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Spring 2016

The Sussex County


A Quarterly Educational Resource for the Women of Sussex County

Dr. Adam Schmidt

Dr. Philip Chao

Dr. R. Alberto Rosa

It’s Never Too Soon To Begin Regular Eye Exams For Children.

Good Imaging Saves Lives!

Ten Common Myths About Cardiovascular Disease

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With Your Sk s n i in eg B th l a e Overall H By: Laurie Pearce For the same reasons we see our primary care doctors and dentist, it is important to see a skin care professional. The overall health of our skin is improved and cared for by these professionals. Our Physicians, Physicians Assistant and Estheticians work to treat your skin on many levels. Correction, treatment and protection are all key elements to maintain optimal skin health. At your consultation we obtain a thorough medical history including all medications, lifestyle of our clients, skin types and conditions. Understanding our patient’s skin is crucial to provide the best treatments. Each of our patients are treated individually to get their maximum result. Peels, Laser Resurfacing, Botox, Dysport and Kybella injections, fillers, facials and microneedling are all key components in improving our skins health and appearance. The most important part of skin care is using the correct products. The right skin care regimen is the base of healthy, beautiful skin. Skin care products alone can take years off of your skin. It also will help with correction of pigmentations, sun-damage and most importantly anti aging. Our offices provide the most state of the art, medical grade products and growth factors that can not be purchased online, at a department or drug store. Our products active ingredients are proven safe and offer delivery systems to reach targeted cells in the skin. They penetrate the bottom layers of the skin and tissue to correct skin function. A product purchased “over the counter” only penetrates the dead layer of skin. The active ingredient must only appear somewhere in the ingredient list. They also contain half if not more preservative ingredients than any active ingredient. Over the counter products will not affect the body’s structure or function. The skin products our office provides are only recommended through a medical professional and licensed skin care specialists. Sunscreen is your best protection. The broad spectrum sunscreens we provide our clients protect against UVA/UVB rays. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends the use of a broad spectrum with a SPF of 30 or higher. UV rays are present all day every day. They are the key role in development of skin cancer. Sunscreens are our biggest preventer of anti-aging. Our Estheticians Emily Coleman and Kyle Mills are here to correct problematic or compromised skin. They assist their clients in maintaining results and optimal skin health, along with preparing skin for more advanced treatments. Visit them at Renaissance Med Spa in Peninsula Plastic Surgery in our brand new Location in Millsboro, DE or in our Salisbury, MD location.

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Eyewear for a Lifetime

By: Glenn Courtney, A.B.O.C. of Delaware Eye Optical Loyalty, defined as faithful to one’s allegiance applies in this case to the many families eyecare needs we have served over the last thirty plus years. n some cases we are currently providing eyecare to the third generation of families in our region. e ourselves are second generation opticians and have at times employed the third generation within our families. any of you have heard the term from cradle to grave in our case this span of time involves many different aspects of eyecare. n fact, children, teenagers, young adults, mature adults and elderly all have particular eyecare needs that must be satisfied. The visual, medical and style needs change as one goes through life and determines in large part how we personali e our clients eyecare answers. nfant’s visual problems can go unnoticed unless there is an obvious issue such as mblyopia la y eye caught early this condition can usually be treated. hildren treated before age five either with eye glasses or patching, in most cases recover to near normal vision. Our office has fit infants less than a year old with eyeglasses. These frames are soft and pliable usually made of plastic and in some cases rubber. raparound temples or straps can be used to keep the frames on and polycarbonate lenses an impact resistant material, is used for safety re uirements. e carry a variety of frames for all ages beginning at infancy and through grade school. This time of the year we fit many children with frames for t-ball and little league. These frames are designed for impact resistance and protect not only the eye with O re uired thickness for lenses, but the face as well. port frames usually have a wrap-around design for peripheral vision and smoother edges on the inside protecting the skin against impact. The bridge area or nose pads are cushioned as

well to protect against collision or impact from baseballs or softballs. These sport frames have come a long way in design to make children more comfortable wearing the once uncomfortable frames, they actually have many colors available in trying to match team colors. hildren, as they grow older and into pre-teen years become more conscious of their looks trends in uence the acceptance of eyeglasses especially in the ages between to years of age. urrently eyeglass frames are very popular in this age group but for those who are not comfortable, contact lenses become an alternative. ontact lens wear can usually start around years of age but this depends on discipline and personal hygiene whether it’s recommended or not. Those who have very high prescriptions and are conscious of their eye glass lenses being thick will opt for contacts as soon as parents give the go ahead welcoming this new alternative to better vision. oung adults currently are our most style conscious age group and select design and lifestyle frames more than any other age group. intage and retro looks have been popular over the last few years and are selected to accessori e an overall style. The twenty something’s to thirty year olds lean toward trendy frames currently bolder acetates in shapes dating back to ’s or ’s. any of these frames are updated with newer materials and trendy colors. This age group has generally grown up with antiglare coatings and transition lenses both of which improve their vision while transitions protect their eyes as well as provide comfort. dults approaching or later will usually experience presbyopia the condition when the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus making it difficult to see objects up close. These Lordy, Lordy, look who’s forty crowd tends to put off the inevitable by wearing cheaters at first which can be a mistake. ventually when the need of a correction is reuired accommodating this change becomes more difficult. lients that ease through this change in vision from the beginning are happier with their eyewear and handle the progression more gracefully. earing eye glasses to correct presbyopia can be handled in many ways and as add powers increase other visual fields are affected. Distance, in-

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termediate and near all can be corrected it’s the design that matters. Delaware ye Optical is one of the leaders nationally in fitting oya’s D ree orm lenses which provide clear, wide, distortion free vision in all directions. This is the only double surface free form progressive lens on the market and is a breakthrough in lens design. The next step in lens design for presbyopia is personali ed free form design. This involves an evaluation of your current eyewear needs, prescription, measurements, life style and other data that aids in the design of your particular lenses you actually help design your own lenses. ataracts that develop as we age due to proteins in the eye that begin to breakdown causing the lens to become cloudy blurry vision eventually gets to a point where the Ophthalmologist will remove the lens and replace it with an implant. spoke about this condition in the last issue. The eyewear or contact lenses to correct vision as close to is available in many designs and we can recommend alternatives once we see your post cataract prescription. ith these different phases of life and the alternatives that accompany your visu-


al needs there is one constant. unglasses should be worn by everyone at all ages as early in life as possible. Delaware ye Optical recommends protecting your eyes from harmful just as you do your skin. hether you wear contact lenses, prescription eyeglasses or have no correction always protect your eyes from ultraviolet light. Over the course of a life time the long term affects can help lead to cataract development and other medical conditions in an around the eye. Delaware ye Optical is experienced with all of these age related conditions and will help you make the right decisions. veryone’s visual needs are different but together we can improve your uality of life.

For more information or an appointment call 302-645-1800 in Rehoboth, 302-934-6620 in Millsboro and 302-678-3200 in Dover.

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Health & Medicine

Good Imaging Saves Lives!

New Techniques In MRI

order had been followed, no meaningful head trauma, brain atrophy and result would seen. An MRA stroke. In have all ofbeen these diseases, does not actually “see” the brain. looks the connections in the brainIt are only at the blood vessels to the brain. It disorganized and lead to various brain psychiatric disorders. does not and evaluate the internal structures.I mention this because surprisingly The MRI with and without contrast, few neurologists or neurosurgeons performed at R onsultants, confirmed seem to have much interest in a diagnosis of Lymes meningitis! studying these microbleeds which A word about MRI are so vital to contrast: the understanding Consultants uses only the safest of brain diseases. Sadly, it appears Gadolinium contrast. It does not build one has to go to university toorhave reasonable uphospitals in the brain body.a Some contrasts discussion of this concept. are known to build up in the body over By Dr. Philip Chao time.There Typically, these are older forms are so many brain or less stable forms. We have been diseases that require SWI ata3T, RI is constantly changing and The “medical mistake rate” is proponent of using the safest contrasts however, patients tell us that new techniques and knowledge estimated to be approximately 10%. when since they 2007. ask their doctors about available Incidentally, had we is shared at the annual meeting This of applies to all doctors—even this, they are met blank the International Society for failed to use contrast, wewith woulda not have stare. Doobserve your own web search. the very best. AResonance colleague from Boston Magnetic in Medicine been able to the change it made in Inform yourself. Feel free to (the give (ISMRM). At severe the last meeting, recently developed malaise and how we “saw” the lining of the brain Dr. Chao a call to discuss. This there were examples of coronary a low grade fever after staying in a meninges). is just ONE of literally hundreds imaging completedsevere within dampartery old house. She experienced Again, the error rateMRI in medicine is of benefits of 3T imaging. 15 minutes, brain trauma highweakness, neck stiffness and headaches approximately 10%. One way to help avoid These reasons, amongst others, resolution imaging at 3T, MR for two weeks. After “self-treating” for mistakes is to review as much of a patient’s are why MRI Consultants, with neurography at 3T, functional MR two weeks withoflittle result, she asked two 3T MRIasscanners, history possible at was everycreated. imaging brain trauma and PTSD.medical We have thandoes eight of specialist colleagues for their opinion. No Each one of these topics could decision point.more Dr. Chao thisyears for free experience andphysician continue to explore this article, but I will useMy an good fill ideas from multiple specialists. when asked by any or his patient. benefits. We have an office example that hits close to home. Wethe colleague thought some bed rest would highly recommend you bring copies in New Castle County and one in help, butI recently none of her colleagues could elsewhere with you when saw a college student of imaging Sussex done County. coverwho her patients. She then experienced you come to our facility. Dr. Chao is then had sports-related head double vision. Ahe neurologist was consulted MR neurography trauma; had difficulty in able to compare and note should possible be changes. used for most patients have who suggested (only) an MRA of the brain concentration and a decline in Technology has become sowho complicated neuropathy which is grades. 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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 (19841987), where he became Chief Resident. He stayed on to complete a fellowship in Neuroradiology (19871988). 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 physicians A final word about something that but until Highmark for 14 years. Dr. Chao eventually left BCBS (and others) change theis the that position to create the best MRI affects 50% of us. Heart disease rules, cause we are tocountry. follow A Center in Delaware which uses the leading of obligated death in this them. This authorization can be very latest technology: 3T MRI. While cardiac surgeon taught me years ago that acquired online in a relatively short 3T (tesla) scanners have been used the amount of atherosclerosis of the in aorta for scanning research patients since period of time and is required re ects on the smaller arteries. paper 2002, these advanced, more powerful order for the patient to receive published in guaranteed directly found the coverage by that theiraortic MRI scanners only became available for clinical use in 2004. Dr. Chao premiums. wall intimal thickness is related to your risk of dying from a cardiac event. Spread worked hard to bring 3T technology to Delaware and in February 2007, MRI We provide state-of-the-art the word, a goodand MRIcontinue can give advance Consultants, LLC began operating the MRI imaging to warning of heart attacks. first 3T scanner in the State. 3T is the offer incredible new techniques newest horizon for MRI. to help patients. We have many

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Ten Common Myths about Cardiovascular Disease

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.

There are a number of popular beliefs out there about your cardiovascular health that might be misleading and dangerous when it comes to keeping your heart healthy. Here are some of the most common ones: 1. “Heart disease runs in my family, so it’s only a matter of time until I get it too” No question there is a strong genetic component to heart disease, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it. On the contrary, a strong and consistent set of measures should be taken early to dramatically reduce your risk: stay active, don’t smoke, strict cholesterol control, treat diabetes and hypertension, reduce salt intake, change and stay on a healthy diet. 2. Chest pain is a sure sign of a heart attack”. Not quite. Chest pain remains the most common symptom of a heart attack, but there are many others just as important that can be subtle: Shortness of breath,

8. “ I stopped my medicines because my blood pressure was normal, or my cholesterol was normal or I feel good now”. Very often people assume that once your blood pressure and cholesterol reach the recommended levels, then the job is done and the medications are no longer needed. The reality is these are chronic problems and need maintenance and continued treatment. Please consult with your doctor before stoping any medication on your own. eeling better is fine, but it might be because you have been on that treatment in the first place. f you are having trouble affording medications, talk to your doctor to be switched to a less expensive alternative or they may have certain discount programs available to you.

dizziness, nausea, pain or discomfort in the arms, shoulders, jaw, mid upper back, or palpitations. It’s important to recognize any so these symptoms and to call 911 immediately. 3. “ I can get to the hospital just as fast ( or faster) than the ambulance can” Wrong and very dangerous for many reasons: The emergency medical system staff will initiate the right treatment and activate the hospital system ahead of your arrival in the hospital. You will get into the emergency department much faster. Don’t be a fool, call 911 and let them help you instead. People have had cardiac arrest while driving and have become unconscious, causing fatal accidents. 4. “ I am too young to worry about heart disease”. An early adoption of a healthy life style will have a tremendous impact in the prevention of cardiovascular disease later on. The heart attack someone might have in their 40’s or 50’s began as a process of plaque accumulation in the coronary arteries and others in childhood and adolescent years. So, educating your children for life long healthy living is perhaps the most important legacy.

9. “Aspirin is a good blood thinner to prevent strokes if you have atrial fibrillation”. This is a common one. The truth is that if you have this heart rhythm problem you are at a much higher risk for a stroke and you need to be on a true blood thinner, such as warfarin or one of the newer

agents now available on the market. Aspirin alone is not an effective treatment in this situation. 10. “Drinking a glass of wine a day reduces your risk of heart disease.” The question is -- how big is your glass of wine? The recommended amount of daily consumption of wine is 5 ounces for women and men over the age of 65. For men under age 65 they can have 2 glasses of 5 ounce each. The standard wine glasses hold between 12-14 ounces of wine, so it is very easy to consume more than intended. Red wine contains the antioxidant resveratrol, which has been studied in animals to potentially reduce the risk of heart disease, but recent research has discredited some of this claim. The same antioxidant can be obtained from eating grapes and drinking grape juice, so wine consumption is not necessary for this potential benefit. Just some food for thought. Maybe over a glass of red wine, or maybe not.

5. “Diabetes won’t affect my heart so long as I take my medicines”. It’s critically important to keep a very strict control of diabetes and sugar levels to reduce the risk of a heart attack and stroke. However, you still remain at high risk for those events. Weight loss, regular exercise, smoking cessation, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol become even more important if you are also diabetic. 6. “ I will know when my blood pressure is high because I will have a headache” High blood pressure continues to be a “silent killer” and most people will have no symptoms, until it’s late and other organ systems are involved. Early detection and effective treatment of high blood pressure are absolutely critical in preventing stroke, heart attacks, heart failure, and kidney failure. Check your blood pressure regularly and discuss it with your health care provider.

Kenneth Sunnergren, MD, Alberto Rosa, MD, Dr. El Sabbagh, Rob Myers, MD, Heather Raff, MD, Barry Denenberg, MD.

7. “ Cholesterol checks are for older people”. Not exactly. The American Heart Association recommends an initial cholesterol check at age 20. Early detection and intervention are very important. If you have a very strong family history for heart disease, checking before age 20 is a good idea as well. Again a healthy diet and regular exercise are the cornerstone of treatment.

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Women’s Oral Health and Overall Health • Diabetes: eople with diabetes are more likely to have gum disease and may make it more difficult for diabetics to control their blood sugar. um disease may also be a risk factor for diabetes, even in otherwise healthy indviduals.

Other important information • Menopause — oral symptoms experienced during this stage of a you should know: • Menstruation — some women women’s life include red or in amed

find that their gums swell and bleed prior to their periods, while others experience cold sores or canker sores. These symptoms usually go away once your period starts. Oral contraceptives in amed gums are one of the most common side effects. • Pregnancy — studies show many pregnant women experience pregnancy gingivitis, when dental pla ue builds up on the teeth and irritates the gums. ymptoms include red, in amed and bleeding gums. renatal care is especially important.

• Respiratory problems: PRESENTED BY RICHARD J. MCCANN, D.M.D., P.A.

Is There a Link Between My Oral Health and My Overall Health? The Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health states that good oral health is essential to good general health. nd specifically for women, a growing body of research has linked gum disease to a variety of health problems that affect women. Because gum disease is a bacterial infection, it can enter the bloodstream and may be a factor in causing other health complications

• Heart disease: eople with gum

disease may be more at risk for heart disease and have nearly twice the risk of having a fatal heart attack. eart disease is also the number one killer of merican women. • Stroke: One study found a casual relationship of oral infections as a risk factor for stroke.

Bacteria that grow in the oral cavity can travel to the lungs causing respiratory disease such as pneumonia - especially in people with gum disease.

• Pregnancy outcomes:

regnant women who have gum disease may be more likely to have a baby born too early or too small. um disease may also trigger increased levels of biological uids that induce labor.

gums, oral pain and discomfort, burning sensations, altered taste sensations and dry mouth. • Osteoporosis — a number of studies have suggested a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw. Researchers suggest this may lead to tooth loss because the density of the bone that supports teeth may be decreased. hen combined with gum disease, osteoporosis speeds up the process of bone loss around the teeth.

Because gum disease is usually painless, many women may not even reali e they have it until it reaches an advanced state. our best defense is to brush and oss daily and see your dentist regularly.

How do My Oral Health Needs Change Throughout My Life?

omen have special oral health re uirements during the uni ue phases in their lives. hanges in female hormone levels during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause exaggerate the way gums react to pla ue. o at these times, women need to be especially thorough when brushing every day in order to prevent gum disease.

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Today’s Surgery Options A

s urogynecologists, we specialize in helping women who have pelvic oor disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. The elvic oor includes the muscles and connective tissue in the lowest part of the elvis. It su orts your organs, including the bowel, bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum. The discomfort and dysfunction you may experience are symptoms of illnesses or conditions affecting those organs and the muscular structure. We are focused on treatments that can help women to lead freer, fuller lives and treatments that allow women to return to their obs, families and other activities they enjoy as uic ly as ossible. or about two thirds

of the women who come to us, the most effective treatment includes surgery. ortunately, due to advances in surgical techni ue and surgical care, most women are able to quickly resume their busy lives. Today, “open surgery”, which calls for a large abdominal incision, is rare. Instead, we are able to successfully re air the elvic oor through minimally invasive vaginal surgery, or with laparoscopic surgery where a thin, lighted camera and surgical instruments are sli ed through tiny incisions in the belly. In addition, our surgeons have ado ted a rogram of nhanced Recovery fter urgery R . This rogram, initiated across Christiana Care Health System, begins before surgery and has eliminated

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many uncomfortable and unnecessary interventions associated with traditional surgical care. This allows our patients greater control over their e erience and may contribute to a faster recovery. Only a few years ago, sacrocolpopexy, a surgical technique for repairing pelvic organ prolapse with soft synthetic mesh, was erformed with an o en techni ue that re uired two or three days in the hospital with a recovery eriod of about si wee s. For the last several years, we have been performing sacrocolpopexy via laparoscopy, which reduces the hos ital stay to one day and shortens the recovery time to as little as two wee s. Patients experience fewer com lications and significantly less ain

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. ., is the director of the Christiana Care Center for rogynecology and elvic urgery. Dr. Vakili completed his fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive Surgery at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center.

mily . a s, M. ., M , is a urogynecologist with the Christiana Care Center for rogynecology and elvic urgery. Dr. Saks completed her fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

oward . oldstein, . ., M , is a urogynecologist with the Christiana Care Center for rogynecology and elvic urgery. Dr. Goldstein completed his fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

Christiana Care Health System has a large robotic surgery rogram and includes three robots in two hos ital locations. The newly remodeled Wilmington Hospital cam us includes state of-the-art operating rooms



with a dedicated unit for short stay surgery. This e ibility allows our atients greater choice and convenience in scheduling surgery. Every patient is unique, but all of our patients have one thing in common. They want care that is convenient and compassionate, care they value. aving surgery doesn’t mean putting your life on hold. It can mean ma ing your life better. et us artner with you to find a treatment option to meet your needs and your lifestyle. To learn more or make an appointment, call 800-693-CARE (2273) Please mention you read about this treatment in The Women’s Journal.

Bladder problems shouldn’t keep you from the things you enjoy most in life.

Matthew agan, M. ., M , is a urogynecologist with the Christiana Care Center for rogynecology and elvic urgery. Dr. Fagan completed his fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Greater Baltimore Medical Center/University of Maryland.

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and are able to resume their normal activities much sooner. Most of our la arosco ic elvic oor re airs are now done with robotic assistance. This technique involves the use of very small tools attached to robotic arms which are controlled by the surgeon. Robotic assistance allows the surgeon to be more recise and to com lete the surgery in less time com ared to conventional la arosco y. very physician in our practice has advanced training and e erience in robotic surgery.

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WELLarts and its EXPRESS Benefits There has been a surge of interest in Coloring lately yet people have been using the arts as tools for healing for many centuries. In the early 1940’s Expressive Arts became formally recognized and has since provided meaningful experiences for people of all ages in a variety of settings. There is no right or wrong way in this type of arts which encourages the participants to be free with self-expression. In Expressive Arts the focus is on the process of making art and exploring what the piece means to the individual, not on the aesthetic outcome (American Art Therapy Association, 2010). Lewes Wellness Center, located behind Lowes on Plantation Road in Lewes, is offering monthly Expressive Arts workshops facilitated by Eileen Wilkinson, WELLarts founder. Wilkinson has a Bachelors degree in Communication Arts and thirtty years of experience in the Arts and Health Communication with varied organizations such as those who serve families who suffered an Infant Loss to Women’s and Senior Centers. “It is an honor to work in this beautiful space with so many great Sussex people. Our workshops enable others to unwind and find their inner artist. We have used: labyrinth, drums, paint, watercolor pencils, magazine images in journals or visual pieces at CREATEdelaware and Shoreview Personalized Medicine as well as Virginia Community Centers. Oftentimes people share their interpretations and the group opens up and connects, which is so gratifying and fun.” Through the arts, people can communicate ideas and feelings that may be hard to put into words, such as negative memories, anger, stress, and other personal experiences. It has been shown that use of the arts can aide in emotional con icts, self-awareness, developing social skills, managing behavior, reducing anxiety, and increasing self-esteem. free form of expression gives the client pride in their own work by reducing the need to compare themselves to others, an unfortunate problem seen today. Expressive Arts do not require artistic ability or previous experience (National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations, 2010).

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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. ou 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.

Neck 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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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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When Do I Need Help With Weight Loss?


or those severely overweight or obese, losing weight is difficult. But benefits of losing weight are significant, ranging from reduced joint pain and increased mobility to lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar and decreasing risk for heart disease. Other chronic conditions like asthma, sleep apnea and symptoms of stress urinary incontinence may also improve. Obesity is a common problem in the United States. Research suggests one in three Americans is obese with about 300,000 deaths each year blamed on obesity. Obesity tends to run in families, suggesting genetics may play a role. However, family members also tend to share the same diet and lifestyle, including how often a person eats, level of physical activity and other behavioral health factors. Obesity can also be the result of treatable medical conditions. Obesity is a chronic condition and a lifelong battle. It requires lifelong commitment to lifestyle changes.

AM I OBESE? Patients are considered to morbidly obese if they weigh more than 100 pounds over their ideal body weight or have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35. BMI uses a mathematical formula along with a person’s height and weight to determine obesity. Sometimes, making lifestyle changes may be enough to lose weight. Sometimes bariatric or weight loss surgery is recommended. Your doctor will help you understand the types of medical and surgical options available and what is right for you. At Nanticoke Bariatric & General Surgery, physicians work with a multispecialty team dedicated to supporting patients throughout the weight loss journey

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY? Weight loss surgery is for patients who remain severely obese after trying conventional treatments for weight loss – like diet and exercise – or for patients that have an obesity-related medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or heart disease.

TYPES OF WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY at NANTICOKE Nanticoke Bariatric & General Surgery performs weight loss surgery including Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery and Biliary-Pancreatic Diversion Duodenal Switch. SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY This procedure removes about 75% of the stomach, leaving a narrow gastric “sleeve” or tube through which your food passes. No intestines are removed or bypassed. By reducing the size of the stomach, food portions taken in significantly decrease. Sleeve gastrectomy results in significant appetite suppression for the first few years after surgery. GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY This surgery creates a small stomach pouch to restrict food intake. By re-routing a segment of your intestine, the absorption of food is decreased by about 20%. During gastric bypass, a direct connection is made from the stomach to the lower segment of the small intestine, bypassing the the first part of the small intestine and some of the second part of the small intestine. This delays the mixing of ingested food and digestive enzymes. BILIARY-PANCREATIC DIVERSION DUODENAL SWITCH This operation is only offered to patients with a BMI greater than 50. It is a combination of sleeve gastrectomy and rerouting of intestines. The sleeve gastrectomy results in a reduction of the portion size a patient can take in. Rerouting intestines decreases the absorption of food. This procedure is offered in very few centers in the United States.

Answering the following questions may help you decide if surgery is right for you. • Do you have a BMI of 40 or greater? • Do you have a BMI greater than 35 with one or more obesity related health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, or heart disease? • Have you tried to lose weight by dieting or exercise but cannot maintain weight loss? • Are you committed to lifelong lifestyle changes and follow up care? • Are you between 18 and 65 years old? Through a medically supervised weight loss program, patients have access to specialty areas including: • Weight Loss Surgery • Bariatric Medicine and Behavioral Therapy • Cardiology and Heart Health Physicians • Pulmonary and Respiratory Physicians • Endocrinology and Diabetes Management • Nutritional Support by Registered Dietitians • Physical Therapy and Exercise Support • Emotional Support Patients having weight loss surgery at Nanticoke have access to: • Designated health care professionals coordinate care and education. • Organized and supervised support groups. • Long-term care through follow up visits to support a lifetime of success.


Nanticoke Bariatric & General Surgery is located in Seaford Delaware and is part of the Nanticoke Physician Network. To learn more go to www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call Tarek Waked, MD Bariatric Surgeon


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There are many hospitals to choose from on Delmarva, but only one was rated highest on the Delmarva Peninsula by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for patient experience: Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Just one more reason you can feel good about choosing Nanticoke.


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Delaware Hospice Center

Many Delaware Hospice patients receive care at home, but sometimes there are circumstances that require 24-hour, short term care to help manage a patient’s symptoms. Patients of Delaware Hospice are welcomed to stay at the Delaware Hospice Center. In Sussex County, the only alternative to hospital care is the Delaware Hospice Center. Patients who have distressing symptoms, such as uncontrolled pain, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, agitation or restlessness, can benefit from -hour care at the Delaware Hospice Center. ince its opening in , the Delaware ospice enter has served thousands of patients. The state-of-the-art facility includes private patient and family suites, family style kitchens, children’s play areas, living rooms, a Family Support Counseling Center, and a meditation room. ith round-the-clock care, caregivers are given peace of mind knowing that their loved one’s needs are immediately addressed. aregivers don’t have to be nurses at the Delaware ospice enter they can just be a spouse, child, or loved one. But it’s not just about comforting the patient. At the Delaware Hospice Center, the needs of a patient’s family and loved ones are also addressed. The Center has unlimited visiting hours, offering caregivers a chance to check on their loved one at any time. They also have counselors and chaplains on staff to meet with families to discuss the various stages of end-of-life and the bereavement process. Once a patient’s symptoms are properly controlled, they are often transitioned back into their home. hile all individuals with a life-limiting illness are eligible for hospice care, the Delaware ospice enter is specifically designed for patients who temporarily require a higher level of specialized care. To better understand this option of care, and our other services, Transitions and Delaware Palliative, just give us a call.

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To learn more about our advanced illness management programs; Transitions, Delaware Palliative, and Delaware Hospice, please visit www. delawarehospice.org or call us at 1-800-838-9800.

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Health & Medicine La Red Health Center Adds A New Pediatrician!

Nieves Zaldivar, M.D., F.A.A.P. La Red Health Center, (LRHC) is thrilled to announce that Nieves Zaldivar, M.D., F.A.A.P. has joined LRHC and will work primarily out of the new Milford Office located at 1 Sussex Avenue, Milford DE 19963 “We are incredibly excited to welcome Dr. Zaldivar to our LRHC family,” stated Mary Kay Rosolie, Director of Human Resources. “Dr. Zaldivar is a highly regarded pediatrician with a strong following in Sussex County. Her background is perfectly suited to help us continue to provide for the unique physical, emotional and behavioral needs of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.” Dr. Zaldivar received her M.D from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Institute of Havana in Cuba. She has over thirty years of clinical experience, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Zaldivar is also active in a number or organizations including the American Medical Association, American College of Physician Executives, and the National Association of Managed Care Physicians. Dr. Zaldivar has received numerous honors and awards including being a Herman Muehlstein Scholar at the Muehlstein Foundation in New York and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She has also authored and published many papers including: The Impact of Welfare Sanctions on the Health of Infants and Toddlers.

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Dr. Zaldivar is a familiar face for many in Sussex County as she comes to LRHC from the Nemours Pediatric Clinics in Milford and Seaford where she was a staff pediatrician. Per Dr. Zaldivar, “I am excited to bring my extensive experience as a clinician and as an administrator to La Red Health Center. I believe that the diverse children of Sussex County deserve the very best healthcare.” Dr. Zaldivar is now accepting new patients and is welcoming patients from her previous practice. The opening of the Milford Health center was made possible via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, which awarded a 2015 New Access Point Grant Award to LRHC to address the significant amount of unmet health care needs that currently exist in the northern Sussex County area. “We are committed to providing the highest caliber of pediatric care and the addition of Dr. Zaldivar to our clinical staff will help us continue to provide the type of patient-centered care that our patients have become accustomed.” said Brian Olson, LRHC hief xecutive Officer. The Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services that will be provided at the Milford Site include, Adult & Senior Services, Women’s Health Services, Screening Services for Chronic Diseases, Customized Services for Small Businesses and Pediatric & Adolescent Services including: • Infant Care • Childhood Immunizations • Chronic Disease Management • Acute Illness Treatment • Lead Poisoning Screenings • School and Sports Physicals • Vision Screenings • Childhood Nutrition Counseling • Vaccines for Children LRHC’s pediatricians are partners in a child’s health. From immunizations to school physicals, they offer the specialized skills needed to provide tailored, comprehensive health care for a child’s ever-changing physical and emotional needs.

As a leading provider of medical, dental and mental health services in Sussex County, Delaware, LRHC has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, (NCQA) as a Level III PatientCentered Medical Home,(PCMH) at both its Georgetown and Seaford Sites and is currently seeking NCQA specialty recognition as a PCMH for its Prenatal and Behavioral Health programs, which are being integrated into the overall PCMH model. LRHC will also be pursuing NCQA recognition for the Milford site in 2016. LRHC’s medical services are available to all individuals regardless of gender, age, race, ethnic origin, religion, language, sexual orientation, or ability to pay.


LRHC offers a sliding fee scale based on income and family size for uninsured patients, and accepts Medicare and Medicaid, most commercial insurance plans, and most plans available through the Delaware Marketplace. Patients can also receive assistance to fill out edicaid applications, obtain free or discounted prescription drugs, and under certain circumstances obtain transportation assistance if it is available.

The Milford Health Center will initially be open MondayThursday from 8AM - 5PM and is now accepting new Medicaid patients. For more information or to make an appointment call 302-855-1233 or visit us at www.laredhealthcenter.org.

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Increase Your Chance of Survival. Call 911. Minutes matter when you think that you could be having a heart attack or a stroke. Calling 911 at the first signs of a possible heart attack or stroke could save your life. It is the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment because it starts immediately.

WHEN YOU CALL 911, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff begins treatment. Beginning with the 911 dispatcher, the team works to identify and treat a heart attack or stroke. EMS teams are trained to revive those whose hearts have stopped. The EMS team communicates directly with the on-call hospital staff so they can start treatment before the ambulance reaches the hospital. Patients receive a rapid assessment of their potential life threatening condition.

Trust 911 and make the call at the first sign of a heart attack or stroke. Don’t hesitate or second guess yourself; just make the call.

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Home Health Care

CHEER’s Respite Care Gives Support to Caregivers

By Carolyn O’Neal STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND HOME SERVICES MARKETING SPECIALIST/ STAFF DEVELOPMENT (Editor’s Note: The following scenario is fi titio b t ba on o ibl a t al it ation .

“I wonder if this sweater will be enough or if I will need a jacket for the cooler Pennsylvania evenings?” “I wonder if two pairs of slacks will be enough or if I should take a third pair?” My mind is racing as I pack my suitcase for a weekend get-away. I know it will be a hectic three days watching my son Todd participate in his first Little League championship series, but I have not been able to go to any of his local games all season. am excited about finally having the opportunity to see him play.

Todd is such a good ball player. Sometimes when he stretches out to catch the ball while covering first base I am certain he will do a split right on the baseline. Todd’s grandfather taught him how to do that. I can see them in my mind spending hours together in the back yard doing stretching exercises so that Todd could strengthen his leg muscles to maintain his balance. Dad would pitch him the ball over and over again in order to help him master the techniques necessary to be a good first baseman. y eyes fill with tears because Dad won’t be able to make the trip with us and see his dedication and hard work pay off. I’m also sad for Todd because he won’t have his mentor there to encourage and cheer him on. I know he will miss his grandfather’s presence. Dad’s Alzheimer’s disease has progressed significantly this past year. He can no longer be left alone, so I had to quit the job I loved to stay at home with him. Dad has been living with us for almost three years. Todd was forced to sacrifice his room and move in with his little brother, but he was a real trooper and didn’t mind doing it for his grandfather.

CHEER SENIOR CARE “CHEER Senior Care helps me live the way I want to live.”

Although I deeply wanted Todd’s team to win the local championship, I was worried about how we would be able to afford sending him to the regional series. Losing my income has put a budgeting strain on all of us. A lot of the things we took for granted are no longer possible to have. I can’t remember when the last time the family went out for a meal. There just isn’t any extra money. Dad’s Social Security funds all go towards his medications. He has nothing extra to help pay for the gas needed to take him to doctors’ visits or the extra food we must buy to feed him. Of course Dad’s welfare is worth our pennypinching, but the extra costs are real. Fortunately, Todd’s little neighborhood grass-mowing job earned him enough money to pay his trip expenses and the good-ole credit card will take care of the expenses for my husband John and me. We’ll worry about paying it off next month. Having the responsibility of being Dad’s caregiver has taught me a lot about my future. After a week when Dad was in the hospital and the hassles brought on because we had no power of attorney rights, my husband and I went to a lawyer and had him write up the necessary health papers needed by the other if one of us were to become drastically ill. Surprising to us how a piece of paper can save a lot of heartache. John and I also contacted a financial planner to build a portfolio that can help us supplement our income after retirement so that we don’t have to rely solely on our Social Security funds. We have learned through Dad’s situation how a health crisis can threaten our financial well-being. I really need this weekend away. For over a year, I have not been away from Dad for more than two hours at a time. We were fortunate that Dad’s Medicaid funds are paying to have a CHEER direct care worker come in two hours, three days a week to help me care for his needs. If it were not for Sadie’s help, I don’t think I could maintain my sanity. When I was working, I had a large circle of acquaintances that I shared many interests with. We were always going somewhere or doing something together. Now I feel

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so isolated. I never see them anymore. I don’t mean to sound selfish, but sometimes I think no one cares how I feel or what I need. It is hard to maintain a balance for giving my attention to Dad’s needs, my children’s needs, and my husband’s needs. Being an only child had advantages when I was growing up, but I sure could use a sibling now to help me take care of Dad. Taking care of Dad is emotionally harder than I anticipated. He was always the strong one in my life. When Mom died, I cried on his shoulders while he assured me that everything would be alright. Now, as this disease steals Dad’s brain cells, I am the one who has become the parent and he is the child. This is not the way life should be. I am so thankful to CHEER for making this weekend possible for me. Through their Respite Care program, they have arranged for Sadie and three other direct care workers to be with Dad 24/7 while we are gone. I am so thankful that Dad’s Medicaid case worker was able to get the approval for the extra care processed in time for the tournament weekend. We certainly could not have been able to afford to pay someone ourselves. At least I know that while I’m gone, Dad is in very capable hands. Sadie is so good with him. She treats him with respect and has so much more patience than I when he has his moments of agitation or periods of sundowning. All of CHEER’s direct care workers have had training in the care for Alzheimer’s patients, plus they are all bonded and issued so I feel safe about them being in my home while we are away. This weekend is for quality family time. A couple of days away from our responsibilities will greatly help to strengthen us for what awaits when we return. The greatest stressor for the whole family is the fear of the unknown – fear for not knowing when our current living conditions will change, and fear knowing that in order for them to change we will lose Dad altogether. CHEER will help us get through that fear by giving us support with the daily activities of living for Dad, and by contributing to the mental health of the entire family.


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Ovarian Cancer...What All Women (and Those Who Love Them) Need to Know! Each year more than 21,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the United States, resulting in over 15,500 deaths. It is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers, affecting approximately 1 in 70 women. Because there is no reliable diagnostic screening, it often goes undetected or is misdiagnosed until it has advanced to the later stages. Less than 20% of cases are discovered in the early stage. Due to late diagnoses and a very high recurrence rate (70-90%), less than 50% of women make it to the 5 year milestone. Ovarian cancer does not discriminate and can affect females of any age and ethnic background. It continues to be one of the most underfunded cancers and the lack of public awareness and education is of critical concern. Although the symptoms of ovarian cancer often are not intense in the early stages, they are NOT silent. Once thought to be a ‘silent disease’, research indicates that 95% of women DO have vague but persistent symptoms. These symptoms are not always useful for diagnosis since they may be indicative of other less serious conditions. If any of the following single or combination of symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, consult your physician and insist that a manual exam and transvaginal ultrasound be performed. If any abnormalities are detected, a referral to a gynecologic oncologist may be in order. • Bloating • Pelvic or abdominal pain • Difficulty eating or feeling full uickly • Urinary symptoms fre uency or urgency Other symptoms may include: • Extreme fatigue • Indigestion, heartburn, or upset stomach • Shortness of breath • Lower back and/or leg pain • Change in bowel habits constipation, diarrhea • Unexplained weight gain or loss • Menstrual irregularities (including post menopausal bleeding • Pain during intercourse

A PAP Test does NOT detect ovarian cancer!

Dorianne Short, an ovarian

cancer survivor diagnosed in 2003, founded the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation in 2009 as the only local premier all-volunteer non-profit ovarian cancer organization. She currently serves as President and is a recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award. Previously she served as Delaware Chapter President of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. As one ovarian cancer survivor stated...”Dorianne’s passion has converted her personal illness of ovarian cancer into a healthy, vital, supportive and expanding volunteer organization promoting ‘Hope for the Present and a Cure for the Future”.

Did You Know… Even if your ovaries have been removed, it is possible to develop Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC), a rare form of cancer, which is closely related to ovarian cancer. The peritoneum is a thin sheet of tissue that protects and supports the abdominal organs. When certain cells transform into cancerous cells, the result is PPC. The cause is not known. Symptoms are more gastrointestinal in nature and may include: · abdominal bloating · changes in bowel habits · an early feeling of fullness after eating Nausea and vomiting may occur when bloating is severe. Medical evaluation and treatment is the same as for ovarian cancer and recurrences are common. There is no screening for PPC.


7th Teal Ribbon 5K to Fight Ovarian Cancer

The mission of the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation is to increase awareness and education about ovarian cancer among women and healthcare professionals in Delaware and the surrounding vicinity. The Foundation is committed to research and provides support for women affected by ovarian cancer. DOCF is pleased to announce the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation Research Initiative, supporting ovarian cancer research at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute. DOCF holds 2 major fundraisers per year...the Teal Ribbon 5K to Fight Ovarian Cancer the first Sunday in May and the Teal Ribbon Luncheon and Silent Auction, held in September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In September, look for teal bows in various locations in Delaware as we participate in Turn the Towns Teal, a national campaign to promote ovarian cancer awareness. Check your local salon for DOCF awareness items which are in many salons throughout Delaware. For more information on other projects and activities as well as sponsorship and volunteer opportunities visit deovariancancer.org and our Face Book page.

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About the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation (DOCF)


Spring 2016

Health & Medicine How Medicare Beneficiaries Can Save On Prescription Medications There are some 10,000 Americans turning 65 each day, with many joining the growing pool of Medicare enrollees trying to control their health care costs. And among the worries is how best to afford and manage what for some can be a not-so-simple prescription drug regimen. When you consider that a recent survey showed more than one-third of Medicare beneficiaries surveyed are concerned about prescription drug costs, and one in five say they’ve made sacrifices, such as delaying filling a prescription or skipping doses to help manage medication costs, the importance of seniors knowing how to manage prescription drug costs can be critical to managing their health.

Not Too Late To Save

Being able to make ends meet doesn’t have to con ict with taking medications correctly and on schedule. What many seniors with Medicare may not know is that, depending on how their insurance plan is designed, something as simple as where their prescriptions are filled can have a significant impact on how much they pay. In fact, some are able to identify savings of hundreds of dollars in co-pays by filling their prescriptions at a pharmacy that’s within their plan’s preferred pharmacy network. In addition, some seniors may think that with the edicare open enrollment period over, the opportunity to save on prescription drug costs is over, too but that’s not the case. edicare beneficiaries can switch pharmacies at any time to access lower-cost medications; they just have to know where to start.

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Ask A Pharmacist

The uickest and easiest way to explore cost savings is for seniors to ask their local pharmacist to provide prescription drug cost estimates based on their selected plan. Walgreens, for example, is in the network of hundreds of Medicare prescription drug plans and participates in the preferred networks of several of the largest national Part D sponsors. These networks are specifically designed to offer ways to save on medications, and pharmacists can review potential cost-saving options for customers, which could include identifying a lower-cost generic medication option instead of brand name medications. Walgreens pharmacists can also offer advice on medications and help identify any potential harmful drug interactions. Community pharmacists also provide a wide range of important, preventive health care services, including immunizations, health testing, and helping patients manage their prescription drug regimen and are working more closely with physicians and other providers than ever before.

A Convenient (And Costec ive O ion

All this can be done under one roof at your local pharmacy; all seniors need to do is stop by. Online resources such asWalgreens.com/Medicare <http://www.walgreens.com/> offer additional information on specific cost savings that may be available to Medicare beneficiaries concerned about prescription drug costs.

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Look at any stock photo of a pharmacist and she’ll probably be counting pills or fillin a ill bottl . a pharmacist, dispensing medications accurately and safely is as important as an t in o. t o t people do not know how much more a pharmacist an o or o . Good pharmacists will make themselves available to answer your questions and dispense advice as well as medicine. Here are a few ways a simple conversation with your pharmacist can make your life easier, your health better and your mind more at ease. And remember, a growing number of Walgreens pharmacies now have private consultation rooms so you can have that talk in private.

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One pill can have multiple effects, depending on the patient. If you’re feeling an unexpected side-effect, such as a rash, nausea or depression, ask your pharmacist. There may be alternate medications, different

patients managing existing medication therapies and those new to therapy. Other services designed to improve medication adherence include online and mobile prescription management tools, automated prescription refill reminders, follow up calls and transition of care programs.

dosage levels, dietary changes or other solutions. Additionally, other medications you may be taking may interact in ways not anticipated. Your pharmacist can review with you your entire regimen of prescription and non-prescription drugs and identify possible problems. In consultation with your physician, we can find alternatives.


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like these, you may be surprised by the widening range of services your community pharmacist now provides, some of them thanks to changes in laws governing the role of the pharmacist in health care. For example, pharmacists are an easy

taking may have a less-expensive generic equivalent. Your pharmacist can find out. They can also talk to you about your insurance coverage, Medicare Part D and programs such as the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club.

r n . Non-adherence to medications is one of the most significant and costly barriers in treating illness in the U.S. today, estimated at approximately $300 billion per year. Non-adherence is a key contributor to repeat physician visits, hospitalizations and adverse patient outcomes. Your pharmacists can play a critical role in helping you or a loved one improve adherence through a number of programs and services available in store, online and through our mobile platforms. Some Walgreens services include in-pharmacy, phone and online chatbased pharmacist counseling for both

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Elizabeth Dattoli, Pharm.D. (Veith) was born and raised in Sussex County, Delaware. Elizabeth grew up in Bethany Beach with her seven siblings. She attended and is a graduate of the Indian River School District. After completing Indian River High School in 2000, Elizabeth received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2006 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Elizabeth has worked for Walgreens Pharmacy in various roles for the past 10 years. She is currently the pharmacy manager of the Walgreens in Bethany Beach and specializes in immunizations, diabetic education and medication therapy management. She lives locally with her husband Jordan and daughter Giovanna.

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and affordable way to get a u shot or other immunizations. They can also get your blood pressure checked and do other screenings. Many pharmacists specialize in certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes, and can provide an advanced level of consultation.

Flu Shots

Hepatitis A & B Vaccine

Pneumonia vaccine

Blood Pressure Measuring

Shingles vaccine

Tdap Vaccine

Most Insurances accepted

prescription savings club 5-20% discount on all immunizations including flu and Tdap shots



$avings on ALL Generics, many Brand medications, and even Pet meds. Plus, earn 10% rebate on Walgreens-brand products & Photos. Comprehensive benefits for diabetics, including insulin, glucose monitors, test strips and supplies

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Health & Medicine Dr. Andrea Goldstein

Dr. oldstein is a board certified s ecialist in gastroenterology he atology ho recei ed her edical degree from Georgetown University. She enjoys being on the leading edge of new treatments for diseases that in the past had no cure. Dr. Goldstein is one of the physicians who perform the CRH O’Regan System at Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates, for internal hemorrhoids. In most cases if the CRH O’Regan system is deemed appropriate, it can be performed at your initial consultation. Dr. Goldstein is an involved mother, helping her children with piano lessons and volunteering with Girl Scouts. She was trained in opera and sings in the community choir. She is also active with her synagogue, including delivering food to a local shelter through the Jewish Relief Agency. “As a doctor, I strive to give my patients the best possible medical care they can receive, in an environment where they can feel comfortable. This starts with talking and listening closely to ensure that I get a complete picture of the patient’s medical history and symptoms, and also that my patient understands what she needs to know to follow her treatment plan and return for the follow-up testing she needs to protect her health. Giving my time, compassion and full attention is as important as any test or procedure I perform.”

HEMORRHOIDAL TREATMENT Over half the population will experience some type of hemorrhoidal problem in their lifetime. You may be suffering in silence because you are too embarrassed to discuss the problem, or worry that the cure will be more painful than the problem itself. Now, advances in medicine have made hemorrhoid treatment fast and virtually painless. Your only challenge is finding a doctor who offers the right treatment and makes you feel comfortable receiving it. How do hemorrhoids develop? Hemorrhoids are simply swollen and engorged veins in the anal and rectal region. They are most commonly caused by changes in frequency of bowel movements, pressure of straining and hormonal changes or pressure during pregnancy. The veins swell and stretch and gradually lose the support of surrounding connective tissue. Hemorrhoids can cause the following symptoms: Itching/Burning Bleeding Protrusion during Bowel Movements Pain Hygiene Concerns Are all hemorrhoids the same? Hemorrhoids are actually classified into four stages based upon severity. This helps determine which treatment is most appropriate for you. 1) Stage I: The hemorrhoids remain inside at all times. They do not protrude from the anus. 2) Stage II: The hemorrhoids protrude with a bowel movement, but reduce spontaneously. 3) Stage III: The hemorrhoids protrude with a bowel movement, but require manual insertion. 4) Stage IV: Fourth degree hemorrhoids: The most severe hemorrhoids always protrude and cannot be pushed back inside. What are the treatment options for removing hemorrhoids? Effective hemorrhoid treatment depends on your specific medical condition. No doctor should recommend a solution without first doing an exam

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to rule out other potential causes of rectal pain or bleeding. Once you have been diagnosed with hemorrhoids, you will have different options to choose from, depending on the severity of your case. You may get adequate relief from increasing fiber in your diet, taking warm sitz baths and using topical creams. Treatment options include a variety of minimally invasive procedures that cut off blood flow to the hemorrhoid and cause it to shrink. In some cases your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure to remove excess tissue. What is the most painless method for treatment? An even less invasive and pain-free solution has recently been approved for internal hemorrhoids. This new banding option, the CRH O’Regan System ™ is considered the “gold standard” in treatment and almost eliminates the discomfort and recovery time associated with other hemorrhoid removal options. During the 60 SECOND procedure, the physician uses a gentle suction device to place a small rubber band around the tissue, just above the hemorrhoid. There are very few nerve endings in this area to cause any pain. The hemorrhoid shrinks and falls off within a day or two. Research has shown that 99.8% of patients treated with the CRH O’Regan System ™ have no post-procedure pain and require no pain medication before, during, or after the procedure. There is no bowel prep, and you can drive yourself home afterwards. Another advantage, external hemorrhoids may also improve with this option. Make an appointment with a specialist If you or a family member is ready to get permanent relief from hemorrhoids, you should make an appointment with a digest specialist for an accurate diagnosis and the


most appropriate treatments available. Only doctors who have been specially trained by CRH O’Regan System ™ trainers/doctors are licensed to provide this state-of-the-art banding treatment. Locally, it is performed at Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates (HGA).

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We don’t want you to suffer in silence. At Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates, you’ll find a physician who is easy to talk to without embarrassment. You’ll have an exam to check for hemorrhoids and rule out other potential causes of rectal pain or bleeding. If we do detect hemorrhoids, you’ll get all the information you need to understand your condition and treatment options.

HGA offers the most effective hemorrhoid treatments available for immediate and long lasting relief. • The newest non-surgical and painless band ligation procedure that lasts under 60 seconds, called the CRH O’Regan System. HGA doctors have been specially trained to offer this virtually pain-free, drug-free solution for internal hemorrhoids. • Infrared coagulation • HET bipolar coagulation Your HGA specialist will provide the treatment that’s right for your individual needs so you can enjoy life free from the pain and irritation of hemorrhoids.

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Say Goodbye to Hemorrhoids! New, Pain-Free Method Takes Only 30 to 60 seconds! It’s now easier than ever to stop living with the discomfort and irritation of hemorrhoids. he board certified male and female gastroenterologists at Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates (HGA) use a new, nonsurgical, virtually painless treatment to make hemorrhoids disappear — with an in o ce procedure that takes only to seconds Since this new method earned FDA approval, our gastroenterologists have used it to resolve hemorrhoids for more than Hunterdon and omerset ounty residents. ike them, you’ll benefit from 3 Treatment same day as the exam

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7 Times You Should See an Energy Healer

Terri Pippin CMT, Reiki Master & Shaman, is founder of The Medicine Woman. Terri started her spiritual journey when educate. enrich. em p o w er. health&medicine of healing in 1986 she was first introduced to It’s Fun Being Themeditation. New Kid She On has Thebeen Block… a Certified Massage Technician T 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 The Medicine Woman 33800 Dreamweaver Lane several energy Lewes, Delaware 19958 302-220-1146 healing techniques. The Medicine Woman is trained www.TerriPippinTheMedicineWoman.com in both Celtic and Native American Shamanism and Shamanic Healing & Workshops Energy Work has been a shamanic healer since 1998. Massage

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We will also be doing The Shamanic Healing Circles and our Three Step Prosperity Workshop. There will also be a few new workshops added and meditation circles available. Just wanted to give you something to look forward to in the fall of 2012!!

Testimonials: “I have been a healer for 20 years as a Massage Therapist and an Herbologist. My dear friend gave me a gi t certificate and told me Terri was very impressive. I went and was blown away with the work and the valuable information she provided. I have seen Terri for several treatments; just as my friends have had multiple sessions. Terri is truly gifted in all that she does. I hope after reading this, you call and make an appointment!” ~Sue M., Lewes, DE “Terri is an exceptionally gifted, spiritual and loving individual. I highly recommend Terri’s services to anyone who wishes to embark on the spiritual path, or to those who simply want to feel better about life.” ~Marty T.

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A car accident, breakup or the death of someone dear to us are challenging things we all go thru. The shock and pain of recent events not only effect our physical body, but our energetic system also. The sooner we see an nergy ealer and have the remnants of trauma cleared the less likely that pain will linger longer than necessary and create an environment for disease and illness.


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e live busy lives and a lot of information travels through our energy field and chakras, sometimes energy doesn’t exit our system as efficient as it could, if we are in a transition or are healing pain it causes congestion in our energy field. nergy ealers have simple techni ues for clearing our energy field that helps the mind to feel clear and focused.

As always, our Shamanic Healing is done on a very deep and very different level. Full Spectrum Healing is energy work done within Shamanic boundaries and with the power of the Medicine Wheel. oul Retrieval will help you recapture what was physically, emotionally and/or spiritually lost thru traumas in your life. Take that

The Medicine Woman is now offering fantastic therapies. Take that hour or two and let yourself drift away to your private sanctuary, where the person that needs and gets the attention is you. Our prices start at $80.00 a service.

If you are thinking of visiting an Energy Healer, here are some life circumstances that an energy healing session can help. n

We will keep on balancing and repairing your chakras and cleaning out and cleansing your ura. We will do re e ology to help move the energy to promote healing in different areas of the body. Healing done on your mind, body and spirit, either at our new location or a distant healing when you can’t get to us. Our prices start at $50.00 a service.

We will be offering different types of massage that will increase e ibility, relieve muscle pain and body tension while relieving stress. Choose from Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Swedish and Prenatal massage. What will be coming in the future are Thai and Hot Stone. Our prices start at $50.00 a service.

Although Energy Medicine is one if the oldest healing professions, it hasn’t been recognized as a valid method of healing for our bodies and minds by conventional medical practitioners. In recent years it has made a well deserved comeback. The tradition of laying of hands as a mean s of healing the physical and emotional woes goes back thousands of years, people are now finding that seeking out nergy ealers is a fantastic addition to conventional healthcare choices.


With all that is new going on we are also offering our tried and true services that are the bac bone of The Medicine Woman. We will never leave our Holistic roots and The Medicine Woman will always offer Shamanic and Energy Healing services.

his is an exciting time for The Medicine Woman as we moved to our new location in Historic Lewes, De. Our doors are open and we are ready for business. This is a time for new beginnings, new friends, new services and new clients while also honoring and respecting old friends, old services and especially old clients.


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Healing Touch

o you have so many responsibilities in your life that you forget to take care of yourself? Do you sacrifice time for others, while putting yourself last? Maybe you feel run down and overwhelmed while having no time to yourself. Does this sound familiar?

depleted due to stress, illness, injury, grief, medical conditions, surgery or medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. hen your energy system is not balanced, it becomes congested. One example of congested energy is pain. Healing ouch techniques help to relieve these congestions.

Hectic schedules, stressful jobs, mountains of bills, unhealthy habits, and a chaotic home life all lead to stress. Stress symptoms can affect your body, thoughts, feelings and behavior. If stress is left unchecked, it can contribute to health problems such a high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Stress will always be a part of your life; and while you have no control over most aspects of what happens in life, you can learn to change your perception, thereby changing your thoughts, feelings and behavior. That is where self-care comes in. Selfcare is a vital part of supporting emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It is not selfish, but an act of self love. hen you establish self-care habits, you positively influence your quality of life in the present and in the future. t allows you to quiet your mind and relax your body. If you do not take time for self-care, the impact of stress will eventually catch up to you, and leave you out of balance and burnt out.

Some benefits of Healing Touch are: educes pain educes anxiety nhances recovery from surgery mproves mobility after surgery educes the length of hospital stays elieves tension, stress and depression rovides support during chemotherapy radiation therapy trengthens the immune system educes the effects of trauma and chronic pain upports the dying process eepens spiritual connection

One profound tool for self-care is Healing Touch. Self-care is a core principal of the Healing Touch program. A Healing Touch session creates a space where healing can take place for the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Your body, mind, emotions and spirit are who you are as a person, and you need to ta e care of the whole person. hen you are physically ill, you are also affected emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Similarly, when you are stressed or emotional, you often feel it in your physical body, such as a headache, muscle tenseness in your neck and shoulders or insomnia. Healing Touch is a therapy that helps to restore and re-balance energy that has been

Healing Touch should be used in conjunction with traditional medical care. t is beneficial to everyone and works as a complementary therapy to conventional medicine and other therapies. The number of sessions for Healing Touch depends upon your needs as a client. Having a well-cared for body can make you feel good about yourself; but it does take some planning. o you always have the excuse that you are too busy? Or are you never able to follow through? Just take baby steps. It is important to make a plan and stick to it. Knowing how to love yourself may seem easy, but making a commitment to practice this on a daily basis takes discipline. Self-care is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle that keeps

you healthy, happy and in tune with your mind and body. By making the resolution to practice self-care, you have the tendency and capabilities to care more for others. By caring for others, you not only emphasize the importance of others, but also the world around you.

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Chiropractic and Pregnancy 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.

Pregnancy is a time of great change for your body, especially your spine. As your belly grows your spine changes shape so that your low back arches back more, your hips move forward and your body compensates to balance you by moving your head and neck forward. These changes mean that there is a lot more pressure on your low back, pelvis, upper back and neck. Also the level of a hormone called relaxin increases. Relaxin softens the ligaments that hold your spinal and pelvic bones in place. This makes the pelvic joints more exible during labor, but it can also mean that your spinal and pelvic bones are more likely to misalign, called subluxation. These two factors mean that it is very common for subluxation to occur during pregnancy. The spinal compensations resulting from the subluxation may result in distorted pelvic positioning, causing the baby to get into an unfavorable position for birth, possibly breech. This unfavorable position could be adding increased pressure to your pelvic veins and vena cava (the large vein on the right

Henlopen Chiropractic Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Sheila Burek to our practice. Dr. 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.

side of your body carrying blood from the legs back up to the heart). This pressure could slow down the ow of blood back up to the heart, causing the blood to pool in your legs. This will only add to the swelling you might be experiencing in your ankles, as well as contributing to the increased risk of preeclampsia in your last trimester. The nerve pressure and tension caused by the spinal compensations in the spine may lead to improper signals to be sent to various organs and tissues. Pressure and tension on the nerves in your mid to upper thoracic spine may lead to decreased function of the heart and/or lungs. This may result in an added shortness of breath. Or maybe high blood pressure, adding to that risk of preeclampsia. Maybe pressure in the lower thoracic, lumbar, and sacral nerves results in decreased blood ow to organs such as your kidney and liver. This could result in decreased organ function, which may cause protein to leak into the urine, another sign of preeclampsia. Nerve tension in these lower spinal areas may result in a tight uterus, making you unable to relax during labor due to the pain you feel with each contraction. This might keep you from dilating properly, only adding to the stress a possible cesarean section can create. A subluxation of your atlas (C1) will cause tension or pressure to the area of

your brain stem. This tension or pressure will interfere with the brain stem’s ability to coordinate the messages being sent to the body by the brain. This could interfere with proper distribution of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Since the placenta is being developed with the help of estrogen and progesterone, a lessened amount of both these hormones may result in complications with the placenta, and therefore the growing baby inside that placenta. As a chiropractor, I take care of many pregnant women. Some of the reported benefits of having chiropractic care are that they feel physically more comfortable, healthier, relaxed and better prepared for labor. In fact, a recent study found that women who had chiropractic care during their pregnancies had, on average, shorter labor times than women who did not. or first time mothers, the average labor time for women receiving chiropractic care was 24% shorter. For women who had previously given birth, the average labor time was 39% shorter. As if shorter labor time isn’t a big enough reason on its o n, other enefits in l de • 50% reduced need for analgesics (pain medication) • 84% reported relief of back pain during pregnancy ignificantly less likelihood of back labor ignificantly reduced medical intervention, such as induced labor, epidurals, episiotomies and Caesarean sections • Reduced likelihood of postpartum depression

Frequently Asked Questions: 1. Is it safe for me to have chiropractic care while I am pregnant? Yes. Chiropractors use modified techni ues when you are pregnant to ensure that your care is safe, comfortable, and effective. 2. Will I need to have x-rays? No. X-rays are not used to assess spinal function when you are pregnant. 3. Will having chiropractic care be painful? o t o l fin t at a in iro ra ti ar i r o ortabl . As you can see, a vertebral subluxation is not a minor thing to ignore. Even the most seemingly insignificant of subluxations will always run some kind of interference to the brain-body communication. This is never a good thing, and especially not when you are pregnant and your body needs the most help and the least interference. You deserve to have the best chance at a successful pregnancy and childbirth, and you can only do that with a nervous system that is running free and clear of interference.

TESTIMONIAL “I have had chronic back pain for years, but was always afraid of going to a chiropractor. Then six different trusted people recommended Dr. Tracy Hudson. When I first arrived, I shared my concerns and doubts with her. She listened and shared each step of the process with me. I now have far better mobility and much less back pain and am a true believer in chiropractic care. It is now my pleasure to recommend friends and family to the Doctor and her wonderful Lewes practice.” Pat C. from Longneck, DE

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CoolSculpting Non-Surgical Fat Removal 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.

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 for 2013 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 pockets of excess

How does CoolSculpting Work? 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 Before 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 Netflix available so you can watch a movie or catch

After 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, 302227-1079. We will be offering an introductory Special this season, so please inquire.

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People in Profile Regan Roberts Deck

Kevin Gilmore

Owner, Custom Mechanical, Inc.

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A Sussex County native and Cum Laude graduate of Tulane University, Regan Roberts Deck is the second-generation owner of Custom Mechanical. Started in 1981 by her mother and father, Regan is not only following in her parents’ footsteps, she is embracing them.

Kevin has served with Habitat for Humanity since 1992. He started as a volunteer with his Campus Chapter at Elon University in North Carolina. After college, Kevin worked with Habitat International at their headquarters in Americus, Georgia. From there he went on to serve with Habitat for four years in Guatemala. In 2003, he completed a graduate student fellowship with Public Allies Delaware focusing on non-profit management and building volunteer programs. After earning his Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Delaware, Kevin came to work with ussex ounty abitat for umanity in as their first paid employee. The organization now has 13 full time employees, and 13 AmeriCorps members who work with over 1500 volunteers to carry out its mission. He serves nationally with Habitat for Humanity International as Governance Chair on the U.S. Council and his local community involvement includes volunteering as co-chair of the Sussex Housing Group and a member of the Board of Directors of La Esperanza in Georgetown.

Being a residential service provider (including heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and home performance services) may not seem all that exciting, but the industries combine with one important goal: to make a family as comfortable and safe as possible in their home. That is Regan’s – Custom Mechanical’s – goal at every turn; it’s the foundation her parents’ laid when they started the business and the driving purpose behind the company.

Kevin grew up in Milford, Delaware and is pleased to be in Sussex County serving the community which nurtured him as a youth. As a hobby, Kevin enjoys woodturning. He occasionally exhibits his bowls, pens, duck calls and other handmade wooden art at local shows. He is married to Heidi Gilmore, who serves the community through her law practice as a partner at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt. They enjoy the beauty of Sussex County’s inland bays as they live on Herring Creek near Millsboro.

Daughter. Wife. Mother of three. Business owner. “It’s begins and ends with family,” she continues: “my client’s family and my employee’s family. Caring for families through thoughtful actions and trustworthy practices is what it takes to earn satisfied homeowners, happy employees and a successful business.” See page 34 for more information.

See pages 43 and 71 for more information.

Erika L. Arnold

Charles R. Arnold, Jr., “Charlie”

CFO, Arnold Powerwash LLC, APW Supplies and That’s Gonna Make A Mark LLC, screen printing & embroidery. Administrative Loan Assistant, Commercial Loan Department, County Bank NREMT, Lewes Fire Department

Pastor, Seaside Church, Lewes, DE President, Arnold Powerwash LLC, with wife Erika President, APW Supplies, a division of Arnold Powerwash LLC CEO, That’s Gonna Make A Mark LLC, screen printing & embroidery Director Emergency Services, 1800BoardUp and Gale Force Restoration Vice President, Power Washers of North America, usse ount irefi ghters Asso iation and Lewes Fire Dept, Inc

Erika and husband Charlie, have lived in the Lewes area for 19 years. They moved here to help start Seaside Church. Erika graduated from Converse College with a B.A. in Math and Computer Science. She took that degree and wrote software that marketed the capabilities of F-16’s as a Software Engineer for General Dynamics. She made a choice later to leave the work force to raise and homeschool their two children, Ryan and Jennifer, until they were in elementary school. After working as a substitute teacher and school volunteer, she re-entered the work force by opening a monument design store for Parsell Funeral Home. Later she took a position in the Commercial Loan Department at County Bank where she enjoys helping their officers and customers with varied needs. harlie and rika started rnold owerwash, LL as their first business venture here and recently launched the other two together. Erika works closely with Charlie as a volunteer for the Lewes Fire Department and with their Second Chance Program.

hile harlie is first a astor, he’s also an entrepreneur, and while far from wealthy is a philanthropist. He has been a Bi-Vocational Minister for 23 of his 37 years in ministry. He holds a paid or a volunteer position that could meet a need in your life from birth to death. As an emergency medical technician, he could deliver you; along life’s path he could provide pastoral advice and spiritual direction; bandage your physical hurts; assist you with critical incident stress management when you have experienced something overwhelming; perform your wedding; offer you a job, even if you have been on probation through his Second hance rogram power wash your home if your house catches fire put it out as a fire fighter secure the property, have the water removed, clean the contents, Dry Ice blast the areas with smoke damage; provide coaching to help you start a business of your own; provide supplies for your business, including marketing materials such as decorated apparel; be at your bedside as you face death; and finally perform your funeral. harlie’s mission in life is to meet your needs, whatever they are, in any way he can.

See page 41 for more information. See page 41 for more information.

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Spring 2016

People in Profile Tony Rementer

Chris Rementer

Budget Blinds

Budget Blinds Chris and his brother, Tony, started Budget Blinds back in 2005 and now they and their highly experienced staff cover the southern half of Delaware from just south of Dover on down and three counties in Maryland. Both he and his brother are native Sussex Countians in fact their family has been here for many generations and self employment was a model presented to them early with one grandfather an area farmer and the other owning a shoe shop just off the circle in Georgetown. Growing up in a close family, they were taught the virtues of love, grace, loyalty, and hard work. They were always taught to be accountable to one another, to wor first, play later and if it’s worth doing, it is worth doing right. They carry those values into both their personal lives and in the business that they run.

Tony has a background in Custom Woodwork an Electronics thanks to the US Navy which is really Valuable in the Window Covering business from figuring out how to mount lantation hutter in a specialty shaped Window or setting up remote controlled motorized Shades and Blinds Tony really likes the challenge of the hard to cover windows. Tony tells those building a new home who are getting too much sun in any one window and want to control it, that a visit from him prior to completion will save money and frustration. Budget Blinds of Lewes Has 10 full time employees including Tony and his Brother and 1 part time, the focus of the company is on service to the customer, their highly trained staff can help the home owner through the whole process from picking the right Window Coverings for their home to the installation and ensuring that they function correctly once they are installed, all from the comfort of your home with their ree in Home onsultation service. lus udget Blinds has the option of the Showroom were customers can touch, feel and operate many of the newest window covering offering from an assortment of manufacturers. Located 4 1/2 miles west of Lewes on Rt. 9 it is convenient to the beach.

After more than ten years of Budget Blinds they have acquired a great deal of knowledge about window coverings and running a business in general but they feel that one of their best assets is the desire to learn more and improve along the way. With only 10 full time employees, including the two of them, and one part time, they have nearly 70 years of experience when combined. That is a particular point of pride because they feel it is an indicator of what really makes a good company, which is employees that love what they do. They know that a person who is enjoying their job, will do it better and with more care. That leads to what Chris and Tony feel is their most important skill and that is choosing employees. “If we make sure our employees and our clients are happy, our happiness will always fall right in line.” says Chris.

Tony has been married to his wife Denise for 26 years and has 3 sons, Burton, Michael, & Cody. They also have 3 granddaughters Haley, Brooke, & Charlotte and 1 grandson, Korbin. Tony’s youngest, Cody has just gotten out of the Army and has joined the company. He really likes the opportunity to work with his son. When he can, Tony enjoys getting together with his family, hunting and fishing. He is also active in the where he is a life member. udget linds is a full ervice indow ompany we can help you from start to finish and service after the sale. Visit our web site www.budgetblinds.com/Lewes/ come by and see us at the showroom or call for a free in Home Consultation and we will come to you 302-856-6799.

Chris is Married to his wife Julie who is a speech pathologist for a local elementary school and they have boys, avin and ar er who are and respectively. He loves ust being around his family, reading, golfing and fishing.

See page 39 for more information.

See page 39 for more information.

Bill and Janis Nickerson Tailored Living

Bill and his wife Janis started their local Tailored Living franchise in January 2014. Janis is a Georgetown native and is returning to her family and hometown after nearly four decades in Washington, DC and State ollege, A. ill made a promise to anis when his career moved them to enn tate that they would retire to ewes and here they are. ill is originally from ennsylvania and graduated with a degree in ivil ngineering from enn tate. He went to wor for the Navy in Annapolis. He met anis in through mutual friends and they married in Georgetown in 1982. They raised two beautiful children, Alex and Abby, mostly thanks to Janis’ loving care as a stay-at-home mom. Bill later attended the University of Michigan and earned two masters degrees in engineering. He continued his career working in research and development management for the ffice of Naval esearch first as a government employee then as a enn tate employee. n he started a wireless sensor business to develop the products he had been researching for 20+ years. He sold that business in 2012. In fall of 2013, he heard about Tailored Living on XM radio and started his “retirement job”. Tailored Living allows him to pursue his love of woodworking and be an entrepreneur. Our objective is to help you organize your home for efficiency and style. ur process starts with a consultation where we wor together to find the places where organi ation and everything in its place will help you find more time for family and other activities you love. Our products are only the means to that end. We offer closet systems, garage cabinets, garage floor coatings, home offices, pantries, laundry rooms, and mud rooms, and urphy eds You now you need some of everything See page 38 for more information.

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People in Profile Ron Simmons

Michele Baker

Patio Systems

Store Sales Manager, Harry and David

Ron is the owner of Patio Systems in Lewes Delaware, a local awning and sunroom Company since 2001. He is responsible for meeting with homeowners to determine their needs and managing his staff of 12 employees including 8 carpenters and installers. Ron began his studies in mechanical engineering at Penn State University main campus on a Navy ROTC scholarship but soon decided that an education in business would be more appropriate for selfemployment.

Michele Baker is the Store Sales Manager for Harry and David in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. In addition to leading her store, she is also the company trainer for the Northeast District. She has worked for Harry and David for 15 years, has great passion for the product she sells and most of all loves her customers and store team.

In his late teens Ron owned an ice cream and Italian ice business with retail vending trucks then purchased an Italian ice factory in Smyrna. Living in Wilmington for 20 years he began in the window and siding business in 1979, which evolved into offering full remodeling services to homeowners. Ron has trained in all aspects of his business under several gurus of the industry and was trained in the sunroom industry by Dave Yoho, a leading sales consultant to Fortune 500 companies.

As store trainer, she delivers an organized thorough program so that new managers can be successful in their location. She also trains seasonal store teams prior to the holiday season. Michele relocated from Maryland 13 years ago. She graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Business Administration and has been a retail manager for 20 years.

A resident of Sussex County since 1998, Ron’s interests have included studies of such notables as Earl Nightingale, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, and Tom Hopkins. Intrigued by the spirituality of Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Ram Das and Dan Millman, he strived to apply those teachings to his life. Ron enjoys ancient mysteries, the origins and cosmology of the universe, personal empowerment and the future potential of mankind. Having traveled extensively throughout the world, he comes from an international family with his Mother and siblings being German citizens from Munich and stepfather a surgeon from India. Ron also grew up around aviation as his father was a commercial pilot ying everything from helicopters to passenger jets. s a boy, he spent summers at his father’s ight school in ennsylvania assisting the student pilots.

Harry and David is specialty retail “foodie” store. When a customer enters Harry and David they will be given exceptional customer service and delicious samples. Items can be purchased for personal consumption or for gifting. Many premade gifts are available or a customer can create their own. The store team services many business clients throughout the year and will work with any budget.

is hobbies have included Tennis, skiing, building and ying R aircraft, electronics and computer programming. Ron believes in giving back blessings to the community and supports many notable charities along with four children overseas.

In her spare time, Michele enjoys traveling, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.

See page 42 for more information.

See page 64 for more information.

Annette Nero Stellhorn President of Accent on Travel Annette Nero Stellhorn is the ultimate travel agency owner - well-traveled herself, having explored more than 120 countries and territories and connected to a network of worldwide industry executives. Her team of seven full time travel professionals manage over $5M in vacations for individuals, couples, families, and groups annually. Accent on Travel is one of the multitude of travel agencies across the country that has changed with the times and succeeded in providing services the travelers want. Stellhorn notes, “working with us is like having a friend in the travel business”. We offer advice, travel tips, and exclusive offers to give our client’s the best vacation experience possible. Our services are also guaranteed 100% refundable if we did not add value to their vacation verses working directly with a cruise line or tour operator. A native of Sussex County, DE, she launched her travel career in 1989. Her education from Del Tech’s IT Department was key to success in the high tech business of travel. fter years with a aryland address, nnette opened a second office - now on the corner of Rt 1 & Rehoboth Avenue with husband/business partner Rick and a team of well-traveled specialists.

Tony Rementer, Kevin Gilmore, Chris Rementer, Erika L. Arnold, Charles R. Arnold, Jr., Michele Baker, Bill Nickerson, Janis Nickerson, Regan Roberts Deck, Ron Simmons and Annette Nero Stellhorn

Nationally, Annette facilitates trainings for other travel professionals, serves on industry boards, and hosts two group trips annually for clients to join her. Annette and her husband are committed to the community and has helped a wide variety of ussex ounty nonprofits through sponsorships and donations of travel products. See page 47 for more information.

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Spring 2016

The Body Lif

Health & Medicine

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The Benefits of Activities forFOR OlderFALLS Adults THE ELDERLY: AT RISK By: Laurie Schwab -Activity Director IndeBy Halyna Conticchio pendence Manor Falls are a serious problem that affect one-

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files that characterize the falls in the elderly that occur in home, community, and healthThe to allFor of example, these benefits is you! The care key settings. falls in the home merits exercise stress, boost usually of take place incan thereduce bedroom, bathroom, self-esteem maintain your viliving room,and andhelp the you stairs, most frequently while and descending. These mishaps tality independence in later most yearscomand monly occur thatfunctioning. are routine improve yourduring mood activities and mental for individuals. A recent study compared falls in the elderly at home and in the community. But what may surprise some readers is the One group in the study found that older peradded importance and benefits of own cognitive sons who fell in and around their homes exercise.” It is the basis for how we reason, were more likely caused by frailty or unsteady judge, concentrate, planaway and from organize. gait. Falls that occurred homeGood were cognitive health, like physical causes health,and is primarily due to environmental concluded that both frailget andolder, vigorous elderly very important as we so that we persons at risk when away from can stayare independent andthey keepare active. ome familiar surroundings. declines in cognition and memory with age

are normal, but sometimes they can signal Some quick facts: problems. Scientists are fractures studying occur how peo• More than 90% of hip as a ple might keep their brains sharp and preresult of falls with most of the fractures oc-

vent the cognitive decline seen in Alzheimcurring in persons over 70 years of age. er’s disease and other types of dementia. • The risk of falling increases with age and is greater for women than for men.

Results indicate that seniors frequenta par• Two-thirds of those who experience fall ticipation in cognitively stimulating activiwill fall again within six months. • A decrease bone density contributes to falls ties such asinreading books, maga ines or and resultantengaging injuries. in crossword puzzles newspapers, • Failure to exercise results in poor or card games were regu1arly significantly associated muscle tone, decreased strength, and lossdeof with a reduction in general cognitive bone mass and flexibility. cline and reduced risk of l heimer s Dis• At least one-third of all falls in the elderly ease (AD). involve environmental hazards in the home. Independence Manor,areanpreventable. Assisted Living Many risk factors A lack of knowledge about risk NJ factors and howthe to facility in Flemington, recognizes prevent themof contributes too many Listed importance both physical andfalls. cognitive are five key falls among older activities in risk the factors lives ofofits residents. The adults and some preventive measures for each Manor offers a wide variety of activities factor are briefly listed below; such as Daily exercise, weekly yoga ive class, walking club indoorwherein golf, bowling 1. Osteoporosis is aand condition bones and volleyball. In addition, residents enjoy become more porous, less resistant to stress, bingo, crossword, pinochle, bunco, and more prone tobridge, fractures. Some prevenlanguage sudoku, dominoes, trivia, tion tips; classes, Eat sufficient calcium in calciumrich foods, such as and milk,the yogurt, cheese, fish poker, reminiscing ever-challenging and shellfish, soybeans, tofu and on aligsaw pu le.broccoli, ur residents like being monds, Get sufficient vitamin D to enhance the the move absorption of calcium and some older adults may need a supplement. Regularly do weight In addition, there are activities that meet the exercises.

emotional, spiritual, and therapeutic needs of WeActivity also provide variety 2. our Lackresidents. of Physical resultsa in poor of quality entertainment and exciting muscle tone, decreased strength, and culturloss of bone mass andand flexibility. Same prevention al, community social outings. All of the tips: Engage regularly (at least every other activities are designed to maintain and day enfor about minutes).. activities in hance the15 quality of lifeUndertake and improve overall a safe manner, such as reaching and bending health and well being of our residents.

properly, slowly rising from a chair, learning the proper way to fall, and learning how to reThe staff emphasizes the resident’s coveractivity after a fall.

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autonomy in choosing activities of interest. 3. Age related vision diseases can increase the Staff members believe that activities act as risk of falling. Cataracts and glaucoma alter adepth way perception, of expressing individuality. visual acuity, peripheral vision and susceptibility to glare. Some preven-

Doris Simpson who ischeckups a two year resident tion tips: Have regular and use color and contrast to define in says that they’re so balance-aiding many things toobjects do and the home (grab and Ihandrails. Add conthat they are sobars varied. enjoy stimulating trasting to first andword last steps to my braincolor withstrips the challenging games, identify change of level. crossword puzzles and mind boggling trivia. I especially love playing bridge and even 4. Medications, such as sedatives, antidepresmore it! like keeping busy and sants, so andteaching anti-psychotic drugs can contribute attend many of the organized trips outto falls by reducing mental alertnessand worsenings. I especially enjoy the teamdrop activities ing balance and gait, and causing in systolic blood while standing. Additionoffered as pressure find am always learning new ally, persons multipleamedications are at things and ittaking has become circle of friendgreater risk of falling. Some prevention tips: ship. Know the common side effects of all medications taken. Discuss the lowest effective dos-

George Bishop who will have his 90th birthage with Physician. Remove all out-of-date day this yearand enjoys he attends. medications thosethe noactivities longer used. Review especially like to exercise, go on trips, and medications with Physician frequently. play bingo and hidden words. like to spend time by myself taking walks 5.uiet Environmental Hazards in the homeoutdoors account for atdoing least one-third of all falls. The most comand jigsaw puzzles. I enjoy the chalmon hazard far falls is tripping over objects on lenge of activities both physically and menthe floor. Other factors include poor lighting, tally. eing active makes me feel goodl


Dolores Nadler a resident of nearly two • In nasty weather, use a walker or cane for years addedenjoys stabilitythe variety of activities offered. like toboots keepwith busy and rarely miss an • Wear warm rubber soles for added activity. traction attend exercise, sing along, walk• If club, sidewalks look slippery, walk on the grass ing bingo, yoga, bunco, trivia, hidden for better words, artstraction & crafts, golf, dominoes, and • In winter, carry a small bag of rockfind salt,that komost lectures and entertainers. sher salt or kitty litter in your pocket or car. activities make me feel good and take my You can then sprinkle the salt or litter on sidemind off any pain or problems that I may walks or streets that are slippery have. especially the children that • LookI carefully at love floor surfaces in public: come to visit. thank them for their visit buildings. Many floors are made of highly and the generosity be sliplost polished marble oroftiletheir thattime. can be1’d very without activities s what keeps me going! pery. When floorsithave plastic or carpet runners in place, stay on them whenever possible Activities at Independence Manor are mote than a means to an end.

Interestingly, most falls occur at home in the afternoon, often because people trip while The facility believes that recreational and walking or slip when getting up from sitting. leisure activities have the ability to £ill A fall can occur because of existing illnesses, amedications, sense of purpose and create a feeling of or drinking alcoholic beverages commitment community forcause the particithat slow yourand reflexes and may symptoms of confusion, dizziness, or disorientation. pant.

Reflexes are automatic responses to stimuli in the environment such as quickly slamming on your brakes when a child runs into the street. As you age, your reaction time slows All living spaces: and regaining your balance following a sudden • Remove throw rugs movement may be difficult. This decreased • Secure carpet edges abilityHouse to control your movements can result in By: Holly Choppelow, Director of Activities at Manor • Remove low furniture and objects on the a fall. floor Successful activities for anyone but especially for the memory impaired, support ones sense of • Reduce clutter To improve body control, maintain an acself as wellcords as bring life.lifestyle. In the Manor House we strive to create • Remove and purpose wires onand the joy floorto their dailytive Activity maintains muscle tone a• daily schedule of activities that support the individual and promote the skills and strengths Check lighting for adequate illumination at and flexibility and slows bone loss. Regular they do (especially have as opposed to focusing on baththe onesweight-bearing they are not capable of and usingweight anymore} alnight in the pathway to the exercises training room at night) a flexible and patient attitude. canoutine ways maintaining essential ctivities that buildisand tone muscles even, in are verydone old • Secure carpet or treads onthe stairs people. Keeping up help the strength your arms regularly} perhaps even at same time every day if possible may establishinroutine and • Install handrails on staircases and legs can go a long way to improving how increase the residents sense of stability. • Avoid chairs that are too low to sit or get eas- well you move. Talk to your doctor about acily out of tivities that are safe. Exercise is a daily activity that not only can increase mobility and promote independence but • Avoid floor wax can decrease of the of dementia. ThereLiving are many ways to such keep as active • Ensure thatthetheseverity telephone cansymptoms be reached Assisted Residences Inand exercise from stretching to a more rigorous routine. We keep it light and fun and encourage from the floor dependent Manor are designed with physical each resident. safety in mind. Some features include molded Except for people living in perpetually sun- handrails throughout the building, grab bars ny climates, most of us faceand winters shorterin the and call in the bathrooms, adequate eminiscing is a wonderful dailyofactivity anorsystems ouse. Talking about the good ole days, cold temperatures, snow,and andglancing even ice. lighting in common pile wallthat to wall days looking at old photos, through maga ines, are areas, simplelow activities can While inclement weather canMusical be dangerous for carpeting and fun elevators. available to the the stimulate memories as well. programming is not only but canAlso extract some of anyone it is a special concern for people whose resident is a personal pendant alert system, deepest memories from our past as well as evoke emotions in many individuals. usic has a bones are fragile from osteoporosis. For these walkers, wheelchairs, and raised toilet seats. In way of transporting anyone to afracturing moment in time. people, falls increase their back risk for house physical therapy and an exercise room bones in their wrists, spine, hips, or elsewhere. are on the premises for our residents’ conveome of our favorite ctivities that get incorporated to the schedule cooking baking, craftnience. Come visit are Independence Manor for ing}Ingardening, outings the community, games} Bingo, andOur bowling. Also intergenaddition to fragileinto bones, older people,tablefurther information. experienced staff is especiallyand those their 80’s andare 90’s gradually always ready answer andto assist erational petintherapy visits part of our days. Towards thetoend of the questions day we tend slow lose much the relax muscle andpoetry body readings, fat that has your needs. things downofand with handwith massages, and independent sensory stations. cushioned and protected their bones. Loss of padding in the hip area may make the hip bones For more information or for an appointIn conclusion one of the most important activities and something we try to incorporate daily more vulnerable if the person fails. ment, call Independence Manor at 908-788is purposeful service. As we age the need to have4893. purpose in one’s life does not leave us. We encourage residents to fold laundry, set tables lead activities, and help one another. These tasks The good news is that falls can be preventhelp our attention residents to feel useful as welland giveinthem ed with safety outdoors the a sense of achievement and accomplishment. loose rugs, lack of grab bars and poorly located grab bars, and unsteady furniture.

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Signs Your Home Needs a Professional Electrician By Regan Roberts Deck, CMI

One of your most important concerns as a homeowner is keeping your home safe and well-maintained. Electrical wiring is a hidden part of the home that you use every day without giving it a second thought. In most cases, your wiring will continue to do its job with minimal maintenance. However, when wiring does show signs of a problem, it’s extremely important to call a professional immediately, because left untended, minor electrical issues can lead to a dangerous fire.

Your Outlets Are Warm to the Touch You should never feel heat coming off your outlets. Even worse is when you can see actual sparks as you plug in an appliance. These are both indicators of bad wiring. Never unscrew the outlet yourself to take a look. Call a professional electrician immediately.

You Smell a Burning Odor A burning odor in the home is something you should always take very seriously. The first thing you need to do is trace the odor back to its source. If this leads you to an outlet or light switch, you should turn off the power at the electrical panel and call an electrician immediately. hutting off power to the area will help prevent a fire, but a professional assessment is crucial. Do not turn the power back on for this area until you have the all clear from your electrician.

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If Your Circuit Breakers Trip Often A single tripped breaker isn’t a big problem, but if your circuit breakers trip repeatedly, you should call in a professional. Breakers that trip on a regular basis usually indicate a problem with the breaker panel or wiring. The diagnosis could include anything from minor wiring repairs to an upgraded breaker panel. An electrician can help you assess the damage and determine the best course of action.

Your Lights Flicker or Dim Unexpectedly The only time your lights should dim or brighten is when you’re adjusting a dimmer switch. Lights that don’t provide consistent, even light are a warning sign of a bigger problem. Flickering is often an indicator of a power surge. Though the ickering itself may seem like a minor inconvenience, the underlying cause can be a major hassle. Contact a professional to address the problem. If you’re experiencing frequent power surges, you may have bad circuits that an electrician can repair.

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Education The Music School of Delaware — A Musical “Home” for All Ages Sussex County boasts wonderful close-knit communities where residents, businesses and events are interwoven in a colorful tapestry. Nowhere is this more evident than in Milford —home to The Music School of Delaware’s primary Kent/Sussex county location, and a town brimming with unique small businesses, numerous artists and arts organizations and a buzzworthy event calendar. It’s the Music School’s mission to nurture talent of every age, involve residents and visitors, and develop meaningful and enduring community relationships through the love of music.

Music School instructors travel around Sussex County to provide quality musical outreach experiences to neighboring daycares, elementary and middle schools and senior centers.

The Music School of Delaware’s Milford Branch Director Kate Inie-Richards is committed to creating and fostering an active, happy and engaged student base. “Our branch really is like one big family,” she smiles. “We welcome everyone—every age, every level, every style —and we want them to feel that this is their ‘musical home’…a place where they can learn and grow and have a great time doing it.”

And, word-of-mouth is an extremely valuable tool, InieRichards contends. “When you have joyful students and fulfilled families, they’ll talk to everyone they know about how the experience has enhanced their life.”

And the Music School certainly “walks the walk” as well: Offered in Milford are private lessons for youth, teens and adults in instruments including violin, guitar, voice, piano, trumpet, percussion and more; the school’s noted Suzuki Academy offers both individual and group lessons; and the school has recently added music therapy and early childhood classes to its offerings. PRIVATE LESSONS

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Inie-Richards continues: “We want our students, parents and friends to give voice to the power of music and, specifically, the experience they get here at The Music School of Delaware. We all know how exposure to music education enriches not only a young child’s educational journey but also how it can ‘unlock’ and blossom creativity in adults.”

But the Music School not only aims to bring people into its doors; its faculty and students are often involved throughout the community as well, adding musical flair to local events—Holiday Stroll, Riverwalk, Eat in the Street, Bud & Bug Festival—and performing in Music School public performances, such as its Music Masters and Cultural Crossroads concert series and numerous student recitals. Music is an integral part of any lively, successful community, observes Inie-Richards. “Having our music school in the heart of Milford—and at the junction of Kent and Sussex Counties—provides a significant educational and recreational resource for so many in Southern Delaware. We look forward to building on our success here in Milford and expanding our happy musical family.”

“We love The Music School of Delaware for its sense of community and its outstanding musical education programs for children.” THE HOFFMAN FAMILY

Additional locations for The Music School of Delaware lessons and classes are also available in Lewes and being developed in locations conveniently accessible to residents of Georgetown, Milton and Rehoboth Beach. For complete information on Music School programs or to schedule a sample lesson, call the Milford Branch at (302) 422-2043. Follow the Music School on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at MusicSchoolofDE.


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“The Music School of Delaware enriches the lives of so many…allowing them to explore a rich variety of musical endeavors.”

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Susan D’Alonzo Ament is a partner with Morris James LLP and has practiced for 32 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.


ith spring just around the corner, we’re reminded to turn our clocks ahead, and to check the batteries in our smoke detectors. Many of us take advantage of milder weather to clean out the garage or to attack the overgrown hedges in the back yard with that new chain saw we received in December. But when a rainy spring Saturday rolls around and your weekend tasks are temporarily postponed, I’d like to suggest another, very important activity to add to your seasonal “To Do” list: set aside the time to review your automobile insurance policy to be sure it is adequate and up to date. I can hear a chorus of groans at the above advice, and I can even visualize eyeballs rolling as I write this. But – as a personal injury attorney with decades of experience dealing with insurance companies in court and around the settlement table, and as someone

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Many events can occur in a person’s life in the course of a year, and some of them can even translate into saving you money. Here are a few items to keep in mind as you examine your automobile insurance policy to determine if your coverage is adequate:

It is important to realize these minimum requirements keep you legal to drive, but are not designed to fully protect the average individual driver. By carrying only the minimum state- required insurance, in the event of an accident, you will be legally responsible for all other uncovered costs. You will have to pay out-ofpocket for any hospital or medical bills, and funeral expenses not covered by insurance. Any assets you have, including your home and your savings, may be at risk.

Is the Minimum Enough? Like most states, Delaware has established minimum liability coverage requirements to pay costs related to injury or damages in an accident. By law, Delaware drivers must also maintain minimum limit requirements ($15,000 per person; $30,000 per accident) for personal injury

Therefore, evaluate the amount of automobile insurance you carry in light of several factors, including your assets, the age, depreciation and make of your car, your age and driving habits and those of others on your policy, the distance of your commute, and even your personal health

Insurance Policies Are Legal Contracts Insurance policies are contracts that should be reviewed and amended with your agent when your life circumstances warrant a change.

insurance, among other considerations. Determine what financial im act out-of-pocket expenses might have in non-accident related incidents, such as, if your vehicle is stolen or vandalized, and the added expense of a rental car if yours needs repair. Depending on your circumstances and your insurance carrier, the costs to provide this extra protection may be minimal.

protection insurance (“PIP” or “no-fault” car insurance), to cover medical costs and possible funeral expenses, regardless of who caused the accident.

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The Bottom Line The purpose of car insurance is to protect you, your loved ones, and your assets from a disaster that could have devastating implications both in the short and long term. Because so many factors in uence the amount of coverage necessary for you individually, it is important to discuss your s ecific needs with your agent and/ or a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. Given what is at stake, don’t you want to get it right?

How You Can Save Money Surprisingly, a review might uncover ways to save money, too. For example, you might be able to decrease your premium for collision insurance, depending on the age and condition of your car. If you have changed jobs and your commute is shorter, lessening the annual number of miles you drive should result in a savings as well. If you have married or moved, these life changes might translate into lowered premiums. Additionally, you may qualify for a discount through some insurers if a young driver under your policy is attending college away from home and does not have

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Travel Annette Nero Stellhorn President, Cruise/Travel Designer www.accentontavel.us Annette and her team of seven full time travel professionals have personal travel experience in over 120 countries and territories around the world and have provided thousands of vacationers fabulous send offs using their travel tips, advocacy, and value since 1989. Born and raised in Sussex County, Annette continues to manage the Maryland and Dela are o fices ro the ne ccent n ra el o fice ith lenty o ree ar ing on the corner o Rehoboth Avenue & Coastal Highway.

“Solo” Travel – New Options for Single Travelers Traveling without companions has become more common and affordable. Traditionally, trip costs for a cruise or tour is based on “two to a room” as you would pay for a hotel room putting off the single traveler immediately. In 2016, the outlook just got brighter for “Solo Travelers”. Some of the more innovative companies in Accent n ravel s portfolio of first class luxu ry companies are waiving ‘single supplement’ or have reduced the “supplement” making it more reasonable for the Solo Traveler. Singles en oy the dining and sightseeing experience with other travelers, but when it’s time to say good night, they don’t have to share the room with anyone.

Cruise “Travel with a Purpose” – 150% Single Supplement For those looking for more than basting in the sun, we offer the newest cruise where you can ‘make a difference’. Roundtrip 7 days from Miami – you have a choice of just two destinations and focus: cruise itineraries take you to either Domincan Republic or to Cuba (authorized under the current people-to-people guidelines as set forth by the U.S. government) with each offering a completely different experience. In Cuba, you’ll have the opportunity to visit and interact, one on one, with artists, musicians, and others who culturally enrich the fabric of Cuban society. You will enjoy sightseeing - Havana’s Old City and more. In the Dominican Republic, you will have a variety of ‘Service’ Tours enabling you to work alongside local residents to address local needs, doing what they do, helping where you choose with environmental projects, teaching, health services, and more (all optional). Of course you’ll have leisure moments, creature comforts, and time for recreation on the modern 704-passenger Adonia, with its pool, gym, games deck, full-sized library, and destination-inspired meals. But, during your time at sea, you’ll also be focused on building a community with your fellow travelers, as you

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Adventures is the largest small group adventure travel company in the world and offers socially and environmentally sensitive travel with National eographic ourneys as a side offering. Accent On Travel is proud to have certified specialists and personally now the management of this great company. “Solo” doesn’t ever mean alone travel has only a minimal cost. Departures are guaranteed to go with a professional guide with a minimum of one traveler – You! The world opens up for the Solo Traveler in 2016 and choosing a river cruise or small group tour allows those traveling alone to meet like-minded people to share the trip and experiences with. ith Accent n ravel Solo doesn’t mean alone. Let us be your guide into a world that offers travel with security, access, camaraderie, and an affinity with your destination.



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Lifelong Learning—A Key to Successful Aging BY NORA RIEHL ZELLUK, Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Delaware “Some people have said ‘successful aging’ is an oxymoron,” noted Dilip Jeste, director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego. Current research says otherwise. Stein Institute researchers, along with many other scientists, believe that the future of successful aging will increasingly depend on cognitive and emotional health. Researchers now widely agree that cognitive decline is not an inevitable part of the aging process. Research on aging offers a striking model of aging as a potential time of brain health and growth. Mental stimulation and creative outlets can provide the opportunity to lead better quality lives filled with more knowledge and wisdom — and an

increased capacity to contribute to society.

expertise and talents as volunteer instructors and through committees.

In one study, participants in creative programs like poetry writing, painting, or choral singing classes reported better physical health than those in the control group, and reported learning “new skills and new ways of looking at and expressing things.”

An amazing variety of courses are offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at UD. Students take courses in art, history, literature, health, computers, yoga, philosophy, memoir writing, music, languages, genealogy, and much more. There are no exams or homework – just learning for the fun of it.

“Getting creative in your later years is a self-fueling engine,” is the message of Dr. Gene Cohen, founder of George Washington University’s Center on Aging, Health & Humanities. “The more you do, the more you can do.” The University of Delaware has been a leader in lifelong learning programs that offer mental stimulation, creative outlets and social connections that positively impact quality of life. The programs feature an academic cooperative model which encourages age 50 plus members to share their

It’s not all about the classroom, though. It is now common knowledge that robust social relationships are one of the keys to staying healthy as we age, and members often mention how highly they value the friendships developed through the program. One student commented, “There is a youthfulness of spirit here that is palpable – a joie de vivre that you cannot believe.”

Osher Lifelong Learning programs are at the following locations: • Fred Thomas uilding, 5 0 Dupont Avenue in Le es • Ocean ie To n Hall and Community Center, 3 West Avenue, Ocean ie • Modern Maturity Center, 11 1 Forrest Avenue in Dover • Arsht Hall on the D Wilmington Campus at 00 Pennsylvania Avenue More information can be found at lifelonglearning.udel.edu, by writing to continuing-ed@udel.edu or calling 302-831-7600. Spring classes begin in January (Lewes and Ocean View) or February (Dover and Wilmington).

Nora Riehl Zelluk is the web/communications coordinator for Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Delaware.

Time to explore subjects you haven’t had time to pursue, time to delve into your interests, time to chase your dreams. Explore the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, offering just-for-the-joy-of-it learning in Lewes, Ocean View, Dover and Wilmington. Or take a college class in Newark… even pursue a degree.

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Rehoboth Car Wash By: Chris Dispoto We are certainly receiving our share of winter wrath here at the beach. Salt and sand on every road from curb to curb helps make it safe for travel, but what a mess it makes of our cars. This mess not only looks terrible, it is harmful to your vehicle. The white coating of salt on the paint you see also coats the undercarriage of your car. If this corrosive coating is not removed in a timely manner, it will certainly plague you in the future. Lucky for everyone, Rehoboth Car Wash offers an undercarriage wash with every Deluxe or Ultimate Wash Package. This service safely removes the salt and sand from the bottom of your car. It is also a good time of the year to book your Spring detailing appointment. March and April are our busiest months in the detail bay. With winter behind us and summer in front of us that once a year service will be much appreciated by your hard working vehicle. For an estimate or detailing, stop by the car wash anytime. Rehoboth Car Wash is located on the Route 1 service road at Rehoboth Avenue. Winter hours are 8a.m. to 5p.m. everyday, weather permitting. For more information call 302227-6177.

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What is a Proper Meet and Greet and Play? Not all dogs like other dogs. Not all dogs like any dog. But then again there are the dogs that just want to play, play, play!

means, let the 2 meet, play. Keeping in mind that too rough a play can turn the fun into a fight. hen the play Before you allow your dog to Meet and Greet (then play) with a strange does get rough, call your dog’s name, command your dog, please follow the common sense rules before your dog is allowed dog to ‘Settle’, and to ‘Heel’. to go up to just any dog. Breaking the rough play Most owners want to believe that their ‘dog is friendly’. However, their allows your dog(s) to slow dog may like one dog but not the other. Know Your Dog! down and not get mad at the other dog for nipping too To start a proper Meet and Greet, all dogs should be calm, ‘Settled’, hard or accidentally bumping and under the owners control before there is a Meet and Greet. your dog harder than they like which causes a good A ‘Heel’ with a ‘Sit’ and a ‘Settle’ are vital to have a play to turn into a fight. successful Meet and Greet. If the dogs are lunging, barking, jumping, snapping, stiff body, stiff ears (ears up and back than usual) or a stiff neck, baring teeth, growling, whites of eyes showing, and yes, wagging tail, a stiff wagging tail, then the Meet and Greet will not be positive and good intentions will turn ugly and bad fast! It is best to move on and not bother the other dog or let your dog be confronted with the other dog.

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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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With the experience of publishing nine different ounty oman publications, can confidently inform you that this is one of the most exciting, rewarding, and successful business ventures for women entrepreneurs in any part of the nation. originally born and raised in Minnesota and I have lived on the West Coast and the East Coast and many states in between. ome of my past careers include being a National nsurance Account xecutive, etail perations anager, ertified New Jersey Teacher and Teacher of the Year, but of these, I have being a County oman ublisher to be the most gratifying on many levels. guarantee that you will meet many incredible business owners and community leaders. Your publication will be the critical component in helping to launch a new business and/ or successfully grown an existing business. he personal rewards are endless.

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Celeste Kline Purchasing the Women’s Journal has been the best decision have ever made. Not only giving me financial freedom, but allowing me to ma e my own schedule and my own business decisions. only wish had done it sooner.

Becoming a Publisher has been a dream come true for me. Always a writer, am an educator and continue teaching as a college rofessor. Every two months, I “Give birth and deliver a new child my maga ines in counties. Y love what do and am growing. he opportunity has been lucrative - though the learning curve has been keen, the support from ob ap e has been priceless. Passionate about what I do, over the past 18 months have met, connected and helped so many people. he powerful resource is one that I highly recommend if you want to work hard, stay focused and make money too. Have the heart and wor ethic to do something for both you and others? I highly recommend that you take the step and join a phenomenal group of publisher owners who are happy going to wor every day. o it and don t loo bac

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Linda Hunsicker Publishing three Women’s Journals is very rewarding and fits with my high energy lifestyle. It allows me to be my own boss, be creative and wor with the public. ecently, opened the inger a es oman and it has been very well received. Now, I can go to my vacation home in upstate NY, make money and be respected and recognized as a local business woman with a great educational publication.

Being a part of the Women’s newspaper business has changed my life. ve always wanted to own a magazine and The Women’s Journal helped my dream come to life.

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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 or the first time, yo 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

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Claudia Alesi Oasis Wellness Spa

Chris Rementer Budget Blinds

“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.”

Mike Benson Accurate Pest Control

Beth Berger 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.”

“Phyllis R. of Ocean View, Delaware read the article in the Women’s Newspaper and couldn’t say enough about our service. She is among the other who have used us because of the articles we have in the newspaper, bringing a great amount of business we would not have otherwise.”

Jeff Puglia Black Diamond Financial Solutions

Dr. Tracy Hudson 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.”

“Black Diamond Financial Solutions is extremely happy with our investment in the Sussex County Women’s Journal. he awareness that has created for our firm has been far more than we expected and we look forward to continued success with our return on investment.”

Regan Roberts Deck 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.”

Terri Pippen 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”

Luanne Holland and Barbie McDaniel Delaware Hospice “The County Women’s Journals have been a great tool for Delaware Hospice to reach and educate the community on Delaware Hospice’s programs and services. Directed to female readers who are caregivers and decision makers, the Journal provides health information for all types of symptoms and illnesses. It has increased community awareness on how to live a better life and provides options of care for our community members.”

Fred Winward President Resort Landscaping “We have built our business on the readership of the Women’s Journal. I cannot believe the amount of business we receive from our articles.”

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