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From the Publisher Once again, the time has come for Grand Living’s Annual Dream Car edition. We hope that as you read these brief biographies and admire these vehicles, you will be inspired to make your own “dreams” come true. These vehicles are not all exotic or out of reach financially, as the “dream” is different for everyone. You may not be a car enthusiast or you may already be driving the car of your dreams, like the gentlemen who appear in this issue. Either way, we hope you find it an inspiring read, as it’s wonderful to achieve your dreams. Grand Living is also kicking off our “Preferred Doc’s” reader poll. We will be offering this poll over the next three issues, so that we may collect a true sampling of our readers. The annual reader poll is not for our gain, but to offer our readers a voicem and to give credit where credit is due. Our Grand Living circulation is in a very large number of medical offices on the shore. Although we rarely see the doc’s, we often observe the support and reception staff. There are definitely practices that “stand out” from the crowd, and each of them comprised of professionals who work hard to provide you excellent medical services. From our perspective, it all begins with a warm greeting, so we have included individuals who are the “face of the practice” in our poll as well. We hope you will take a few minutes to participate in our poll, either by completing the form in this edition, or the form online at www.grandlivingmag.com. We will be sharing the results and reader comments in our March/April 2012 issue. Perhaps, if you are seeking a specialty doctor or a more personable pharmacist, you will find direction by feedback from fellow readers.
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Learning Curve Introducing GLM’s Latest Columnist, Mark Stoehr As a sophomore at the University of Maryland, I began to have unexplained headaches. Before long, I was living in constant pain and started looking for answers. My symptoms, which stumped my family doctor, led me to a neurologist who performed a brain MRI. Soon after, I received a phone call from the neurologist who explained that the MRI revealed a pituitary gland brain tumor. It was growing fast, and exerting excess pressure on my optic nerve, requiring urgent surgery. I had surgery to remove the tumor in December 2002. I then developed a subcranial hemorrhage requiring a second surgery later that day, and even contracted meningitis. Later that same year, I had radiation to control the tumor. The treatments left me in more pain than when I started, along with additional ailments. Desperate for help, I began looking for alternatives and natural treatments, including eating organic food and taking natural remedies. Additionally, I received acupuncture treatments, which reduced my pain, gave me a sense of well being, and improved my mood. I was impressed by my acupuncturist who listened and offered compassion. This was an essential part of my recovery, and inspired me to live a more simple and natural lifestyle. I was so inspired that I decided to go to acupuncture school so I could help others the way in which I had been helped. While in acupuncture school, I focused on herbal medicine and nutrition for chronic pain and depression. Alternative medicine has truly become my passion and obsession. I LOVE helping patients overcome back pain, acid reflux, sciatica, metabolic issues and stress. I do so with a combination of acupuncture, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, and prescribing herbal medicines. I am thrilled to share my excitement and expertise in upcoming issues! Mark Stoehr earned a BS degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute. He has a private practice in North Ocean City on 142nd Street and West Ocean City. Mr. Stoehr is also a faculty member at Tai Sophia Institute and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland Medical School, Salisbury University and Howard Community College.
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Margarine vs Butter
Margarine is made from vegetable oils and contains no cholesterol. Margarine is also higher in "good" fats — polyunsaturated and monounsaturated — than butter is. These types of fats help reduce "bad," cholesterol, when substituted for saturated fat. Butter, on the other hand, is made from animal fat, and so contains cholesterol along with high levels of saturated fat. Not all margarines are created equal. Stick margarines usually have more trans fat than tub margarines. Like saturated fat, trans fat increases blood cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. In addition, trans fat can lower HDL or "good," cholesterol levels. Spreads such as Benecol and Promise Activ are fortified with plant stanols and sterols, which can help reduce LDL cholesterol levels. When selecting a spread, be sure to check the Nutrition Facts panel, and pay particular attention to the grams of saturated fat and trans fat. Look for products that have the lowest combined amount. Also, look for products with a low percent Daily Value for cholesterol. If you don't like the taste of margarine, or don't want to give up butter completely, consider using whipped or light butter. Or look for products that are a blend of butter and olive or canola oil. Per serving, these products have less fat and calories than regular butter does. The important thing is to use them sparingly. (Source: The Mayo Clinic)
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There is now research which suggests that red and purple grape juices may provide some of the same heart benefits as red wine, including: • Reducing the risk of blood clots • Reducing “bad" cholesterol • Preventing damage to blood vessels in your heart • Helping maintain a healthy blood pressure Grapes are rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants are found mainly in the skin, stem, leaf and seeds of grapes, rather than in their pulp. The amount of antioxidants in grapes depends on many factors, including the kind of grape, its geographic origin and how it's processed. Dark red and purple grapes tend to be higher in antioxidants. Keep in mind that it's also beneficial to eat whole grapes. Some research suggests that whole grapes deliver the same amount of antioxidants that are in grape juice and wine, but have the added benefit of providing dietary fiber.
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The Mysterious Pocomoke River F
by Polly Elliott
all is a wonderful time of year to explore the Pocomoke River. The magical colors dance in the water and the Bald Cypress are lined by water lilies swaying in the cool breeze. Located within the 15,000 wooded acres of the Pocomoke State Forest, in the southwestern portion of Worcester County, the scene is captivating. Originating in Delaware’s Great Cypress Swamp, and flowing southwesterly 45 miles to the Chesapeake Bay, the area provides a wonderful backdrop for the outdoor buff. The river holds true to its name “Pocomoke,” meaning black water, and is reminiscent of an era gone by. The river is dark and mysterious, and the Bald Cypress trees which flank it, add to the mysticism. The Pocomoke is home to the northern most reaches of the cypress and offers a unique habitat for wildlife, typically only seen in the southern regions of the country. When watching carefully, you might see a Great Blue Heron or a Bald Eagle, or maybe even an Osprey overhead. The river is frequented by scores of Egrets wading in the swampy water. There are turtles that love to sunbath on a log, playful otters fishing for their dinner, and a large variety of smaller birds that call the river home. The water is alive with bass, perch, catfish, yellow and white perch, pickerel and the river’s signature fish, the alligator gar. There are also an abundance of woodland creatures, including White Tail Deer, Groundhog and Wild Turkey. Here you will find some of the finest flat-water paddling in the region. The river is the perfect place for novice kayaking or canoeing. Stand–up paddle board enthusiasts will love the ride in the tranquil water. There are several long and short paddle trips. The Blackwater Canoe Trail is about two miles long and
takes approximately 1to 1.5 hours to complete. Here you will be totally immersed in the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp, which is a very picturesque trip this time of year. The Shad Landing to Porter’s Crossing paddle is a full 10.5 miles and is typically an up-river paddle. The route meanders past the small town of Snow Hill then into a wilder portion of the river. It also connects to the Nassawango Creek, where there are even more paddling opportunities. You can run this course in reverse, but be sure to check on the tides and wind conditions before heading out. There are a few landings along the river. Shad Landing is on the southern side of the Pocomoke and Milburn Landing is on the northern side. Both are great places to stop for a picnic, or to take time to explore on land while you take a break from paddling. There is a nature center at the Pocomoke River State Park, which is a must see while you’re out. The facility houses several tanks containing native river creatures and numerous interactive exhibits. The center is open on weekends in September and May, and then Wednesday-Sunday during the summer months. Take time to explore the scavenger hunt; it’s a great way to learn more about the river. Historically, the Pocomoke River has had a major influence on the local residents. During the Civil War, the Pocomoke was believed to have played a part in the Underground Railroad, as escaped slaves hid deep in the swamp during the day, and made their way north during the dark of night. Native Americans used the river as a conduit for travel and trade with the early colonist from settlements along the Chesapeake Bay. They harvested fish and iron ore from the soil along the banks and made their homes nearby. If you’re looking for a “dryer” option to explore the river, there are numerous foot trails, ranging in length from .5 to 4.5 miles. Along the way, you will find interpretive signs that compliment a self-guided tour. The Milburn Landing Trail follows along the edge of the river, allowing visitors to experience the solitude of the Bald Cypress Swamp. For more details log onto: www.dnr. state.md.us. GLM
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by Valery Cordrey
his is the time to plant fall bulbs. Every spring when I see the beautiful bulbs bursting forth with color, I wish I had planted more bulbs. Bulbs that flower in the spring must be planted in the fall. In our area, the best time to plant is in October and November. Bulbs need cool soil, about 55 degrees, to make roots before the onset of winter. It’s important not to plant too early when the soil is warm.
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Spring flowering bulbs have a growth cycle different from other plants. They make their roots in the fall, remain alive underground in the winter, and then burst through the ground with their beautiful display in the spring. When they are above ground, they have to store enough energy to flower again next spring, which is why you should not cut them down after they bloom. Even tying or braiding is not a good idea. Let them die
back naturally. This is difficult for many people because they don’t like the look of dying back foliage. A good way to disguise this look is to plant other plants, such as Hostas or Daylillies nearby. These plants will grow up and cover the dying foliage. Most people think of tulips and daffodils when they think of bulbs, but there are many more choices, and the bloom time can be extended by planting more varieties. Start with the very early bloomers. Plant crocus, aconite, squill, and snowdrops, just to name a few, for very earthy color. Continue with daffodils, hyacinths, grape hyacinths, tulips, and fritillaria. Very late bloomers include one of my favorites, the Globemaster. These are one of the most spectacular of the alliums. They are tall purple orbs, on strong stems, and they last a long time. They also are good as a cut flower either fresh or dried. There are many varieties of Alliums, try a few. If you want immediate color, plant fall crocus now. They can be planted in the ground, in containers, or in pots in the house. They will bloom right away. When you are planting your fall bulbs, don’t forget to add them to your outside containers. They are a great addition to mums, pansies, cabbages, kale, and aster fall pots. When designing your garden, it’s better and visually more pleasing to plant the bulbs in mass. Think about the height of the mature flower. Also, keep in mind that there are bulbs for full sun and bulbs for shade. A large number of the bulbs are also deer resistant. The size of a bulb is important, and typically you do get what you pay for; bigger is better. The larger bulbs produce more or
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larger flowers than smaller bulbs. Also, bulbs should be firm and not dried out looking. Bulbs can be planted individually, by hand. I like to use an auger with portable gas, or an electric drill. One person can drill the holes, and another can drop in the bulbs. When planting, try to position roots down and top up. However, do not worry bulbs will grow properly, thanks to “geotropism.” This means that plants will always grow opposite gravity; roots down, and flower up. A timesaver I use in the fall, is to plant bulbs in the same hole I dig for my pansy plants. Some bulbs will come back year after year. Daffodils will multiply and give you years of enjoyment, if you give them plenty of sunshine, good drainage, and allow them to dig back naturally. Tulips, for the most part, will put on a great show the first year then get weaker after that. Many people plant tulips as annuals and remove them after their spring bloom. I still look at tulips as a good value. They usually bloom for about four weeks. The enjoyment of bloom can be extended by planting early, mid, and late varieties. Some of the tulip companies have varieties packaged that way. I enjoy watching the plants peak through the earth, grow, transform, and flower. It is exciting in late winter and early spring, to see the first bulbs begin to appear. Remember, a little planting time in the fall will give you great rewards next spring. GLM Valery Cordrey is a professional gardener with the East Coast Garden Center, Millsboro.
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Betty Looks Back
taying healthy year-round has given me the opportunity to be more active and myself again. When my daughters first talked to me, over a year ago, about moving to Brandywine Assisted Living at Fenwick Island, I honestly didn’t think I needed it. My girls thought I was going “down hill” and letting my health go. Now, looking back, I think I was deteriorating and didn’t know it. I thought moving would be more in their best interest. For them, I finally agreed to move. Now I realize it IS in my best interest, and I think I probably knew it all along but didn’t want to admit it. The meals here are balanced, and are served three times a day. Once I found myself on a schedule, I started feeling like my old self and more alive. I started slowly gaining weight and everything was slowly improving. I wasn’t alone all day long anymore; just watching the television or sleeping. Living this fun structured life, eating well, and having more than adequate care has greatly improved my health. My blood pressure has been an issue with my doctors for quite some time. The nurses in the Wellness Center are here 24 hours a day. I can go anytime and get my blood pressure checked. If I don’t feel well (and there have been times that I just didn’t feel right), I call the nurse and someone comes to me immediately. They take my blood pressure and assess how I feel. They have always been helpful to me. When I lived alone, and had nights that I didn’t feel right, it was scary. Here, I know I don’t have to bother my daughters in the middle of the night with a phone call. I just push my button on my necklace and the nurse responds immediately. It is very comforting to know I can do that, and I know that someone who cares will be right here. Thank God I haven’t really needed severe medical help, but if I do, I know I’m in good hands.
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My medications have been adjusted and changed, and the staff here do a good job keeping track of that. They also make sure I take my medications properly. They also order lab work and follow up with my doctor. The communication between the Wellness Center at Brandywine and my personal physician is great. My medical care is always a priority. Between my self, my physicians and the wellness center, we all work well together. The Wellness Center always knowwhen my medications have changed. Even though I take my medications on my own, they keep good records of what I am taking and when it is to be taken. My medication is well managed by all. Looking back on how I felt when I lived alone, and how I feel now; it’s a world of difference. I have more energy to do things. I can see now how I shouldn’t have been living alone. I have made friends, and I am not alone. I have people I can rely on without being a burden. I can live my own life and have my needs met, without depending on my children or hiring someone. Everything is right here for me. Because I’ve been feeling so well, I have taken the opportunity to enjoy the things around me. I don’t sit around waiting for my daughters anymore. I enjoy my time with them, but I also enjoy time with my friends. Over this past summer, I have been to some really good places. I love the Freeman Stage. I saw the Broadway style production of Chicago there. I have never seen Chicago live and that was a wonderful thing. I didn’t have to go far, like to Baltimore or New York, to see a great show. It was right across the street, and virtually in my own backyard. There were really good actors and actresses. Everyone was very talented and had beautiful voices. I just enjoyed it so much. In addition to the play, I also saw a tribute to Tony Bennett. The music was just wonderful. It was A gorgeous night with a full moon, no bugs and the sky was as clear as clear could be. I just sat there and listened to really good music with my friends from Brandywine. I love my life. GLM Betty is a resident at Brandywine Assisted Living at Fenwick Island. We have been following Betty from her move into the building through her first year, and she has shared a wonderful “insider view’ of Assisted Living. For past articles, visit us online at www.grandlivingmag.com
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Good Time To Buy A Car
It’s A If You Do It Right
s automobile manufacturers work to recover what was lost in the Great Recession, many are offering up sweet deals to car buying customers. If you’re among those tempted to drive off the showroom with shiny new wheels, it’s important to do your homework first. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available to help you in this process. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you begin car shopping: Be financially prepared: First and foremost, figure out what you can afford. You can be certain that most dealers will try to assure you that anything you look at is affordable. But don’t take their word for it. Do an honest assessment of your own finances and determine what fits your budget and your needs. Remember, a used car is always an option if your budget is tight. Determine what’s right for you: If you’re a car aficionado, you probably know what you’re looking for and what your choices may be. If you aren’t, you should be sure to test drive a number of vehicles, from different manufacturers, and find what feels right for you (and matches your budget). If possible, check out consumer reviews of specific vehicles you’re interested in to help you compare. Know what it’s really worth: Websites such as Edmonds.com or TrueCar™ price report allow you to find out what the dealer’s invoice price is. This puts you in a position to negotiate with the dealer, before signing on 14
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the dotted line. If possible, get quotes from different dealers for the vehicle you want. There are online options you can pursue for this, as well to avoid having to drive to distant dealerships. Assess the value of your trade-in: If you’re trading in your current vehicle, it’s important to know what it’s really worth to the dealer. Check the Kelley Blue Book or NADA Guides on used car prices to find out the fair value of your trade-in. Then you can be in a position to negotiate with the dealer. Many experts recommend not telling the dealer that you’ll be including a trade-in until, they’ve made their best offer on the car you hope to buy or lease. Find your best financing options: Think carefully when determining whether buying or leasing is the best option for you. Most models today are capable of running well over 100,000 mile, and they have the potential to last for many years. If you’re borrowing money for the purchase, consider loan options beyond what the dealer offers to assess what’s the most economical for you. GLM
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Autumn : Time to Take Stock and Prepare by Therese H. Ganster, LCSW, MPM I
them and keep you on the straight and narrow. Also, remember to take all of your medications as prescribed. Lastly, cleanout your medicine cabinet! In this day and age as in the years of the Great Depression, (after all that’s when canning became the craze), no one wants to waste, especially costly medicines. But, outdated medications, and those used for some illness, are costly if interacted with current medications, or they may be of no use if expired. Keep your current list of medications andy for your physician, homecare nurses or EMS personnel to review. Your heart will “ping” and a smile will become evident as you fulfill these tasks for your health. Do it for you and those you love. GLM
t doesn’t take long to love from the lazy, hazy days of summer into the fall. Amazingly, growing up, it was my nose that helped with noticing the seasonal changes. After hay fever season (which in my later years, I learned was ragweed), my nose would lead me into my grandmother’s kitchen. Canning all the wonderTherese H. Ganster, LCSW, MPM, is the Branch Director of Peninsula Home Care, Salisbury, Maryland. ful fruits and vegetables from summer’s bounty would be long, arduous work. As I grew old enough to help, I also would feel the fulfillment of the tasks at hand. First, we need to take stock. This would include an inventory of our previous reserves. • Carefree Retirement Living The goods that had expired, had to be thrown • Affordable Homes out. Luckily, that was minimal. Then you needed lots of preparation! You had to clean and sterilize • Beautifully Appointed Campus the bottles and caps. Then you had to prepare the foods; husk the corn, blanch the vegetables, skin the tomatoes and simmer down to make the sauce, etc. But you weren’t done yet. Then you had to put the foods in the canning bottles, wipe off the excess, to make sure you would get a good seal, tighten the lid and boil the filled bottles. My favorite was hearing the lids “ping,” as this meant you did the process correctly. In my minds eye, I can also parallel this task to that of our own health. We need to take stock of our own health too. Have we missed annual or semi-annual checkups for our eyes, ears, or teeth? Have we gotten that dreaded, but oh so necessary, colonoscopy? With summer over, have we had our skin checked for any lesions or moles that may look suspicious? Let’s look at our reserves. Have we taken care of ourselves with proper rest, diet, correctly taken medications and exercised to maintain our health? Unlike the pantry reserves, we need to use all of our reserves so we don’t get taken out! We need lots of preparation! Make a list of all the appointments you’ve neglected to make for yourself. Make a contract with yourself to go to sleep at a regular time, so you can wake up refreshed. Now that the weather is cooler, vow to take that morning or evening walk. Sometimes the walk alone helps work out the day’s issues. www.wesleyancenteratdenton.com Other times, it will be your friends that will be 425 Colonial Drive waiting for you at the front doorstep to encourDenton, MD 21629 age you along. With all of the fresh vegetables still at hand, start that nutritious diet you’ve Part of the put off. Make meals and freeze them in small Wesleyan Center portions, so that they are readly available. That at Denton way, they’ll taste as good as the day you made
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Managing Diabetes by John Motsko, C.D.E.
magine walking around part of your adult life with a lifethreatening disease and not even knowing it. Sounds pretty scary! The reality is that it happens more than we realize for people who suffer from diabetes. The number of undiagnosed diabetics in the United States has reached 8-million, which is about as many as have been diagnosed. This means about 50-percent of people who have diabetes don’t know it. Wouldn’t you want to find out if you were one of them, so you could treat the disease and live a longer and healthier life? “I recently saw a patient at the Apple Diabetes Center who told me she has had diabetes for over 30 years,” said John Motsko, Apple Certified Diabetes Educator®. “While she was proud that she had fought the disease for all of this time, I looked at her and wondered who actually won the battle. This patient was just over 60-years old, but already legally blind and had even suffered several heart attacks. She needed to use a walker to get around and was constantly bothered by pain in her legs due to nerve damage, most likely due to poor control of her diabetes. “The sad part about this patient is, most of these complications could have been prevented, or at least minimized, had she controlled her diabetes over the years,” added Motsko. “Her quality of life has been severely compromised.” Diagnosis Can Be More Difficult Research tells us that almost 50-percent of Type 2 Diabetes patients are over the age of 60-years old. We also know that diagnosing the disease becomes more difficult when there are already underlying symptoms, which frequently occur with aging. Grand Citizens may not pay attention to symptoms of chronic thirst and frequent urination, instead just chalking them up to “old age.” Problems such as blurred vision may be masked if cataracts or other age-related eye diseases are also present. Fatigue and weakness could be overlooked as just a natural process of aging. 16
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Why is the older population at such a risk? There are many factors (including genetic predisposition), but increased caloric intake and reduced activity are the major contributors to obesity or being overweight, which is one of the most significant factors in older people developing diabetes. As we age, many of us are less active, but still consume the same amount of calories than we did when we were younger (or even more). As little as 200 calories extra per day can lead to a 20 pound weight gain in just one year. Excess weight contributes not only to poor blood glucose control, but also puts extra strain on the heart, bones and muscles. It compromises our agility and stability, which may lead to falls, fractures or loss of confidence in getting around. Complications Are More Likely If diabetes is not diagnosed for a long period of time, the incidence of complications is higher, due to the long-term damage of high blood sugar. If other medical problems are also occurring at the same time, these complications may not be noticed until they become serious and life threatening. Some of the complications associated with diabetes are blindness, kidney failure and cardiovascular disease. So, what is the “bottom line?” Grand Citizens should strive to obtain a relatively “normal” weight. Attention to the number of calories consumed is a very good start. Ask your healthcare provider, or your Certified Diabetes Educator, what should be a healthy weight for you and an approximate caloric intake goal for your specific age, sex and activity level. Write this number down and place it on the refrigerator. Think of it as a checking account. If you exceed the caloric intake, you will continue to gain weight; if you “spend” less in calories, you will move towards a healthier weight. The second most important thing is to
get your body moving again. Make sure you check with your physician for their “okay” and guidance before resuming an increased activity level. These two simple actions will not cost you a penny and will help prevent the development of diabetes, as well as its complications, and inturn provide you a better quality of life as you age.
to Lighten Your Load by Lou Ann Hill, Professional Organizer These days, everyone seems to be struggling to find time to get things done. As an extension to my previous three-part series in Grand Living, it’s time to develop new habits and use these simple tips to help lighten your load. • Always keep your wallet, purse and keys in the same place. • Take 10 minutes in the morning, while your coffee is brewing, or before bedtime, to straighten up your home. • Get into the habit of finishing what you start. • Rather than cleaning your whole house at one time, clean one room, OR do one chore, each day (i.e. vacuuming or dusting). • Set a limit on saving plastic containers, boxes and shopping bags. Select a number and stick to it! • Use an old golf bag as a “caddy” for gardening tools, storing rakes, shovels, and put hand tools and gardening gloves in the pockets. • Make outdoor entertaining easier, by keeping a large basket near the patio door, containing paper plates, tableware, plastic cups and glasses, citronella candles and bug repellent. For every one item you purchase and bring home, toss one item (i.e. clothes, magazines, household items, etc.). • Reward yourself to a small treat for every project that you complete!
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Your Electronic Health Record: Better Communication, Better Care, Committed To Quality by Sharon Harrington N
anticoke Health Services is committed to providing safe, quality healthcare for our community. An essential piece of providing the best care possible is providing the best communication possible. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was adopted to help healthcare providers improve the health of the nation through a solid health information infrastructure. The five goals of this piece of legislation are to (1) improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities; (2) engage patients and families; (3) improve care coordination; (4) ensure adequate privacy & security; and (5) improve population and public health. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is proud to be among the elite of the nation's hospitals that are well underway in the journey toward a comprehensive Electronic Health Record (EHR) by already implementing an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and a Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system. But what does all this mean? There are many terms and definitions around the ARRA of 2009 and many parts to an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Often confused with the EHR is the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). The EMR is the electronic version of the traditional paper medical record. With all the communication technology in our world today, it can be surprising that many healthcare providers still use the traditional paper medical record. Often, a paper medical record is still used because the cost of technology is high. With the ARRA there are incentives to help healthcare providers move toward an EMR and eventually to a true EHR. This is important because paper medical records often limit communication and collaboration among your healthcare team and is often inconvenient, as you have to complete the same paperwork over and over again at each office or healthcare location you visit. Another component of the EHR is the CPOE or Computerized Physician Order Entry system. The CPOE allows physicians to not only view a patient's electronic medical record but also to 18
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order testing and medications and to sign a patient's chart electronically. This means, for a patient in the hospital, physicians can review a patient's chart from his/her office and order necessary testing for more timely patient care and treatment. This same physician can also be in his/her office and see the results of tests that have been completed or notes from other physicians who are treating the same patient. “For any hospital, especially a community hospital like Nanticoke, to reach this stage is outstanding. I am very proud of this organization and all that our team has accomplished,” said Steve Rose, RN, MN, President & CEO of Nanticoke Health Services. “By early next year, Nanticoke expects to be at Stage 6 of the adoption model. Currently less than 4% of hospitals nationwide have met the HIMSS Stage 6 requirements.” Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is proud to have successfully implemented EMR and CPOE. In summary, what this means for patients is: – A more accurate and complete medical record that is more easily accessed by your healthcare providers through a secure, HIPPA compliant system; – Improved communication and coordination of care between providers; – Improved diagnosis through a more complete medical record; – Reduced risk for medical errors due to communication between providers; – Safer medication ordering and administration; and – Safer care at a lower cost. For more information about electronic health records and requirements for healthcare providers, go to www.himss.org. GLM
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Dream Car 2011
1937 Custom Street Rod 1946 Chevy Pick-Up 1966 GTO 2003 Nissan Z 2006 Corvette 2007 Ford Mustang
...Maybe it’s how a well-tuned engine releases that throaty roar when the pedal is pressed. ...Maybe it’s the way the sun reflects on the chrome. ...Maybe it’s just the freedom of riding down the road with the wind in your hair. So many work their entire life for the luxury of owning the car of their dreams. If Mr. Ford knew the passion his creativity would instill, decades after his death, he couldn’t have created a better legacy. Diehards collect cars like baseball cards. For some, it’s the reflection of how far they have come. For others, it’s the culmination of a dream that began with their first car. Although this is the current car of their dreams, the real dreamers, dream on. There will be other cars and new dreams to come. Be it cars, boats, vacations or anything that you reach for, our annual Dream Car is to inspire us all to reach for the stars.
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Mr. B and his 350C Touring Nissan Z
r. B has always been a car enthusiast, but when he went shopping for something new and sporty, he was captivated by the 2003 350C Touring Nissan Z. “It was just beautiful, says B, the color, the car, everything about it.” He originally brought home the car in a metallic silver, but his wife was not as excited about the car as he was. So it went back to the dealer and he came home with this striking beauty instead. This two seat sports car was manufactured by Nissan from 2002 – 2009 and marks the fifth generation of Nissan’s Z-car line. It has a turbo charged, six speed under the hood. When Mr. B is not out enjoying his ride, you can find him serving up his famous Sushi at the Rice House in West Ocean City. Since 1986 the Rice House has combined the art and precision of Asian cuisine with the freshest ingredients. Now in its 25th year, the Rice House has become another Ocean City landmark.
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Spicer Bell and his 2007 Ford Mustang
picer Bell has always been a car enthusiast. At the age of 15, Spicer worked in the paint shop with his brother at the Chevy dealership in Cambridge. In the summer of 1951, before he got his license, Spicer paid $150 for a Chevy and gave it a custom paint job, before hitting the road. “My love has always been the convertible. I’ve had several of them over the years, a ’55 Chevy, two Jeep Wranglers, two MG’s and two mustangs. My 2007 Ford Mustang is my seventh convertible. It’s no exotic car, but it’s my dream car,” says Bell. “I just love riding with the top down and do so whenever I can.” When Spicer is not out enjoying his ride, he teaches yoga at Peninsula Pilates, in Salisbury, and is President of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
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Ray Asendorf’s 2006 Chevy Corvette
hen Ray Asendorf retired as Director of Plant Operations for Mrs. Smith’s Pies, in Pottstown, PA, he came to the shore with his 1981 Corvette, a treasured vehicle for 22 years. That ‘vette was the result of a lifelong passion for the Corvette, which came to fruition when the kids got out of college. He sold that special car this past summer when he fulfilled his desire for a newer model. His garage now houses his 2006 Corvette with a 400hp, 6 liter engine. The car is not only a pristine vehicle, it sports the markings from the Bowling Green Corvette Museum of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and it’s signed underneath by the production team. The original owner of the vehicle only put 2300 miles on the car, and the second owner, only a few thousand more. It had very low mileage when Ray had the fortunate opportunity to come across the vehicle locally. It’s a vehicle that he and his wife of 49 years, enjoy with the Corvettes of Ocean Pines club. The club is a social group that travels to local wineries and breweries. They also go on dinner excursions and attend car shows.
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Tim Sullivan and his 1966 Pontiac GTO, A Legacy Car
ne of the greatest endeavors of a teenage boy is to get his first set of wheels. At 15, Tim Sullivan got a 1966 GTO; it was instantly his pride and joy. Years later, he has so many great memories with this car. Of course as a youngster, he blew a few engines, and had lots of “good time with the boys,” but Tim went to his junior and senior proms in that car and even had that first date with the girl of his dreams, Marie, whom he is still married to today. Now, 45 years later, that GTO is still a part of Tim’s life. Of course, there have been a few changes; two paint jobs, engine parts and an updated radio, but the vinyl top is the very same and all of the interior except for the carpet. It’s a well cared for classic. But his car has a destiny too. Tim already has plans for it to go to his grandson, Seth when he turns 15, in hopes that it will bring him as much joy as he has had with the car. Seth, now two, is already taking his driving lessons with Pop Pop. He likes to spend time with Tim on the backhoe he uses in his septic system contracting business. “He just loves to pull the leaver to dump the bucket,” says Tim. “He’s gonna love the car!” www.grandlivingmag.com
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Russell Smart and his 1937 Street Rod...
hen Tom Brown came home from the war in 1946, he and his father purchased a Chevy pick-up for use in their lumber yard. Little did they know that very same truck would not only serve them well over the years, but would find a loving home, years later with Russell Smart of Delmar. Russell came across the old truck, in need of repair, at an auction in Pepper Box (near Delmar). He saw the charm the old truck had and made his purchase with plans to restore the truck to its former glory. Today, the truck appears as it did in 1946, with the same “hunter green” paint it once had. It sports matching rims, a 6-cylinder engine and a full-stake body. Russell tells us that finding parts were a challenge, but worth the effort. He enjoys the truck with his grandkids, Dawkins, age six and Trenton, age one. Russell‘s passion is not only for trucks, but cars in general. His garage also boasts a 1937 “Street Rod,” in ’79 Toyota red. It’s a straight back with an IROC engine and a very comfy wool interior, something you don’t see a whole lot of. Russell has enjoyed many car shows with these wheels in the last 14 years. It was created by local friend Dickey Powell, who enjoys the creative process. After 22 years in the construction business, Russell has turned things over to his son Russell Jr. who now runs Russell Smart Home Improvements, in Delmar. Russell says it was a great move. He enjoys retirement, volunteering at the Harvest Ministries and at church. He also gets to spend a whole lot more time with the grandkids and the cars.
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Multigenerational Travel by Farin Phillips
oday people are not traveling the way they would have 20 years ago. What has changed is the type of trips that are more readily available. As the “baby boomer” population becomes grandparents, and those Grand Citizens become increasingly active, families are opting for more diverse and active vacations. Activities such as fishing in Alaska, snorkeling in the Caribbean, horseback riding at a dude ranch, rafting or hiking in Colorado, or even touring Europe, are seen today as viable options. Now, consider the option of multi-generational travel. Take the kids, grandparents, and even aunts, uncles, and cousins. According to the Travel Industry Association of America (TIAA), over 20 percent of all vacation travel in the United States involves a form of multi-generational travel. That is more than 17 million trips. And what could be better than the ultimate multi-generational trip, especially for the younger ones, than Walt Disney World? There is nothing that can compare to the joy on a young child’s face the first time they walk through the gates of the Magic Kingdom, and Mickey Mouse is waiting on the other side. Then again, you might see a similar look on grandma and grandpa’s face too! Walt’s original dream for the theme park was to recreate an American experience where all generations could play together, which is exactly what you will get. Children of all ages (even those Grand Citizens) will be able to enjoy the activities, accommodations, dining, attractions, and options for relaxation that are provided at a Walt Disney World resort. A good, successful, multi-generational vacation begins with solid planning. Take the time to get everyone together for a family meeting. If your family is spread out around the country, make sure to contact everyone, either through e-mail, texting, or even Skype, to learn everyone’s wants and needs for their Disney vacation. Keep in mind that not everyone is going to want to do the same activities. The teenagers in your group might want to ride the Tower of Terror five times in a row, while Grandma might prefer Spaceship Earth and a stroll through the different countries of Epcot. Here’s a tip; plan your trip by park. On Wednesday, go to the Magic Kingdom and then Hollywood Studios on Thursday. But don’t attempt plans anymore specific than that. This gives everyone in your party the chance to do the things they are looking forward to doing in each park. Also, don’t be afraid to split up! You don’t have to travel in a big herd at all times. Make dinner reservations for that evening and have everyone meet back up at that time for “family fun.” An important part of planning is hitting the “hot button” topics. Who’s paying for what? Who’s sharing a bed? What happens when little Billy has a meltdown after a long day? How about if Grandma has the meltdown? What if Grandpa’s snoring starts to wear on everyone’s nerves? Get these issues out in the open before anyone steps foot on a plane. Don’t go into your vacation thinking you will just “deal with it” if it happens. Settle these things now, especially if it happens to deal with money. Two big “don’ts” to help save your sanity are, (1) Don’t set yourself up for a fairytale trip. Everything won’t always go exactly as planned. (2) Don’t get roped into feeling like you are responsible for everyone else’s happiness, because you’re not. Multi-generational travel is a great way to get the whole family together and get in some good ‘ol quality family time. Make the investment to plan a trip that will be enjoyable for everyone, but remember that it is still your vacation too. Start planning your own Disney family vacation. What are you waiting for? GLM
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One Last Cookout... Beer Brats Ingredients 10 fresh bratwurst sausages 1 green bell pepper, sliced into long strips 1 red bell pepper, sliced into long strips 1 large sweet onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 2 bay leaves 2 cups honey mustard barbecue sauce 1 can beer, or as needed 10 hoagie rolls
Homemade Baked Beans Ingredients: 2 cups navy beans 1/2 pound bacon 1 onion diced 3 tablespoons molasses 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar salt & pepper Directions: 1. Soak beans overnight in cold water. Simmer the beans in the same water until tender, approximately 1 to 2 hours. Drain and reserve the liquid. 2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees 3. Place the beans in a casserole dish: layering in between the beans with bacon and onion. 4. In a saucepan, combine molasses, salt, pepper, dry mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and pour over beans. Pour in just enough of the reserved bean water to cover the beans. Cover the dish with oil. 5. Bake for 3 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, until beans are tender. Remove the lid about halfway through cooking, and add more liquid if necessary to prevent the beans from getting too dry.
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Directions: 1. Place half of the bratwurst in the bottom of a 5 quart slow cooker. Arrange half of the green pepper, red pepper, and onion over them. Layer the remaining bratwurst over the top, and top with the remaining red and green bell peppers and onion. Throw in the garlic and bay leaves. 2. In a separate bowl, mix together HALF of the honey mustard sauce and beer. Pour into the slow cooker. Add more beer if necessary to cover everything in the pot. Cover, and cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours. 3. Preheat the grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate. Remove bratwurst from the slow cooker, but leave onions and peppers inside. Place bratwurst on the grill and baste with some of the remaining honey mustard sauce. Turn occasionally until slightly charred. 4. Place bratwurst on rolls, top with the onions and peppers from the slow cooker. Top with Extra Honey Mustard.
American Potato Salad
Ingredients: 3 pounds mixed color small potatoes, with Peruvian (purple), small red, and small white 1 cup diced celery 7 hard boiled eggs, chopped 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 3 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 2 tablespoons dill relish salt & pepper
Directions: 1. Scrub potatoes and cut into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces. Place in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes. 2. Drain and let cool in the pan with the cover ajar. 3. Combine the cooled potatoes with the diced celery, chopped egg, and onion. 4. Combine mayonnaise with the sour cream, dill, dill relish, pepper, and salt. Mix the mayonnaise mixture with the potato mixture until blended. 5. Add more mayonnaise, if desired. 6. Serve chilled.
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from “Grand Living” Readers
We all have a list of things to do in our lifetime. The list often begins in our childhood. Things like college, marriage, children, and home building, take center stage. There are many other things that make your “list of a lifetime.” Consider adding some of the suggestions below, because you’re only as old as you think you are! Send your “Heart’s Desire” for an upcoming issue, to email@example.com or call us at 410-726-7334.
“Take a yoga class.” A. Lovin - Age 51 - Dagsboro, DE
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“Ride a zipline through the jungle.” J. Bayley - Age 61 - Longneck, DE
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“Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain.” J. Tober - Age 70 - Newark, MD