Something like COVID can really change your perspective on what really is important in your life — like family, friends and health. As a result of the pandemic crisis, many of us had to look at how we take care of ourselves and ensure we are doing the things necessary to stay healthy — for o…

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A listing of open houses available throughout our resort area, compliments of our local Real Estate professionals.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex medical problem that can cause a significant decrease in your quality of life.

What is summer without the bright and cheerful flowers of black-eyed Susans? Long-blooming, tough and easy to grow, the rudbeckias are a large group (genus) of plants that many of us depend on in our summer gardens. And, did you know that there are actually two different kinds of flowers on …

There are many great native wildflowers blooming now (black-eyed Susans, coneflowers, milkweeds,  and more) but this week we’re talking about one you may not know — the hairy wild petunia, ruellia humilis.

According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey, 37.4 percent of Delawareans are delaying their medical care due to COVID-19.

The relentless pursuit of quality and safety is an aspect of healthcare that truly does not get enough attention, although the COVID-19 pandemic has shed some light onto the subject.

I look forward to our meetings here at the Coastal Point every month to talk about problems that I want to help you understand.

Have you noticed the big white flowers blooming now along Route 1? Those are our hardy hibiscus, the Swamp Mallow, or Hibiscus moscheutos. It is one of our larger perennials, meaning the top dies back in winter but the roots live, unlike a shrub or a tree whose top does not die back, even if…

It is hard to believe it is already summer. Now that the season of the sun is here, many of us are getting outside more as we return to our beaches and the activities that we can enjoy with the warm weather. I hope you are all going to remember to take the proper precautions to be safe as yo…

Our native prickly pear cactus — Opuntia humifusa — is blooming now, with its beautiful yellow/pink flowers. You can see it on the dunes, or any hot, dry, sandy and sunny location.

After 90 days of being as the president and CEO of Beebe Healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, it’s nice to be writing good news more frequently.

Along with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic swooped over our country like a dark cloud, leaving many of us wondering what to do with the sudden abundance of time on our hands.

Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica) is one of the most attractive and versatile of our native shrubs. It is a deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub that is found in the southeast U.S. on streambanks and wet pine barrens, along swamp edges here in Delaware. It can grow up to 8 feet tall, with gr…

(This is part of a series of articles on plants native to our area. But why natives? Because each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.)

There is nothing more miserable than being in pain and not getting the relief you need. Pain is erosive. It wears you down. The good news is pain management and treatments are advancing. As doctors and researches learn more, there’s more that can be done to help you in dealing with pain. Tha…

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We get many questions from parents of our pediatric patients. This guide is a great resource for parents to know when and how they can safely come into the office for scheduled appointments and exams.

In their community practice, family medicine physicians Drs. Andrea Arellano Vu, MD, and Kenny Vu, MD, had been exploring an avenue to treat patients who couldn’t easily come in to the office, due to work schedules, transportation issues, being bed-bound, having anxiety over leaving home, or…

(This is part of a series of articles on plants native to our area. But why natives? Because each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of understandable concern. As we all work together to control the spread of the virus within our community, Peninsula Regional Medical Center wants you to know that your health and safety remain their priority. It is committed to providing you the quali…

(This is part of a series of articles on plants native to our area. But why natives? Because each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.)

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At the beginning of this pandemic, Beebe Healthcare joined the rest of the world in halting our work and preparing ourselves for the expected surge of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Many people had their elective procedures postponed for safety reasons and in order to conserve personal pr…

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With so much information circling about coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s hard to know what to believe and what are myths that are simply untrue and have no evidence to support them. Bayhealth spoke with infectious disease specialist Dr. Farida Malik, MD, to clear up some of the false information…

(This is part of a series of articles on plants native to our area. But why natives? Because each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.)

(This is part of a series of articles on plants native to our area. But why natives? Because each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.)

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Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way people live their lives and is creating some negative stress. Yes, there are positive stressors, but as Bayhealth primary care physician Dr. Cindy W. Siu, MD, explains, negative stressors have become routine in the past month and can wre…

(This is part of a series of articles on plants native to our area. But why natives? Because each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.) 

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Everyone should be remaining at home as much as possible to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). However, there are times you may need to leave your home. Some examples of necessary reasons to leave your home include:

We called and you answered — 24 days into my role as president and CEO of Beebe Healthcare, I still am absolutely blown away by this community’s support of its local, independent, not-for-profit healthcare system.

It’s just about finished blooming now, but you may have noticed a small/medium-sized tree blooming white in round flower clusters everywhere along our roadsides the past few weeks. These trees are descendants of the Bradford Pear, a cultivated variety of Pyrus calleryana, the Callery Pear, a…

As many families are doing their part to stay home and practice social distancing in order to curb the spread of coronavirus, they may find themselves looking for affordable, convenient and healthful recipes.

I have watched our pickleball courts sit empty during the coronavirus quarantine, and it caused me to reflect on the benefits of pickleball in our communities.

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we all live right now. These are challenging times and it can be very stressful. I think of all of you, and I hope you and yours are all well. I know you understand the importance of following the guidance we have received from the Centers for Dis…

(This is the second in a series of articles on plants native to our area. But why natives? Because each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.)

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Every health organization, including the CDC and WHO, is recommending social distancing in the United States right now. It might be the best way to reduce community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Gov. John Carney has expanded the state-of-emergency, places that used to be gathering places…

Spring is upon us, and that means golf season is getting under way. Do you love the game? Many golfers will say they have a love-hate relationship with the game. Golf is a demanding sport. It requires a lot of time and effort, and the definition of true grit for some of us to master the skil…

(This is the first of a series of articles on plants native to our area. But why natives? Because each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.)

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This week, I would like to thank the hidden army that manufactures and distributes pickleball products.