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held programmer that the patient can use to turn the device on and off, as well as increase or decrease the impulses.

Most patients return to their jobs and other routines the next day. During the trial, patients must be careful when they are bathing to avoid getting the device wet. They should not do any heavy lifting.

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By: Glenn Courtney, A.B.O.C. Delaware Eye Optical Eye exams are routine for many children whose visual problems were caught early and corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses depending on their age. Early in children’s eyecare frames are designed with safety, comfort and durability in mind. Preschool, Kindergarten and grade school ages often find frames that are colorful e ible and in shapes that fit the typical narrow pupillary distances as well as having pads for the bridge of the nose that are less developed. Today’s children are more aware of style and brands they are exposed to at an early are such as afilo ids didas Lindberg Kids, Solo Bambini, Rec Specs, and Silhouette to name a few. Even though parents are responsible for paying the bill and making sure their children receive proper medical care in this case eyecare, its very important for the child to be part of the frame selection process. This will go a long way toward the child wearing and taking care of their new eyewear and overall success of the improving the child’s quality of life. The prescription is always the main consideration choosing a child’s eyewear. When selecting frames, the optician should be able to read the doctor’s prescription and have suggestions on frame styles that best fit the child but also lenses that provide safe, clear vision. Lenses depending on the prescription, can be thicker

either in the center (plus lenses) or the outer edge (minus lenses). Frame selection can cosmetically help children feel more comfortable in these cases. Frames with wider temples can hide some of the edge thickness on a minus prescription. Those with the plus lenses can benefit from having a frame where the pupil fits close to the geometric center of the frame as possible. The lens with less decentration (moving optical center) creates less thickness and better peripheral vision. There are many lens materials in the market place and each have different aspects from safety, to cosmetic, weight, clarity or specific applications that can be added. For children polycarbonate has been the standard for many years due to its characteristics of light weight, absorbing UV, thinness

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and primarily safety. Its is very durable impact resistant material long prescribed for children which has its origin in industrial eyewear. Trivex is a more recent material that ualifies for children 18 and under, we feel is better than polycarbonate. The two materials have similar characteristics but Trivex is more scratch resistant and has a higher abbe value so vision is slightly better. Obviously, safety is primary for children’s eyewear along with the prescription and fashion. Eyewear today can help them through the early years when development is so critical. Sports eyewear is critical for children involved in almost any sport. Polycarbonate and Trivex can provide impact resistance from the balls or ying elbows on a basketball court for example. Liberty

optical provides an array of sport frames cushioned at the bridge and temples with wide sweeping or wrap lenses for great peripheral vison. This area of eyecare has grown and offers much more variety than in past years. Team colors, different shape designs and various temple concepts allow the wearer to customize the sport eyewear depending on what they enjoy from biking, baseball, basketball, motorcycling, shooting, to fishing and many others with eyewear that have both safety and performance. e begin fitting children with contact lenses around the age of 12 or 13 depending on the child’s personal habits and maturity. Parents are usually involved in the decision process for obvious reasons. Contact lenses require more discipline

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NANTICOKE JOINT CAMP PATIENT CLIMBS MT. KILIMANJARO was not the right solution for someone who was as active as King. After that, he made an appointment with his former physician, Dr. Lawrence Piccioni, to get a second opinion. n arch ing ew to Delaware and met with Dr. Piccioni. Dr. Piccioni said he was a perfect candidate for a partial knee replacement. In April, he had this surgery on his right knee. Just two weeks later he had a partial left knee replacement.

ess than fi e months a ter two partial knee replacements e ing a ormer patient o anticoke ealth er ices oint amp spent a week pushing his ody to e treme limits as he clim ed t iliman aro the highest mountain in rica King, formerly of Hartley, Delaware and now residing in Saratoga Springs, Utah, completed the hike this past September. The journey took seven days and King reached the top elevation of 19,341 feet at Uhuru Peak, Tanzania, Africa’s highest peak.

“I was so bow-legged from my joints dropping that I gained an inch in height after surgery,” recalls King. “I had family members say it was an amazing difference between my first and second surgery. My knee with the procedure was straight and the knee waiting for surgery was still crooked.” “I didn’t realize how much pain I was in until after the first surgery. y knee felt so much better. was walking two hours after surgery and felt great. I was doing laps around the unit. The knee that didn’t have surgery was hurting so much more than the one that just had surgery. Everybody at the hospital—the anesthesiologists, nurses, doctors, and therapists— were all awesome. When I went through Nanticoke’s

Joint Camp, I saw models of exactly what would be put in my knees.” ing ew home to tah right after surgery. t was a four hour long plane ride and he walked to the terminal by himself with no problems. His girlfriend, Karen, was ready to meet him at the airport with a wheelchair, but he happily said he would walk instead. At the young age of 57, King enjoys a very active life. He is retired from the City of Dover Police Department after 20 years and currently works as a ederal olice Officer with the epartment of efense in Utah. King enjoys getting outdoors and hiking the picturesque mountains of his new hometown of Saratoga Springs. In 2007, he hiked nearly 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, completing the Appalachian Trail in just over 4 months. In 2011, he completed a cross-country bicycle ride on the TransAmerican bike route stretching from Virginia to Oregon, logging nearly 4,250 miles. King has hiked across Spain, hiked portions of the Great Wall of China, and has walked just feet away from lions on an African safari. So, Mt. Kilimanjaro was a natural thing for King to aspire to do and he was grateful to be able to do it without unnecessary pain in his knees. “I like to hike, I like to bike, I like to keep moving,” King said. “I would not be able to do these things without pain if it was not for Dr. Piccioni and the team at Nanticoke.” To learn more about Nanticoke’s Joint Camp program, call 302-629-6611, extension 5105 or visit www. nanticoke.org/jointcamp.

If it was not for the help of Dr. Lawrence Piccioni, orthopedic surgeon, and the team at Nanticoke Health Services, King might not have been able to make this climb—at least not without a lot of pain. After an attempt at the climb last year (he was one day from the summit when a person he was with became ill), he was in a lot of pain. His knees were very sore and they got progressively worse. Walking short distances hurt, sitting for too long hurt, and he had trouble sleeping because of the constant pain in his knees. This past winter, the pain prompted him to see a specialist in Utah. The specialist told him he was too young for knee replacement surgery and he recommended an expensive brace to help reduce the pain and pressure on his knees. King did some research and even spoke to someone who had the brace. This person told King the brace could cause more pain and bruising and told King it probably

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Health & Medicine Nanticoke Health Services includes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the Nanticoke Physician Network and the Nanticoke Health Foundation. Nanticoke Memorial ospital was the first hospital on elmar a to recei e a star rating rom the enters or edicare and edicaid er ices and is the only hospital in elaware and aryland to e nationally recogni ed y ealthgrades with oth the utstanding atient perience ward and the atient a ety cellence ward anticoke holds a e el rauma enter certification is nationally certified y the oint ommission as a rimary troke enter and is a old lus ward per ormer according to the merican eart merican troke ssociation s et ith he uidelines program anticoke s ancer Care Services holds ccreditation rom the merican ollege o urgeons ommission on Cancer and is a mem er o the ssociation o Community Cancer enters anticoke s medical sta includes over 160 health care pro iders practicing in di erent specialties including the providers employed within the Nanticoke Physician Network.

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

How does CoolSculpting Work?

Michelle Parsons, MD

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

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

What are the most common areas to be treated?

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

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

Are there any side effects from CoolSculpting?


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

What does CoolSculpting feel like?

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

After et i a ailable so you can watch a mo ie or catch up on your favorite television program. usy 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 to 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 ehoboth each . e will be offering an introductory Special this season, so please inquire.

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Benefits of Hospice Care There are few words that F cause more fear, or are

more misunderstood, than “hospice”. Just mention the “h” word, and most people stop listening. Many have misconceptions about what hospice truly is. Most of our patients and their families had little or no idea of what hospice actually was or what it involved until they came under Delaware Hospice’s care. But when they started witnessing the benefits of hospice care, the most common statement we hear is “we wish we had known about hospice sooner.” In a living room in Lewes, Jerry and his wife meet their great- granddaughter for the first time. ater Jerry joins his family for a meal in the dinin room. Would it be surprising to know Jerry is receiving hospice services from Delaware Hospice? Moments like these may seem ordinary to most but to Jerry and his family they are magical! Hospice care provides time for special moments and lasting memories, while focusing on quality of time versus quantity. Every year more than 1.58 million people living with a life limiting illness receive care from US hospice agencies. Hospice patients live, on average, 29 days longer than non-hospice patients. This is typical because the patient is in a familiar,

comfortable environment – their home, assisted living, or skilled nursing facility. Their symptoms are being properly managed, needs are being met, not just the physical, but the psychosocial and spiritual as well. Patients may receive care longer than six months, depending on the disease. Some patients even graduate hospice care because their health improves! Many people only consider hospice care in the final days of life. Hospice care is most beneficial when there is sufficient time to manage symptoms and establish a trusting relationship with both the patient and the family. Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans cover services fully. However, Delaware Hospice as a nonprofit cares for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. An extended care team strives to accomplish personal goals when hospice care is elected. Delaware Hospice’s team includes a medical director, registered nurses, CNA’s, social workers, chaplains, adult and child bereavement counselors, and volunteers. The team works under the direction of the patient’s own physician. There is also a positive impact on the family as they benefit from hospice services such as having supplies delivered, education on medications,

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and gained knowledge of what to expect in the months ahead. Volunteers provide extra support through companionship, help with errands, and breaks for the family caregiver. A recent Gallup poll indicated that 9 out of 10 adults prefer to be in their own homes at the end of life, one of the very reasons hospice care improves quality of life. It is not surprising that hospice care has been shown to lower healthcare costs. A study by Duke University shows hospice care in America saves healthcare dollars and brings quality care to patients and their families. By helping patients get the care they need, hospice care helps avoid unnecessary tests, ER visits, and hospital stays. In fact, Delaware Hospice is a recognized leader in Delaware for their success in lowering hospital readmissions. Hospice care is available to people of all ages with any life limiting illness. Just give Delaware Hospice a call for a free meeting to help determine the best program (Delaware Transitions, Delaware Palliative, Katybug, Delaware Hospice) for you or a loved one. Give us a call at 1-800-8389800 or visit us at www. delawarehospice.org.

“... Hospice care provides time for special moments and lasting memories ...”

Vacation SELFIES We may not be recognized for vacation selfies, but Emma thinks we are. With our help, Emma can be there for good times and bad photos. Delaware Palliative helps alleviate symptoms and stress with care delivered in your home. We add an extra layer of support to the curative care you are already receiving.

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Helps Family Share a Meal!

It is a typical scene happening in many homes across the country, a family sharing a meal at the table. However, for the Shrieves family, this night is anything but typical. or the first time since two-year-old Cheyanne was born, the family is all eating the same meal. Easterseals speech therapy services helped this magical moment come true. “Tonight, Cheyanne ate what we ate for dinner. She ate chicken, a few green beans and some potatoes That is the first time e er ha e tears in my eyes I am so excited and proud of her,” Cheyanne’s mom, Heather, says. “Thank you Easterseals for all your hard work and help. It means more than I could ever express.” Cheyanne originally started speech therapy to help her learn sign language so she could communicate with her mom. Now, speech therapy is helping her broaden her vocabulary, tolerate more textured foods, like the dinner she shared with her family and brush her teeth. Physical therapy helped Cheyanne learn to roll over, sit up and walk. Occupational therapy not only helped her learn to grasp and stack toys, but it is also helping to improve her hand-eye coordination and with her pre-writing skills. A trusted provider of children’s therapy services for more than 65 years, Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore specializes in treating children ages birth through eighteen years with a variety of challenges. Easterseals specializes in meeting the needs of children and their families through creative, playful activities that go beyond traditional services.

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“Therapy has helped my daughter meet her milestones. But it has also helped me as a mom,” Heather says. “I have been given the tools to help my daughter meet those milestones and it has helped me realize that I am not alone in this. My husband and I have found a village at Easterseals that has helped us in so many ways. We have also learned how to be an advocate for our daughter.” More than 1,000 children per year receive physical, speech and occupational therapy at the Easterseals Children’s Therapy centers in Salisbury and Georgetown. Easterseals plays a critical role in providing needed therapy for children with a variety of disabilities, short or long term. Children with and without disabilities will find the highest uality services designed to meet their individual needs. Please visit our website and see all of our services for people of all ages and abilities: www.de.easterseals.com.

For more information about Easterseals Children’s Therapy services in Salisbury, call 410-546-2894. Easterseals is located at 1336 Belmont Ave., Suite 502, Salisbury, MD 21804. For more information about Easterseals Children’s Therapy services in Georgetown, call 302-253-1100. Easterseals Tunnell Center is located at 22317 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

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All-on-4 Dental Implants


Delaware Periodontics offers an alternative solution by employing the latest technologies to provide patients with the most predictable and comfortable surgical care. he All-on-4 Implant Protocol allows Dr. Klassman to remove all infections and replace a failing set of teeth with a fixed set of new teeth in ust one surgical session. He is the only surgical specialist in the area that will complete the surgery and the temporary teeth in the same day.

By Dr. Bradford Klassman


ery few people are aware of how much they use their teeth on a daily basis. It is not until an individual begins to lose teeth and their oral health and quality of life declines that they begin to understand the impact of impaired oral function on their daily life. Patients with missing and/ or failing teeth suffer from malnutrition, reduced self esteem, and self confidence. hey possess a high risk for developing oral conditions such as boney atrophy. Patients also suffer from periodontal disease, cavities, root canal infections, and serious bite problems called “Bite Collapse”. In addition to serious dental conditions, patients with severely failing dentitions can also be more at risk for serious medical conditions such as: cardiovascular problems, stroke and diabetes, complications if pregnant, with a high risk of preterm and low birth weight babies. here are several solutions for individuals with failing dentition. he typical se uence of therapy to address these complex dental conditions could require at least three surgeries. First, the teeth are extracted and the bone is allowed to heal. Patients will temporarily function in a traditional upper or lower denture, which at times impacts the patient’s diet choices. Next, the implants are placed and require a healing time of three to four months. A third surgery is done to expose the implants. he start to finish time is six to eight months. During this time, patients use removable dentures to function.

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he ll on Protocol uses only four dental implants to replace an entire arch of teeth. By angling the back implants, we can avoid nerves and sinus grafting which often requires much more aggressive surgical treatment. Not only does this technique replace an entire arch of teeth, but it allows Dr. Klassman to correct bite problems that were not correctable with other treatment options. Patient’s lives are improved instantly by giving them immediate fixed teeth which improves eating, nutrition, psychological confidence, and removes all sources of infection. his occurs by connecting the new set of teeth to the implants, protecting the surgical site. Any post surgery discomfort is dramatically reduced. Patients can resume eating and activities right away. Testimonials han you for all your hard wor to help complete my smile”. elma ., New Castle, elaware

and predictable surgical care. He partners with top practices as co-therapists to strengthen and support comprehensive and esthetic oral health. Educated at Temple University School of Dentistry and Post Doctoral training in Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, r rad is a so oard ertified dditiona y, he is the first periodontist in Delaware to use Laser Periodontal Therapy and the roto o and he is ertified in the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Dr. Brad is proud to provide patients with Virtually Instant Dental Implants with a Same Day Smile. He teaches at the Christiana Care

About Dr. Klassman Dr. Bradford Klassman improves the lives of his patients by using the highest level of technology to provide the most exceptional

For more information please contact Dr. Bradford L. Klassman Delaware Periodontics 1110 N. Bandcroft Parkway Wilmington, DE 19805 www.delawareperiodontics.com 302-658-7871 or info@delawareperiodontics.com

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veryone in r. lassman s office made me feel as if I were their only patient. Dr. Klassman explained every detail of my procedure, and he and his staff made me feel very comfortable. If you are considering treatment, consider Dr. Klassman.” - Janene, K. Newark, Delaware. “My implants look and feel like my own teeth. In fact , they are better than my own teeth. Dr. Klassman is very capable, and so personable. I feel that is so important when you go to see a dental specialist.” - Sally G. Hockessin, DE

Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a member of the American Dental Association, Delaware State Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontology, and the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. He lives in Hockessin, Delaware with his t o hi dren e en oys fishin and cooking his fresh catch of the day.

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Health & Medicine The Future of Cosmetic Surgery Aging is a normal process of time which we all experience. . Thinning of the skin fine lines enlarged pores and pigment changes to the skin. . oss of olume in the upper face underneath the eyes lips cheeks temporal area empty upper face . . roo es due to bulges and depression around the eyes mouth chin and dropping of the eyebrows and corners of the lips. . Hanging and bulging of the neck and owls.

For years, extensive and expensive treatments and procedures were used to improve the above.

In today’s modern and technically advanced cosmetic world improvement can be achieved with: 1. Very small to no incisions 2. Long lasting results 3. High satisfaction rate with minimal cost

How can this be accomplished

1. Fillers which are extremely safe and last for years 2. Tightening of the skin and reshaping of the tissues . Resurfacin t e skin to improve te ture, pores, ne rinkles and pigmentation. These procedures are performed under local anesthesia and minimal sedation to impro e comfort and can be performed in about two hours. r. alek has performed this procedure on hundreds of patients who are ery happy with the results. To the left are some before and afters of a few of our patients. lease isit our website to iew our complete photo gallery. alek is a oa d e tified lastic Su geon with ove yea s of e pe ience taking ca e of patients th oughout the state of elawa e e is a membe of the me ican Society of lastic Su geons and a membe of he me ican Society of esthetic lastic Su ge y an elite society fo plastic su geons whom mainly pe fo m osmetic Su ge y as opposed to econst uctive su ge y o all of alek s c edentials please visit ou website www thecent efo cosmeticsu ge y com lease call ou o ce at o visit ou website alek would love to info m you about you cosmetic conce ns

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Bellafill Restore Youthful Facial Volume Michelle Parsons, MD

is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia and received her residency training from the tate ni ersity of New York in General Surgery, and Christiana Medical Center in mergency edicine. he also served as a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force. Dr. Parsons speciali es in io dentical Hormone Therapy and treatment of Thyroid disorders as well as Aesthetic Medicine and Laser Medicine.

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

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

are among the top one percent of ellafill in ectors in the nited tates. ella iamond physicians perform the highest volume of ellafill treatments in the country so they have the most experience with ellafill.

Where is Bellafill available? ellafill is only a ailable through physicians and is offered by Dr. Michelle Parsons, at ReNove edical pa in ehoboth each Delaware. Dr. Parsons is a physician who has achie ed ella iamond status. ella iamond physicians

youthful olume and fill deep facial lines please call the office of r. Michelle Parsons, MD in Rehoboth each elaware at for a free consultation. Mention this article and receive an introductory pecial on ellafill.

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

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

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Invisalign Is Perfect For Adults Dr. Richard J. McCann, D.M.D., P.A. Dr. McCann grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and attended King’s College where he earned a B.S. degree in Biology. He went on to graduate from Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. McCann is Northeast Regional Board ertified. Dr. McCann and his wife, Nina have lived in Salisbury, aryland since . is outside interests include, olf, y fishin , skiing and traveling.

Invisalign offers a much better way than the old mouthfull-of-metal braces. It is perfect for adults who want to straighten their teeth without all the embarrassment. If you’re an adult who wants to straighten your teeth, the old metal braces just aren’t going to do the trick. Invisalign offers a solution that’s much better and more effective. Straightening teeth has always been something that you either did in childhood or didn’t do. Invisalign gives you another option as a child and as an adult. Let’s look at the reasons why braces for adults have never been cool. The Stigma Let’s face it; have a mouth full of metal when you’re 35 just isn’t right. There’s a stigma for kids who are wearing braces and it’s ten times worse for adults. It just doesn’t look right on an adult somehow, like acne or hip-hop clothes. Invisalign helps by removing the stigma. The Invisalign aligners are almost invisible. You have to look really close to see them. This means that nobody in your office or circle of friends has to know that you re getting your teeth straightened. Cleaning And Other Annoyances The cleaning that you have to do with braces is another reason adults don’t get them. Who has time for all of that? It’s tough enough to deal with all of the other daily annoyances. Invisalign treatment doesn’t require any additional cleaning you just take the set of aligners out and brush and oss as normal. The aligners are changed e ery two weeks or as often as the doctor prescribes. It’s just like soft contact lenses. And you can also take them out anytime you want to but should be worn as close to 24/7 as you can. Braces Can Hurt More Than They Help Braces can actually cause more damage to your teeth. The reason is that there are certain areas that you just can’t get to with your toothbrush while they’re in, therefore the risk of tooth decay increases. With Invisalign aligners, you can slip them off any time you need to brush your teeth and there is no risk whatsoever to your perfect smile. And They Work Finally, there are failures as well as success stories when it comes to braces. This is not the case with Invisalign technology. It’s highly effective because it uses computer

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imaging to custom-design your aligners. You can even see a computer image of what you’ll look like when your Invisalign treatment is completed and your smile is straight! Finding A Good Dentist Unfortunately, at the present time not every dentist offers Invisalign. If you’re thinking about straightening your teeth with this state-of-the-art treatment you need not look any further than r. ichard cCann s office. s a designated 2017 Preferred Provider of Invisalign he has knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your goals of a beautiful smile. Invisalign can straighten your teeth for you no matter what age you are. And you don’t have to worry about everybody knowing about it. Finally there’s a way to perfect your smile without cramming your mouth full of metal braces.

Dr. McCann will be providing courtesy consultations to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten teeth. If you have wondered if Invisalign is right for you, make an appointment. • Complimentary Consultation. • No charge for records to see if you are a candidate. • Complimentary whitening with Invisalign treatment. • 4 vivera retainers included with treatment at the end of treatment.

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Helping Make Holidays Brighter IN SENIOR COMMUNITIES provide gifts to residents just like family. Presents are displayed under the tree and given to the residents in a manner very reminiscent of opening gifts at one’s own home. Henry, the Parsons’ family dog, even dresses up for the occasion with his Santa jacket for the party.


arrison Senior Living’s John B. Parsons Assisted Living Community is set in a historic Victorian mansion that exudes warmth and comfort. Built in 1904, the original home was constructed for the daughter of former Maryland Governor, Elihu Jackson, and was considered by many to be the grandest in all of Salisbury. While the mansion is beautiful year-round, during the holiday season the community truly comes alive and the festive spirit is palatable. Traditional garland adorns the stately main porch and up lighting warms the intricate façade. The staff, many of whom have been with the company for decades, greet each resident and family member by name. Entering the foyer, several large Christmas trees stand handsomely as residents enjoy happy hour in the elegant parlors and laugh about the events that occurred during the day’s activities.

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This year marks the third annual “12 Days of Christmas” celebration for the community. Events are planned from the 1st to the 12th of December to celebrate the holidays. Activities include horse and carriage rides, ice cream socials, crafts, outings, an exotic petting zoo brought onsite, children carolers, a pet parade, and breakfast with Santa. Vendors are brought in to stay throughout the events so residents can do their holiday shopping without ever having to leave the premises.

Carrying on Traditions

These events are planned to help residents feel as though they are celebrating the holidays in the comfort of their own home. Families are invited to the winter open house where a candlelit dinner is served with festive music accompanying the meal. The annual Christmas party is always a special time for the residents. Each year, caregivers

WICOMICO, WORCESTER AND SUSSEX LOCATIONS All of the Harrison Senior Living facilities excel at providing amenities that make guests feel like they are in the comfort of their own home and surrounded by friends. In addition to John B. Parsons, Harrison Senior Living also owns and operates Harrison House of Snow Hill which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the hometown of co-founder, Katherine Harrison. Another location, Harrison House of Georgetown, offers the same high caliber of skilled nursing care, rehabilitation therapies and memory care.

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And while all of these activities are designed to bring out everyone’s holiday spirit, they’re also carefully curated with the residents’ needs in mind. The holidays can be a very difficult time for many people, especially for those that suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s. That is why the memory care residents have seasonal craft activities designed specifically for them. These residents are often comforted by familiar patterns, which is why the house is decorated in traditional décor and the Christmas carolers sing classic songs. Children

are often seen around the halls during the holiday season, which can be very soothing to residents, as they find delight in youth.

Respite Care During the Holidays

The John B. Parsons community also offers respite care so caregivers can get a short reprieve from the stress of caring for an aging family member during the rigorous holiday season. By using this service, the caregiver can focus on other holiday needs, rest assured that his or her loved one is receiving the best care possible while also enjoying the holiday season.

Warmest Greetings Visit Harrison Senior Living this special time of year to see how cherished traditions are preserved. We welcome the holidays with enthusiasm, joy and compassion. It’s the same kind of attention to detail provided year-round for all aspects of our personalized senior care.


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Navigating menopause and beyond. Birth control pills are also an option for women who experience numerous, heavy and erratic periods.

Menopause is a normal part of life that affects all women differently. But women don’t have to navigate its three stages — perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause — alone. Trusted obstetrical and gynecologic physicians Miaohou Xu, MD, PhD, (left) and John E. Deaver, MD, (right)at Bayhealth Women’s Care Associates, Milford, are available to guide patients through the transition. Menopause is the time of your last menstrual period and fertility, but women will typically see changes in their body leading up to this point. These changes begin with perimenopause and affect the levels of estrogen and progesterone the body produces. This stage is usually triggered by irregular menstrual cycles, but women may still get pregnant. “Hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, lower sex drive, and breast tenderness are all part of the symptoms of perimenopause, but people are different and experience different symptoms” explained Dr. Xu. Perimenopause can start years before your last menstrual period lasting on average four years. To ease the symptoms of perimenopause, Dr. Xu advises her patients to stop smoking, maintain a healthy weight, exercise, and incorporate calcium and vitamin D in their diets. “Aging is irreversible,” she said. “There are changes women should make now to help alleviate the discomforts commonly associated with menopause.” She encourages patients to make these changes before considering hormone replacement therapy to help ease hot flashes.

A woman will know when she’s gone through menopause after experiencing a full year without a period. “Bleeding after menopause is never normal,” said Dr. Deaver. The average woman has her last period at age 51, but some have it in their 40s or later in their 50s. Following menopause is postmenopause — this is the stage where women will see the symptoms of perimenopause steadily decrease. Dr. Deaver does caution that some women will experience weakening of pelvic support during postmenopause. “Pelvic support is weakened by childbirth and estrogen hormone loss associated with menopause,” explained Dr. Deaver. “As a result, we treat postmenopausal women who have prolapse, leakage of urine and sexual problems like painful intercourse.”


“Women need to develop a relationship with their gynecologist while they are young, and continue that relationship beyond their reproductive years,” urged Dr. Deaver. “We are often a woman’s first line of support in dealing with a broad spectrum of health issues.”

“During postmenopause, women should be more comprehensive in their approach to preventive health measures,” explained Dr. Deaver. “After 30 years of age, most women need a Pap smear (with HPV test) only every five years and don’t need Pap smears at all after 65 to 70 years of age,” said Dr. Deaver. “But after menopause, women are at risk of other serious health problems including diabetes; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; thyroid problems; osteoporosis; and breast, uterine, and colon cancers.” Many women already have a relationship with their OB-GYN physician who will coordinate this care, including mammograms, colonoscopies, bone scans, and blood tests. Both Drs. Deaver and Xu agree that women need to have nationally recommended health screenings through every stage of life, even if they have no symptoms. “It’s worth it,” said Dr. Deaver.

Bayhealth Women’s Care Associates, Milford is located at 800 N. DuPont Blvd. To make an appointment with Miaohou Xu, MD, PhD, or John E. Deaver, MD call 302-424-6511 or visit:


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Oasis Healing Center CLAUDIA ALESI, HTCP, HTAP, CPC Claudia Alesi is the owner/founder of Oasis Healing Center. Her journey to become an energy healer began with her love of Reiki. After obtaining the Reiki/Master Teacher Level, she continued this path to become a Certi ed Healin Touc ractitioner. Claudia as al ays ad a love for animals so she followed her dream and is now a Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner and looks forward to meeting your precious pets. Her present clients consist of dogs, cats and orses but Healin Touc can be used on all species - small and large breeds, aquatics, exotics and birds. To further her understanding of horses, she enrolled in classes to learn natural horsemanship at Sweet Meadow Stables. She loved the classes so much that she went on to become an instructor on basic natural orsemans ip. t as empo ered er it self- ro t , especially as a Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner. Healing Touch for Animals (HTA) is a holistic approach of in uencing the health and well-being of animals through energy and intention. The HTA techniques restore harmony and balance to the animal’s energy system while providing physical, emotional, mental, and instinctual stability. Stabilizing the energy system allows the natural succession of the immune system, which encourages the healing process and promotes well-being. BENEFITS: HT techni ues benefit our animals in many ways: • Helps animals understand appropriate behavior • Build the animal-human bond • Reduce stress and anxiety • Support animals through injuries, illnesses, physical and emotional trauma, and abuse. • Build a solid support system for cancer patients e elop confidence for training and competition • Support animals during the end-oflife transition HTA works as a cooperative adjunct with traditional veterinary medicine to provide the very best health care for our animals. HTA Practitioners work in conjunction with any veterinary diagnosed and prescribed treatment program. As a cooperative application, HTA strives to bridge holistic animal health care with traditional veterinary science and interventions.

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Animals have thought processes, emotions, social connections, and personalities – just as humans do. All animals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP: I am offering basic natural horsemanship (better known as horse whispering) lessons at Sweet Meadow Stables in the Roxana/W. Fenwick area. Natural horsemanship is the philosophy of working with horses based on the horse’s natural instincts and methods of communication. The word “horsemanship” broken down is horse-man-relationship. Horsemanship means the horse and the man in the process of building a relationship. When we build a relationship that is meaningful, it consists of respect, trust, love and really listening and communicating to each other. This is the foundation of building a relationship with a horse. Natural horsemanship is the understanding of the horse’s natural instincts and body language, and communicating with the horse in his own language. You will learn how horses communicate, while also focusing on safety. Horses are herd animals and therefore are very social. A horse’s reaction comes from instinct. They are intelligent and have highly developed senses. You will learn to develop a bond with a horse based on mutual respect and trust, and not the use of fear and pain.

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www.O asisH ealingCenter.net Through games with the horses, you will build trust and confidence know how to care for them, and understand how they learn. Since all the games are on the ground – no riding in ol ed the lessons are beneficial for children and adults. Working with horses can be selfempowering and a heart-opening experience, while also being therapeutic for the soul. I teach oneon-one basic lessons. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Health & Medicine 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 merican Boards of nternal edicine and ardiolo y. e is also a ertified viation edical aminer and is Board ertified in uclear edicine.

Women and H eart Disease:

Reconnecting with a good ol’ f riend Recently published research reveals, once again, the lack of awareness about the impact of heart disease in women, among both women and physicians, and how the stigmatization of the disease and body weight continue to be major barriers to women seeking treatment. Data collected from interviews on 1,011 US women aged 25-60 years of age and physician survey data from 200 primary care doctors and 100 cardiologists (*). The main goals were to determine knowledge, attitudes and beliefs in regard to heart disease in women. The findings can be summari ed as follows: 1. Awareness: Among women, 45 % were unaware of the fact that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. This level of awareness was even lower among women with lower educational levels and income as well as in ethnic minorities. About 71% of women the issue of heart health was never raised with their doctors. Conversely,

physicians did not discuss cardiovascular disease with them citing other more pressing health issues at the time of their visit or the lack of reported cardiac symptoms. This suggests prevention was not seen as priority, in the absence of symptoms. As we know, among women the first symptom of a heart problem is often a heart attack or sudden cardiac death. 2. Assessment: Even though a majority of women had an annual physical exam or wellness visit, only 40 % reported having a heart health assessment. About 74 % reported having at least one risk factor for heart disease, just 16 % were told by their doctor that they were at risk. An interesting fact is that 45 % of women cancelled or postponed their doctor visit until they lost weight, out of embarrassment or by feeling overwhelmed by their heart disease, and lack of time to exercise or take better care of themselves. 3. Among the doctors surveyed, only 22 % of

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primary care physicians and 42 % or cardiologist felt well prepared to assess cardiovascular risk in women. In addition, risk assessment guidelines were implemented by only 16 % of primary care doctors and by 22 % of cardiologists. There remains a need for the medical community to try and help counteract the stereotypes that still exist about cardiovascular disease in women. This

requires raising the level of awareness about these issues and to help women overcome barriers to increasing physical activity and to develop healthier eating habits instead of focusing in the stigma of just weight loss. Women are natural caregivers, often times neglecting their own personal care, while doing all and then some for others. It is time to take care of the caregivers as well.

Some important resources to learn more about Women and heart disease are: WomenHeart: www. womenheart.org www.goredforwomen.org WISEWOMEN: www.cdc. gov/wisewoman/ (*) CardioSmart: Women and Heart Disease, American College of Cardiology, June 2017

Dr. Kenneth S u nnerg ren, M D • Dr. R. Al berto Rosa, M D Dr. Barry Denenberg , M D • Dr. G . Robert M ye rs, M D Dr. Aj ith Ku m ar, M D • Penny Jo hnson, DN P, CRN P • Com passionate and Com prehensive Cardiac Care • M ost Advanced S yst em s and T echnol og y in Del aw are

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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.


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 impro e this area and impro e 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 ha e 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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You quietly stop cold turkey, but when a stressful situation or cravings overwhelm you, youre back smoking again. Thats okay; no one knows you tried to quit and failed. How about a different way to quit, this time using the internet to support your goal to quit? You could announce your resolve on Facebook, Twitter or upload a YouTube video of your experiences with quitting which could help others and keep yourself accountable. Research shows that support from social networks is more effective than traditional methods alone. Smokers trying to kick the habit were more than twice as likely (32 percent) to successfully quit when using an app or online tool compared to those who used a hotline service (14 percent).1,2 A quick internet search will give you plenty of apps, text messaging, blogs, and websites to help you start, one step at a time. Hearing about other peoples experiences can help you feel that you are not alone. One way to start is with Walgreens Digital Health Advisor. Just create a tobacco quit plan and receive balanced reward points for achieving your goal of a tobacco free life. Chart your progress being tobacco free for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 6 months. Your quit plan can be customized with different quit methods, help in identifying your triggers, a selection of coping strategies, offers of social support and other helpful ways to prevent relapse. Articles are available to give further insight to the journey of becoming tobacco free. Coaches are here for you too! Walgreens Pharmacy Chat and the quit line at Smokefree. gov <http://Smokefree.gov> can offer support to answer questions or provide counseling to help you accomplish your tobacco-free goal. Remember, youre not alone. Were here for you. Together, with a strong social network, YOU CAN BE SMOKE FREE!

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as a Massage Therapist and an Herbologist. My dear friend gave me a ift ertifi ate and to d 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

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

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The Compassionate Approach to Conception D r. A m u i- B el l o n' s p ro f es s io na l m ed ica l ca reer ha s b een a b l es s ed a nd f u l f il l ing j o u rney , a l o ng w it h a v ery im p res s iv e p reg na ncy s u cces s ra t e. S h e h as been able to assi st th ousan ds of w om en , w i th i n all ag e g r oup s, w i th v ar i ous fer ti li ty ch allen g es an d i ssues. I n fer ti li ty can be em oti on ally tr aum ati z i n g to a coup le, an d/ or i n di v i dual. T h e i ssues affecti n g i n fer ti li ty could be as si m p le as n ot h av i n g r elati on s fr eq uen tly en oug h , or h av i n g r elati on s on ly w h en th e w om an th i n k s sh e i s fer ti le. D r . A m ui - B ellon p r ov i des an i n di v i duali z ed, i n for m ati v e, an d com p assi on ate ap p r oach w i th all h er fer ti li ty p ati en ts.

Processes and Fertility Options

T h e fi r st li n e of tr eatm en t for i n fer ti li ty i s n ot I V F ( I n V i tr o F er ti li z ati on ) . A f u l l w o rk u p m u s t b e d o ne in o rd er t o ens u re t he b es t a nd q u ick es t w a y t o co ncep t io n. T h e di ffer en ti al di ag n oses of i n fer ti li ty ar e v ar i ed, an d sev er al op ti on s ar e av ai lable to th e coup le, or p ati en t. E ach di ag n osi s i s m an ag ed di ffer en tly . C o ncep t io n ca n o ccu r w it h; S ex u a l R el a t io ns , p lus or m i n us, m edi cati on s w i th m on i tor i n g , I nt ra - U t erine I ns em ina t io n, I U I , w h er e th e sp er m i s con cen tr ated an d p laced i n to th e w om an ’ s uter us w i th or w i th out th e use of m edi cati on s an d m on i tor i n g , or I n V it ro F ert il iz a t io n, I V F , w h er e th e eg g s ar e r ecr ui ted an d h ar v ested after i n j ecti ble m edi cati on s ar e g i v en ; th ese eg g s ar e th en fer ti li z ed i n th e lab w i th th e p ar tn er ' s sp er m an d th en th e best em br y o or em br y os ar e th en tr an sfer r ed i n to th e w om an ' s uter us ( E m b ry o T ra ns f er) .


R el a t io ns , or h av i n g v ag i n al sex h as alw ay s allow ed coup les to h av e ch i ldr en , th oug h up to 1 5 % of th e r ep r oducti v e ag ed com m un i ty m ay h av e fer ti li ty ch allen g es. T h e n atur al cy cles can be en h an ced i n sev er al w ay s. M ost w om en w ai t un ti l th ey ar e " fer ti le" to h av e r elati on s. T h e w om an m ay th i n k sh e i s fer ti le, h ow ev er , i f sh e i s h av i n g r elati on s i n fr eq uen tly , sh e m ay m i ss th e w i n dow of op p or tun i ty to h av e a ch i ld. W h en th e w om an i s attem p ti n g con cep ti on , i t i s better to h av e r elati on s fr eq uen tly , an d as often as ev er y 2 - 3 day s to assur e th e sp er m stan ds r eady at all ti m es to fer ti li z e th e eg g ( O v ulati on an d F er ti li z ati on ) . T y p i cally i n a g i v en m on th , th e m atur e eg g w i ll n ot w ai t m or e th an 2 4 h our s for th e sp er m to fer ti li z e i t, on ce th e eg g h as ov ulated. I f th e w om an ov ulates, but m i sses th e sp er m , th en th e w om an w i ll h av e to w ai t un ti l subseq uen t cy cles w h en th e sp er m i s alw ay s r eady an d stan ds atten ti on to fer ti li z e th e eg g . I t i s also a g ood th i n g for th e m en to h av e fr eq uen t r elati on s so th at fr esh sp er m com es out to fer ti li z e th e eg g s. S om e m en w i ll w ai t, h op i n g th ey ar e " sav i n g up th e sp er m " for ov ulati on ti m e, h ow ev er , i f th er e ar e lon g p er i ods of absti n en ce or n o ej aculati on s, th en m ost of th e sp er m th at com e out ten d n ot be m oti le.

IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination)

I U I ( I n tr a- U ter i n e I n sem i n ati on ) I n tr auter i n e i n sem i n ati on i s a si m p le p r ocess w h er e th e sp er m i s ej aculated outsi de of th e w om an , an aly z ed, w ash ed an d con cen tr ated an d th en th e w om an ' s w om b. M ost I U I cy cles ar e don e w i th m edi cati on s ( for ex am p le, C lom i d, L etr oz ole, H cg etc, ) , but i t does n ot h av e to be. I U I s ten d to be th e n ex t li n e of tr eatm en t w h h av e n ot assur ed a successful p r eg n an cy or w h en th er e i s som e m ale factor i ssue. A t oth er ti m es th e v ag i n al secr eti on s or cer v i cal m ucus m ay be h osti le to th e sp er m so th at an better cour se of acti on . I U I ' s ar e don e i n th e doctor ' s offi ce w i th a sp eculum i n th e v ag i n a an d on ce th e S p er m i s p r ocessed, ( w ash ed an d con cen tr ated) , th e con cen tr ated sp er m p laced i n th e w om an ' s uter us. M ost w om en toler ate th e I U I p r ocedur e w ell. A fter th e I U I i s don e, m ost w om en w i ll n eed luteal p h ase sup p or t w i th P r og esti n s.

p laced i n to en r elati on s I U I i s th e i s th en

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

B efor e I V F , I n V i tr o F er ti li z ati on i s don e, th e p h y si ci an coun sels th e p ati en ts on th e p r ocesses of I V F , r i sk s, ben efi ts, an d alter n ati v es. I V F i s con si der ed an ag g r essi v e p r ocedur e as i t r eq ui r es i n j ectable m edi cati on s, fr eq uen t m on i tor i n g , labs, an d U ltr asoun d, an outp ati en t p r ocedur e. I V F i s th e p r ocess w h er e m ulti p le eg g s ar e r ecr ui ted w i th G on adotr op i n m edi ati on s, th r oug h di ffer i n g p r otocols w i th con tr olled ov ar i an h y p er sti m ulati on . T h e I V F E g g r etr i ev al p r ocedur e i s don e w i th M A C an esth esi a or un der tw i li g h t, tr an sv ag i n ally . O n occasi on th e eg g r etr i ev al i s don e tr an s- abdom i n ally . V er y few I V F cen ter s do th e r etr i ev al tr an s- abdom i n ally . O n ce E g g R etr i ev al i s don e, F er ti li z ati on occur s con v en ti on ally or w i th I C S I , I n tr a C y top lasm i c S p er m I n sem i n ati on . T h e fer ti li z ed eg g i s allow ed to g r ow i n th e lab for a few day s an d th en E m br y o tr an sfer i s p er for m ed about 3 or 5 day s after r etr i ev i n g th e eg g s. T h er e ar e ag e cr i ter i a for th e n um ber of em by r os tr an sfer r ed to a w om an , dep en di n g on th e p ati en t' s h i stor y an d p r og n osti c factor s. T h e p h y si ci an an d p ati en t, based on th e fi n di n g s of th e w or k up th en p lan out th e best cour se of acti on for th e p ati en t or coup le. I V F m ay n ot be n ecessar y i f th e coup le i s y oun g , ( L ess th an ag e 3 5 ) . T h ey can be m on i tor ed w i th lab w or k an d U ltr asoun d, th en th e p h y si ci an can p r edi ct w i th accur acy , w h en th e w om an w i ll ov ulate. T h e p h y si ci an th en w i ll coun sel th em to h av e r elati on s, or p er for m an I U I .


I n th i s day an d ag e, coup les clai m th ey ar e w ai ti n g un ti l " th e r i g h t ti m e" to h av e ch i ldr en . S om e w om en h av e been told th ey can n ot, an d sh ould n ot h av e p r eg n an ci es based on p r ev i ous testi n g , fi br oi ds, adv an ced m ater n al ag e, m ale factor , adv an ced p ater n al ag e an d oth er cr i ter i a. O th er s r em ar r y an d th en w an t to h av e th ei r ow n bi olog i cal ch i ldr en .E i th er w ay , th e p r ocesses of assi sti n g w om en to h av e ch i ldr en r eq ui r e th r ee foun dati on al q uesti on s an sw er ed: 1 . E n oug h h i g h q uali ty eg g s to assur e a successful p r eg n an cy ? 2 . S uffi ci en t sp er m to fer ti li z e th e eg g s? 3 . E n v i r on m en t to h ouse th e baby for n i n e m on th s? O n ce th ese th r ee basi c fun dam en tal q uesti on s ar e an sw er ed, an d can be w ell sup p or ted, successful p r eg n an cy outcom es can usually be assur ed. C u s t o m a ril y , t he t hree b a s ic req u irem ent s incl u d e t he f o l l o w ing : F irs t, i s th e baseli n e O v a ria n R es erv e T es t ing w i th a day 2 or 3 F S H ; or A M H lev els w h i ch can be don e at an y ti m e i n th e w om an ' s cy cle. A n or m al O v ar i an R eser v e assur es th er e i s adeq uate ov ar i an r eser v e to r ecr ui t eg g s fr om th e w om an . S eco nd l y , th e en baby si ts i n an d g H y s t ero s a l p ing o en dom etr i al fi lli n g

v i r on m en t w h er e th e baby i s fi r st for m ed or w h er e th e eg g i s fer ti li z ed ( fallop i an tubes - i n sp on tan eous p r eg n an ci es) ; an d th e E n dom etr i al C av i ty , ( th e w om b) , w h er e th e r ow s for 9 m on th s n eeds to be ev aluated to en sur e th at en v i r on m en t i s adeq uate to h ouse a baby for 9 m on th s. T h i s test for th e uter i n e an d tubal en v i r on m en t i s th e g ra m T es t also k n ow n as th e H S G T es t . I t i s a test th at i s p er for m ed i n th e R adi olog y sui te un der fluor oscop y . I t i s an un com for table test, but a n ecessar y test to assur e n o defects an d tubal n or m alcy an d p aten cy .

T hird l y , th e coup le w i ll n eed sp er m to fer ti li z e th e E g g s. I m p or tan t i n for m ati on i s g lean ed fr om th e S em en A na l y s is . W h en n o sp er m i s foun d i n th e ej aculate, r ep eat testi n g i s n ecessar y w i th th e p r op er absten an ce p er i od, an d i f i t sti ll sh ow s th e sam e r esult, th en T esti cular A sp i r ati on can be don e to collect sp er m fr om th e T esti cles. I n th at case I V F w ould be n ecessar y . R eg ar dless of w h eth er r elati on s, I U I or I V F i s n eeded to assi st th e coup le to h av e a ch i ld, th ese th r ee fun dam en tal tests ar e n ecessar y an d m ust be an sw er ed. O n ce th ese tests ar e don e an d r esulted as n or m al, i t i s fai r ly easy to assi st a coup le w i th futur e p r eg n an cy outcom es. M ost fer ti li ty p h y si ci an s m ay n ot en dor se th e i dea of w om en w ai ti n g un ti l th ei r 5 0 ’ s to h av e ch i ldr en . I t i s better for th ese w om en to g r ow up w i th th ei r ch i ldr en . H ow ev er , i f th e p ati en t h as th e desi r e to h av e ch i ldr en , an d th er e ar e n o m edi cal con tr ai n di cati on s to p r eg n an cy , th ey ar e m edi cally stable, th ey h av e m et cer tai n p h y si cal ex am r eq ui r em en ts to assur e successful p r eg n an cy outcom es, an d th en th ey sh ould be assi sted to h av e ch i ldr en .

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Winter Health Challenges 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.

W inter is a tim e w hen m any peopl e ex perience heal th chal l eng es that can make ordinary life difficult. From colds and flus to injuries, many people will find their heal th and w el l ness com prom ised at som e point during the winter months. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help. Seeing your chiropractor throughout the coldest days of w inter can hel p prevent heal th probl em s and may keep you feeling your best until spring arrives. Cold and Flu When people think of health problems in winter one of the first things that comes to mind is cold and u season. The months of ecember anuary and ebruary can bring an increase in iruses and bacteria in human populations. mpro ing the functionality of your body s immune system can help you fight off these illnesses and keep yourself healthy. t Henlopen Chiropractic cupuncture we help patients fight off cold and u with spinal ad ustment supplementation e ercises and more. The primary method we use to help boost patient immune systems is the spinal ad ustment. d ustments are designed

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

to remo e sublu ations in the spine which can impact your ner ous system s ability to function. hen the sublu ations are cleared the ner ous system can work as it was intended to and work to fight off illnesses such as the cold and u. ome studies ha e e en found that chiropractic ad ustments can boost the body s production of white blood cells meaning you ha e more disease fighting power in your corner during this time of year. e also educate our patients on nutritional supplementation to boost the immune system and natural remedies for symptom relief. Depression epression is a serious issue among mericans today. any people state that the winter season makes their depression symptoms seems worse often calling it the winter blues. The truth of the matter is there is a condition known as easonal ffecti e isorder that causes people to e perience symptoms of depression in the winter due to lack of sunlight resulting in a decrease in serotonin le els. Chiropractic care can help people with by regulating their hormone production and stimulating the central ner ous system. This means that the ner ous system is able to send important messages to the brain. n addition we can help you control your feelings and emotions during the winter by pro iding tips for boosting serotonin

le els. etting out more e ercising regularly and eating right will also help you a oid winter depression. Joint Aches and Pains inter recreational acti ities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. inter sports like skating skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms strains or tears if you re not in shape. en sho eling snow the wrong way clambering awkwardly o er snow banks slipping on sidewalks and wearing the wrong kinds of clothing can all pose the potential for spasms strains and sprains. imply walking outside in the free ing weather without layers of warm clothing can intensify older oint problems and cause a great deal of pain. s muscles and blood essels contract to conser e the body s heat the blood supply to e tremities is reduced. This lowers the functional capacity of many muscles particularly among the physically unfit. The good news is regular chiropractic care and routine treatments can help alle iate this pain without the need for medication or pain killers. This is a no risk solution with little side effects that can finally help keep aches and pains at bay. hile the winter may be filled with all types of potential healthcare issues when you ha e chiropractic care on your side you can keep your body aligned and healthy so you can fight off these conditions and ha e your healthiest winter yet.

TESTIMONIAL “I trust Dr. Tracy.... her adjustments are relaxing and I feel healthy and strong afterwards.” - Ty H., Age 13

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Winterize Your Pilates Program By Staying “Fired Up” All Year! By Nancy Hawkins Rigg Founder and Owner, Forever Fit Foundation


o you ever feel like the seasons dictate how you work out and what intensity you choose? You’re not alone! There are so many factors that are involved in the type of exercises we choose and when. At Forever Fit Foundation people come to us for guidance on a wide variety of needs, which is why it is imperative that we diversify our skill sets, and take advantage of a range of educational opportunities to meet our clients’ needs. Keeping our members excited about exercise and longevity with their program is our number one priority. Through our education and training, we are able to “meet” our clients where they are . . . physically, mentally and emotionally.

H eart Disease

For women under 65, depression is emerging as a significant ris factor for coronary artery disease. This includes menopause and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). What better way to combat this than by a consistent Pilates routine that strengthens the heart, soul and mind.

A ctivity

80% of Americans do not meet recommended physical activity levels and 45% are not active enough to improve their health. What?! Why can’t movement be

fun and something we enjoy? ctivity increases blood ow and circulation and increases our “feel good” hormones. Whether we participate from a social standpoint or solace peace, most people would experience enjoyment in moving their bodies if they were able to find the right movement for them . . . whether it’s walking, sports, dancing, or Pilates!


of people find their ob stressful. 26% consider themselves “often” burned out and 29% label themselves as “extremely” stressed. One of the best ways to tackle stress is creating a variety of exercises that challenge and excite you. Exercise frequency and variety are key factors in longevity. Even though we may have limited leisure time, choosing activities that relax, yet stimulate you are so important.

Does exercise invok e any of the f ollowing in you: •

Perception of hard work

Mindless routine

Feeling you “have to”

Response to eating too much?

In the past, people bought into several intimidating messages concerning exercise programs. Some of these messages were: there is only one way to exercise, high intensity training is a must, women have to lift weights, or everyone needs to do kettlebell training. People will most likely stick to an exercise program when they have immediate success. They also make choices about what’s going to make them feel better TODAY!

Nancy Hawkins Rigg is the Founder and Owner of Forever Fit Foundation, a personal training business specializing in Pilates, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Yamuna Body Rolling and sport specific training. Forever Fit Foundation accepts clients at three sites: Dover and Rehoboth, Del., and Mendenhall Station, Pa., just over the Delaware line. A certified athletic trainer, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and her master’s degree in exercise science and sports medicine from Miami University in Ohio. Please call (302) 423-1816 or (302) 6985201 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

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In context, starting an exercise routine comes from a place of shame, self-criticism, and inadequacy. There’s something wrong with your body, and you should look a different way or be a different person, and exercise is the thing that will fix you. When someone enters into any activity from this view point, it takes a lot of the intrinsic joy out of that activity and creates a context for people to experience negative emotions and to interpret sensations of exercise in a negative way. We need to be able to explore “alternative” movement options with no shame or fear. That’s where Pilates steps in! The studio welcomes, warms, invites, and inspires our clients to take a deep breath and think about

the “experience” rather than the “exercise”. Pilates workouts at Forever Fit Foundation are fun, interesting and ever varied. The machines that we use, in conjunction with small apparatuses such as bands, balls, rollers, glider discs, and rings create a fun environment. ur certified trainers are highly s illed at eeping you fired up all year with our commitment to your needs and goals. Where else can you Tilt, Tuck, Pike, Bridge, Draw Your Sword, Abduct, Adduct, and Jog (while laying down) all in one workout? Come check it out! Don’t let the holiday hustle slow you down and make you lose track of who you are and how much fun you can have while working out!

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Health & Medicine Dr. Andrea Goldstein

Dr. Goldstein is a board-certified specialist in gastroenterology/hepatology who received her medical 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. our 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. o doctor should recommend a solution without first doing an e am

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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 ade uate relief from increasing fiber in your diet taking warm sitz baths and using topical creams. Treatment options include a variety of minimally in asi e procedures that cut off blood ow to the hemorrhoid and cause it to shrink. In some cases your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure to remo e e cess 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. nother ad antage e ternal 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).

Please call 908-483-2047 to make an appointment.


“I can’t believe I

suffered needlessly with hemorrhoid pain for over 3 years!” – SHELLY R.

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.

Call today for an appointment.


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B to have her own home that would provide care for the elderly.

Beverly June Gray- Mears a Seaford graduate has always wanted

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Paradise Senior Living has made that dream come true. Beverly is a registered nurse who has over 20 years of experience in long term care. “I see the residents as family,” “I look at them as they were my grandparent, aunts or uncles. It is so important to make each day special, and remind them how amazing they are.” Care giving has been my passion since I was a young child. Paradise Senior Living is a welcoming, one-story home on Paradise Road, in Georgetown, a road named by her husband Rodney’s father James Brooks Mears. Designed as a long-term assisted senior living care facility, the space can also serve as a respite care center where caregivers can take a short break. Paradise is the perfect size to ensure that everyone who

comes to stay there can get the individualized care they deserve. Paradise provides housekeeping, Beverly June Gray- Mears home-style dining, laundry service, personal care, medication assistance and activities. A live-in caregiver provides companionship and care and is on-site 24 hours a day. In addition, a nurse is on-call 24 hours a day. Services such as transportation, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy can be scheduled using outside companies. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and common areas such as a dining room, living room, enclosed porch and a fenced back yard, Paradise can accept up to three residents.

Let’s see what Paradise can do for you!

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Profiles Lynne Betts

Business and Community Development Specialist, Community Integrated Services (CIS) Lynne Betts, Business and Community Development Specialist for Community Integrated Services (CIS), is a native Delawarean and has lived in Seaford for nearly 30 years. CIS works with individuals who have varying disabilities, who are eager to enter or re-enter the workforce. Prior to coming to CIS in 2013, Lynne was instrumental in developing the Kids Connection Mentoring Program for DAPI. Childcare pro iders throughout the state may recall iss ynne as their ood ady from years administering the C C and pro iding training through the amily orkplace Connection for caregi ers. Community organizing skills toward empowering healthier families was secured under such mentors as Vivian Young and Stand for Children, The Children s efense und and The ociety of t. incent de aul where she is an active member of the Voice of the Poor committee. ynne was the creati e force behind such pro ects as eaford s armers & Artisans Market and Western Sussex Code Purple, in addition to the team building that created the pathway for Nanticoke Health Services, Inc. to gift the land and building to Love INC of Mid-Delmarva for the newly forming Community Resource & Occupational Service Station. Twice elected to the Organic ood arming ssociation as president and elected the president of the SSVdP Diocesan Council of Wilmington president for two consecutive terms, her efforts are focused locally these days – especially on her family!

Sarah Gilmour Sarah Gilmour has had a varied career which includes Retail Management, Banking and on rofits. he hails from llinois and moved to Wilmington, DE in 1979. In 1989, she and her husband moved to Southern Delaware. arah made the switch from for profit to non profit after lea ing anking. or 8 years she worked for the American Red Cross as Volunteer Services Manager. She was responsible for recruiting, training and retaining Red Cross volunteers in the state of Delaware and 8 counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This position was very rewarding and she appreciated the opportunity to work with volunteers who – no matter the time of day or night were there to help families when they e perienced disasters like house fires or ooding situations. Upon retiring from the Red Cross, Sarah began helping Pathways to Success (PTS) with grants. Most recently she is helping as outreach coordinator with the goal of building awareness about this wonderful organization that helps Sussex County youth. She appreciates the opportunity to work with a staff that truly cares about youth and are available for them 24/7. Sarah has volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, Beebe Medical Center, Partners for Paws, SPCA and others. She belie es in community whether it be promoting other non profits or small businesses. One of her favorite mottos is “We are here to help each other.” She resides in Lewes with her husband, John and her Golden Retriever, Sunny! They are often seen throughout Sussex County at community events.

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Pamela M. Reuther, MS PT

Vice President of Programs, Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore Throughout her 24 years at Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Pam has worked her way from a physical therapist providing direct intervention to children and adults with disabilities to her current role as Vice President of Programs. In this position, Pam has responsibility in multiple areas including, Children and Adult Therapy Services and more recently, Senior Services. Each of these programs focuses on providing the supports and interventions needed to help someone with a disability to be as independent as they can be from a child taking their first steps to an aging senior citizen who needs support to continue to live in their own home. “I am so fortunate to be working with a team of people who truly care about children and adults with disabilities and who care about making a difference,” Reuther said. “This incredible team of people are changing lives every day.” “Many people know the name of Easterseals, but don’t necessarily know what we do. The easiest answer is… If there is a need related to a disability or aging, contact asterseals and we will help you to find solutions. or more information about Easterseals; please visit: www.easterseals.com/de Pam holds a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Neumann University. She is an executive member of the Interagency Coordinating Council supporting the State of Delaware’s Birth to Three Early Intervention System, whose mission is to enhance the development of young children with disabilities. Pam is a native Delawarean and currently resides in Harbeson with her husband, Kurt. She enjoys spending time on the water with family and friends, and traveling to see her grandchildren in California.

Terri Pippin

Founder of The Medicine Woman, LLC

CMT, Reiki Master, Shaman and Teacher of Holistic Services. Terri Pippin is the founder of The Medicine Woman, LLC. Terri started her spiritual journey of Healing over 30 years ago when she was first introduced to editation. he has been a Certified assage Therapist since 1996. Her journey has included the development of Reiki, culminating in the achievement of Master Reiki Level in 2007, along with the development of several Energy Healing Techniques, along with the development several healing class and Continuing Education Courses. The Medicine Woman is trained in Celtic and Native American Shamanism and has been a Shamanic Healer since 1998.

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Profiles Domineque Scott Domineque Scott has a desire to use the power of sport to improve education and life which led her to her current role of ecuti e irector of c non profit charity United Through Sport USA, Inc. Domineque recently has become a part of the Factory Sports family in Lewes as the marketing and program coordinator. Her desire for helping people is apart of her daily life as she continues to try to make a social change in Sussex County. Her US based charity, United Through Sport USA Inc. acts as an arm of Factory Sports, which provides scholarships for disadvantaged youth. Previous to working with Factory Sports she worked and volunteered coached and taught in South Africa for United Through Sport South Africa for 2 years. Her goal was to improve the lives of children in the Nelson Mandela Bay Area in Port Elizabeth. These were some of the best years of her life!! Domineque obtained an undergraduate and graduate degree in Sport Management from East Stroudsburg University. She was an assistant field hockey coach and assistant athletic director at ashington and ee ni ersity and ashington and efferson College . “Both of these opportunities where great experiences which opened my eyes to service. I am proud to say that I am fortunate enough to have found my passion of sport and community outreach.”

Jamie A. Magee amie agee li es in illsboro and raised her two sons, Dave and Doug, as a single Mom. She worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years, and loves to travel and host family gatherings. hen her ather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and she witnessed his decline, she decided she needed an education to be able to work in that field. She enrolled in college and graduated at the age of 53 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in ocial ork and a inor in erontology from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md. She worked as a social worker for two years at ifeCare at o and ark in eaford in the dementia unit while olunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association. The Board of Directors of the Delaware Chapter of the ssociation oted to open a usse County ranch Office and amie was hired opening the office in eorgetown on eptember . t the re uest of the ational Office the elaware Chapter merged with outheast and outh ersey on uly to become the elaware alley Chapter. amie works as the usse County rogram Coordinator for the Association. Her Father died in her second year of college, but his journey through Alzheimer’s disease had a profound effect on her. She was not able to help him, but hopes she can be of some help to others suffering with dementia and their families. amie says this is not ust a ob for her it is her mission. amie . agee usse County Office Coordinator l heimer s ssociation elaware alley Chapter . edford treet .O. o eorgetown . . . . Helpline . magee al .org

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Twila Farrell A weekend trip to Delaware in 1989 was the beginning of a long love affair with the charming little town of Lewes. On Second street was the National 5 & 10 variety store that stopped me in my tracks. I just couldn’t believe they still existed. One of my first obs as a teenager in my hometown in Oklahoma was in the fi e and dime store. After moving to Pennsylvania in 1963 I worked in several different companies but always wanted to have my own business. A building became available in Media, Pa. and I bought it. The following year I purchased the building next door with an existing dress shop, so that is how I got into clothing. Twenty some years later coming to Lewes and seeing the “for rent” sign on Second Street felt right to add another store to the mix. And I could enjoy the summer and the beach. The space was only 400 Sq Ft filled with ewelry and hand painted clothing. n we mo ed to a larger location on Second Street where we are now. Ironically this is the former location of the first lo ed when came here. I split my time between Media and Lewes until 2000 at which time I sold my buildings and business and mo ed here full time. find it ery interesting living here and I certainly enjoy the slower lifestyle. I am lucky I have my daughter-in-law, Sandy, as my business partner. She joined me in 2004 and has been a wonderful addition to the business.

Mike Baker

Founder, C.M. Baker Photography

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

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Rela in at t e ental Of ce Peninsula Total Dental Care, Salisbury, NJ members are welcome to stay with you and hold your hand or talk with you. These options allow you to stay comfortable and calm by focusing your attention on something other than what s going on in your mouth.

Sedation Options

Dr Stewart Perim D.M.D., M.S. If you suffer from dental fear or anxiety, you are not alone. Many patients who isit our office regularly are just like you. Our dental team offers a few different comfort options to help you feel at ease while you are in our care.

Dental sedation is one of the most effecti e comfort options we offer. Our two different levels of sedation nitrous o ide and oral conscious sedation can be used to help you feel completely comfortable regardless of the comple ity of the procedure. itrous also known as laughing gas is used to create a lightly sedated feeling while oral conscious sedation can help you feel sleepy and completely rela ed during an appointment. egardless of your situation, we want to ensure that you feel at ease throughout your treatment. Our dental sedation options allow us to do just that.

Longer Appointments

Our team offers longer appointment times to help you better feel comfortable going at your own pace. t our office we will ne er rush you. These longer appointment times mean that you have the opportunity to a take a break as you feel necessary during an appointment to help you feel more at ease.

Private Operatories

Our facility has pri ate operatories so that your dental care stays between you and our team. We want to make sure you are comfortable with us and the work we do.

Entertainment During the Procedure

We offer a variety of entertainment options to partake in while we work. ust sit back close your eyes and rela as you listen to some music in the headphones we provide. Family

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f you are ready to schedule an appointment with a dental team who cares about your comfort e ery step of the way, please contact Peninsula Total Dental Care directly at 410742-8686. e can help you find a date and time for your appointment that fits the needs of your personal schedule. e are dedicated to helping our patients get the high uality comfortable care they deser e. e can t wait to meet you and your family!

Why People Fear Dentists 1. A bad dental experience as a child Many people with dental phobia have held these fears since they were children, dating back to an unpleasant episode they had with a dentist in the past. It’s easy to see why someone would be loath to return to the dentist after an experience like this. They have a fear that those traumatic events will happen again. No one likes to get hurt, and many people choose to avoid having to go to the dentist altogether rather than to face those fears. 2. Pre-existing anxiety disorder For many people, an anxiety disorder that’s not even dental related may be causing their dental phobia. They may feel anxious about anything unknown.

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3. Lack of control Some people feel vulnerable when they are sitting in the dentist chair. They don’t like lying back and not being able to see what is going on around them. They worry about the unknown when they do not have complete control of a situation. 4. Bad teeth Sadly, a dental phobia can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. People who are scared of the dentist may be fearful of going because they worry they have cavities that will need to be drilled. But if they do not go to the dentist and get their teeth cleaned, the chances of them having other dental complications increases.This fear ensures that when an individual finally makes it to the dentist, they may need serious treatment, which may upset them. 5. Biological mechanisms A norwegian researcher has determined that patients have a deep desire to protect their open air passages (such as mouths and noses). This is an evolutionary instinct: our ancestors who protected their mouths and noses were more likely to remain alive.

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o S e particularly difficult phenomenon for caregivers is called sundowning. his can occur in l heimer s and other dementia patients, particularly in the mid stages of the disease. he patient behaves relatively normally during daylight hours however when dar ness comes, they become agitated, often throughout the night, and unable to sleep, compromising the caregiver s sleep.

By Grace R. Denault, BA, RPSGT, RST, CCSH


any of us find ourselves becoming caregivers for our loved ones, whether it be for an infant, sic child, ailing spouse, parent or parent in law. ccording to a study by RP and the National lliance for Caregiving, an estimated of adults are caregivers. hat study estimated of the caregivers are female. eyond the obvious strains of caregiving, is the detrimental impact it has on our sleep. Poor sleep has been found to negatively impact physical health, cognitive s ills, productivity, weight management, mood, coping ability and even depression. When we are sleep deprived, we ma e mista es, become clumsy and have increased ris of auto and occupational accidents. leep is fre uently interrupted by needs of the loved ones. We wa e up to care for babies that need feeding, a diaper change or simply won t sleep through the night. ur ailing loved ones often need medication or other assistance during the night, or perhaps they have a sleep disorder. he caregiver can suffer from insomnia inability to fall asleep or stay asleep due to worry or stress. he many stresses of caregiving ma e it difficult to relax and fall asleep. hese can include the physical stress of caring for someone, the emotional stress of seeing someone you love face challenges or failures, and often financial stresses as you try to balance all of the additional costs needed for care on a limited income.

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Parents of newborns are well nown to be sleep deprived. lthough infants need a lot of sleep, it ta es a while for them to consolidate most of their sleep into a somewhat solid bloc of nighttime sleep, accompanied by daytime naps. How can you safeguard your sleep while caring for someone who needs you? here are some strategies everyone can use, while others will depend upon your particular circumstances.

Start with good “sleep hygiene.” That simply means to develop good sleep habits: •

o Care ivers finding a relative or friend to relieve you for a few hours or hiring someone to assist with household chores. Physicians can help. discussion with your loved one s physician may connect you with an agency that can help give you a brea or relief. Consider as ing them to evaluate your loved one for symptoms of sleep disorders in addition to their other health issues. medication evaluation might be worthwhile. If there are any medications that have unwanted side effects on the patient s sleep, discuss pros and cons of alternative medications or treatments. inally, consider contacting a local sleep disorder center for help. While some only perform diagnostic testing, loo for one that has specialists on staff to provide therapy for issues that are common in caregivers, li e insomnia. etting some help for yourself while you re helping your loved one can be a great improvement for both of you

About the author: Ms. Denault has been involved with Sleep Medicine for almost 3 decades. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 1988. She holds Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) credential #720 (there are currently more than 17,000). In addition to her RPSGT, she also received the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) credential during its inaugural year and ertifi ation in Clinical Sleep Health in 2017. Her experience in sleep medicine includes front-line patient care, management, research, education and legislative activities. She has worked on item development for national sleep technologist exams.

void caffeine late in the day.

s much as possible eep regular bedtime and awa ening time.

et bright light in the morning the earlier, the better .

void light in the evenings before bed including light from screens . ., computers, phones and tablets .

eep your bedroom cool, uiet and dar .

at a nutritious, balanced diet.

If you need a bedtime or night time snac , try to choose something that is high protein.

xercise regularly, but not too close to bedtime.

ood sleep hygiene for your loved one can also help. Particularly good light exposure in the mornings and limiting it in the evenings. oo for resources to help with caring for your loved one, such as

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In 1987 I started C.M.Baker Photography with a goal to provide quality photography service to the Delmarva area. Since then, C.M.Baker Photography has expanded and evolved just as the photography world has. From film to digital and weeks to de elop to instantly printing photos on site, C.M.Baker Photography has many services to offer today’s client looking for photography services. Printing photos onsite started about 10 years ago. We were able to capture the shot, take the card out and print out a 5x7 or 4x6 about 45 minutes after the photo was taken. Boy, have things changed! For events, we now can take photos in front of a background or green screen with limitless choices, and have the photo print out in about 15 seconds. This is great for birthday parties, corporate events or fundraisers. We can even include your logo or text on the 4x6 or 5x7 image. With wedding packages, you will also receive 10, 8x10 photos printed onsite from earlier in your day that will be on display at your reception. Recently our onsite printing experiences have expanded even more as we now have two photo booths! We have a classic black, indoor photobooth that adds a fun experience for your guests to any event. We come to your event loaded with props

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and ready to have fun! Our second photobooth is inside of a 1969 Shasta Compact Camper and is perfect for your next outdoor event of any kind! We have had so much fun taking our Shasta Shutterbug all over the state and surrounding areas! Upon reserving either photobooth for your event you are able to personalize your photo strip size, color and text. This makes a wonderful favor for guests to remember your celebration or providing advertisement for your business event. Something else that has emerged over the years? Social media! Social media and technology have become a huge part in today’s word. Website photos and head shots for your LinkedIn page or business website are an important part of today’s advertising. We have enjoyed coming into many local businesses and colleges and taking head shots for current employees or new graduates to help them start off on the right foot toward their career. In addition to the newer services being offered, we are still providing the classic wedding packages, engagement sessions and event photography. In 30 years, C.M.Baker Photography evolved just as the world around us has. Prices and more information can be found on our website cmbaker.com. Also check out our Instagram @c.m.bakerphotography and Facebook page! We can’t wait to be your photographer!

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with exciting lifelong learning opportunities What if you could have all of the fun, enrichment and camaraderie of taking interesting classes with your friends, but with none of the exams or stress? That’s exactly what you can do at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) programs in Dover, Lewes and Ocean View, where registration is open now for Spring 2018 classes. Affectionately nicknamed “OLLI,” the lifelong learning programs are structured as learning cooperatives for adults 50 and over to take and teach classes together with no grades, exams or educational prerequisites. Additional benefits of membership include social acti ities travel opportunities and other special events.

“At my age, I am often asked, ‘Why are you still a student?’ My answer is, ‘Why not?’” said one Dover OLLI member. The spring semester features a great course line-up. Here’s a sample: • Dover—History of Rock and Roll, Painting, Cybersecurity, Genealogy • Lewes—Stained Glass, Investing, Political Satire, Beekeeping • Ocean View--Demystifying Mental Health Care, History of American Art, AARP Smart Driver • Seaford—Presidential History, Moral Thought in Popular Films, Memoir Writing Totaling nearly 4,000 statewide, OLLI members come from different educational backgrounds and all walks of life, attending from all parts of Delaware, as well as Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. The

only requirements for admission are interest in a continuing educational experience, support of the program through participation, and the modest registration fee. Classes start January 22. Catalogs and registration are available online, by mail or in person at the ewes office red Thomas Building, 520 Dupont Avenue, Lewes, DE or the o er office College ark Drive, Dover, DE 19904). OLLI is a program of the University of Delaware. O gift certificates make a great gift for family members, neighbors, friends – or yourself! For more information about all locations, including course catalogs or gift certificates isit www.lifelonglearning.udel. edu, write to LLL-lewes@udel.edu or call (302) 645-4111.

Invest inYOU! Looking to change careers? Want to advance in your job? Need practical new skills? UD professional development programs provide long-term benefits for short-term commitments. Programs offered in:

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Professional Development INFORMATION SESSION JANUARY 18 • 6 pm in Wilmington RSVP now at pcs.udel.edu/infosession

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TERMITE & PEST SOLUTIONS Born and raised on the Eastern Shore, Service is the backbone of my business . -Dean Bennett, Because Local Matters Just like you, my day starts right here; I’ve been in the pest control business for almost 24 years but I’ve been a local to these shores all my life...born and raised. Growing up here has shaped my life and how do business. t s why family and commitment come first and why service and responsibility are part of every job I do. And with every job, it’s important you know I’m only ever a phone call away. The same goes for our technicians. ach one is professionally trained and state certified and that’s important. But just as important to me is that each one treats you and your home with respect, courtesy and professionalism. In fact, we treat your home like our home because in a way, it is. So no matter what your pest control need is, we can help because we are your true, local pest control service team: residential or commercial, builder, realtor or property manager...mom or dad. We’re here when you need us because we’re here all the time.

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

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TESTIMONIALS FOR TAILORED LIVING s the ational ublisher of the oman s ews a ers, had an o ortunity to work with many inde endent service rofessionals. am ersonally in ress and roud to say, never work with anyone who has a better work ethic as yourself. ou are always on time and do e actly what you say you will do without hesitation. our staff members are e tremely olite, introducin themselves as they entered my home leavin me with a secure rofessional feelin throu hout the ro ect. am ha y to say love my new office. hank you, li abeth a ke, ublisher,

e have en oyed the fine services of ailored ivin . Bill and his staff arrived on time and com leted the ob beautifully with no mess left behind. ur ara e oor and cabinets make life so much easier, and when it rains on our outdoor arties, it is a comfortable retreat. Barbara,


m really lad selected ailored ivin and Bill ickerson to desi n and build my two master bedroom closets. he rocess was easy and Bill and his em loyees did an e cellent ob. hey were rom t, courteous and were very accommodatin even when made chan es. hi hly recommend Bill and will refer him whenever the o ortunity arises. oyce, elbyville

ot your email from cott Barnes at the cor orate head uarters. wrote to both him and an concernin the tremendous ob that oward and his crew did re doin my ara e oor. hey corrected all the roblems, and even really, really, im ressed me with how they erformed and the ni ht and day difference between their work, and that done by the revious franchisee. lease ass on my com liments to oward and his crew and reatly look forward to ivin your franchise as many referrals as can. hanks for hel in me et this in the rearview mirror. e went from a kind of dan erous eyesore of a ara e, to somethin we can really feel roud of. erry


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Murphy Beds: A Great Addition at the Beach! Many of us remember the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy gets trapped in a Murphy bed! Those days are long gone with modern Murphy bed designs but the advantages of the wall bed remain. Being at the beach, we all get a lot of company but real estate is expensive. We need a way to dual-purpose our rooms without sacrificing comfort for our guests or styling for our décor.

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

The Murphy Wall Bed offered by Tailored Living Serving Rehoboth Beach offers a great solution. We custom design the bed in twin, double, or queen size with side storage and decorative panels to enhance your room. We also offer a library style that hides the bed with sliding bookshelves and lighting for reading and accent. Avoid the discomfort for your guests of foldout couches while en oying the benefits of reclaiming the guest room in your home. A Murphy bed instead of a standard queen bed will save s uare feet of oor space when the bed is closed se that found space for a home office play room craft room whate er you like by calling your Tailored Living Organizational Specialist to design a Murphy bed for your home.

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Tis the season for safety! By Regan Roberts Deck, CMI

Whether you’re turning on your furnace for the first time, putting up holiday decorations around your house and yard or plugging in multiple strands of twinkle lights at one receptacle à la A Christmas Story, take care this winter. The news is already peppered with stories about carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and the season has barely begun. Remember, CO is colorless and odorless so safety starts with CO detectors. Whether it’s a plug in or combined with your smoke detector you should ha e one on each oor of your home and in e ery bedroom. If you suspect a CO leak, immediately seek a source of fresh air (outside) and then call 911. If you smell something burning near an electrical receptacle, that is NOT carbon monoxide, but you should still check it out. Trip the receptacle’s circuit breaker and unplug whatever’s in the outlet. Assuming the smell dissipates, call us to investigate the cause. If the smell persists, however, you know the drill: exit the house and call 911. Hopefully, though, you won’t be outside for either of the two reasons I just talked about and instead you ll find yourself outside prepping your home for the coming winter or for the plethora of holidays counting down on the calendar. If you’re going to be on a ladder cleaning gutters or putting up lights (or for any other reason), remember these safety tips: (1) Check that the ladder is leaning at a safe angle by standing with your toes touching the side rails and grabbing the rung at shoulder height.. If your arms are full extended and parallel to the ground, the ladder is pitched properly. (2) Always maintain three points of contact with the ladder as you climb. Yep, that means you should always carry your tools and supplies in an apron or on a belt, not in your hands (3) Do not overextend your ladder. A 32-foot ladder needs at least 3 feet of overlap. Longer ladders need up to 6 feet. Check your ladder’s label for details. (4) Never stand on a rung that’s less than 3 feet from the top. As always, at Custom Mechanical we are happy to answer any questions you may have about electrical, heating, cooling, carpentry, plumbing and home performance related issues - on the phone, in person, via e-mail … even on Facebook! Our Retail Store offers parts and supplies as well as answers to your product or pricing queries. Our Comfort Advisors are available for free estimates and information about financing and manufacturer rebates. inally our brand new redesigned for 2014 website offers more homeowner tips like these as well as specials, on-line scheduling and more detailed information about Custom Mechanical, the people that make us great and the services we offer. Contact us anytime! Locally, 302539-5177. Toll free, 800-233-5177. Or on the web, www.custommechanical.com.

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Blinds, Shades and Child Safety……

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

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Sleep: The Key To Your Well-Being With all the hustle and bustle of life, family, work, etc. it’s easy to shrug off missing a couple hours of sleep every now and again. You’ll just deal with it as it comes, right? Well, what if we told you that you actually need those couple of hours of sleep? It’s time to make sleep a priority. In order to offer your best – you must start with the foundation. The most ob ious benefit to getting enough uality sleep is ha ing energy. y making sleep a priority you re allowing your body and mind the reset it needs the ad antage of which is an alert mind and an e ually responsi e body. One of the best ways to achie e optimum sleep is to make sure that you create the perfect en ironment. tart with your bedroom by setting up a blissful dreamland you ll be e cited to spend two thirds of your life in. eep a reasonable daily schedule keep the room dim hide your electronics and most importantly in est in an awesome mattress. ocal retailers such as cott s urniture in ridge ille can help you with that last detail.

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The foundation of any sleeping oasis is a uality mattress. t can be a daunting e perience choosing the right one with so many brands and styles a ailable. ach brand has its strengths which needs to be catered to indi idual needs. cott s urniture carries elmar a s largest selection of T C merica s most recommended brand ealy the most trusted name in sleep and tearns oster merica s brand of lu ury bedding mattresses and bed bases. cott s urniture on . . oute orth in ridge ille has a mattress or sleep set to fit any budget any support le el any comfort preference or any sleep need. ree deli ery is a ailable for most sleep sets plus a complimentary haul away of your old mattresses. hate er your personal preference pring oam emory oam el emory oam or Hybrid cott s urniture has your ne t great night s sleep co ered. uro illow Tops lush Cushion irm irm ltra irm all on display The latest in sleep technology support options and comfort choices along with old fashioned uality and ser ice are right around the corner. n addition to the massi e mattress in entory cott s urniture sells gyptian Cotton sheet sets waterproof

mattress protectors and bo spring encasements. nterest free financing is a ailable as are additional hours by appointment. ayaway is always an option plus discounts for cash purchases. ith o er years of combined e perience among cott s leep

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

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Testimonial: Twila Farrell is truly my favorite women’s clothing store. Unique quality, and unparalleled personal service. - Nancy E.

Distinctive Clothing & Accessories at Twila Farrell!

When you visit Twila Farrell on Second Street in Lewes, it is more like visiting the closet of your stylish best friend than just going shopping. That’s because owners Twila and Sandy Farrell not only have impeccable sense of style, but they have a goal to make each and every customer’s experience a personal one. “Your job as a customer is to have an exceptional shopping experience, and my job is to make it happen,” says Sandy, who is Twila’s daughter-in-law. Customers are happy to know that Twila Farrell places emphasis on items made in the USA. The store specializes in casual, yet elegant looks for women of any age. Not ones to be restricted to just clothing, Farrell’s offer a variety of shoes and accessories for purchase (including scarves, exquisite necklaces and earrings.) Our customers become our friends and we find oursel es selecting pieces specifically for certain customers. andy says. or us it is more about our relationship with our customers and the shopping experience. We focus on unusual pieces that define your personal style. “Our day’s work revolves around creating a warm and inviting store. We strive to provide all of our customers a personal shopping experience.” The store is open year-a-round, seven days a week from 10am to 5pm except Christmas and Thanksgiving.

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New Vacation and Winter Collections

Hope everyone had a fantastic summer as we here at the Pineapple Princess Swimwear did! With the winter months fast approaching, it is time for women to start planning their Caribbean vacations to escape the empower. cold educate. enrich. weather headed our way and apparently it’s forecasted to be a doozy. So think warm and sunshine and visit the wimwear ot or he Pineapple Princess for all your winter getaway attire and service is huge, especially when swimwear needs. you are dealing with such the sensitive issue as a women’s We carry a wide variety of sizes ranging from XSbody being exposed to the general XXL (4-24) and specialized cup sizing A-G in one population, not fully clothed. This Thanksgiving I had received pieces, tankinis and two piece bikinis in name brands past a card in the mail. I would like to share it with you all because such as Tommy Bahamas, Sea Folly, Sea Waves, it sums up why I love what I do Sunsets, Swim Systems, Betsey Johnson, and why I love my all my royal and truly appreciate William Rast, Becca, Maxine, Penbrooke and customers each and everyone of them. I know Miss Carol won’t mind me so many more. Match any swimsuit with sharing... a beautiful coverup and/or dress for the Dear Donna, HAPPY NEW around YEAR toin all... perfect beach day or cruising This note is extremely belated, but since this is the season for ith such all the cold weather a resort town in brands as Dream surrounding us, heavy coats, giving thanks I really wanted to write you. Thank you so much for Dance, JValdi, Tommy Bahama, scarves and gloves are Dotti the main the time you took with Susan and in our wardrobe this and many more.essentials We will even doll me back in the beginning oft the time of year. Still, swimwear is summer. Buying a bathing suit was very much onfor the a minds of many you up with accessories special almost impossible for both of us, women, whether it is because and for the first time, you made it evening out and about or justto to of the trip planned warmer both productive and fun. Then you weather down south, physical lounge aroundtherapy the beach. ourdoctor added alterations and door-to-door ordered Let by their delivery, we couldn’t have asked for or maybe for a hand water exercise staff help to personally select more. In addition to the service, it class to stay in shape over the swimwear to winter gi emonths. that perfect fihere t to was so nice to have such a selection Therefore, of suits. We have recommended Pineapple Princess Swim and any woman’s at shape. your shop to a number of people Resortwear we are open seven from this area who vacation at the days a week throughout the year or the fifth year now we ha e Delaware beaches. Thanks again to provide women an opportunity swim and demand resortwear our for your help, Happy Thanksgiving! brought backtobyfindpopular -Carol during the winter months. Alison Sheri and Elena Wang winter During this time we reduce the of all of our collections left collections ofprices sweaters, leggings over from the previous summer season. clothing All 2010 inventory is and blouses. These pieces now seventy five percent off. ur are exquisite for women who aren’t 2011 collections are now arriving throughout the next few months. in the market for a new swimsuit yet It is always an exciting time for us as we start filling the just want to jazz up their wardrobe this Pineapple Princess with all the holiday season. new fresh color and patterns. We take pride in being able to offer All 2016 summer gals ofapparel any age orand size one of the largest selections of swimwear swimwear is now at 30% off and will at the beach. With over twenty-three continue to increaseyears as the winter fitting months of experience women in swimwear, we try to give our approach. Winter items will go on sale customer a friendly, comfortable atmosphereas to find thatWe perfect closer to the holiday shopping well. suit among the extensive selections that we bring in. are open 7 days a week 10am-5pm SundaysThursdays and 10am-7pm Fridays and Saturdays. ver the two plus decades I have spent in retail, I never Come visit the Pineapple galsthat and les all have a tire of working with women and on the challenge of making blessed rest of 2016 and holidaytaking season!


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

designers, from Tommy Bahama, Gottex, Betsy Johnson, Roxanne, Anne Cole, Tara Grinna , Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand and many more. As you can see we carry a wide variety of lines to cater to a wide variety of age groups and personal styles. Please call us at 302-2278705 for more information and store hours.

each and everyone of them feel good in a swimsuit. I have always felt that is what has set us apart from the competition with the big retail department stores. Personal

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Keep Up With The Care Of Your Jewelry


“I want to thank you and your employees for always being so helpful and pleasant. I have been a customer of Sayers Jewelers for nearly 60 years. You are the BEST jewelry store in the state and surrounding area.” – Mary “We are always pleased with the quality of your jewelry and the great service.” – Pat C.

By Alison Sayers


ith the hustle and bustle of everyday life, some of our most precious possessions (our jewelry!) and their care can be easily overlooked. Whether it be a newly purchased engagement ring, or a family heirloom, proper care and maintenance of jewelry is vital to ensure that our prized possessions remain as beautiful as they were the day they were received. At Sayers Jewelers & Gemologists we pride ourselves in selling and custom-creating quality jewelry, and we feel it is important to also educate our customers about the best ways to care for their pieces. Our experienced staff includes two full-time GIA (Gemological Institute of America) trained Graduate Gemologists as well as several other staff members with GIA training. They can help you find ust what you are loo ing for, create custom pieces, repair broken jewelry or resize pieces that don t fit right. ll of our repairs are done on premises in about two weeks, which means that your jewelry will be safely held in exceptional hands. Being in business for over 67 years, we have developed a reputation to others, and an expectation for ourselves to provide outstanding service to our customers.

Everyday Care

Common household activities and chores become routine, and you may not think about taking your jewelry off before using chemicals and scrubs to clean. Take off any fine ewelry while using household cleaning products, as the acids and bleaches could be potentially harmful to your gemstones and

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gold. Jewelry should be the last item put on when getting ready for the day; only put your jewelry on after you have used your various perfumes, lotions, and hairsprays that could cause a residue to be left behind on your pieces. If you have any concerns about your jewelry and how to care for it, visit us and our experienced staff can assist you in finding the best ewelry cleaning methods and supplies for your specific needs. We have products for sale that can clean anything from diamonds to tarnished silverware, and if you are unsure about how to go about cleaning your jewelry, bring them in and our staff will gladly clean them for you.

Semiannual Check-ups

Stop in to Sayers Jewelers and we will be more than happy to take a look at your jewelry, especially wedding rings and other jewelry worn daily or very frequently. It is recommended to have the prongs checked on your engagement rings every six months to be sure they are intact and that your diamonds or other gemstones are not in danger of being lost.

as easy as it seems. The time of year needs to be taken into consideration because in the winter due to higher barometric pressure and lower temperatures your rings will fit more loosely. Using the correct sizers is also important. A wide wedding band for example will not feel the same as a narrow wedding ring that is the same finger si e. Wide si ers should be used for wide rings and narrow for narrow. If you solder two rings that fit together, they will feel tighter on your finger than each one separate. There is also the factor of the contour of the ring comfort fit or straight ma es a difference. Plastic sizers and paper sizers are not as accurate as metal sizers and guessing at the size to surprise someone usually never works. An experienced jeweler can guide you. For example, many

brides and grooms-to-be who have never worn a ring before tend to not want to feel it on their finger when they first put it on, which would result in a size that is too loose. Consequentially, they might lose their ring in the ocean on their honeymoon. The ring should just go over the knuckle and feel a little tight. In a few days your finger will adjust to the ring and it will be the proper fit and you won t feel it. s we age many folks develop arthritis which enlarges the knuckle and then the ring fits too loose and spins after it is over the knuckle. We have special shanks that open and close which can be installed on your ring to ma e it fit properly once it is on. WE ARE HERE TO HELP. Experience the Sayers Jewelers & Gemologists difference today.


If you are packing for a vacation, use care when packing your jewelry. Keep your jewelry in a soft cloth pouch or box to prevent scratching or abrasions. To prevent necklaces or chains from tangling, you can thread the chains through a plastic straw. If possible we recommend packing your most valuable jewelry in a carry-on bag, rather than a checked bag, to prevent loss or theft of your items.

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‘Tis The Season For Safe Driving Susan D’Alonzo Ament is a partner with Morris James LLP and has practiced for 33 years representing personal injury victims. Over the years, Mrs. Ament has found that some women don’t understand the crucial need to have adequate automobile insurance coverage in the event of a serious accident. Susan Ament educates women on these needs every day in her practice and in seminars that she presents throughout the year. The next few months can bring with them some of the most challenging driving conditions in Delaware. Whether you are traveling locally or planning a trip to visit friends or family out of state this holiday season, it’s important to take some extra precautions when driving during the holiday season as well as into the winter months. To best avoid unpleasant situations, follow these safety suggestions: Perform routine maintenance. One of the easiest ways to avoid car mishaps is to drive a safe vehicle. Check and rotate your tires, get a tune-up, and have your oil changed regularly - at least every six months. Keeping up with these tasks ensures that your vehicle will be in top driving condition for Delaware’s oftentreacherous winter weather. Prepare for inclement weather. Due to the unpredictability of East Coast weather conditions, it’s always a good idea to keep an emergency kit in your vehicle. Emergency kits include items that can help signal others in times of distress, enable you to make minor repairs, or keep you protected from excessive temperatures while stalled. These kits can be purchased for as little as $30.00 or you can make your own. Some items that you might want to include are blankets, water, road ares and tools. or more ideas on what to include in your vehicle emergency kit, speak to your auto insurance agent or visit www. redcross.org. Drive defensively. Just as the old adage goes, sometimes the best offense is a good defense. When driving, be on the lookout for erratic drivers, slippery roads, snowdrifts, and other unusual conditions. Never drive at speeds that would prevent you from taking necessary corrective actions, particularly in the evening when ha ards are more difficult to see. A little extra vigilance and a lot of common sense go far in keeping everyone safe during the holiday season and throughout the winter. If we all take these simple protective measures we can significantly reduce the

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number of serious accidents that occur on our state’s roads and highways. Sadly, every day in our law practice, we see victims seriously injured in automobile accidents due to another person’s negligence or reckless driving. Be sure to follow these guidelines to protect yourself and others during one of the most wonderful times of the year. WHAT TO DO IF INVOLVED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION 1. Stop your Vehicle. Never drive away from the scene of a collision, even if it’s a minor collision. The vehicles should remain where they are unless they interfere with traffic. Turn your hazard lights on, and set out cones or other warning devices if you have them. 2. Call 911 or the Police. Even if there are no serious injuries, call to report the collision. An officer will be sent to file necessary reports and exchange information, and will call for medical personnel if needed for injuries. 3. Take Photos. Use your camera or phone to photograph the collision scene, document damage to the vehicles, and depict how the collision took place.

4. Retrieve Relevant Information. Record the names and contact information of the other drivers or witnesses; license plate numbers; the make, the model and the colors of other vehicles; insurance information; and the exact location of the incident;

should be examined by your family doctor or emergency medical professionals.

5. File a Collision Report with the Police. In some circumstances, the police will not come to the scene of a collision. If this happens, you should still contact the police to report the collision. A police report may help you make a claim with the insurance companies.

10. Know your Automobile Insurance Policy. The insurance process will be much easier if you know and understand your policy benefits and co erages before a collision. Never wait until after an incident to learn this information. or e ample do you know if you have a deductible, rental car coverage or enough wage loss coverage? If not, call your insurance agent or insurance company directly and find out

6. Contact your Insurance Company. Report the collision to your insurance company - even if the collision was not your fault. 7. Do not give a Recorded Statement over the Telephone. Do not give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance adjuster without an attorney present. 8. Seek Medical Attention. Often injuries are not readily apparent in the hours, or even days, following a collision. Unless you are absolutely sure you were not injured, you

Represen�ng Individuals Injured in Auto Accidents and at Work

9. Keep a File. eep a file with all of the relevant information regarding the collision in one location for easy reference.

If you or a loved one suffers the unfortunate event of a motor vehicle collision or work related collision, the Personal Injury Group Attorneys at Morris James LLP will guide you through the process of obtaining the maximum compensation for your injuries to which you are entitled under the law. With multiple locations throughout the State of Delaware, we are available to serve you. GEORGETOWN LOCATION


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Event Planning

Planning the Perfect Event should not be complicated! Today more than ever it is essential to consider liability and budget limitations regarding meetings and special events. Private parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings and birthdays should be festive with delicious food and beverages. Pharmaceutical and medical research meetings have the additional burden of ACA compliance. It’s a delicate balance between quantity, quality and cost.

Our experienced coordinators, at The Pearl, are fully committed to providing quality private dining services and meeting support services, within budgetary restrictions, and in compliance with ACA regulations. Our 25 years of experience and committed staff of experts will assist you every step of the way, elevating your image and your professional agenda. As we partner with you, our endeavor is to provide first class food, beverage and support services. This allows you to focus on issues important to you; your guests, your agenda and achieving your goals.

It would be our privilege to help you host your next event!

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Helping Your Child With College Planning their children’s interest in making the final college decisions. hese concerns are reasonable; however, they may cause needless worry, stress and anxiety for both parents and students.

By Dr. Patricia H. Smith


any parents/guardians worry about their involvement in their children’s college planning process. Your student – whether a potential biology major, engineering major, pre-law candidate, or basketball or football team hopeful – has a great deal to consider in making a college choice and paying for college. As parents, you may be confused about how to get involved. Understandably, parents have concerns about what colleges their children will attend, as well as, what the cost will be and how to pay for it. Some parents regard college planning as complicated and are unsure how to successfully help their children navigate the process. Many parents will read college planning books and articles, and attend college planning meetings and fairs, but struggle with balancing their interest versus

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Parents’ Engagement Although teenagers want to assert individuality and independence, research has found that young people rely on their parents and educators for information and advice about college. Parents engaging in the college planning process can help reduce students’ worry, stress, and anxiety. Further, their involvement in the college planning process can support and help their children plan, organize and set aside time to engage in college planning (Romer and Bouffard, 2014).

navigate through the college planning process. We have developed strategies that foster parents and students working together on college planning. I suggest that parents: •

Parents’ involvement supports both parents and students working together to: • elect the best college fit for the student; •

Locate scholarships and other financial resources to pay for college;

Evaluate how much student loan debt your family can afford;

Engage in the college major choice;

Use information such as the N to select college ma ors and careers.

Parents and Students Working Together As an experienced and informed Independent College Consultant, I have guided and helped families

Create a college planning “plan” depicting the student’s and family’s goals, values, and beliefs. Creating a college plan can help parents and students have less stress, anxiety, and frustration. he purpose of the college plan is to create clarity for the parents and students and to provide school counselors, teachers, and C preparation providers with an understanding of how to help the students and parents with their college planning goals.

Help the students organize the overwhelming amount of college materials that they will most likely receive. Once you have created a college plan, you will be ready to do this.

Identify the members on your children’s college planning team (teachers, school

counselors, independent college planning coach, and C tutors . his team will help them prepare and perform well on standardized tests C , search for colleges, complete college applications, and apply for financial aid and scholarships. •

Don’t forget to encourage the student to work and manage the college planning “plan” to ensure proper execution and that deadlines are met.

naly e all college financial aid and scholarship information to assist you and your child with selecting a college that is family-backed and affordable.

Finally, with college being a huge family financial investment you have a good reason to want to be engaged in the college planning and selection process. hese steps hopefully will engage you in the process and help your child stay focused and select a college that is family-friendly, satisfying and rewarding.

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Celebrating 2017 & Welcoming 2018 Community Integrated Services (CIS) would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful businesses such as ogfish Head rewings ats for their part in helping us employ nearly indi iduals in elaware alone in e d also like to thank ogfish Head rewings ats for not only pro iding employment opportunities for indi iduals with disabilities but for also hosting our nd annual eer ene olence night in October for ational isability mployment wareness onth. This e ent raised funds to help support the mission of C . Community Integrated Service’s mission is to empower people with disabilities through individualized employment opportunities that foster self sustainability e uality and community. Through partnerships with area businesses and organi ations C works to find obs that fulfill the employment goals and desires for the people they ser e. e alue each and e ery one of our business partners and in ite your business to oin us in . or more information please contact eith osco or keith.bosco cisworks.org

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In addition to discussing the content of the month’s selected book, members can share their relevant experiences and discuss related ideas. Each member will have the opportunity to select a book and lead the monthly meeting. The selected books will be made available in a variety of formats through Delaware Libraries. We look forward to seeing you there!


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Chris Dispoto Owner/Operator

Chris The Dispoto Owner/Operator holidays are certainly a

busy time of year for most peo-

The certainly busy ple.holidays The Carare Wash is no aexception. For for some reason, time of year most people.people The Car likeistheir cars clean the reaWash no exception. Forforsome holidays. Whether theyclean are for son, people like their cars traveling or hosting guests or the holidays. Whether they are travjust spending them quietly at eling or hosting guests or just spendhome there is a surge around ingthe them quietly at home there is a holiday season to get surge aroundup. the holiday season to get cleaned cleaned up. Holiday gifts we offer also

cause quite a stir from now through the year. Holiday giftsthe we end offerof also cause quite Our discount cards, gift a stir from now through the endcards of the and gift certificates have beyear. Our discount cards, gift cards come very popular stocking and gift certificates have become very stuffers over the years. They popular stocking are a great ideastuffers for thatover hardthe years. They are a great idea for that to buy for person or anyone hard to buy person or through anyone who who has for a car. Now holidays we havethe special hasthe a car. Now through holidays offers on a couple different gift we have special offers on a couple options. When you pre-pay for different gift options. When you prefive washes, you receive a dispay for five washes, you receive a count card good for seven discount card good for seven washes. That’s up to washes. a That’s up to a $46.00 savings! If you $44.00 savings! If you purpurchase a $50.00 forfor somechase a $50.00gift giftcard card someone, youareceive a gift cerone, you receive gift certificate for tificate for a Whole Enchilada an Ultimate Full Service Wash PackWash Package. That’sYou a can age. That’s a $22.00 value! $22.00 value! You can give the give the gift certificate, or even better, gift certificate, or even better, useuse it yourself!! it yourself!! The Car Wash is now on The Car Wash schedule. is now on We our are winter our winter schedule. We Monday are openthrough from Monopen from Saturday from 8:00 a.m. day through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Sunday through 5 p.m. and and on Sunday from from 8:00 a.m. through 4 p.m., 8:00 a.m. through 4 p.m., as always as always weather depending.


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I would like extend our warmest wishes to I would like extend our warmest wisheveryone for the holiday es to everyone for the holiday season. Weseeing lookyou forward Weseason. look forward soon! seeing you soon! If you have any questions at all,

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This is What Our Advertisers Say About the Women’s Journal! Claudia Alesi Oasis Wellness Spa

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

Beth Berger

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Henlopen Chiropractic and Acupuncture “Over the years, I have advertised in many publications and can honestly say that I have never gotten the response that I have with Sussex County Women’s Journal. The Journal is unique in that it educates our community while being professional and personal. My patients (new and old) love reading the articles and often take multiple copies to give to friends and family. nd not only is it ying 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.”

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”

Chris Rementer Budget Blinds

“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.”

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

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“The 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.”

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lthough had a good e perience at col lege wasn t an academic at heart and knew that spending another for post grad was not for me unless absolutely necessary. Of course it was time to get a ob but where started contacting all the ad ertising companies had been studying o er the past four years and managed to land a handful of inter iews. t became uite clear that nobody was hiring, and that the whole industry was slow enough to grant inter iews as a way of distracting themsel es from the fact that they didn t ha e enough work to do either. The of fers did get would ha e gi en education in estment a return in about years as long as didn t need to pay rent or eat. e all ha e to start somewhere but refused to belie e that my alue to the professional world was within . of minimum wage. ometimes it s not what you know but who you know and that was certainly true with me. y mom had worked for a guy named ob who had started a woman s fo cused educational newspaper out of as e gas years ago and he was trying to get one started in oston. y mom told him my position and soon enough was meeting the resident of The County oman ewspapers. He has trained o er women across the country to publish the format he in ented and told me that fear was the only thing to stop me from doing it too. ob has been in educational publishing since . The more found out about it the more confident became. ot a single paper using his format formula con

cepts marketing and sales techni ues trade secrets and business plan of the usse Coun ty omen s ournal e er went out of business and more to the point my first year gross was plus. complained that didn t ha e any background in publishing and he told me that he had ne er trained anybody with a pub lishing background. o with a little help from my family got the money together for the ini tial down payment and soon was getting all the real world training needed to run my own newspaper. Training took about a week and is contin ual you ne er feel ulnerable. ith se eral other first time entrepreneurs learned e erything that can be taught about the County oman s ewspaper. y the end of the week knew how to operate a women s newspa per sell ad ertising and manage distribu tion. t was all ery fast scary and e citing and before knew it was scheduled to print my first sample run of newspapers back in oston. followed my training called local contributors and scheduled appointments to meet with professionals in industries pro en to ha e strong track records with our format. y the time the first issue was printed had in ad ertising sales. ithin the first years had taken about weeks of acation and grossed o er . . now run two pa pers and estimate their total sale alue around . . hen do sell these papers can go where er want to go and do it all o er again. ometimes daydream about what my ne t ob inter iew will be like if e er want

one and e decided it will probably be sig nificantly different than my last one. f m go ing to e er get on the corporate ladder there s no way m starting on the bottom. n fact e irtually created my own ladder. There are a lot of perks doing what do but it s certainly not all fun and games. lot of it is real work. till any ob worth ha ing is hard work and more to the point most obs not worth ha ing are hard work too. t least like what do and feel confident in calling myself a success only years out of college. was lucky to know ob. There s no way around it. ut most people who can relate to where was years ago don t know ob. like to think that merica can still be about what you know rather than who you know, which is why m writing this article. m a testament to the fact that e eryone ust needs the right break so hopefully anybody reading this now knows of one. There are lots of counties still a ailable so if you would like to know more about publishing our trademarked and copy righted newspaper in your area call ob at l-800-99-EDUCATE. “CHANGE YOUR LIFE THIS YEAR” Check out a few of our websites to see what fully de eloped women s newspapers look like.

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If theydinner order everyday except TuesX: When I startedshopping Confucius, X:or There plenty of chalConfucius. mall setting when I was in were every customer’s taste is different. as HotI Pepper Chicken, my place “ wok” “great wall” alds’, Pizza Hut“free anddeliveries” all other forsuch have to explain to people what something they don’t I wanted to offer a menu that lenges I have faced. The dayquite beginning at 5:00pm. We most “generic” Chinese biggest of all was not knowing we do, but once people give us like, they are welcome opento forsend lunch and dinner a try, they keep coming back. it back for exchange AT Sunday NO restaurants offer. Wherever the market when I first every starting at Voted by the National Women’s Newspaper COST. I want customer to Every Monday, ALL you go, you probably will find opened. The other challenge 11:00am. 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If you like round. 7 days a week haveinaseachance to enjoy about spicy food, we offer dishes decided that I will not name country ( more than McDonson and currently 30 is open for dishes, most of different such as Hot Pepper Chicken, my place “ wok” or “great wall” alds’, Pizza Hut and all other dinner everyday except which Tuesare seafood. day beginning at 5:00pm. For moreWe information, you can open for lunch andcall dinner Confucius at 302-227every Sunday starting 3848ator visit us online at ConVoted by the National Women’s Newspaper 11:00am. Every Monday, ALL fuciusrehobothbeach.com. FISH entrees are on special is located at 57 Confucius while supplies last. Next Feb- Avenue, Rehoboth Wilmington ruary around President’s Beach. Day, we will hold our annual CHIYEAR BUFFET. June/July 2012 The County NESE Woman NEW Newspaper 48 For a fixed amount, you will have a chance to enjoy about 30 different dishes, most of which are seafood. 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Confucius Chinese Restaurant was opened in the spring of 2004 in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Shawn Xiong, the owner, had previously owned a Chinese restaurant in Wilmington prior to relocating to the beach area. Since then, Confucius has been named the best Chinese restaurant in the Delaware Today Magazine, Sussex County Woman and favorably mentioned in various newspaper and magazines. here er you go you probably will find a Chinese eatery in every shopping center that offers pretty much the same items such as lo miens and chow miens. The Confucius menu is more focused on items you don t usually find in those places. The name Confucius lets people know it is Chinese, but with a delicate refined gourmet restaurant and not a fried rice and egg rolls fast food eatery like a McDonalds. There are different popular dishes for different customers depending on their individual personal taste. If you like spicy food, we offer dishes such as Hot Pepper Chicken, Cumin Beef or Kung Pao Shrimp. f you like fish almon and lack ean auce Steam Halibut or Crispy Whole Black Sea Bass

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

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

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