare workers have reached such a level, Dr. David Tam, CEO of Beebe Healthcare, said this week, “that the last time I saw something like this was in combat.”

Falls have been labeled a national health priority for the last few years. There’s just no way I can sugarcoat just how serious a matter this is, and especially for those of us age 65 or older. The reason is that falls are a major cause of serious injury and even death. What should also conc…

Dr. Christopher Manieri, DO, board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery, will host an in-person seminar about the benefits of weight-loss surgery at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4 at the Beebe Healthcare Medical Arts Building on Route 24.

Bayhealth announced this week that it has launched a clinical pastoral education program. Clinical pastoral education (CPE) is professional training for clergy and laypersons of all faiths and denominations. Bayhealth is the only health system in Kent and Sussex counties to offer a CPE program.

Beebe Healthcare is participating in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Perinatal Improvement Collaborative, a large-scale, data-driven collaborative of more than 200 hospitals caring for diverse populations in all 50 states.

You may not be familiar with prehab, but there are a number of medical professionals who believe that prehab can be as important as rehab for some surgical patients. If you or someone you care about is planning for surgery, it’s always important to understand what you need to do to position …

As joyful as parenting is, we also know how difficult it can be. Raising children during a pandemic adds yet another layer of complexity. That’s why Bayhealth is here with helpful parenting tips in the second of three stories in our parenting in a pandemic series geared to support our commun…

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for Delaware residents on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of its 2021 national Educating America Tour. The conference, which is free and open to everyone, will allow…

Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) have formally issued an emergency regulation requiring educators, school staff, volunteers and contractors working in Delaware schools to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or undergo weekly testing beginning Nov. …