Like many of us do on Dec. 31 every year, Beebe Healthcare and its leadership team recently took the time to reflect back on our past fiscal year, which ended in June.
The most recent Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance for individuals who have been fully-vaccinated provides a well-earned sense of relief for many after 15 months.
It’s 2021, and life is, shall we say, busy? Hectic? Fast? Time-consuming? Stressful? All of the above, if you ask me! And we all know (at least I hope by now you know), now more than ever, that exercise is an important part of living a healthy life.
Often, my patients have dealt with weight bias and are told that their weight gain is due to poor eating habits and lack of exercise and willpower.
It is important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is not the only public health crisis afflicting our county, state and nation.
I really feel for my patients and I understand their pain and frustration when they are describing the serious impact that headaches have on their daily lives. When you have a headache, it can make you feel miserable. The truth is it’s a common problem. What can often make the problem go awa…
In today’s fitness arena, there are a ton of different popular trends and hot topics. Strength training, athletic performance, bodybuilding and, of course, the ever-popular weight loss!
When you’re shopping and you see what looks like a leather sectional at a very low price, buyer beware! The handsome sectional shown here is covered in bonded leather. This is not real leather. A stretchy product was bonded to a base material to mimic leather.
Since I have been a Delaware resident for less than a year, I am still learning interesting facts about the state and the rich history here. For example, I recently learned that Delaware was well-known as a stop on the Underground Railroad, and for many slaves, Kent County was the first free…
Prior to moving into our new home, I pre-planned my home office. After moving in, I excitedly put my plan in place. The desk, centered in the room, faces tall windows. Plantation shutters would control the light.
Let’s face it. Everyone loves a bargain! We often shop the internet, looking for items, comparing prices and searching for bargains. The word “sale” often causes people to quickly make their purchases.
It is not uncommon for the shorter days and colder temperatures to affect us during the winter months. While some people may not notice a difference in their mental health, others may experience a seasonal depression or loss of energy.
The first week of February reminded me of the power of social media and how it can be a positive and educational force in the world we live in now as we battle the pandemic and provide healthcare for our community.
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 aged 65 and older. The reason is that falls are a major cause of serious injury and even death. What should also con…
Delaware, a wonderful state, my mother always told me was a great place to live. And she was right! My husband and I have spent the last six months here and loved every minute of it.
So long to 2020. It was a year we are glad to put behind us. I hope you and your family are well, and that’s why I am starting the new year off with you with something that I believe can help.
I’ve done videos and Facebook rants on this subject before, but I thought it might be time to put some hard facts and science on paper, to help educate my community on the importance of exercise and the role it plays on our mental health (which actually plays a large role in our immune syste…
With the leaves gone off trees, all the characteristics of our evergreen trees really come out. One of the most distinctive is our native red cedar, juniperus virginiana; it is very common in our fields and roadsides here in Delmarva.
There’s a new study out and its findings are important. A recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute looked at the impact of beginning physical therapy only days, rather than weeks, after suffering a lower back injury. Researchers found that early physical therapy led to bet…
When you go for a walk in our local forests, you’re sure to see a medium tall evergreen tree in the understory. Thick, and slightly pyramidal in shape, the American Holly, Ilex opaca, provides shelter year-round, food for birds and pollinators and decorations for our houses — and is beautiful.
With the holidays coming up, we’re going to take a quick break from native plants and look at cut flowers. You’ll probably be receiving some, or getting some, to beautify your home and table, so here’s some tips from an AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design) pro.
As we enter this holiday season, it is difficult to consider the choices that we will all have to make to keep ourselves, our families, our neighbors and, at Beebe, our patients safe.
The CDC Public Health Blog states “a healthy community is one in which local groups from all parts of the community work together to prevent disease and make healthy living accessible.” Throughout Sussex County there is evidence of neighborhoods coming together for the purpose of promoting a…
Recent research says that a longtime gardening tradition — the big fall clean-up — may do more harm than good. In many ways, letting existing natural systems do what they have always done is better for your soil, your garden, your back and the environment.
COVID-19 has presented many challenges. Beyond the obvious, there’s a real concern about weight gain. Eating out of loneliness, depression or boredom is a growing problem. Challenges from changed lifestyles, personally and for many still working, more isolation and a limitation on some exerc…
The airy seedheads and tan leaves of switchgrass — Panicum virgatum — really glow in fall. Backlit by the rising or setting sun, or rustling in a breeze, its beauty and usefulness make it a valuable landscape plant.
If you take a walk near the beach now, you’ll see one of the fall glories of life at the beach — the seaside goldenrod, solidago sempervirens. I’m sitting here watching some late season monarch butterflies gliding between the flower clusters, fueling up for the journey south — be safe, littl…
Eight months of COVID-19 — constant reminders to wash your hands, wear a mask, physically distance, avoid gatherings and loved ones — it is only natural to feel drained by this unprecedented time in our lives.