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

(Disclaimer: In using the term “father,” I am referring to biological fathers, adopted fathers or any father figure.)

Pro-level athletes are not more motivated than you are.

(Disclaimer: In using the term “father,” I am referring to biological fathers, adopted fathers or any father figure.)

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.

Sit. Stay! Did you know 53 percent of Americans own dogs and 35 percent of Americans own cats? And cat owners keep an average of two cats each.

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…

It’s that time of year folks: the New Year is coming up! I think we all can’t wait for 2020 to be over — am I right!?!?

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.

As with everything else in 2020, Halloween may look a little different this year due to COVID-19. Even if you skip trick-or-treating this year, you can still enjoy some fun at home with your family.

William “Bill” Dailey has always had a place at the beach. In 2005, Bill retired from a successful career with the U.S. Postal Service. In 2013, he purchased a new home and moved to Dagsboro full-time. A regular weightlifter at the gym and an active volunteer in his community, Bill was “fit …

The whole viburnum family are great shrubs, but today we’ll be talking about one that is looking more and more beautiful every day — viburnum nudum Brandywine. Because the berries are desirable to birds and the flowers to pollinators, this is the ideal shrub for your garden to become a certi…

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…

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…