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.

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

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…

(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.