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New Media Optics

By: Glenn Courtney, A.B.O.C. Delaware Eye Optical In today’s world of cell phones, tablets, computers, and flat screens the demand for various focal distances is greater now than ever. The ergonomics needed to satisfy theses visual requirements can lead to digital eye strain (DES) if not addressed. Research shows 65% of Americans report “experiencing symptoms of DES”. The number of Americans who do not even know “computer eyewear can protect against DES” is around 27%. Various companies have designed lenses to enhance patients vision over the years, but until recently none offered designs to address multiple needs. Work environments, life styles, hobbies, and other situations can require focal distances ranging from near (Keyboard), Intermediate (computer screen) and short distance (small room settings). Discussions with our opticians can zero in what might be your best lens of choice. Hoya’s “New Media Optics”

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offer answers to your various needs with iD Space, iD Screen, and iD Zoom lenses. The iD Space is ideal for performing activities where focus beyond a computer screen is needed. The lens design allows for sharp short distance vision while still providing crystal clear vision at a close range such as a keyboard. The iD Screen has become very popular. I wear it myself. It’s a great choice for professionals requiring maximal clarity at an intermediate distance in environments such as stores and offices. If you work on more than one monitor or stand at a computer this lens allows for wide panoramic viewing in an intermediate space as well as variable vertical focal lengths. The iD Zoom is a lens for

those who work at hobbies or a single computer requiring longer lengths of time in this up-close zone. Zoom helps in near areas providing providing sharp vision at a close range. The visual zone is very wide for a near focus lens but still allows for focus to the computer screen and slightly beyond. We have covered in past issues blue light emitted from the sun and digital screens and its effects on vision. We recommend Recharge an anti-glare lens coating reducing up to 30% of Blue Light emitted from digital screens. These new lens designs, combined with Recharge, not only reduce Blue Light but also reduce eye strain, fatigue, headaches, loss of focus, blurred vision and DES. The proper lens

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design, along with Recharge can help keep eyes comfortable, refreshed and can be used by all ages. The materials available can accommodate any prescription or frame requirements such as a high prescription or a drill mounted frame design. The technology of lens design continues to respond to changing work environments and the tools we all use to better our day-today lives. Lens designs such as the New Media Optics reflect Delaware Eye Optical’s constant search to bring our clients cutting edge lens designs to complement our wide inventory of frames. We are here to improve your life visually as well as make you look great doing so.

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Women and Heart Disease: Some numbers to think about

By R. Alberto Rosa, M.D., FACC Dr. Ramon Alberto Rosa is a graduate of the University of Santo Domingo in his native Dominican Republic. He completed his post-graduate medical education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia with a residency in internal medicine (1991-1994), Chief Medical Resident (1994-1995), and cardiology fellowship (1995-1998). Dr. Rosa has practiced cardiology in Sussex County since July 1998. He has served as Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and as Chief of the Department of Cardiology at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE. Dr. Rosa is trained in non-invasive cardiology, Nuclear Transesopageal Echocardiograms, as well as invasive diagnostic procedures and pacemaker implantations. Dr. Rosa is board certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is also a Certified Aviation Medical Examiner and is Board Certified in Nuclear Medicine. The American Heart Association has released their 2016 Statistical Fact Sheet (1) in women and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Some notable facts are worth highlighting: Cardiovascular Disease • More than one in three women have some form of CV disease • In 2013, there were 398,086 female deaths due to CV disease (49.7% of all CV deaths) • In 2013, CVD caused about 1 death every 80 seconds among females. That represents about the same number of female deaths from cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, and diabetes combined. There were 40,861 deaths attributable to breast cancer in females; lung cancer claimed 70,542 females. One in 31.6 deaths of females was attributable to breast cancer, whereas 1 in 8.0 was attributable to CHD. For

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comparison, 1 in 4.7 females died of cancer, whereas 1 in 3.2 died of CVD • In 2010, 25.1% of by- pass and 32.9% of angioplasty patients were female. 30.3% of heart transplant patients in 2012 were female. Stroke • An estimated 3.6 million female stroke survivors are alive today. • Each year about 55,000 more women than men have a stroke. This is because the average life expectancy for women is greater than for men, and the highest rates for stroke are in the oldest age groups. • In 2013, stroke caused the death of 75,287 females (58.4% of total stroke deaths). In 2010, 530,000 females were discharged from short-stay hospitals after having a stroke. High Blood Pressure (HBP) • One in three adults in the United States has HBP. • Among women age 20 and older, the following have HBP: 30.1% of nonHispanic whites; 46.1% of non-Hispanic blacks and 29.9% of Hispanics. In 2013, 38,379 females died from HBP. They represented 53.3% of deaths from HBP • Among adults, 18.3% of white women; 13.4% of black women and 7.4% of Hispanic women smoke cigarettes. Diabetes Mellitus • Of the estimated 21.1 million American adults with physician-diagnosed diabetes, about 10.6 mil- lion are women; 6.1% of non-Hispanic whites, 14.6% of non-Hispanic blacks and 11.8% of Hispanics. • Of the estimated 8.1 million Americans with undiagnosed diabetes, about 3.0 million are women; 1.7% of nonHispanic whites, 2.3% of non-Hispanic blacks and 5.0% of Hispanics. • Of the estimated 80.8 million Americans with pre-diabetes, about 34.3 million are women; 28.9% of non-Hispanic whites; 27.8% of non-Hispanic blacks and 26.0% of Hispanics.. • In 2013, diabetes killed 35,737 females. • 319,000 females diagnosed with diabetes were discharged from short-stay hospitals in 2010.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) (ICD/10 codes I20-I25) (ICD/9 codes 410-414, 429.2) • About 6.6 million females alive today have CHD. Of these, 2.7 million have a history of myocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack). • Among women age 20 and older, 1.8% of non-Hispanic whites have had an MI; 2.2% of non- Hispanic blacks and 1.7% of Hispanics. • Each year new and recurrent MI and fatal CHD will impact an estimated 405,000 women. • The incidence of CHD in women lags behind men by 10 years for total CHD and by 20 years for more serious clinical events such as MI and sudden death. • In 2013, 161,698 females died from CHD; 50,742 from MI. Overweight and Obesity • An estimated 31.6% of girls age 2 to 19 are overweight or obese; 29.2% non-

Hispanic whites, 36.1% non-Hispanic blacks, and 37.0% Hispanics. • Of these girls, 17.2% are obese; 15.6% non-Hispanic whites, 20.5% nonHispanic blacks, and 20.6% Hispanics. • An estimated 64.7% of women age 20 and older are overweight or obese; 61.2% non-Hispanic whites, 81.9% nonHispanic blacks, and 76.3% Hispanics. • Of these women, 36.0% are obese; 32.5% non-Hispanic whites, 57.5% nonHispanic blacks, and 42.9% Hispanics. These sobering statistics confirm, once again, that heart disease remains the number one cause of mortality and a major cause of morbidity (illness) in American females. Much remains to be done and the role of early childhood. The role of parents is crucial in the effective prevention of many of the above health issues. Starting early helps provide children with the best chances for healthy lives.

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the spinal cord that controls voiding, using the tibial nerve like a big extension cord. neurostimulator the hip. For The therapy has a near good success a lengthier test period it is common rate, with about 75 percent of patients to do the procedure in an operating improving. One of the first areas of room underthat sedation. improvement we tend to see is that women don’t have to go to the bathroom as Most patients return to their jobs often at night. and other routines nexttreatments day. Typically, patients getthe weekly During the trial, patients must be for 30 minutes for up to 12 weeks. careful when they are bathing to Sometimes patients can receive treatment avoidagetting the device wet. twice week in order to shorten theThey should not do any heavy lifting. duration of therapy. Typically, if it doesn’t work after four During the evaluation phase, weeks, it probably isn’t going to work, and patients keep a diary of their we will explore another option. urination and leakage to gauge The treatment lasts about a year. if the device is helping. Most Retreatment is much faster than the initial patients say the impact is almost therapy, typically about four treatments, immediate, often within 24 hours. because the body remembers what it has learned. If patients’ symptoms are greatly

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You will meet highly skilled and caring physicians who are the only urogynecologists in Delaware who have completed fellowships and are board-certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Babak Vakili, M.D., is the director of the Christiana Care Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery. Dr. Vakili completed his fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center.

Emily K. Saks, M.D., MSCE, is a urogynecologist with the Christiana Care Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery. Dr. Saks completed her fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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approved to treat bowel incontinence. To control the nerves of the bladder, a held that the patient small programmer device called InterStim® is inserted can use to turn the onorand through the skin near thedevice tailbone, off, as well as increase or decrease sacrum. It sends electrical impulses to the the impulses. nerves of the bladder, helping decrease the urge to urinate. Patients do not typically The implant is permanent. The feel the stimulation at all. battery that it has life Patients takepowers the device for a atest drive, span of five to seven years. Patients keeping a diary to log their trips to the can checkIf their hand-held device or bathroom. symptoms greatly improve to check if the battery is getting go away altogether, the device is implanted low, or they near the hip. will notice a return of symptoms. Battery replacement is It comes with a hand-held programmer athe procedure about patient can that use totakes turn the deviceten on minutes perform. and off, asto well as increase or decrease the impulses. The implant is truly a life-altering The implant is permanent. The battery therapy. that powers it has a life span of five to seven years. more Batteryorreplacement To learn make an is simple. It takes about 10atminutes—and appointment the Center patients go backUrogynecology to their active lives. for and Pelvic

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Adult Day Care Keeping Seniors Active


When Gabe’s mother, Rita, fell at home, he knew it was time for her to move in with him, but he also knew it was important to keep her active. After considering all of his options, he found that the Easterseals’ adult day services were the absolute best fit for his family. “I researched everywhere and no one compares to the services Easterseals provides,” Gabe says. “The staff is phenomenal. They do an excellent job of keeping my mom stimulated and motivated.” Easterseals adult day care services provide support for adults, young and old, who have experienced a disabling condition such as Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, brain injury, other physical limitations and conditions of aging. Transportation and meals are provided. The program provides a break from caregiving for families or those who work and have other responsibilities. A full-time nurse provides medical support including monitoring of blood pressure and blood sugar, coordinating with physician offices and arranging appointments. The nurse acts as a liaison between participant families, case managers and other health care providers. If needed, physical, occupational and speech therapies also are available on site through Easterseals, and can be added to the individual’s personal care plan. In addition, trained staff are able to help all participants with activities of daily living and personal needs. “Knowing my mom is safe, secure, well-nourished and engaged enables me to concentrate fully on my job and know she is being stimulated,” Gabe says. “If my mom were at home she would be sitting on the sofa, but the staff at Easterseals keeps her moving and eating healthy.”

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Participants in the adult day program are encouraged to choose from a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, exercise, community trips, computer access and more. “My mom’s favorite activity is going on field trips, especially to get her hair and nails done. It makes my heart pitter patter when she gets home and says ‘look at my nails’ and she is so proud,” Gabe says. “The field trips are so well managed and Easterseals has wonderful volunteers to help out.” Like all Easterseals services, adult day care services are comprehensive and individualized to meet each client’s needs, family-focused to meet each family member’s concerns and have the goal of enhanced independence. The adult day care program offers a break for family caregivers responsible for a relative who is unable to function independently, but does not require 24-hour nursing care. For more information about Easterseals Adult Day Care Services contact Greg Artis at 302-253-1111 or gartis@esdel.org.

Easterseals Tunnell Center is located at 22317 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Please visit our website and see all of our services for people of all ages and abilities: www.de.easterseals.com.

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Delaware Hospice Provides Comfort, while Lightening Burden touched the lives of folks like the Scheckers through our programs and services: Delaware Transitions, Delaware Palliative, Katybug Pediatric Program, Delaware Hospice, Delaware Hospice Center, Bereavement, and New Hope. As a trusted

Delaware Hospice’s compassionate staff and volunteers have provided comfort and lightened the burdens of families dealing with a serious illness for 35 years. And for 35 years, we have been hearing the same words: “If I had only known, I would have called you sooner.” Even as professional nurses, Joy and Robin Schecker wished they had called Delaware Hospice sooner. A blind date brought Joy and Jerry Schecker together 55 years ago. Jerry was an electrician foreman and Joy served as a maternity nurse in upstate New York. There they raised three daughters, Robin, and twins, Kim and Kelley. When Jerry was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, Jerry and Joy decided to pursue Jerry’s dream of moving to the beach and buying a boat. Rehoboth Beach became their home for the next 20 years. Ultimately, symptoms of Jerry’s disease began to worsen. Joy said, “As a retired nurse I knew I could care for him. I promised Jerry that he would remain at home and I kept my promise for two years with the help of private nurses.” Also a nurse, Robin Schecker understood what her father was going through as his symptoms worsened. Navigating the time difference from California, she called her parents regularly to check in. On one of the calls home, Robin heard her father say, “I’m done fighting. I need you to help Mom.” At that moment she knew what she had to do. She packed up and moved to


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Delaware. She said, “The time I spent with them was amazing for our family.” However, as time passed, both Robin and her mother began to realize that even two skilled nurses needed more help. Joy was familiar with hospice care, but hadn’t considered calling them until a friend at Church suggested she contact Delaware Hospice just to see if they could help. She said, “As soon as the Admission Nurse walked in our home, the weight of the world was taken off me.” Robin agreed. “Delaware Hospice became my life line, my sanity. Everyone who came in was spectacular. Not only did they take care of him, they took care of me and my mother. ‘Are you taking care of yourself? You can’t help him if you are not okay,’ they would tell me. I really appreciated

that and it allowed me to focus on my family. I could spend that precious time as a

daughter instead of a nurse.” Joy remembered, “Jerry fell in love with his Delaware Hospice nurse, Kelly, and his C.N.A., Ronnie. Before Ronnie would leave after each visit, she would get Jerry up and they would dance around the room. He loved those moments and always waited for his ‘dance partner’ each day. Every Delaware Hospice representative who walked in our home was wonderful and so caring.” One night, Jerry was having trouble breathing, and Joy called the nurse. The nurse arrived and Joy later found out that the nurse had left her own father’s dying side to come to Jerry. “I could not have imagined the internal struggle she must have gone through. But I was so grateful for her compassion and help at that time.” At Jerry’s Memorial Service, Kelly and Ronnie sat in the front row. Joy said, “The love that both ladies and all Delaware Hospice staff and volunteers showed Jerry and my family was amazing. I only wish I knew what they offered earlier.” Since its founding in 1982, Delaware Hospice has

community partner in end of life education and support, Delaware Hospice strives to provide quality healthcare services to our community. To learn more call 800-838-9800 or visit our website www.delawarehospice.org.

Road TRIPS We may not be recognized for father-son road trips, but Dad thinks we are. With our help, Dad can be there for bad food and extra pit stops.

At Delaware Hospice, we believe it’s about living fully. That’s why we work to make each day the best it can be.

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CoolSculpting Non-Surgical Fat Removal pockets of excess fat. This non-invasive procedure represents an alternative to surgical liposuction by using a novel cooling technology that permanently removes fat cells from treated areas.

How does CoolSculpting Work?

Michelle Parsons, MD

is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia and received her residency training from the State University of New York in General Surgery, and Christiana Medical Center in Emergency Medicine. She also served as a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force. Dr. Parsons specializes in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and treatment of Thyroid disorders as well as Aesthetic Medicine and Laser Medicine. The biggest trend in cosmetic surgery is the expansion of non-invasive body countouring technology, the best of which is CoolSculpting, which is now available at ReNove Medical in Rehoboth Beach. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical device that uses precisely controlled cooling to destroy fat cells, thereby eliminating unwanted love handles, bra rolls, and stomach fat. Arms and legs can be treated as well. Unlike some other non-surgical technologies that release fat from fat cells, such as Vasershape and I-Lipo, Coolsculpting destroys the fat cells thereby eliminating treated fat permanently, as our body does not make new fat cells. Coolsculpting is a unique non-surgical treatment for removal of fat from localized

The technology behind CoolSculpting was developed by Harvard scientists who noted that fat was destroyed by cold under certain conditions. CoolSculpting is a result of their efforts to harness and refine this application of cold to selectively remove unwanted fat deposits in a safe manner. During a treatment, your unwanted fatty area will be pressed and chilled to a temperature 12 degrees above freezing. At this temperature the fat within fat cells crystallizes. When the fat within the cells crystallizes, it damages and kills the fat cell. Skin and other tissue is not damaged as the water in other cells is not crystallized, only fat. The body will then eliminate the killed fat cells over time. The best news is that we do not make new fat cells. Fat cells merely get bigger or smaller as they store more fat or lose fat. So in essence the fat removal from CoolSculpting is permanent. And we have seen instances of patients who if they gain weight, the weight will not return to the treated areas.

What are the most common areas to be treated?

Many people on a weight loss program continue to have stubborn hard to lose areas, no matter how much dieting, sit ups or weight they lose. Such stubborn areas are typically around the abdomen, the love handles and inner thighs. Once you are over forty, losing fat in these areas is extremely difficult. These are the areas that CoolSculpt can address. Basically if there is an area you can pinch several inches, that area can

be treated and eliminated by CoolSculpt. Most of our patients are interested in losing fatty areas in the upper and lower abdomen, the muffin top, waist, brat fat, back fat, love handles, and “mommy pooches.” We can also treat arms, thighs and saddle bags.

Are there any side effects from CoolSculpting?


The side effects from a CoolSculpting treatment are minimal. It is possible to have bruising after the treatment, which resolves in a week. It is common to have numbness or decreased sensitivity in the treated area lasting 1 to 2 weeks. In some instances patients will develop a burning tingling sensation 5 days after the treatment which can be controlled with a Lidoderm patch. There are virtually no long term negative side effects.

What does CoolSculpting feel like?

Our treatment room is very comfortable where you will relax on a padded recliner. When the CoolSculpting is applied to the fatty area to be treated there is a sensation of pulling that feels slightly uncomfortable for the first 5 to 10 minutes. Gradually this sensation lessens to the point during the treatment any uncomfortable sensation is minimal. There seems to be a natural endorphin release during the treatment so patients are very relaxed during the treatment, which takes an hour. Some people have fallen asleep during the treatment! A typical treatment session lasts between 1 and 3 hours, depending on how many areas are treated. During the treatment, we have

After Netflix available so you can watch a movie or catch up on your favorite television program. Busy moms find this time to themselves a real treat! We also have Wi-Fi.

How quickly do people see results?

After a CoolSculpting treatment, the fat cells are actually killed and will be eliminated by the body over time. Many report seeing changes in as little as 3 to 4 weeks. The full benefit will take as long as 60 to 90 days.

How long to results last?

Once the fat cells are frozen, killed and naturally eliminated by your body, the results are permanent. You can still gain weight in other areas if you over eat and don’t continue to try to remain fit. If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting and would like to see if you are a good candidate for this effective treatment to lose unwanted fatty areas, please call us today to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Michelle Parsons at ReNove Medical, Health Rejuvenating Spa, in Rehoboth Beach, 302-227-1079. We will be offering an introductory Special this season, so please inquire.

Michelle Parsons, MD ReNove Med Spa 416 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth, Delaware For appointments please call


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The Nurses of Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke Bring More Than Care to Patients and Their Families

Marcy Burke, RN, celebrates Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke’s annual “30 Days of Caring” with Edward Harvey.

By Robbie Tarpley Raffish

M place to recover from an injury, illness Most people would agree that best

or surgery is in the comfort of home – but it takes planning and management, especially for senior citizens. Changing bandages, cleaning wounds, planning therapies and managing medications are just a few of the many concerns patients voice. For many, home health care can make all the difference. But, home health care means letting a stranger come into your home. How do you know who to trust? “Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke (PHCN) has been serving this area for decades and was recently named the preferred home care provider of Nanticoke Health Services,” said Dr. Joseph Kim Medical Director of PHCN. “Registered nurse case managers can be crucial to home-based recovery, and no will work harder for the patients in Sussex County than Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke.” PHCN’s team of nurses work closely with the patient, caregiver and family to educate them on the disease treatment, prevention and medication management. It is their goal to help every patient regain their independence

and get back to a quality of life with family and friends. “Nurses are a rare breed,” said PHCN’s Branch Director, Beverly White. “They juggle the needs of their patients, jobs and families on a daily – sometimes hourly – basis, and come back each day and do it again. Caregiving is a gift and our registered nurse case managers extend the umbrella of ‘family’ over patients around the county.” Combining hi-tech medical tools with a personalized “hi-touch” approach, PHCN nurses can deliver everything from tracking vital statistics to providing certain types of chemotherapy; from treating chronic conditions such as diabetes and CHF to monitoring medication and providing injections. Jack Fisher of Seaford, De. appreciated the nursing care extended by Crystal Fensick of Peninsula Home Care of Nanticoke. “If she hadn’t identified that there was fluid in my lungs and called my doctor, I may not be here today,” said Fisher. “Crystal was helpful, caring, professional and made me feel comfortable. She taught me what I could and could not do in the condition I was in. We referred to the CHF Zone Chart that showed me what signs and symptoms to look for … I have been stable and feel great since my discharge.” Jack’s wife, Carlis, added, “We have learned so much from the Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke team. I honestly don’t know where we would be without them. They made it possible for my husband to celebrate his 80th birthday with our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You couldn’t ask for more.”

Every Breath of Life is a Gift Gena Hammond’s days are filled to overflow, and she likes it that way. The Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke (PHCN) Registered Nurse Case Manager travels the major thoroughfares and back roads of Sussex County, bringing care to patients and support to their families. “I wanted a career that was challenging, interesting and that made a difference in people’s lives,” said Hammond, who has been with PHCN for about seven years. “I get that on a daily basis, and it is very gratifying.” Hammond loves the flexibility of the job, and she spends her workday managing many different aspects of patient Gena Hammond, RN care. As a caregiver, decisionmaker, communicator, patient advocate, teacher and manager of care, she particularly loves bringing cheer and comfort to those in need. She recently participated in PHCN’s “30 Days of Caring,” celebrating Spring by bringing flowers to her homebound patients. “Each delivery brought a genuine smile of appreciation to their faces.” Hammond’s caregiving doesn’t end when she gets home. A resident of Sussex County, she cares for three teenagers. In her spare time, she heads to the beach and boats. She also loves antiquing, restoration and classic cars. To learn more about a career at Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke, visit www.peninsulahomecare.com/careers and follow the company on Facebook.

Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke not only excels at helping patients recover from surgery, illness or injury, a national survey shows that we keep them from being readmitted to the hospital within the critical 60-day post-hospitalization period.* Learn how you or someone you love can receive top-quality skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy and more in the place that’s most comfortable – home.

Nanticoke Health Services’ Preferred Provider *SHP Real Time Home Health Compare, 9/19/16

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Dental Implant Services at Peninsula Total Dental Care jawbone structure. Once this has happened, we will load the implant with your new replacement crown. This crown will be designed to your specification and will blend in naturally with your remaining teeth.

All-on-4 Dental Implants All-on-4 implants are Dr Stewart Perim designed to replace an D.M.D., M.S. entire arch of teeth. If you are missing all of your Dental implants are the natural teeth, this may be most reliable, realistic a solution for you. We use tooth replacement option four strategically placed on the market today. Our dental implants to support Salisbury, MD dental office an entire denture, restoring offers a variety of implants your smile to its former including All-on-4, function and beauty. implant-secured dentures and partials, magnetic options, and minimally invasive options. No matter what your situation, we can help you get the dental implant solution you need. Talk to Dr. Perim and our staff about which of these options might work best for you. Mini Dental Implants Traditional Single Mini implants are implants Dental Implants with a smaller diameter. Traditional single implants This smaller size allows are used to replace just them to be more easily one natural tooth that is placed and heal faster. missing. We do this by They are more affordable inserting a small titanium than traditional implants! prosthetic tooth root into However, they are not your gum and allowing designed to be as strong it to fuse to your existing or last as long as normally


sized dental implants. Talk to Dr. Perim about which option is best for you.

The 5 Top Benefits of Dental Implants 1. They are strong. Dental implants restore almost 100 percent of your natural chewing power. While traditional removable dentures do restore much of your functionality, they do not offer the strength required to eat all of your favorite foods. With dental implants, a juicy steak or a crisp apple is not a problem! 2. They are long-lasting. Dental implants are designed to last decades.

If you want a reliable, permanent solution to your missing teeth, dental implants are for you. 3. They are realistic. We design all of our replacement teeth to appear as natural as possible. Our goal is to create such realistic-looking teeth that no one will be able to tell that they are false! 4. They promote good oral health. Living without teeth can pose many oral health issues including jawbone deterioration, shifting teeth, and more.

Removable dentures solve only some of these issues. To ensure that you stay as healthy as possible, consider dental implants. 5. They will improve your self-confidence and change your life. With dental implants, you will look your best and feel great about yourself! With the improved confidence they offer, you will be able to eat, laugh, and live your life without worry. Simply put, dental implants will increase your overall quality of life.

Schedule Your Free Consultation If you would like to know more about our dental implant services, please

contact Peninsula Total Dental Care in Salisbury, MD to schedule an appointment. We offer free consultations to any patient seeking dental implant information. Call us at 410-742-8686!! We will be happy to help you find a date and time that works well with your personal schedule.

Don’t hesitate to contact our team. Let us help you get the quality replacement teeth you deserve! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation • Consultation with the doctor • Learn about the different treatment options • Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants • Get all your questions about dental implants answered • Written treatment plan

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What is Ultherapy? is a face and neck treatment that improves skin laxity in a meaningful way but completelynon–surgically.


Michelle Parsons, MD

is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia and received her residency training from the State University of New York in General Surgery, and Christiana Medical Center in Emergency Medicine. She also served as a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force. Dr. Parsons specializes in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and treatment of Thyroid disorders as well as Aesthetic Medicine and Laser Medicine. Here at ReNove Medical, Dr. Parsons offers Ultherapy, a state of the art medical procedure utilizing focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten sagging skin. No scalpel or anesthesia is needed. Ultherapy is great for people who would like tightening and lifting of facial skin without have a surigcal facelift. The Ulthera sound energy passes right through the skin and targets the areas you want lifted. During a typical 30-60 minute Ultherapy treatment session, an ultrasound applicator is passed over each region of the face. The sound waves emitted deliver small, controlled amounts of energy into the deep layers of skin and soft tissue. The beauty of Ultherapy ‘uplifting ultrasound’ is that it

Ultherapy works great for sagging jowls, where the skin is fatty, heavy and drooping. Ultherapy is able to reduce this fatty heaviness, tapering the jaw line, for a more youthful look. Ultherapy can restore a more youthful shape to the face from a square to the inverted triangle.

Nasolabial Folds

Ultherapy also works well to minimize the drooping of excess skin that we get along each side of the nose, or lower cheeks. You may think that you need to fill in these areas with a filler, but the real problem may be that fat and loose skin is just falling down due to the effects of gravity. With ultherapy we can target this area and minimize the fattiness and tighten up that skin. Again this will restore the more youthful balance of the face with the center of gravity higher in the cheek areas.


Ultherapy can tighten up that loose skin underneath our necks as well. The area that Ultherapy works the best is that area just underneath the chin and extending into that curve of the neck. Ultherapy won’t duplicate the results of a surgical neck lift. But if you have somewhat loose and fatty skin in your upper neck, hanging just beneath your chin, Ultherapy can improve this area, and improve your profile.

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Michelle Parsons, MD ReNove Med Spa 416 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth, Delaware For appointments please call


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Perhaps one the most dramatic areas that Ultherapy can improve on without surgery is the eye area and creating a brow lift, helping to lift heavy drooping eyelids. Ultherapy can make the eyes appear more open,

more awake, rested and more youthful. This may be subtle change but this small difference can have a significant effect! Our clients really love this part of the Ultherapy results.


Overall Ultherapy works wonders to taper, redefine your facial contours, while eliminating fatty, droopy areas, and lift and tightening skin around the eyes and underneath the chin, for a more youthful sculpted look. The stars in Hollywood do this treatment, and now you have access to this age defying procedure right here in Delaware at the beach. Dr. Parsons is pleased to bring this cutting edge highly sought after technology to you to help you look your best. If you think you may be candidate for Ultherapy, please give us a call to set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Michelle Parsons. 302227-1079.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Ultherapy?

After just one treatment with no downtime, your skin will gradually shift back into a more youthful position. Improvements include a sleeker, more defined jawline and tighter skin on the neck under the chin. Sagging skin on the cheeks can be tightened and lifted, which in turn can


improve folds from the nose to mouth, folds from the mouth to jaw, and drooping corners of the mouth. Tightening of skin on the forehead can reduce the sagging skin on the eyelids and promote a more open, refreshed look in general. The results of Ultherapy are permanent, just as the results of a face-lift are permanent, 0f course, your skin will continue its natural aging process. While Ultherapy is not a replacement for surgery, it is an inviting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery but looking for meaningful results.

TESTIMONIAL One week after my Ultherapy Treatment, my husband, after being out of town for a couple of days asked me “what’s different about you,” he was staring at my face! Not having told him about my treatment I innocently said “what do you mean?” His response was “I am not sure but your face looks different.” I asked “different good or different bad?” He replied “different good, looks stretched.” I was surprised that the results were noticed that quickly. I found the treatment to be bearable, certainly wasn’t pain free, but tolerable. I was very happy when it was over! For the past 2 weeks following the treatment my face has been tender which is a reminder that the treatment is continuing to work! I would highly recommend it to all! K.M. – Ocean City, MD.

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Health & Medicine Dr. Richard J. McCann, D.M.D., P.A. Dr. McCann grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and attended King’s College where he earned a B.S. degree in Biology. He went on to graduate from Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. McCann is Northeast Regional Board Certified. Dr. McCann and his wife, Nina have lived in Salisbury, Maryland since 1989. His outside interests include, golf, fly fishing, skiing and traveling.

Oral Health Tips For Summer By Donna Pleis


Summer is here, and your family’s schedule is topsyturvy. That means getting your kids to eat right and maintain good oral hygiene can be a struggle. And with all this extra activity, there may even be a dental emergency or two. Here are a few oral health tips for summer that will help you protect the kids and their developing teeth from long-term damage and avoidable mishaps. Keep Up That Oral Hygiene Brushing twice a day and flossing daily is as important in the summer as it is in any other season. But with vacations, camp and lots of days spent at the pool, don’t be surprised if you frequently need to remind your kids to brush and floss. Now is a great time to buy new toothbrushes to replace the old, worn out or “germy” ones. In fact, you should stock up on extra brushes, as well as travel-sized toothpaste and floss for those summer trips and days out. Tossing a few Colgate® Wisp® brushes into your hand bag is a convenient way to always be hygienically prepared. These disposable products are perfect for staying clean anywhere at any time.

Prevent Dental Emergencies It wouldn’t be summer without lots of swimming, bike riding, volleyball and other playground activities. And while these are great fun, they can unfortunately result in a dental injury. Parents can be prepared for the worst by following these tips: • Make sure your kids follow the “pool rules.” According to the Academy of General Dentistry, many of the summer oral injuries dentists treat are due to a pool accident. Running on slippery pool decks, diving into shallow waters or bumping the pool ledge with their mouth causes many children to either chip

or knock a tooth loose. • Know what to do yourself. Getting to the dentist right away is important, there are things you can do to help. Use warm water and cold packs first, to clean the area and reduce swelling, respectively. Use gauze to stop any bleeding. Place a lost permanent tooth back in the mouth, if possible. If not, use salt water or milk to keep it moist for the ride to the dentist. • Pack an emergency dental care kit to take along for vacation. Essentials for this kit, according to the AGD, are a handkerchief, gauze, a small container with a lid, ibuprofen and your dentist’s contact information.

Summer can really throw your routine for a loop. But by following these oral health tips for summer, your kids can start the school year with great oral hygiene.


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Now’s the Time for Checkups Parents tend to schedule dental checkups in August, right before class starts. But to prevent dental problems over summer, book the kids in right after school ends. This way, the kids will have a clean bill of dental health for summer. The last thing you want is a child suffering from a toothache while away on summer vacation. Stock a Healthy Kitchen Keep the summer from being an “acid attack” on your family’s teeth by investing in healthy snacks. It’s hard to limit snacking when the kids are home all day, but with the availability of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, you can stock the fridge with healthy options. Be sure to keep the fruits and veggies clean and ready to grab. You’ll feel better about snacking when the kids are reaching for blueberries and strawberries instead of candy and cookies. And swap out the sugary, acidic soft drinks with bottled water.

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What is Acupuncture? Dr. Tracy Hudson

Dr. Sheila Burek

Dr. Hudson is a ’95 Cape Henlopen High School graduate and continued her educational career at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. While attending UNCW, Dr. Hudson suffered an injury playing softball and she sought treatment with a local chiropractor. After a few adjustments, Dr. Hudson was back on the field. Now being a true believer, she decided to further her education in the natural healing art. She attended Life University in Atlanta, GA for 3 years, and then transferred to Texas Chiropractic College in Houston. After graduating in 2004, she moved to Clearwater, FL, where she was in private practice for 8 years. During that time, she also became a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. She has now moved back to her home town to share her love of chiropractic with our community.

Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. Developed millennia ago in China, numerous recent studies conducted by scientists in Europe and the United States have found that acupuncture is at least moderately effective in treating pain and nausea. For example, one of the largest studies to date on acupuncture and chronic pain — a meta-analysis of 29 well-conducted studies involving nearly 18,000 patients and published in October 2012 in the Archives of Internal Medicine — found that acupuncture is effective for treating chronic pain and therefore is a reasonable referral option. How Acupuncture Is Said To Work Acupuncture dates back to at least 100 B.C., which is when an organized system of diagnosis and treatment using needles was first described in writing in China. However, the practice likely precedes this written

Dr. Sheila Burek is a Buffalo, NY native, who received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at D’youville College. She then worked as a medical research assistant in Cardiology at the University Of Buffalo School Of Medicine. It was at that time that Dr. Burek suffered an injury at the gym, for which she sought chiropractic care. It was through this experience that Dr. Burek became interested in furthering her healthcare career in alternative medicine. She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, graduating in 1995. After 18 years of private practice in Pennsylvania, working in a multi-disciplinary setting, including orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists, she relocated to our beautiful beach town.

history, according to Dr. Edzard Ernst, a research physician specializing in the study of complementary and alternative medicine. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy, or qi, in the body. Acupuncture stimulates points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi. The qi then travels through channels called meridians, according to the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota. Another hypothesis is that acupuncture works by reducing pro-inflammatory markers, or proteins, in the body. Some animal and human studies suggest that by doing acupuncture, you can significantly decrease these proinflammatory markers — including TNF and IL-1β — which decreases inflammation and reduces pain. Yet another hypothesis applies specifically to how acupuncture can be used to treat nerve damage, such as chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy, a condition that often causes numbness or weakness in the feet and hands. The idea is that by putting the needle in, you stimulate the brain to secrete some nerve growth factor, and then that helps the nerve to regenerate.

Limitations And Misconceptions Increasingly, mainstream doctors and medical institutions are accepting the practice of acupuncture, particularly for treatment of pain and nausea. A 2013 review, for example, found that acupuncture could reduce vomiting and nausea among patients receiving chemotherapy, according to Cancer Research UK. Research is ongoing into whether acupuncture can also help with other cancer treatment-related symptoms, including hot flashes, peripheral neuropathy and lymphedema (swelling of the arm or hand). The World Health Organization maintains an extensive list of diseases and conditions (mostly pain related) possibly treatable by acupuncture, including: back pain, neck pain, headaches, tendinitis, and degenerative joint disease. Non-pain conditions, such as stress, anxiety, and sleep disturbances also respond well to acupuncture treatment.

TESTIMONIAL I’ve been experiencing many arthritis issues and just general malaise secondary to my hypothyroidism, seen endochronoligists took many different supplements, and then was advised to see dr Tracy Hudson , she listens, ask questions offers advice and gives great body manipulation , she’s the best chiropractor I’ve found! Nancy B.

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Bellafill Restore Youthful Facial Volume Michelle Parsons, MD

is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia and received her residency training from the State University of New York in General Surgery, and Christiana Medical Center in Emergency Medicine. She also served as a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force. Dr. Parsons specializes in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and treatment of Thyroid disorders as well as Aesthetic Medicine and Laser Medicine.

With time, age and gravity, our facial structures tend to lose some of the youthful volume it once had. The cherubic apples in our cheeks fall, leaving us with a drooping jaw line that becomes jowls, and deep lines form around the nose and mouth areas, known as the nasolabial folds. Fortunately there is a solution for these pesky issues of aging. Physicians can now treat their patients with an in-office procedure known as dermal filler injections. What are Dermal Fillers? Dermal fillers are medical products that are injected by a trained physician to fill in facial areas where volume has been lost, so that it is possible to lift those cheeks back up and fill in the deep lines around the nose or nasolabial folds, and the depressions around the lower mouth and chin areas known as the marionette lines. Treatments with dermal fillers are a wonderful way to restore a more youthful appearance. However, what has not been so wonderful is how long they lasted, which has been temporary, on average from 6 to 18 months, as the products are slowly reabsorbed and eliminated by the body. This has been a disappointing aspect of dermal fillers. But this is where the story in non-surgical facial

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collagen for structural support, this natural collagen in our skin lasts anywhere from 5 to 10 years. The effectiveness and patient satisfaction rates of Bellafill® have been studied and established through 5 years when used to correct nasolabial folds, and 12 months when used to correct acne scars. Since Bellafill stimulates your skin to make more of it’s own collagen, the look and feel of Bellafill is very natural.

are among the top one percent of Bellafill injectors in the United States. BellaDiamond physicians perform the highest volume of Bellafill treatments in the country so they have the most experience with Bellafill.

Where is Bellafill available? Bellafill® is only available through physicians and is offered by Dr. Michelle Parsons, at ReNove Medical Spa in Rehoboth Beach Delaware. Dr. Parsons is a physician who has achieved BellaDiamond status. BellaDiamond physicians

youthful volume and fill deep facial lines, please call the office of Dr. Michelle Parsons, MD in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware at 302-227-1079 for a free consultation. Mention this article and receive an introductory Special on Bellafill.

If you are interested in learning more about Bellafill dermal filler treatments and would like to see if you are a good candidate for this very effective and long lasting nonsurgical office treatment to restore

rejuvenation takes an upswing. Now there is a dermal filler that can fill in lines and sagging with much longer lasting results, results that can last five to ten years, if not longer. This product is Bellafill. What is Bellafill? Bellafill® is a smooth, collagenbased dermal filler with polymethyl methacrylate microspheres, or PMMA for short, that is injected by a physician to stimulate your own natural collagen to fill in areas in the face that have lost volume over time, due to aging and gravity. The collagen gel in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift so that results are seen right away and once injected, the PMMA microspheres stay in place and create a base that provides structural support and stimulate formation of your own naturally produced collagen for long lasting results. PMMA is a biocompatible material that has been safely used in medical implants, such as lens implants after cataract surgery, and other devices for more than 65 years. How long does Bellafill Last? Since Bellafill stimulates the body to produce it’s own collagen, the results of Bellafill can by quite long lasting. When the skin creates new


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Important Features of MRI About Dr. Chao Dr. Philip Chao graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and was Scholar of the House. He continued his studies at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, receiving his medical degree in 1983. After a transitional internship year at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY, Dr. Chao did his residency in Radiology at Brooklyn’s SUNY Health Science Center (1984-1987), where he became Chief Resident. He stayed on to complete a fellowship in Neuroradiology (1987-1988). Dr. Chao has been interested in MRI technology since its very beginning – the first MRI scan took place in 1981 while he was pursuing his medical studies. The University of Pennsylvania, where Dr. Chao was both a Body MRI Fellow (19881990) and a Neuroradiology Fellow (1989-1990), was at the heart of the development of this technology and Dr. Chao was able to work with pioneers in MRI on the first GE Signa 1.5T (tesla) scanner. His advanced research and specializations complete, Dr. Chao left the University of Pennsylvania for a position as Director of MRI in Wilmington, DE – a position he held for 14 years. Dr. Chao eventually left that position to create the best MRI Center in Delaware which uses the very latest technology: 3T MRI. While 3T (tesla) scanners have been used for scanning research patients since 2002, these advanced, more powerful MRI scanners only became available for clinical use in 2004. Dr. Chao worked hard to bring 3T technology to Delaware and in February 2007, MRI Consultants, LLC began operating the first 3T scanner in the State. 3T is the newest horizon for MRI. By: Dr. Philip Chao As we start the summer, we at MRI Consultants would like to point out a few important features of MRI. As we saw in one patient this week, high quality MRI can detect fractures that x-rays might miss. A woman fell and hit her shoulder resulting in symptoms that were very much like those of a rotator cuff tear. I should perhaps mention that such a tear is relevant in approximately 20% of patients over the age of 65. Sadly, many never find out they have a tear until it is too late to be treated effectively. Most orthopedic surgeons and family doctors miss RCT in elderly patients. If you are over the age of 65 and have persistent shoulder pain, you need to INSIST on an MRI. Another important use of MRI is related to ACL injury (twisted knees) and subtle fractures. A patient recently had a poor quality 1.5T MRI and was told that there was nothing wrong. Her specialist subjected her to months of physical therapy, three steroid injections and the whole time there was no relief and severe pain. A repeat MRI done on a 3T MRI scanner showed 5 different abnormalities missed by the initial 1.5T scan. The higher resolution and clearer images of 3T MRI makes a huge difference in musculoskeletal problems. (It’s the difference between DVD and Blu-Ray: one is “okay” … the other is so much better!). In my 30 years experience a good quality 3T MRI is better than any other examination and can save you other, unnecessary—and expensive—tests. Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that IV sedation can make a huge difference in an MRI study. The quality of

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ACL tear - the ACL is always best seen at 3T

Normal image of the shoulder at 3T

an image is at least partially linked to a patient’s ability to remain completely still. Sedation can help. At MRI Consultants, we offer IV valium sedation for a mere $50. It is monitored by Dr. Philip Chao and we have been doing this since 1990. Ask your MRI facility if they offer this necessary service. For those who are claustrophobic, this is particularly important. These days, it is increasingly important for patients to educate themselves about the tests their doctors order. Is it the best test? Is it the best facility? Your insurance company will sometimes only pay for the test the first time, so it is important to make sure it is done right. Otherwise, it may need to be repeated and you may be responsible for the additional charge. Many doctors now know about diffusion tensor imaging or susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) for microhemorrhages. A recent paper said many more cases of Alzheimer’s dementia could be detected if SWI is used. When performing an MRI related to Alzheimer’s, MRI Consultants includes proton spectroscopy for free with an MRI with and

At 3T the higher resolution gives us more certainty than other MRI scans

without contrast. For the record, we use the safest MR contrasts available, and have, since 2007. A recent article (AJR) from the University of Pittsburgh found Multihance (the contrast we use) is very safe. The adverse reactions (0.07%) over nearly eight years were “infinitesimally small.” (www.safecontrast.com) As we’ve recommended time and time again, ASK questions. Inform yourself. In a time of high deductible plans, it is

Gout - is best seen at 3T with contrast injection

increasingly important to arm yourself with information and reduce the number of unnecessary tests. We can help with this. We are more than happy to answer questions. Also, if your insurance plan has a VERY high deductible—or if you do not have insurance—please contact us to discuss our discounted rate. We offer a very competitive Same Day Pay Discount. It could save you hundreds of dollars.



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Losing weight is personal Because every body is unique

At Healthy Outcomes we specialize in (non-surgical) weight loss. Each patient meets in a one-on-one setting with a Board Certified Weight Loss Physician as well as a Weight Loss Educator. We offer: Customized diet and nutrition plans • Metabolic and hormonal testing Behavioral modification and therapy • Education Fat burning injections • Appetite suppressants Genetic testing • Maintenance programs • Laser liposuction (i-lipo) Our center has all the necessary tools to provide patients with a complete weight loss intervention making our success rate over 95%.

i-lipo (NON-SURGICAL FAT REDUCTION) Do you have a muffin top, love handles or stubborn areas that you cannot eliminate no matter how hard you diet or exercise? For this problem, Healthy Outcomes offers i-lipo, a laser alternative to liposuction. This is what we call “the miracle machine.” The i-lipo system emits low-level laser energy, which makes the fat cells open pores and release the fat which is then transported around the body where it will be burned off. You can treat any area from you neck to your calves in just 20 minutes.

No pain ~ No downtime ~ No surgery Cellulite reduction ~ Tighten skin ~ Reduce Fat INSTANT RESULTS

Healthy Outcomes now introducing genetic testing! What is genetic testing?

Weight can be influenced by many genes. The way we eat, the way our body process food, metabolism, and our resulting health are all related to our genetics. Genetic testing helps identify best way to use dietary and exercise changes for successful weight loss. Healthy weight DNA testing is a comprehensive test aimed at assisting physicians in treating obese and overweight patients. It tests for a variety of genetic markers that have been found to influence diet, metabolism, eating behaviors, and exercise-related traits, as well as weight-related health conditions and medications. Genetic testing also provides an insight on how an individual’s diet may impact his or her risk for disease. This allows us to make a stronger impact on patient health by personalizing diet and exercise recommendations for better weight loss and overall health. Knowing specific genetic predisposition for weight gain/loss will also allow us reduce the risk of regaining weight after weight loss.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    

June/July 2012

18County I Summer 2017 The Woman

                                                                                                

                                                                                                  

                                                      


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Help Reinforce Your Recovery opioid blocking medication. Once administered, the Naltrexone binds to the opioid receptors in the brain, essentially blocking the effects of any opioid that would be ingested – meaning the person would not obtain a “high” and the brain’s reward system would not be stimulated. It acts in a similar manner for the prevention of alcohol use. (1)

What have the studies shown?


Hudson Health Services offers detoxification, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, medication assisted treatment, and recovery housing in both Maryland and Delaware.. Vivitrol is an injectable, antagonist treatment option that is indicated for the treatment of alcohol dependence and for prevention of relapse to opioid dependence, following detoxification. (1) Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is nothing new. Studies have shown that using medications like Vivitrol, Methadone or Suboxone, coupled with outpatient therapy and a structured living environment increases the likelihood of a successful recovery from an Opioid or Alcohol Use Disorder. (1)

How does Vivitrol work?

Vivitrol contains Naltrexone, an


Opioid-dependent patients treated with Vivitrol and counseling had a progressive and sustained decrease in craving • Patients given Vivitrol reported a 55% decrease in craving compared to a 3% increase in craving in patients given the placebo.


Among opioid-dependent patients treated with Vivitrol • Vivitrol helped significantly more patients complete treatment, 53% compared to 38% who were given a placebo


• Monthly extended-release injectable naltrexone • Opioid antagonist • Non-addictive • Non-narcotic • Non-divertible • HCP-administered • Requires detox • Part of a comprehensive management program that includes psychological support. It is recommended patients stop taking opioids or opioid-containing medications for a minimum of 7-10 days before starting VIVITROL to avoid precipitation of opioid withdrawal that may be severe.

According to a study dated April 30th, 2011, entitled Injectable extended-release naltrexone for opioid dependence: a double-blind, placebocontrolled, multicentre randomized trial; (2)


With Vivitrol and counseling, more patients achieved complete abstinence • In a 24 week study, 36% of Vivitrol patients compared to 23% of patients treated with placebo achieved complete abstinence. • The average Vivitrol patient remained abstinent for 90% of the weeks in the evaluation vs. 35% for the placebo patient.


Patients treated with Vivitrol and counseling had 99% opioid-free days

References: (1) Alkermes, I. (2017). Understanding Vivitrol Treatment. Retrieved from Vivitrolhco.com: https://www.vivitrolhcp.com/ understanding-vivitrol-treatment (2) Krupitsky E, Nunes EV, Ling W, Illeperuma A, Gastfriend DR, Silverman BL. Injectable extended-release naltrexone for opioid dependence: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre randomised trial. Lancet. 2011;377(9776):1506-1513.

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• In the same study, patients on Vivitrol reported on average 99% opioidfree days compared with 60% in the placebo group.

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Your Sanctuary For Sexual Wellness & Relationships What Is The Swann Center? There is a 50% chance that your marriage is heading for divorce and sadly enough one of the main reason is often found in sort of sexual concern with your partner. However there is hope as most of these heartbreaking separations concerning sexuality can be addressed. With the right guidance, wisdom, and education on your side, relationship renewal

is possible. At the swann center, our professional staff of certified clinical sexologists and sex coaches are dedicated helping you restore your relationships and address any sexuality concerns you may have. The swann center works with individuals and couples to address and resolve their biggest challenges in sex, relationships, and dating by

offering sex coaching, tantric sessions, retreats, workshops, seminars and wellness programs in a safe place without shame or guilt. We work with you individually or in selected group settings applying proven holistic coaching methods to any sexual concern you may have in a confidential and comfortable environment.


Join us 3rd Wed of the month for our fun monthly workshops that you can attend online or in person as we present various topics from sexually techniques, sexual wellness, lifestyle, and discussions. Our workshops are ideal for couples, individuals, LGBTQ - all sexual orientations and preferences, ladies night out and hosted by our clinical sexologist or guest instructors. Register at www.swanncenter.com.


Sex Coaching is a professional style~blending the best of sexology (“the what”) with life coaching (“the how”). Think of it as part psycho-sexual education and coaching with a powerful drive to let you reach your goals. We work from your current & future concerns customizing steps that will fulfill your relationship & intimacy goals. Coaching sessions are private, confidential held at our office, online or your location.

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Tantric sex can be powerful, profoundly connecting and transformative for couples. Tantric sex can be powerful, profoundly connecting and transformative for couples to deepen their connection. Tantric sessions can heal and restore concerns from infidelity, boredom, orgasm concerns or desire a deeper relationship with your partner. The breath-work and meditation techniques used in ritual Tantric sessions are pathways through which we connect with our bodies and learn to direct the flow of energy within so that we can step into our personal power more complete. By learning to harness the potency of sexual energy, it can become fuel for opening our hearts more deeply to our inherent divinity. When we are in touch with the spirit of connection within ourselves, we are then able to recognize and unite with the divine energy in others, leading to fuller, more profound relationships. Individuals & Couples are gently coached to expand their ability to move through limiting beliefs, blocks, and fears, and create more connectivity, fulfillment, depth and pleasure in all aspects of their authentic sexual self.

You and your partner will unwind in the tranquility of a high-end resolrt on the beautiful island of Roatan. We’ll get in the right mindset working with you each and every day on various topics & concerns that are holding your relationship back from its full potential. You’ll gain access to incredible fine dining experiences along with exciting excursions and relaxing times on Roatan’s pristine beacheslaying the foundation for a lifelong relationship. Instead of living with marital drama why nto join us for a week of education, fun & practice reconnecting with the one you love.

Email us today to find our more & secure your spot in our all inclusive 2017 & 2018 couple resort!

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Terri Pippin CMT, Reiki Master & Shaman, is founder of The Medicine Woman. Terri started her spiritual journey of healing in 1986 when she was first introduced to meditation. She has been a Certified Massage Technician since 1996. Her journey has included the development of Reiki skills, culminating in the achievements of the Master Reiki Level in 2007 and the development of several energy healing techniques. The Medicine Woman is trained in both Celtic and Native American Shamanism and has been a shamanic healer since 1998.

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Dr. Anik Patel is a board certified gastroenterologist at Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in Gastroenterology at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineloa, NY where the institution’s strong nutrition department led him to a focus on nutrition. He has been trained in endoscopic mucosal resection, which involves using an endoscopic technique to remove large polypoid growths and early cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Patel is one of three physicians in Hunterdon County trained in the ReShape Weight loss Balloon procedure.

Colon Cancer Screening –

One Day Can Save Your Life I’m too busy…I can’t take time off work…I can’t go a full day without eating…The prep is terrible…I would be so embarrassed… If these thoughts or others have you delaying a colonoscopy, we suggest a different thought. One day can save your life. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the US, after breast, lung, and prostate cancers. But, more patients die of colon cancer than either breast or prostate cancer. That is a disappointing statistic, because colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Unlike many other cancers, there is an easy way to screen for colon cancer. Colonoscopy is readily available and effective. Large, national studies have shown that colonoscopy reduces an individual’s risk of dying from colon cancer by nearly 70%.

How does a colonoscopy work?

You, as the patient, devote that one day of your life to eating only clear liquids and drinking a laxative to clear out your system. (The prep continues to be improved by the manufacturers – the taste has been changed and the volume consumed has been reduced. So, those stories from well- meaning friends and relatives about the prep may not be completely true.) Then, you visit your physician for the short procedure, which typically lasts about 30 minutes. The physician inserts a tube that has an attached camera into your rectum, then

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guides it through your large intestine. He or she views your intestine on a large screen, looking for abnormalities. You are sedated during the procedure to keep you comfortable. You do not feel the tube traveling through your intestine. Colonoscopy is valuable because colon cancer is a slow growing tumor. Colon cancer is typically (but not always) caused by abnormal growths called polyps, or adenomas, that develop very gradually over time to become cancerous. During the colonoscopy, the physician will look for and remove polyps. By removing polyps early, the risk of developing cancer is reduced. Without colonoscopy, the polyps continue to grow, abnormal cells continue to change, and cancer may develop. After the procedure, you will typically need 30 minutes or so to recover from the sedation. You will go home shortly after the procedure feeling well, although you may be a little tired. You can return to eating normal foods immediately. You may want to start with a light meal, and then gradually add other foods as the day progresses.

Individuals who develop colon cancer are faced with the possibilities of surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy, depending on how far the cancer has

progressed when it is diagnosed. Isn’t that one day for a colonoscopy worth the attempt to prevent what could be many days spent battling colon cancer?

No one looks forward to having a colonoscopy, but I want to thank all of the members of your staff and the physicians for being so professional and pleasant. – Maureen W.

 Men or women over the age of 50  Smoker  Personal or family history of inflammatory bowel disease  Overweight  Close family member with colorectal cancer  History of prior polyps or colon cancer  Women with a family history of breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer

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Health & Medicine Richard Arrigo, DO

Dr. Richard Arrigo is also a board certified gastroenterologist at Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Arrigo was in practice with the Liver Transplant program in Newark, NJ where he managed patients with severe liver disease. Dr. Arrigo is trained to perform Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), a procedure that uses sound waves to create visual images of the digestive tract, and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), a procedure that is used to diagnose diseases of the gallbladder, biliary system, pancreas, and liver. Dr. Arrigo is one of three physicians in Hunterdon County trained in the ReShape Weight loss Balloon procedure.

Esophageal Cancer – Are You at Risk? Although esophageal cancer is still relatively rare compared to other cancers, there has been a staggering 600% increase in the disease over the last three decades. The number of people diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and the number of deaths from the disease, have increased more rapidly than any other gastrointestinal tumor. Esophageal cancer is one of the most deadly cancers. Only 18% of patients diagnosed live 5 years, as many cases are diagnosed after the disease has spread. The dramatic increase in esophageal cancer has been linked to the increased incidence of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). If you have been diagnosed with GERD, keep reading…

Monitoring is done by performing an endoscopy. An endoscopy is a quick, 20 minute procedure. During an endoscopy the physician passes a flexible tube into the patient’s esophagus. He or she takes samples of cells that are studied in the laboratory to determine if there are any abnormalities in the cells. If Barrett’s esophagus is diagnosed, the physician will implement a patient-specific surveillance plan to watch for other cellular changes that could indicate a progression to esophageal cancer.

The esophagus is a tube that connects the throat to the stomach. There are two types of esophageal cancer – squamous cell and adenocarcinoma. Squamous cell is normally seen in the middle of the esophagus, and is associated with smoking and alcohol use. Adenocarcinoma typically occurs in the lower esophagus, closer to the stomach, is associated with GERD, and is the more common of the two types of esophageal cancer in the U.S. When individuals have reflux, acid from the stomach enters the esophagus. Over time, the stomach acid changes cells in the lining of the esophagus. This condition is called Barrett’s esophagus. When Barrett’s esophagus is left untreated, the risk of developing esophageal cancer is increased 40-50x. However, if detected early, Barrett’s esophagus can be treated.

What can you do to limit your risk of developing esophageal cancer? • First, watch your weight. GERD occurs 50% more often in overweight patients. • Second, don’t ignore symptoms of heartburn or reflux. It is important to both treat these symptoms, as well as ensure routine surveillance, to identify damage to your esophagus early. • Third, take medication prescribed by your physician as he or she directs. Do not change the dose, decrease frequency of taking the medication, or stop the medication without consulting your physician. Although you may no longer feel the heartburn or reflux, there may still be a negative effect of stomach acid impacting the cells of your esophagus. • Fourth, watch for symptoms that may indicate a change in your condition. If you experience difficulty swallowing, feel food stuck in your throat or chest, choke on food, have unintentional weight loss, worsening heartburn,

Gastroenterologists periodically monitor patients with GERD to watch for the cellular changes of Barrett’s esophagus.

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This formal surveillance is critically important, even if the patient has no symptoms. A lack of symptoms doesn’t mean no damage is occurring. The esophagus may get used to the reflux, and, as a result, discomfort lessens or disappears entirely.

coughing, hoarseness, or loss of appetite schedule a visit with your physician. The bottom line: • Increased weight may result in GERD • Reflux from GERD may result in Barrett’s esophagus • Although rare, Barrett’s esophagus may lead to esophageal cancer • Esophageal cancer diagnosed at later stages has a high rate of death

But, GERD can be controlled with medication, and both Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer can be detected early with routine monitoring. If you are interested in learning more about your risk, our physicians at Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates have many years of combined experience diagnosing and treating GERD and Barrett’s esophagus. We are available to answer questions about your particular situation.

“I lived on antacids for years and then learned it was the worst thing I could have done for my condition.” – Carol C.

HEARTBURN You don’t have to live with it Now you can enjoy permanent relief from the pain of acid reflux, gas, or bloating. The first step is discovering why you have it. 1) Do I have GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is chronic acid reflux, the result of stomach acids flowing back up into your esophagus. A medical exam is required to determine if your heartburn is the result of GERD. 2) What are the symptoms of GERD? - Chronic heartburn - Heartburn that disturbs your sleep - A sour taste in your mouth - A burning sensation in your esophagus - Excessive belching - Hoarseness, voice changes or dry cough - Chest Pain 3) How do you diagnose the cause of my heartburn? Our board certified gastroenterologists offer the most advanced tests to assess gastrointestinal conditions and determine the cause of your heartburn.

Call to schedule an appointment (908) 483-4000 We have extended hours for your convenience. Flemington Office Monday through Friday: Monday and Thursday: Somerville Office Monday and Thursday: Wednesday: Hunterdon Endosurgery Center Monday through Friday Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Saturday

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4) If I self-medicate with antacids, will my acid reflux go away? If left undiagnosed, GERD can lead to the precancerous condition known as Barrett’s Esophagus – or worse, to esophageal cancer. We also look for esophageal ulcers and the narrowing of the esophagus (stricture). 5) How can I learn more? HGA offers a complete overview of digestive health disorders and the tests and treatments for all disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Visit HunterdonGastro.com to learn more.


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Walgreens Study Demonstrates Pharmacy Interventions Can Help Improve Adherence for Medicare Part D Patients A recent Walgreens study of pharmacy patients enrolled in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), found that patients who were late to refill prescriptions and who received reminder calls from local Walgreens pharmacists, demonstrated nearly 23 percent greater adherence within the first 14 days of the expected refill date. Those receiving late-to-refill (LTR ) reminder calls also had greater adherence rates over a one-year period. Results of the study were recently published online in Patient Preference & Adherence.[1] “Improving medication adherence is critical to controlling most medical conditions – and for many medical conditions, enhancing adherence can also reduce hospitalizations and related medical costs,” said Harry Leider, M.D., chief medical officer, Walgreens. “This research provides further evidence of the positive impact we can have through targeted initiatives, such as the lateto-refill program, to help make our patients healthier and happier.” The study shows that for Medicare Part D patients who exhibited non-adherent behavior – defined as not refilling at least three days prior to an expected refill date – an LTR reminder call increased the number

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of adherent patients by approximately 3 percent. This incremental improvement in patient adherence can serve to benefit Medicare Part D plans, and help improve star ratings and their associated cost savings.

of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel

Methodology A randomized control study was conducted among more than 735,000 patients who exhibited non-adherent behavior. Patients were assigned to an intervention group and a control group, using Walgreens pharmaceutical claims data from 2015 to estimate the impact of LTR calls by pharmacists on short-term and annual adherence. About Walgreens Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacyled, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District

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Director of Nursing, Harrison Senior Living


fter surgery, severe injury or any lengthy hospitalization, most people hope to head back home and resume their busy lives. Sometimes, however, transitional rehabilitation care is needed to help recover and regain strength. Perhaps your doctor has already advised you that he or she may want you to receive physical, occupational, speech or vital stem therapies after surgery. Whether you’re looking for increased mobility after a joint replacement or in need of some extra medical attention after a prolonged illness, you’ll want a professional, yet caring, facility that can fully address your individual recovery goals.


If possible, do your homework and arrange to visit the rehabilitation facility you’re considering in advance of your hospitalization. Talk to the staff, tour the therapy room, examine the equipment and chat with other patients. Therapists should be skilled, licensed experts who can tailor specific modalities to your individual recovery needs. Ask questions. Do they offer appropriate hours per day of therapy? How many times a week? How about weekends? The amount and duration of therapy required will also depend on your overall health before and after surgery. What are the staffing levels at the facility and how many are registered nurses? What additional medical staff is available?

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The appearance of the facility itself can speak volumes about the care you’ll receive. Does the facility seem well-maintained and decorated?

sunny outdoors. Believe it or not, lush views to natural environments have been scientifically proven to aid in the healing process!



If your therapy is on an inpatient basis, look for a facility that will address both physical and emotional needs. Food is important! A chef on the premises can mean the difference between basic “hospital food” and more appetizing offerings. Special dietary requirements should be easy menu options. Other small amenities that can make a big difference include Wi-Fi for you and your visitors, televisions and even nicely landscaped grounds so that, weather permitting, you can get a breath of fresh air and enjoy the

If an emergency hospitalization didn’t allow time for prudent research, you can still rely on your hospital discharge planner or social worker to give you rehabilitation program options, with your insurance in mind. A large part of this professional’s job is to give you and your family choices about area locations where you’ll receive the kind of transitional care you need, from basic physical and occupational therapy on high-tech equipment to special therapies to assist with more complex medical issues.

Harrison Senior Living Harrison House of Georgetown is part of Harrison Senior Living, a family owned and operated healthcare group that has served individuals in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania for more than 40 years. The facility provides outstanding short-andlong-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory care services to Sussex County and surrounding residents. Located in the county seat, the community serves as a central hub for individuals needing healthcare assistance in Lower Delaware. Harrison House of Georgetown also boasts the area’s largest, advanced rehabilitation gym, amenity-rich accommodations and a strong reputation for quality medical care.

Your Fast Recovery is Minutes Away Harrison House of Georgetown is close to where you live, with top professional rehabilitation therapies to get you better faster. We bridge the gap from hospital to home with loads of added amenities to help make your recovery experience even more comfortable.

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Oasis Healing Center Is Going To The Hounds! CLAUDIA ALESI, HTCP, HTAP, CPC Claudia Alesi is the owner/founder of Oasis Healing Center. Her journey to become an energy healer began with her love of Reiki. After obtaining the Reiki/Master Teacher Level, she continued this path to become a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner. Claudia has always had a love for animals; so she followed her dream and is now a Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner and looks forward to meeting your precious pets.

Claudia is excited to announce that she will be offering Healing Touch for Animals. Her present clients consist of dogs, cats, and horses; but it can be used on all species – small and large breeds, aquatics, exotics and birds. Healing Touch for Animals (HTA) is a holistic approach of influencing the health and wellbeing of animals through energy and intention. The HTA techniques restore harmony and balance to the animal’s energy system while providing physical, emotional, mental, and instinctual stability. Stabilizing the energy system allows the natural succession of the immune system, which encourages the healing process and promotes well-being. BENEFITS: HTA techniques benefit our animals in many ways:

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• Helps animals understand appropriate behavior • Build the animal-human bond • Reduce stress and anxiety • Support animals through injuries, illnesses, physical and emotional trauma, and abuse. • Build a solid support system for cancer patients • Develop confidence for training and competition • Support animals during the end-of-life transition HTA works as a cooperative adjunct with traditional veterinary medicine to provide the very best health care for our animals. HTA Practitioners work in conjunction with any veterinary diagnosed and prescribed treatment program. As a cooperative application, HTA strives to bridge holistic animal health care with traditional veterinary science and interventions. Animals have thought processes, emotions, social connections, and personalities – just as humans do. All animals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Check out our website and receive a coupon for services. Services: Healing Touch for Animals Healing Touch for Humans • Reiki

By appointment only. (302-430-4644) www.OasisHealingCenter.net Email: claudia@oasishealingcenter.net 415 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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Working in the behavioral health field for over 20 years I have had the pleasure of joining many on their journey to healing and recovery. I have had the pleasure of working with a variety of populations including, addictions recovery, adult day care, prison systems, child crisis, veterans and most recently Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development. Watching my daughter since age 2 grow and change as she experienced horses, I saw the healing power and knew there had to be a way to incorporate this into my mental health practice. In early 2012 I went with my co-facilitator, equine specialist, Linda Muncy off to training in the EAGALA model and Courageous Hearts was born! We invite you to join our experienced teams on our peaceful farm where we can explore your concerns and goals in a relaxed atmosphere. Our passion is assisting individuals and families achieve their personal goals as we explore them together and find the best solution for you! Our facility is located in a nontraditional setting on a local farm, which provides an array of opportunities for self-exploration.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development (EAP) EAP is Professional Therapy! EAP is a team approach that includes a qualified mental health professional, an experienced equine specialist, and horses working with you to successfully reach your treatment or learning goals!

EAP is for Everyone! Individuals, families, groups of all ages. EAP provides powerful opportunities to get to the heart of issues and leads to healthier communication, improved relationships, hope and healing for participants. EAP is for Any Issue: Addictions, trauma, ADHD, anxiety, social, behavioral relationship concerns and more. EAP can help participants find meaningful, lasting solutions in a relaxed, nontraditional environment. EAP is Grounded and engaging! EAP as practiced at Courageous Hearts is grounded, meaning ALL

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Bypassing the Corporate Ladder By: Luke Kennedy I was lucky enough to grow up in a well educated, affluent family that had the ability to afford me every opportunity parents could want for their child. I went to a prestigious private school, participated in sports, and extracurricular activates. I had great friends and managed to stick to the principles my parents had brought me up to believe in such as hard work, honesty, Integrity, and self sufficiency, effectively keeping me out of harm’s way and trouble. When it was time to go to college, I was glad to go. I had been accepted to a prestigious school In Boston that I was excited about, and felt that it was time to stand on my own two feet and start carving my own way in the world. College accomplished for me what any realistic expectations could hope for: the ability to think analytically and express myself appropriately. However, the reason I chose my school, and the reason most people I know went to college, was not for these rather humble aspirations. I was career focused and wanted college to be my ticket into an amusement park of opportunity. What I found was my analytical mind saying, “You’ve got a $120,000 education. What now, hot shot?”

Although I had a good experience at college, I wasn’t an academic at heart and knew that spending another $100,000 for post grad was not for me unless absolutely necessary. Of course it was time to get a job, but where? I started contacting all the advertising companies I had been studying over the past four years and managed to land a handful of interviews. It became quite clear that nobody was hiring, and that the whole industry was slow enough to grant interviews as a way of distracting themselves from the fact that they didn’t have enough work to do either. The offers I did get would have given “education investment” a return in about 6 years as long as I didn’t need to pay rent or eat. We all have to start somewhere, but I refused to believe that my value to the professional world was within $5.000 of minimum wage. “Sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know,” and that was certainly true with me. My mom had worked for a guy named Bob who had started a woman’s focused educational newspaper out of Las Vegas 31 years ago, and he was trying to get one started in Boston. My mom told him my position and soon enough I was meeting the President of The County Woman Newspapers. He has trained over 370 women across the country to publish the format he invented and told me that fear was the only thing to stop me from doing it, too. Bob has been in educational publishing since 1969. The more I found out about it, the more confident I became. Not a single paper using his format, formula, con-

cepts, marketing and sales techniques, trade secrets and business plan of the Sussex County Women’s Journal ever went out of business and more to the point, my first year gross was $86,000 plus. I complained that I didn’t have any background in publishing and he told me that he had never trained anybody with a publishing background. So with a little help from my family I got the money together for the initial down payment and soon I was getting all the “real world” training I needed to run my own newspaper. Training took about a week and is continual, you never feel vulnerable. With several other first time entrepreneurs, I learned everything that can be taught about the County Woman’s Newspaper. By the end of the week I knew how to operate a women’s newspaper, sell advertising, and manage distribution. It was all very fast, scary, and exciting, and before I knew it, I was scheduled to print my first “sample” run of newspapers back in Boston. I followed my training, called local contributors, and scheduled appointments to meet with professionals in industries proven to have strong track records with our format. By the time the first issue was printed, I had $24,000 in advertising sales. Within the first 2 years I had taken about 10 weeks of vacation and grossed over $175.000. I now run two papers and estimate their total sale value around $450.000. When I do sell these papers I can go wherever I want to go and do it all over again. Sometimes I daydream about what my next job interview will be like (if I ever want

one), and I’ve decided it will probably be significantly different than my last one. If I’m going to ever get on the corporate ladder, there’s no way I’m starting on the bottom. In fact, I’ve virtually created my own ladder. There are a lot of perks doing what I do, but it’s certainly not all fun and games. A lot of it is real work. Still, any job worth having is hard work, and more to the point, most jobs not worth having are hard work, too. At least I like what I do, and feel confident in calling myself a success only 2 years out of college. I was lucky to know Bob. There’s no way around it. But most people who can relate to where I was 2 years ago don’t know Bob. I like to think that America can still be about what you know rather than who you know, which is why I’m writing this article. I’m a testament to the fact that everyone just needs the right break, so hopefully anybody reading this now knows of one. There are lots of counties still available, so if you would like to know more about publishing our trademarked and copyrighted newspaper in your area, call Bob at l-800-99-EDUCATE. “CHANGE YOUR LIFE THIS YEAR” Check out a few of our websites to see what fully developed women’s newspapers look like.

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“I would like to thank the Women’s Journal for the opportunity to be part of their publication. Barbara is wonderful to work with! I have received many comments from readers who have seen my articles and who are now loyal clients. The feed back has been great!”

“We advertise in the Sussex County Woman for a few reasons. First, it is a good read, second, it’s an opportunity to go into a little more detail to reach the more educated customer and third, the readership definitely represents our clientele. We stay because it gets results.”

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Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition “We thoroughly enjoy working with the Sussex County Women’s Journal. For the past three years, it has allowed us to reach a large group of readers to share information on DBCC programs and events. Thank you for being so responsive to our requests and so available to meet our needs.”

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Henlopen Chiropractic and Acupuncture “Over the years, I have advertised in many publications and can honestly say that I have never gotten the response that I have with Sussex County Women’s Journal. The Journal is unique in that it educates our community while being professional and personal. My patients (new and old) love reading the articles and often take multiple copies to give to friends and family. And not only is it flying out of my lobby, I often receive calls from patients all over the county who have read my article and are interested in care. Not to mention how great it is to be working with someone as hardworking and driven as Barbara! I am proud to be part of SCWJ for the service it provides to the community.”

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Custom Mechanical, Inc. “We’ve had the pleasure of working with the Sussex County Woman and Delmarva Parent since 1994 and love the response we get from their papers. Month after month, we consistently received feedback from existing clients and new customers who read our articles and appreciate the tips we pass along courtesy of the magazine.”

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The Medicine Woman “I have advertised with the Sussex County Woman for several years. I am always being told by my clients that they see my advertisement and it reminds them to call my business and make an appointment for a service or to enroll in one of my classes. This has been a wise business decision I made that has helped my business become the success it is”

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Profiles Claudia Alesi

Owner/Founder, Oasis Healing Center Claudia Alesi is the owner/founder of Oasis Healing Center. She is a Holistic Health Practitioner who specializes in energy medicine for humans and animals. After being exposed to Reiki, she fell in love with energy medicine, and eventually advanced to the Level of Reiki Master/Teacher. Subsequently, she desired to learn more, and discovered the Healing Touch Program, which is endorsed by the Holistic Nurses Assoc. She completed the program to become a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner. To add to her Scope of Practice, she then became a Certified Life Coach, A Certified Holistic Cancer Coach, a Certified Holistic Minister Practitioner, and is currently studying to become certified in Aromatherapy. Claudia believes that we have many choices in life to increase our quality of wellbeing – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually through the many holistic, complementary modalities. Claudia is now very excited to announce that she is a Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner. She has had a love for animals her entire life. She believes that all animals have feelings and emotions, and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. She will be offering Healing Touch to all animals and their owners. Claudia was a recipient of the 2016 Women in Business by the Delaware Today Magazine. Besides loving her profession, she also believes in giving back to the community whenever possible. One of her greatest joys is to volunteer for the MERR Institute, Delaware’s Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle stranding group. Claudia lives in W. Fenwick, DE with her awesome, loving husband, and has 2 beautiful, wonderful adult children.

Valerie Poppel Ph.D.(c)

Co-Founder/ Owner of Swann Center® Sanctuary For Sexual Wellness & Relationships

Valerie PoppeL Ph.D.(c), born and raised in Sussex County is an “80” Cape Henlopen High School graduate. Valerie is a highly sought after clinical sexologist, certified sex and relationship coach and sex educator who specializes in couple’s, men and women’s sexual concerns. Valerie’s honest, soulful and spiritual approach to breaking sexual taboo makes her equally popular with male and female clients. She specializes in helping couples & individuals to have better intimate relationships thru her workshops, classes, retreats and coaching sessions. Her no-nonsense approach cuts through the noise and helps couples reignite their passion. Valerie international client base takes her around the world that allows her to immerse herself in the ancient teaching of Tantra to facilitate deep healing and continue her education as a healer. In her leisure time, Valerie enjoys traveling, belly dancing and spending time with her family.

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Keith Bosco

Assistant Director of Community Integrated Services (CIS)

Keith Bosco is the Assistant Director of Community Integrated Services (CIS), which is a non-profit agency that helps individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain employment. CIS covers all 3 counties in Delaware as well as the Philadelphia area. Their mission is to empower people with disabilities through individualized employment opportunities that foster selfsustainability, equality, and community. Through partnerships with area businesses and organizations, CIS works to find jobs that fulfill the employment goals and desires for the people they serve. Keith, along with the rest of the innovative team at CIS, enjoys helping people discover their potential and become successful as they obtain employment in the communities where they live. A Delaware native, Keith was born in Milford and grew up in Kent County. Currently, he lives in Western Sussex County with his wife and 4 children. Keith is a musician and plays the bass guitar. Also, he has written a children’s book, which is currently in the illustration phase, and he hopes to release it later this year. Keith is a Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) through the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). In addition, Keith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University and an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Delaware Technical and Community College. Furthermore, Keith is a member of the Behavioral Science Advisory Board at Wilmington University.

Gerhard (Gerd) J. Poppel

Co-Founder/ Owner of Swann Center® Sanctuary For Sexual Wellness & Relationships

Gerd earned B.S./M.S./MBA degrees in Life Sciences and Business Administration in addition to his certification as a Clinical Sexologist and Sex Coach from SCU in Los Angeles, CA Gerd has transitioned from a successful career as a VP of Research & Development for a Fortune 500 company to follow his calling and passion as a Clinical Sexologist and Sex Coach. Together with his wife Valerie they founded the Swann Center in 2016 dedicating their expertise in Sex Coaching and Counseling to couples and individuals with sexual concerns and special sexual needs. Gerd born in Germany is multilingual and is working with mostly international clients from around the world. His expertise are international workshops and seminars with speaking engagements on various sex positive topics. Outside his busy travel schedule, Gerd enjoys his family and many outdoor activities including snow skiing, golf and scuba diving. Gerd holds a private pilot certificate, is fluent in German and English with basic skills in French and Spanish. Gerd also has volunteered over many years for several community service organizations such as the Rotary Club and the Board of Directors at a local Chamber of Commerce.

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Profiles Dr. Tracy Hudson Dr. Tracy Hudson, a Sussex county native, graduated Texas Chiropractic School in 2004. After graduating from Cape Henlopen High School in 1995, Dr. Hudson furthered her education at University of North Carolina at Wilmington, earning a BA in Physical Education. It was during that time as a college softball player that Dr. Hudson learned firsthand the amazing effects of chiropractic and a lifelong love affair was started. Dr. Hudson was on track to be a physical therapist, but this experience changed the course of her life and career. After completing her chiropractic degree, Dr. Hudson continued her education with post graduate studies including, attaining her Fellowship from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and becoming certified in Webster technique, a protocol that assesses and focuses on correcting imbalances and discomforts commonly experienced in the pregnant female pelvis with chiropractic care of the sacroiliac joints. She is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and believes this to be her favorite population to treat. “Children have an amazing ability to ‘get out of their own head’s’ and just allow the natural healing to take place”, says Hudson. Dr. Hudson utilizes gentle, safe and effective chiropractic techniques that are appropriate for all ages and physical conditions and tailor’s it to the patient’s specific needs. Some techniques include, instrument adjusting, Thompson drop, Cox flexion/distraction, and myofascial release. Nutritional counseling is also a passion of Dr. Hudson. She enjoys spending time with her family and 2 dogs and cooking in her free time.

Rosemary Baughman LCSW, CADC, EAGALA Certified Owner and co-founder, Courageous Hearts Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning Center

Rosemary began her career in the mental health field in 1992 in the field of addictions and has had the honor of being a part of many people’s journey toward emotional, behavioral, mental and spiritual healing. Over the next 20 plus years Rosemary has worked as a clinical social worker in the Philadelphia Prison System, in adult day care settings, as an outreach educator, outpatient therapist, in-home therapist, child crisis counselor and crisis bed supervisor, all as a prelude to living the dream of connecting horses and humans for healing therapeutically. In addition to owning her own private practice, Rosemary has the privilege of sharing local Veterans journeys at the V.A. In Dover De. Rosemary was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and moved to Sussex County De in 2002. Rosemary is married to her best friend Jeff, has 4 sons, 2 of whom live with their families that includes 8 grandchildren, in Colorado, 2 in the US Marine Corp and one daughter who is an accomplished equestrian. Rosemary’s childhood dream of owning a farm came true two years ago, and she is thrilled that she and her team of humans and horses are able to provide quality, effective, empowering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development opportunities for Delaware residents. She invites you to see for yourself how at Courageous Hearts…horses empower people!

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Dr. Sheila Burek Dr. Sheila Burek is a Buffalo NY native who received her bachelors of science degree in biology at D’Youville College. She then worked as a medical research assistant in cardiology at the University of Buffalo school of medicine. It was at that time that Dr. Burek suffered an injury at the gym for which she sought chiropractic care. It was through that experience at Dr. Burek became interested in furthering her healthcare career in alternative medicine. She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic graduating in 1995. After 18 years of private practice in Pennsylvania, working in a multi-disciplinary setting, including orthopedic surgeons and physiatry us, she relocated to our beautiful beach town.

Mike Baker

Founder, C.M. Baker Photography

Mike Baker is the founder of C.M.Baker Photography with over 25 years experience. His photography ventures have been quite diverse. Throughout the year you may find him shooting a wedding, a Quinceañera, in the pits of a NASCAR race at Dover Downs and now at front stage at the Firefly Festival or flying over doing aerials. Giving back to the community has always been an important part of it all. Mike was awarded “Volunteer of the Year” from CDCC (Central De Chamber of Comm.) in 2005, ”Volunteer of the Year” from Kent County Tourism 2010,”Chairman’s Outstanding Partnership Award from CDCC in 2010 along with “Business Person of the Year” from CDCC in 2008. Since 1997, Mike has been the “official” photographer for the KC Heart Ball and for the “Go Red” in Kent County since it’s onset. Some of the past and present organizations have been: MD Kidney Foundation, De Breast Cancer Coalition, Various De Fire Companies, Bayhealth Foundation, Beebe Hospital, Dover Air Force Base, Autism DE, Relay for Life, MS Bike to the Bay and the Amish Bike Tour , to name a few.

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Profiles Sheryl Swed

Gregory Tepper

Executive Director of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) Sheryl Swed, Executive Director of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), has dedicated her life to public service. Her experiences in the public and private sectors and with non-profit organizations have prepared her for the task of creating a flagship public garden on Delmarva. As the founding Executive Director, she has been involved in the project’s leadership for over five years, where she has been involved in establishing DBG’s vision, mission and management team. Sheryl has actively recruited many of the members of the DBG Board of Directors and the DBG Advisory Council. Sheryl said “Creating a public garden on Delmarva is a ‘give back’ project to our great region that will bring a new, beautiful destination to Sussex County which will become a center for learning about the Atlantic Coastal Plain Horticulture, preserve valuable land and create jobs. A Win-Win-Win project.

Director of Horticulture, Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek

Gregory Tepper, Director of Horticulture, comes to the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek from Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware, where he served as horticulturist, woods path horticulturist, and director of horticulture. A native plant enthusiast since age thirteen, he studied horticulture at the University of Delaware and went on to start his own business designing and managing priv n8dm y056ate gardens. Gregg has lectured on native plants in the United States and in Great Britain. He volunteers at the Philadelphia International Flower Show and pursues botanical excursions to study plant communities.

Sheryl invites you to visit the DBG website delawaregardens.org and to become members and volunteers as this vision becomes a reality, opening in 2019.

Delaware Botanic Gardens

Delaware Botanic Gardens (DGB) is a ten-year, multiphase plan to build a flagship botanic garden for Delmarva. It will be a center for learning and enjoying the horticulture of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Sussex County Land Trust leased these 37 acres to DBG for $1 a year for 99 years renewable twice. Beyond the natural beauty of the site, DBG has attracted internationally renowned garden designer, Piet Oudolf, who created the NYC High Line Gardens, to design a 2 acre iconic Perennial Meadow at DBG. Renowned landscape architect, Rodney Robinson, has just completed the Master Plan for the entire site. The project was awarded a $750,000 grant from the Longwood Foundation and has secured major pro bono support from leading regional businesses. This world-class garden will expand tourism in Sussex County, be an economic engine for the entire region, and enhance the Quality of Life in Sussex County.

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BY: MIKE BAKER I always like to do things with my photography just a little different or something more my way. My “Shasta Shutterbug” camper photo booth was an idea I saw online from California and Florida. My niece, Ashley, had sent a couple of pictures to me, and I started to research. It’s also something popular in Europe. Most of those are from the back of a VW bus or a similar style vehicle. I initially spotted this 1969 Shasta Compact Camper for sale about a year ago alongside a local road. Not knowing what I could do with it, I somewhat shelved the idea of buying it. After I had seen some ideas online, I knew I needed that “Shasta.” I was sure it was already sold. I took a 15-minute drive where I saw it previously. There it was still sitting there waiting for me. I immediately jumped on the idea. I purchased the camper and started looking at different ones all over the US. There are not many “camper photo booths” out there. I never realized how big photo booths are becoming. I shoot many weddings throughout the year and started noticing the appeal. I figured photo booths would be more of a short-term fad and dwindle away. Not true! They are getting more and more popular. So this was my winter project! So ideas started rolling through my mind. I had my daughter, Courtney, listen to my ideas. Not good. Seems like she had better ideas then I did. Most 21 year olds know more about what attracts the younger crowds. She’s the designer, I did the engineering and labor. My 21-year-old daughter knew what was “in” more than I did. She was attending UD while I worked on it and came home to check on it (and my work). I was blessed with a relatively warm fall and winter. One never knows what’s underneath until you start pulling it apart. I replaced some walls and floors from 47 years of weathering. Put new ceiling and wall coverings with a hardwood floor. It is decked out with a stereo system inside and outside, a photo booth and seating. Sorry no room for rest rooms. After Courtney placed it on Facebook, it was booked instantly the next day for 2 bookings. It was an instant hit at the 2016 Heart Ball in Dover. We also made a 2 day appearance at the Dover International Speedway on the recent race weekend. We have gotten many bookings already for weddings, gala events and other outdoor events. We also have the standard photo booth, but I think this one has gotten much attention. After all, this is the first one in the First State!

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Tis the Season … For a Vacation By Regan Roberts Deck, CMI

people that make us great and the services we offer. Contact us anytime! Locally, 302-539-5177. Toll free, 800-233-5177. Or on the web, www.custommechanical.com.

It’s that time of the year again, when millions of Americans hit the road for vacations and getaways … all headed to our beaches. Ok, maybe not all of them; it just seems that when you’re stuck on Rt 26 or Rt 1 on a Friday afternoon in the middle of summer! Besides the everyday hassle of summertime traffic though, did you know there’s another concern for vacationers during these summer months? Information provided by the Insurance Information Institute shows it is no accident that the majority of over 1.3 million home burglaries occur in July and August. Luckily, experts state that 90 percent of all break-ins could be avoided by following some basic rules. Since burglars look for telltale signs that a home is unoccupied, avoiding them is the key to helping to keep your home safe year-round, whether you’re home or not. Putting safety first There are basic steps you can take to enhance home security and safety when your home is unoccupied: • Unplug appliances (other than refrigerator and freezer) that are not going to be set on timers. Do a last minute check of the oven, stove, iron, coffee pot and any other small appliances in your home. • Check all thermostats and reset cooling or heating limits to save money. However, leave the air conditioner set so that it will run during the day. This creates the illusion that someone is at home. To be cautious, consider a pre-trip performance tune-up of these units. • Set the water heater on the lowest setting allowed. Depending on how long you will be gone, turn off water to the toilets, dish washer and clothes washer. Doing the obvious • Unattended mail and newspapers are a dead giveaway of an empty home. You should stop these services temporarily, or have a friend or neighbor pick up these items for you. • Have someone keep the lawn looking neat and trim all shrubs away from the house. • Light the interior with timers. • Let shades and blinds stay open as if you are at home. • Ask a trusted friend or neighbor to keep an eye on the house. Just a few logical precautions for home security and safety will greatly decrease the probability of unwanted visitors while you are gone. Use these tips when you go on vacation this summer and if you take long trips over the winter, too. As always, at Custom Mechanical we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us about any of your electrical, heating, cooling, carpentry, plumbing and home performance related issues - on the phone, in person, via e-mail … even on Facebook! Our Retail Store offers parts and supplies as well as answers to your product or pricing queries. Our Comfort Advisors are available for free estimates and information about financing and manufacturer rebates. Finally, our brand-new, redesigned for 2014 website offers more homeowner tips like these as well as specials, on-line scheduling and more detailed information about Custom Mechanical, the

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Don’t Take A Chance With Your Home!

Call Custom Mechanical And Here Is Why! CUSTOM MECHANICAL TESTIMONIALS “We have used Custom Mechanical for over 20 years to service our home. Everything from heating and cooling to plumbing, electrical, carpentry and just plain service. The Reason? Because they show up on time, do the job at the cost quoted and they guarantee their work. But most of all they are reliable. Call Regan, we stand by them.” The Publisher - Bethany Beach, Delaware

“Custom Mechanical was recommended to me by a friend. After being gone for two months I came home to frozen pipes and no heat. I called Chris at Custom Mechanical and in 24 hours the job was completed.” Pam R., Lewes, Delaware “I bought a second home at the beach. I read about Custom Mechanical in a local Women’s Newspaper. I called Custom Mechanical and set up a Service Contract for two years. When I leave for the winter they handle everything and do a GREAT JOB!” Scott M., Ocean View, Delaware

“ A friend uses Custom Mechanical for all their home repairs. When I needed plumbing and heating work done I took their number. I could not be happier with their work or service. Barbara S., Milford, Delaware “When I returned to my Ocean City Condo in the spring, our air conditioner was not working. I called Custom Mechanical on a recommendation from a fellow condo owner. They came immediately replaced my air handler at a great price. I Highly recommend them.” Richard M., Ocean City, Maryland

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The Women’s newspaper highly recommends calling Regan at Custom Mechanical at 302-539-5177. After all we have 20 years of experience with them!!! Why take a chance? The Publisher, Sussex Count Woman

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The Hot Deck Solution

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Patio systems, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Ron Simmons and is based in Lewes, Delaware. Ron has had an extensive background in all phases of home improvements for over 35years. Ron’s sunroom experience dates back to 1981 when he began to sell and install custom modular sunrooms. Ron has seen the enclosure industry evolve and improve over time to offer the quality products now available. Sixteen years ago Ron began selling awnings for a manufacturing company owned by the man who was most instrumental in creating the US market for retractable awnings as it is today. Personally trained by the first US president of the leading tubular motor manufacturer, Somfy, Ron soon became a dealer for the awning company as Patio Systems. Ron Simmons’ expertise in design, estimating, and construction management permit turn- key personalized service to homeowners in the local communities. All sales calls are handled by Ron, or his sales representative. Ron handles all of the measuring, ordering and managing of your project. With over 2500 satisfied local customers, Patio Systems, Inc. is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. We receive hundreds of hand written testimonials from our happy homeowners every year.

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installation. Patio Systems wants to eliminate the stress and mess of a stick framed project at your home. As the exclusive Sunspace dealer in this area, we are proud to offer this line of vinyl and aluminum sunrooms. While all factory made sunrooms offer a degree of standardized quality control, not all are the best product for your money. Inexpensive aluminum screen or glass enclosures conduct heat and cold. They finish can also scratch or the kick-panels may dent easily. Better rooms with aluminum structure are now being built by many fabricators using vinyl clad insulated panels and powder coat finishes (like a car) for added durability. The best have thermally broken wall mullions, insulated foam core walls and can be purchased with insulated UV blocking glass. Some vinyl clad sunroom products on the market tend to be expensive with bulky frames. The vinyl is not structural and must have aluminum internal support. These rooms are similar to “stick building” and must be assembled from parts one piece at a time on site. This places the quality control in the hands of the installer and workmanship can vary. Sunspace, North America’s fastest growing sunroom and window company, has made it easy to select from their state of the art product line. Patio Systems can offer residential hybrid enclosures made with aluminum and vinyl products. You can choose a custom glass slider system, with screen, or a folding horizontal glass enclosure with retractable screen. Sunspace has a superior 4-track vinyl-pane enclosure

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Hello My name is Richard Lamb. I am a Delaware native,born and raised in Wilmington. Recently retired as a Captain from the Wilmington Fire Department with 35 years of service. The Fire department schedule allotted time off for a 2nd job. I began painting approximately 30 years ago. Parents brought us to the beach when we were very young. Got a taste and new I wanted to live here. Moved to Rehoboth 8 years ago and started up the business. We have now built up an extensive reference list and pride ourselves on quality workmanship. Two years ago we also started Lambs Roof & Exterior cleaning in order to prepare homes properly for our services. We now have our certification as an authorized professional. There are only three companies in the state that are certified. We can clean the dirty black streaks on the roof,remove mildew and mold from siding. We clean stucco and now have started cleaning cedar homes. Some cedar homes turn gray and that looks beachy,others turn black and that is dirt and mold. We can clean your home or business. We then paint the trim, and put on a clear wood preservative making the home look brand new. We specialize in Interior-Exterior Residential-Commercial painting. We apply clear wood preservatives. We apply solid stains to cedar siding. We paint stucco with elastomeric color coatings. We specialize in all types of homes. We do barns,churches,and any type of business. Serving Lewes,Rehoboth,Milton,Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island,Millsboro,Georg etown,Ocean View and Milford.

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Blinds, Shades and Child Safety……

Do you remember all the news stories, a couple years ago, concerning child safety and window coverings? The subject sticks out in my mind obviously because it is related to my work and because I have small children. The concern was mostly over mail order and or stock items that were bought off a shelf and installed, usually, by the homeowner. There were tragedies, huge recalls and lawsuits but fortunately the custom window covering trade was not really involved. I would say that the overall higher quality of product and the experienced sales and installation that comes with a custom retailer helped to keep the trade uninvolved however the custom window covering community definitely took notice and many positive changes have taken place. There is much more awareness about the subject compared to a couple of years ago and that in its self is very helpful but the industry has been very proactive in making their products more child safe as well. On the awareness side of things, it is good to note that there are many products out there that have been around for a long time like shutters and draperies that already are or can be made without child safety’s #1 enemy which is strings. Draperies, when set up to traverse by hand, present no problems for toddlers or even pets who like them because they can easily move the fabric aside to leave wet nose marks on the glass. Shutters are another great choice. They are naturally string free, simple to use, even for children, and are one of the best insulators against both heat and cold. With their timeless look and classic feel they a great child safe choice in window coverings. One way that the industry is changing to become more child safe is the introduction of cordless control into a wider variety of products. Cordless roller shades and cordless honeycomb shades have been around for a while but lately we are seeing the industry really improving and trying to mainstream the option. The string free lift systems are getting better and more reliable plus now we are seeing the option more and more on roman shades and wood and faux wood blinds which was mostly an unavailable option in years past on these popular window coverings. Window covering manufacturers are also making improvements on shades and blinds that do have strings with breakaway mechanisms that will separate when too much stress is applied and they have made it so that small children can’t get their heads between the back of the shade and the strings found there on roman style shades. These are two very important changes. Next time you have a window covering need, please give us a call and let us help you make choices that are safer for your children and pets while improving the look and efficiency of your home.

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TERMITE & PEST SOLUTIONS Born and raised on the Eastern Shore, Service is the backbone of my business . -Dean Bennett, Because Local Matters Just like you, my day starts right here; I’ve been in the pest control business for almost 24 years but I’ve been a local to these shores all my life...born and raised. Growing up here has shaped my life and how I do business. It’s why family and commitment come first, and why service and responsibility are part of every job I do. And with every job, it’s important you know I’m only ever a phone call away. The same goes for our technicians. Each one is professionally trained and state certified and that’s important. But just as important to me is that each one treats you and your home with respect, courtesy and professionalism. In fact, we treat your home like our home because in a way, it is. So no matter what your pest control need is, we can help because we are your true, local pest control service team: residential or commercial, builder, realtor or property manager...mom or dad. We’re here when you need us because we’re here all the time.

Testimonials The Milford Public Library being a public building for all, we were experiencing many issues with cockroaches, called Bennett’s , they responded to us with their expertise and professional knowledge and staff to assist us to eliminate our issues. A few months later after signing contracts with them, we experienced a bed bug problem, immediately they were finding a solution, Dean Bennett spent many hours researching how to handle this problem in a library where the heat treatment could not be used and within days had our situation under control and found a maintenance program for regular prevention. Dean, and all Bennett employees are professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. Recently I experienced an issue with bed bugs. I called around to several different pest companies in Baltimore, MD and I came across Bennett Termite & Pest Solutions. I spoke with Bruce for over 40 minutes, he answered every single question I had. He was very informative and detailed about the process not missing a beat. The next day I told him I wanted to hire them for my treatment he did a conference call with himself and Dean(Owner) and there after Vinnie and Dean came out a few days later and did the heat treatment. Very professional, informative, fast and efficient. I work for a housing office in Baltimore and we plan on using this company for some of our client’s needs. I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone. It’s worth every dime and you will have a peace of mind bug free.

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Murphy Beds: A Great Addition at the Beach! Many of us remember the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy gets trapped in a Murphy bed! Those days are long gone with modern Murphy bed designs but the advantages of the wall bed remain. Being at the beach, we all get a lot of company but real estate is expensive. We need a way to dual-purpose our rooms without sacrificing comfort for our guests or styling for our décor. The Murphy Wall Bed offered by Tailored Living Serving Rehoboth Beach offers a great solution. We custom design the bed in twin, double, or queen size with side storage and decorative panels to enhance your room. We also offer a library style that hides the bed with sliding bookshelves and lighting for reading and accent. Avoid the discomfort for your guests of foldout couches while enjoying the benefits of reclaiming the guest room in your home. A Murphy bed instead of a standard queen bed will save 30 square feet of floor space when the bed is closed! Use that found space for a home office, play room, craft room, whatever you like by calling your Tailored Living Organizational Specialist to design a Murphy bed for your home.

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A custom Murphy bed installed in Bethany Beach! Bill and Janis Nickerson opened Tailored Living Serving Rehoboth Beach in early 2014. Janis is a Georgetown native. This move completes a commitment Bill made 20 years ago to “retire” to Sussex County. The Tailored Living franchise allows Bill to pursue two of his passions of woodworking and entrepreneurship. It has been an exciting second year completing many pantries, garages, home offices, Murphy beds, and closets in and around DelMarVa. Let us design a solution for you!

Testimonial We have enjoyed the fine services of Tailored Living. Bill and his staff arrived on time and completed the job beautifully with no mess left behind. Our garage floor and cabinets make life so much easier, and when it rains on our outdoor parties, it is a comfortable retreat. - Barbara, Milford I’m really glad I selected Tailored Living and Bill Nickerson to design and build my two master bedroom closets. The process was easy and Bill and his employees did an excellent job. They were prompt, courteous and were very accommodating even when I made changes. I highly recommend Bill and will refer him whenever the opportunity arises. - Joyce, Selbyville

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PUBLISHER’S RESTAURANT POLICY Our criteria said it all! First and foremost, the food has to be of the highest quality and freshness. Second, the staff must be courteous and friendly. Third, is the consistency. Knowing that each and every time you dine at that restaurant, it will always live up to its reputation.

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This is the most controversial category in all our newspapers. So, we thought we would answer honestly and objectively the most frequently asked questions by our friends and readers.

“Why do you have so few restaurants in your newspapers?” Simple! The following restaurants in this Women’s newspaper are the only restaurants we HAVE INVITED to join our list of restaurants, and that we could absolutely guarantee met our criteria. Try any of the restaurants listed in this paper and if you don’t agree with us, call us at 1-800-993-3822 or if you have other restaurants that you would recommend, please let us know. We will review them.

Reopening Open for Open We unconditionally guarantee the foods reviews in all our newspapers. This the 2014 2013 They have been prepared by the restaurants that have been personally invited the to be with us.” Spring! Season The restaurants that you see on the following pages are not advertisers.


We are presenting them to you as hand selected skillful artists who take pride in preparing the best meals possible.

No other newspaper syndicate turns down advertising from restaurants. WE DO! In fact 95% of all restaurants that contact us are not invited to be with us, after we try them. We take the time to go through our criteria and only select the best for your enjoyment.

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Q: What are your most have a pleasant dining a Chinese eatery in every was ( and continues to be esFISH experientrees are on special popular dishes? ence at my place. while supplies last. Next Febshopping center that offers pecially during the summer X: This is a hard question to pretty much the same items )to convince people that Chiruary around President’s Day, answer. There are different such as lo meins & chow nese restaurant IS INDEED Q: What are your hours we will hold our annual CHImeins. Our menu is more fomore than just Fried Rice and popular dishes to different and Specials? NESE NEW YEAR BUFFET. cused on items you don’t usu- Eggrolls. There are more than customers depending on their X: Confucius is open Foryear a fixed amount, you will ally find in those places. So I 40000 Chinese eateries in this own personal taste. If you like round. 7 days a week haveinaseachance to enjoy about spicy food, we offer dishes decided that I will not name country ( more than McDonson and currently 30 is open for dishes, most of different such as Hot Pepper Chicken, my place “ wok” or “great wall” alds’, Pizza Hut and all other dinner everyday except which Tuesare seafood. day beginning at 5:00pm. For moreWe information, you can open for lunch andcall dinner Confucius at 302-227every Sunday starting 3848ator visit us online at ConVoted by the National Women’s Newspaper 11:00am. Every Monday, ALL fuciusrehobothbeach.com. FISH entrees are on special is located at 57 Confucius while supplies last. Next Feb- Avenue, Rehoboth Wilmington ruary around President’s Beach. Day, we will hold our annual CHIYEAR BUFFET. June/July 2012 The County NESE Woman NEW Newspaper 48 For a fixed amount, you will have a chance to enjoy about 30 different dishes, most of which are seafood. For more information, you can call Confucius at 302-2273848 or visit us online at Confuciusrehobothbeach.com. Confucius is located at 57 Wilmington Avenue, Rehoboth Beach.

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Confucius Chinese Restaurant was opened in the spring of 2004 in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Shawn Xiong, the owner, had previously owned a Chinese restaurant in Wilmington prior to relocating to the beach area. Since then, Confucius has been named the best Chinese restaurant in the Delaware Today Magazine, Sussex County Woman and favorably mentioned in various newspaper and magazines. Wherever you go, you probably will find a Chinese eatery in every shopping center that offers pretty much the same items such as lo miens and chow miens. The Confucius menu is more focused on items you don’t usually find in those places. The name Confucius lets people know it is Chinese, but with a delicate, refined gourmet restaurant and not a fried rice and egg rolls fast food eatery like a McDonalds. There are different popular dishes for different customers depending on their individual personal taste. If you like spicy food, we offer dishes such as Hot Pepper Chicken, Cumin Beef or Kung Pao Shrimp. If you like fish, Salmon and Black Bean Sauce, Steam Halibut or Crispy Whole Black Sea Bass

are all excellent choices. If you are a first time customer, they encourage you to tell your server what you do or do not like, and they will offer the right recommendation for you. Confucius believes that every customer deserves special attention, if you order something that you don’t like, they encourage you to send it back and try again AT NO COST. They want customers to have a pleasant dining experience. Reservations Are Recommend.

15 of us were in Rehoboth Beach over the past weekend. We had decided to try Confucius based upon friends recommendations and Yelp reviews. They were very accommodating with the reservation and by providing a nice space, including a high chair. We started with assorted appetizers, including spring rolls, various dumplings, beef sticks and the like. Everything was delicious. So on to the main courses. Eggplant in black bean sauce, Singapore Rice Noodles, Hunan Beef, Chicken with Broccoli, 5 Spice Duck (they will warn you it is very hot-we asked for it to be on the mild side, and still had some heat, but we loved it!) Shrimp and scallops with walnuts (my favorite dish of the night), soft shell crab, chicken fries rice and a few other dishes that never made their way to my end of the table. Portions are large, but the food was so delicious we had very little left over. This is not your typical Chinese restaurant - everything is prepared to order, and they deserve all 5 stars. First time here, and it won’t be our last. Loved the seafood hot and sour soup; chicken hot and sour was excellent as well. Spicy shredded duck was under-spiced, but that was my fault for telling server I did not want it too hot, and she bent over backwards to make sure it was mild. Can’t wait to try other menu items. Our server was outstanding. Could not have been more attentive and accommodating. Co-owner Danielle was a pleasure to talk with as well. This is not your typical fast-food Chinese restaurant, so be prepared to pay up for quality. - Glen L., Pikesville, MD Awesomely amazing with a side of extravagance!” - Steven B., Baltimore, MD The food here is beautiful. The setting is elegant. The drinks are fine. It is a nice change from the seafood staples of this beach town. I always over order. It is worth it. - Badhoh G., Rehoboth, Delaware

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“Quietly cooking slow food for over 43 years”

Open for the 2017 Season SUMMER SCHEDULE Serving Dinner starting at 6 pm Lunch and Sunday Brunch 11 am to 3 pm

Aprés Surf Menu is served 3:00 to 5:30

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”

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PRIVATE EVENTS With multiple private venues, both indoors and out, the Brick is a great choice for your next special occasion! We can accommodate parties of 15 - 85. With all inclusive packages starting at $18, we have options that fit any budget. When booking your event, you’ll work one on one with members of our management team to insure your celebration is perfect. With customizable menus, flexible floor plans, and varied beverage packages, your event will be as unique as you are. Let us take care of the work so you can enjoy your celebration!

THE FOOD The Brick Hotel Restaurant and Tavern serves classic American cuisine with a modern twist. The culinary team at The Brick excels at presenting quality food with simple, yet elegant preparations that highlight the natural flavors of each dish. The menu changes twice a year to capitalize on the flavors of the season. Stop in to sample the Spring and Summer menu offerings! It’s the season for fresh fish! Try either our Fish of the Moment, prepared according to the Chef’s whim, or our new Fresh Seafood Sampler (pictured) served in a garlic butter sauce, which changes daily. You don’t have to drive to the beach for fresh fish... you can enjoy it on the circle in Georgetown!

SPECIAL BRICK EVENTS We’ve always got something interesting going on at the Brick! We schedule special events almost monthly, including Murder Mystery Dinners, Wine Pairing Dinners, and Beer Dinners. We also have some annual special events, including our Red Solo Cup Party, Breakfast with Santa, and Sip Sup & Shop - our afternoon Champagne Tea. Visit our website to find out what’s coming up!



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Have a burger and a beer for only $10! Join us in the tavern during happy hour every day but Friday for our burger and beer special. Our Classic Burger comes with fries and your choice of domestic bottled beer. Or check out our other great Happy Hour food and drink specials... Mondays 2-4, Tuesday - Friday 3-6, Saturday 2-5.


“My husband took me to The Brick to celebrate my birthday April 2017. This is our third stay at The Brick which never fails to deliver a wonderful experience. The rooms are very comfortable, beautifully furnished, staff is very friendly and helpful, food in the dining room is wonderful, continental breakfast more than adequate.” “Always great service and great food. Charming historic building on The Circle in the middle of Georgetown.” “The Brick is a classic, warm and leisurely dining experience. Food is well prepared and the staff very accommodating. Have been there for lunch & dinner. Both were great.”

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Hocker’s Super Center G&E Hardware Visit us at www.hockersmarkets.com and subscribe to our weekly mailer! We are a full service grocery supermarket featuring Fresh Cut Meats, USDA Choice and Certified Angus Beef, Full Service Delicatessen featuring Boars Head Brand, Fresh Seafood, Fresh Baked Goods Daily, Full Line of Gourmet Foods and Cheeses, Natural and Organic Foods, and Fresh Produce. We purchase locally grown produce when in season. Also, we offer a Hardware Store and Gas Pumps at both locations. Debit and all major credit cards accepted. ATM in stores • EARN FREE GAS WITH “GAS CASH REWARDS” G&E/Hocker’s Supermarket and Hocker’s Super Center have been family owned and operated for over 60 years. Gerald Hocker, president of G&E and Hocker’s, purchased the business from his Uncle Jake in 1971. We are committed to providing our loyal customers with the highest level of customer service and the highest quality of products. We have continued to grow to meet the growing demands of our customers, and have recently opened Hocker’s Supermarket at Salt Pond Plaza in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Our meats are unsurpassed!!! Great weekly specials---weekly Best Buys!

Be sure to stop in and try some of our newly added smoked specialty meats.

Our smoked meat facility makes store-made products that the National chain can not do, and never will do! Try the following products and see the difference. Once you try them you will be a customer forever! • store-made Sausage (Ital., Sweet Ital., Hot, Country, and G&E special Blend) • store-made Hotdogs (100% Beef, 100% Pork, and 100% Pork with Jalapeno & cheese) • store-made Smoked Kielbasa • Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork • Hickory Smoked BBQ Ribs • Smoked Beef Brisket (when avail. or by special order) • Apple Smoked Pit Beef (when avail. or by special order) • Maple Cured Ham (sliced to order in the deli) • Brown Sugar Turkey Breast (sliced to order in the deli) • Maple Cured Bacon (sliced to order in the deli)

All of our specialty meat items contain no fillers and are made with our unsurpassed meats!!!

Hocker’s Supermarket at Salt Pond Plaza

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G & E Hardware

30264 Cedar Neck Road Ocean View, Delaware 19970 302-539-1448 Open 7am - 8pm Every Day, except Sunday 7am - 7pm

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Crab & Seafood Market Specializing in Jumbo Crabs All Hand Sorted Steamed to Order & GUARANTEED Variety of Wild Fresh Fish Fillets, Shellfish, Sandwiches, Platters, Homemade Crab Cakes, Soups & Sides

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Back Bay Art Glass We carry a full line of stained glass and fused glass supplies. We give instructions privately so we can move at your pace. We have finished artwork on display and will also gladly make a custom piece for you. Stop in to visit with us. We are open daily from 10am-5pm and closed Thursdays.


I love shopping for stained glass supplies at Back Bay Art Glass in Oak Orchard. Besides a wide selection of art supplies, Ace and Nancy, the owners, are such wonderful people. Their help they offer in doing stained glass projects, their suggestions, and simply their friendship make going to Back Bay a wonderful and rewarding experience. - Paul Puch

31507 Trading Post Plaza, Unit #4, Route 24, Millsboro, DE

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Lighthouse Catering Experienced, Unique, Affordable What makes us unique? We customize our menus for each event to make you comfortable not just with the food choices, but pricing as well. Our goal is quite simple, to make you Paul happy!

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We Understand. Susan D’Alonzo Ament is a partner with Morris James LLP and has practiced for 33 years representing personal injury victims. Over the years, Mrs. Ament has found that some women don’t understand the crucial need to have adequate automobile insurance coverage in the event of a serious accident. Susan Ament educates women on these needs every day in her practice and in seminars that she presents throughout the year.

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The Personal Injury Group Attorneys of Morris James LLP understand that being injured in an accident can be a frightening experience, especially when someone else’s negligence caused your injuries. You may be facing medical bills, lost wages, and other significant expenses, all because of someone else’s carelessness. We frequently see victims who are injured because another driver was using a mobile device, disregards a red light or stop sign, is distracted by passengers, speeding, or is otherwise inattentive. Our attorneys understand how difficult it can be to live with an injury. If you have been injured in an accident, we will carefully review with you all insurance benefits to which you are entitled.

Product Liability Slip and Fall Accidents / Premises Liability Wrongful Death Brain Injuries Burn Injuries Workers’ Compensation Fractured Bones and Scarring

If you or a loved one is injured due to another person’s negligent or reckless conduct, you need to know exactly what claims you can present to insurance companies under Delaware law. Discussing your case with a dedicated Delaware personal injury attorney to become educated concerning your rights may be your first step towards securing justice and compensation.

Being injured in an accident can have wide-range repercussions. Any financial problems you face could be magnified by the often significant costs associated with living with an injury. You and your family should not have to handle these responsibilities alone if Represen�ng Individuals someone else is responsible for Injured in Auto Accidents and at Work your pain and suffering. Personal injury is a broad field, and if you have been injured in an accident, it can help to know that your attorney has a wealth of experience handling a diverse range of cases. In the past, our Morris James Personal Injury Group Attorneys have successfully helped clients with cases involving: • Personal Injury • Auto Accidents • Trucking Accidents • Motorcycle Accidents • Workers’ Compensation

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VISIT OUR WEBSITE to request a complimentary copy of our book Anatomy of a Personal Injury Claim

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UD’s ACCESS Center offers free advisement services to students and community members The Adult Center for Continuing Education Student Services (ACCESS) at the University of Delaware provides free advisement, career counseling, and credit course registration for individuals who wish to achieve their educational and career goals. The ACCESS Center offers services such as discovering University degree options and resources for those who want to further their education, including: • Community members interested in career exploration • Prospective continuing education students • Prospective transfer students • Prospective professional development certificate students • High school students

“Our office serves a diverse population,” says Michelle Parnell, manager of the ACCESS Center. “We meet with and assist many different groups, from high school students up to individuals who are interested in the University’s Over-60 Program for Delaware residents.” Those who visit the ACCESS Center receive assistance with exploring careers and developing personal career plans. If visitors are unsure of what careers to pursue, the center offers various tests to help them choose fitting career paths. The advisors can also help students choose majors and courses. “UD’s ACCESS advisor made me feel so comfortable, and made me feel that [continuing my education] was doable,” says a former continuing education student. “I signed up for two classes, and when I earned A’s, it felt great.”

High school students who want to get a head start on college requirements or improve their chances for college admission can also visit the ACCESS Center to learn about UD pre-college and dual-enrollment programs. The ACCESS Center is located on UD’s Newark campus and is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. To make an appointment with an advisor, call the ACCESS Center at 302-831-8843 or write to accessadvise@udel.edu. Telephone advisement appointments are also available. To learn more, visit www.pcs.udel.edu/access. By Chelsea White, Communications intern, Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Delaware

Returning to school? Changing careers? Looking for a new direction?

ACCESS can help!

ACCESS helps nontraditional students achieve their educational and career goals through advisement, career counseling, and learning skills resources

• Open to the community at no charge. • In-person and phone appointments available.

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Today’s workforce is continuously changing. More and more men and women are perusing careers in non-traditional occupations. Contact the Sussex Tech Adult Education Office at 302-856-9035 for more information about Apprenticeship Training and Health Professions Training.

Apprenticeship Training Classes currently offered include:

• Automotive Tech • Carpentry • Electrical • HVACR • Marine Mechanics • Plumbing • Welding

Health Professions Training Classes currently offered include:

• Medical Administrative Assistant • Clinical Medical Assistant • Pharmacy Technician • Medical Billing & Coding • Phlebotomy Technician • Electronic Health Records Specialist • Certified Nursing Assistant • Enhanced Certified Nursing Assistant • Rehabilitation Therapy Technician

302-856-9035 • www.SussexTechTraining.net

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Open Saturdays and Sundays. Alpaca clothing, accessories, yarns. Stonewall Kitchen Products, Lang stationery products. Tours, birthday parties offered.

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Summer Library Challenge 2017 “Build a Better World” Sign up online or in person at your local public library! Explore your passions with millions of books, eBooks, magazines, eMagazines, movies, music, newspapers, internet access, programs, workshops, community collaborations, and more. All FREE with your Delaware Library Card!

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“Employment goes beyond a paycheck” Our Mission: To empower people with disabilities through individualized employment that fosters self-sustainability, equality and community. We partner with area businesses to find fulfilling jobs.

Contact Keith Bosco 302-943-8363 keith.bosco@cisworks.org Michael Betts, Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health, believes that “CIS instills a sense of purpose and well being that everyone needs.” He welcomes new clients to his private practice. Ensuring privacy and affordable rates. No 3rd party billing. Seaford, Delaware

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Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach Fun! Monday Night Movies June 12 - August 28, 2017

Tues & Wed Bonfires

June 13 - August 30, 2017

Sandcastle Contest September 9, 2017

Fall Sidewalk Sale October 6-8, 2017

Sea Witch® Festival October 27-29, 2017

Santa’s House on the Boards Nov - Dec Weekends

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Dear Donna, This note is extremely belated, but since this is the season for giving thanks I really wanted to write you. Thank you so much for the time you took with Susan and me back in the beginning oft the summer. Buying a bathing suit was almost impossible for both of us, and for the first time, you made it both productive and fun. Then you added alterations and door-to-door delivery, we couldn’t have asked for more. In addition to the service, it was so nice to have such a selection of suits. We have recommended your shop to a number of people from this area who vacation at the Delaware beaches. Thanks again for your help, Happy Thanksgiving! -Carol

Our goal at Pineapple Princess is to make every customer feel the way Carol and her daughter did when they left our store that day. So, if you haven’t visited our store, pleas1it’ so and spread the word. With winter vacations upon us and summer just around the corner, come in a view all the beautiful swimwear and accessories pieces the industry has to offer. We carry over thirty different brands and

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Itʼs Time To Take Back Childhood! to them. Start by putting down the devices during meals. Your dinner conversation will improve dramatically! Set aside phones in the car and use the time for sing-alongs, games, and observations about the world around you. By Teresa Ford Kids’ Ketch, your local toy store in Lewes, is teaming up with toy manufacturer, MELISSA & DOUG, in a campaign to “Take Back Childhood.” Our mission is to provide a launch pad to ignite imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions, and their purpose. To do this, we are planning some very special activities at Kids’ Ketch to occur throughout the year. Please see our website, www.kidsketch.com for what is coming up. In the meantime, us grownups can help by being an “Imagination Coach.” How do you do this? Continue reading and find out.


Provide a Spark – For many children, finding a screen-free way to entertain educate. enrich. empower. educationaltoys themselves can be a challenge. Give them a boost by creating “Inspiration Extended hours in Baskets” – a craft basket filled with December! the budding scientist needs for CREATIVE ARTS paper and basic craft supplies, a hours of brain-stimulating fun. Klutz you feel like The clothes kids $39.99 who they are.gives It may a battle feel inspired to continue the mission! dress-up basket of interesting clothing PLAY: everything you need to make love to wear very attractive & stylishentertainment Safety at times – instant at PLAY: YOU and accessories for pretend play, ACTIVE TheCAN DO THIS! Pin Bracelets in this “craft in a 20-50% off Freestyle one’s $19.99 fingertips is a powerful force.Spooner Board is like an outdoor basket with different book.” a skateboard without wheels. Dec.tips 2-8 Calico Discover the tricksFor and thrills Be gentle and patient with your kids more coaching and- further size balls, bubbles, chalk and water GAME PLAY: Fast Track you can have with this board, in Critters 20% off is the with actionyourself. packed game and Take small go to MelissaAndDoug. balloons. two steps sizes. $49.99 information, and 59.99 that all ages love as you shoot Dec. 9-15 -#Take Board & forward each day.CLASSIC Once com/TakeBackChildhood. Back discs back & forthand untilevery one By: Teresa Ford PLAY: The card games 20% off competitor is victorious! $19.99 Childhood Teachingthe Cash Register has been ids’ Ketch, your neighborhood you and your children experience COACHINGKTIP #4in Lewes, is proud SCIENTIFIC in our product mix for years toy store kidSkETCH.CoM magical moments they bring, you’ll PLAY: Big because it’s fun and educational! to release the year’s top picks in Nurture a Balanced Play Diet – It’s Bag of Science has everything It’s a classic! $54.99 toys from stores like ours across America. These fun, top quality important to facilitate different kinds toys were selected by members of play (pretend, dramatic, creative, of the American Specialty Toy Association (ASTRA), experimental, Retailers physical, competitive) people who care about kids and toys inside and out. Here with different know group confi gurations is our top 10 from that list, but be surepeer-to-peer, to stop in Kids’ Ketch (solo, parent/child, smallto see the complete list. groups, mixed ages) and in varied EARLY PLAY: Pic ‘n’ Pop settings (indoor, – A outdoor, push toy forparks, 18 months and up that shoots out balls as well museums, in the car, etc.) as picks them up as it rolls.

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Believe in Boredom – it’s when we’re bored and have to find ways to fill our time that imagination is born. Try swapping out one adult-led activity a week for more downtime, which may give kids the freedom to follow their curiosity and discover what they love.


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This soft bodied doll for ages “Work” Can Be Play – Activities 12 months and up has her own little soft potty, in colourful you view as chores are often fun fabric. Perfect for potty training! for children! Cleaning is always Baby Stella, $30, Potty, a $20. family favoriteROLE (dusting, vacuuming, PLAY: Calico Critter Family Camper. washing dishes) andCaravan outside (raking, The little animals now have their own camperCooking to vacation in, weeding, watering plants.) with all the details you’ve come is a close second – kids enjoy nding to expect from Calicofi Critters. $69.99. ingredients, measuring them out, and mixing them up! CONSTRUCTIVE


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ONE STOP AUTO - A COMMITMENT TO SERVICE DON’T TAKE A CHANCE WITH YOUR AUTO! CALL ONE STOP AND HERE IS WHY: “We have used one stop for Fifteen years. Being a female and truly not knowing anything about mechanics always made me feel vulnerable until I started using Joe from ONE STOP! I guarantee as a woman that you will not be taken advantage of. They are fair, they fix the problems and never ever do work that is not needed. With five business vehicles, they have provided me piece of mind. Elizabeth Kapke, The Publisher

ONE STOP was recommended to me by a female V.P. of a local bank. Her exact “words” were , “Don’t get ripped off ever again, you can trust Joe and Bobby at ONE STOP.” Kathy M Bethany Beach, Delaware

“ONE STOP” AAA Trucks got me out of a jam when I need it. I was on the way to a woman’s network meeting and I ran out of gas. Called AAA and Joe was there in 15 minutes. I was not even late for my meeting. Barbara S. Milford, Delaware I used one of ONE STOP coupons for an oil change and now I give them all my work on my husband’s car and mine. Joyce W. Seaford, Delaware

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Rehoboth Car Wash Celebrates 15 Years in Business

It’s hard to believe 15 years have passed since we have started washing cars here in Rehoboth. Although some days certainly feel much longer than others, the years have blended together into a collection of wonderful relationships, and memories made with our customers. We are so very, very thankful for all of our clients. We look forward to keeping cars clean here, for many years to come. If you are a customer of mine, you likely know I have several team members who have been with me for numerous years. These are the ones who truly make the day to day operation run the way it does. These are people I have laughed with and cried with. We have grown very close and I truly value them. My entire crew plays a role in the quality of our product. I’ve said many times; anybody can put up a building and fill it with equipment, but it’s the crew that makes or

Our Enchilada Full Service Tire Shine Body Shield

Basic Full Service Complete Exterior Wash, Vacuum Seats & Rugs, Clean Inside Windows, Wipe Dash Board, Towel Dry

breaks you in the full service car wash business. I owe many thanks to my staff. Not a car would be vacuumed, nor a window be cleaned without them. We have a couple of new features I’d like to tell you about. The most exciting one is the new Unlimited Club. For as little as $20.00 per month, you can wash your car an unlimited number of times. Memberships have a six month minimum and are on a per vehicle basis. We also offer a 3 month Summer Pass, for those who just spend the summer here. Prices vary depending on the wash package selected but are also unlimited, and on a per vehicle basis. Please visit our website, www.rehobothcarwash.com to find out more information about us and our new specials. You can also print coupons that can be used anytime. Here’s to a wonderful summer season! I hope you get to sink your toes in the sand! When that sand gets dragged back into your car, we got you covered! Cheers! Chris Dispoto, Owner/Operator

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Community We understand and are committed to the specialized care of your loved one living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders.

Safe Harbor Memory Support at Cadbury Senior Lifestyles, Lewes Finally, Peace of Mind for the Entire Family. Our Safe Harbor Program provides: • Professionally trained, licensed staff • Safe, secure environment • Private dining area • Private & semi-private studios available • Specialized, individualized activities

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Health & Medicine Now is the time to take the first step to loving the shape you’re in. It’s easy with Smart Liposuction What is Smart Liposuction? Smart Liposuction (Smart Lipo) is a laser assisted lipolysis procedure. Smart Lipo is performed using a small cannula (or tube) about the size of the tip of a pen which is inserted under the skin. The laser delivers energy directly to the fat cells through the cannula causing the fat cells to rupture. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out. New collagen is gradually produced resulting in tissue tightening. What are the advantages of Smart Lipo over conventional liposuction. First, both treatments remove fat but conventional liposuction can leave loose skin. Second, local anesthetic is typically used with Smart Lipo treatments (instead of general anesthesia). You are awake during the procedure, which is a real plus, leading to a faster and easier recovery. Smart Lipo can also create a high definition, sculpted look by defining waistlines on women and abdominal muscles in men. Smart Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light bruising can occur but you will be able to return to normal activities within a day or two. The best candidates for Smart Lipo are women and men who are not significantly over weight but have accumulated fat deposits such as love handles, flabby upper arms, excess neck or facial fat or fat on the lower torso. A consultation with Dr. Abdollah Malek, M.D. can provide you with more detail and to see if you are a good candidate for Smart Lipo.

leathers your skin, doing its best over time to make you look reptilian. The suns rays alone cause 90% of the visible skin changes we think of as aging: lines, wrinkles, age spots, broken blood vessels, blackheads, blotchy pigmentation and breakdown of collagen and elastin leading to sags and bags. So, What are we going to do? Go ahead, be fabulous! Just go with your own glow! Prevention is always best! When you’re out in the sun be sure to protect your skin. Shade, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, large brim hat, and SPF clothing can go along way helping your natural beauty shine through! Purchasing a Sunscreen can be Tricky! Here are some of the things that I express to our clients to look for when buying a sunscreen. Pay attention to the ingredients not the number (i.e. SPF 90). Look for sunscreen formulated with physical active ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Ideally, a good sunscreen will have zinc oxide with a 5% or greater percentage and/or titanium dioxide 7% or greater. Physical active ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide reflect the ultraviolet radiation. Physical ingredients are safe and are not absorbed into the skin. Physical ingredients also protect you from UVA rays and UVB rays. Chemical ingredients such as avobenzone and oxybenzone are just a few examples that absorb into the skin and absorb UV radiation and dissipate it as heat. Chemical ingredients do not provide the best protection from UVA rays which are the most damaging. Also, chemical ingredients can cause skin irritation.

“Lets get serious and talk about the Sun! Tanning is no longer in Style”

Finally, I tell our clients that everyone should wear a sunscreen every day! 365 days! No matter what the weather is outside! No one is immune to skin cancer or sun damage.

Leather belongs on your handbag, not your face. Besides being the major cause of skin cancer, ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from both indoor and outdoor exposure ages and

Visit our office and we would be happy to help you decide which sunscreen would work best for you. We carry excellent sunscreens by Elta MD and ZO Skin Health.

Dr. Malek is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience taking care of patients throughout the state of Delaware. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a member of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (an elite society for plastic surgeons whom mainly perform Cosmetic Surgery as opposed to reconstructive surgery). For all of Dr. Malek’s credentials please visit our website @ www. thecentreforcosmeticsurgery.com Please call our office at (302) 645 -7672 or visit our website. Dr. Malek would love to inform you about your cosmetic concerns.

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Find yourself a Bayhealth doctor and you’ll find the drive.

Bayhealth’s drive to bring the nation’s best healthcare to our communities, here at home begins with recruiting top-notch primary care physicians who work closely with their patients to create the best treatment plans to empower them to live a healthy lifestyle. With southern Delaware locations spanning from Harrington to Georgetown, Bayhealth’s primary care team is right in your neighborhood, ready to work alongside you and your family.

Meet our team!


Bryan P. Villar, MD

Jehan Riar, MD

Treating infant patients and older

Treating patients 18 years of age and older


St. Francis Hospital



St. Louis University

La Salle University College of Medicine

MEDICAL SCHOOL: St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine


BOARD CERTIFIED: American Board of Internal Medicine


of Family Medicine SPECIALTIES:

Family Medicine


Internal Medicine


Vincent Lobo, DO, DACFP

Andrew E. Nash, DO, FACP

Treating patients 15 years of age and older

Treating patients 15 years of age and older


Riverside Hospital

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine



Penn State College

of Optometry BOARD CERTIFIED: American


Board of Family Physicians SPECIALTIES:


Lankenau Hospital


Lankenau Hospital


Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center

BOARD CERTIFIED: American Board of Internal Medicine SPECIALTIES:

Internal Medicine

Family Medicine



Paul K. Pulchny, DO

Preeti Gupta, MD

Treating newborn patients and older

Treating patients 6 years of age and older


INTEGRIS Northwest


State University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Family Medicine

St. Elizabeth Hospital, SUNY at Buffalo



Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust


Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Obesity Medicine



To learn more about our primary care physicians, call our physician referral service line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-866-BAY-DOCS, or visit: BAYHEALTH.ORG/FIND-A-DOC

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