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Residents living in and around Dagsboro can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with screenings by Life Line Screening in March.

In the new year, many people have plans to take control of their health. Those who are looking to create a healthier lifestyle this year can start in the kitchen. While learning how to create healthy meals that taste delicious and work for busy schedules might sound challenging, the Delaware…

Understanding the difference between emergency care and urgent care can be important, especially in the stressful moments of an unexpected health crisis. With many hospitals at or near capacity, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is sharing tips to help simplify the decision…

The 12th annual Hair of the Dog 5K run and 1-mile family-friendly walk will toe the line at Garfield Street and Atlantic near the Bethany Beach bandstand at 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Race marshals and official judges include Bethany Beach Mayor Rosemary Hardiman, South Bethany Mayor Tim Sax…

It seems like it happens every year, doesn’t it? We make those resolutions telling ourselves this is going to be the year to get into shape and get healthier. And every year for many of us, those good intentions fade as we get caught up in the day-to-day and busy schedules or we just plain l…

The 35th Annual Beebe Ball raised more than $185,000 for Beebe Healthcare’s Specialty Surgical Hospital located on the Rehoboth Health Campus. The ball was hosted by the Beebe Medical Foundation and held Nov. 12 at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club.

The Southern Delaware Education Foundation is a local nonprofit scholarship group in Ocean View that helps provide medical certifications, including nursing degrees, to help bridge the gap in rising needs for professional medical staff in the region. Last weekend, SDEF held a fundraising raf…

This summer seemed to fly by, didn’t it? I really notice the change is here with the chill, crisp air that greets me early in the morning when I’m heading for Tidewater. We are so lucky to have beautiful fall weather here on Delmarva. And coming along with enjoying the weather is a need for …

Beebe Healthcare Perinatal Loss Support Services will host the 18th Annual Walk to Remember beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the George H. P. Smith Park, Block House Pond, in Lewes. After two years of virtual events, the walk will return to an in-person event.

Beebe Healthcare announced this week that Beebe Medical Group’s next Primary Care location will be located at “Bayside Corner,” at the intersection of Routes 54 and 20 near Selbyville and west of Fenwick Island. The exterior structure is in the process of being built, with a tentative openin…

Heading back to school can be an exciting time for students and parents, but it can also produce stress and anxiety. New schedules can be overwhelming, and fear of the unknown can cause a lot of worry. Here are some tips to help ease some of the fear and worry as you help your children navig…

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.