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Do You Do The Lifestyle Lift? advertised that their procedure took “about an hour.” Ours takes two hours, for we spend more time mobilizing and securing the SMAS BY layer and re-draping the skin, which provides VINCENT PERROTTA, M.D. for a longer lasting result and earlier patient satisfaction, respectively.

his is a estio a y o e a d e ha e as ed s o er the years o e erfe tly ho est e sed to re ret to a s er o t ot a y ore s so e of yo o y o earlier this year LifeStyle Lift filed for ha ter a r t y a d losed do re ortedly d e to atie t dissatisfa tio a d i a ro riate ar eti ra ti es d ittedly e are ot ery disa oi ted a o t this e s or a de ade e at hed ea tif l o e fro o r o ity tra el ho rs a ay to der o a ro ed re that as ery ell ar eted t ro ided edio re res lts that did t last early as lo as the s erior res lts o r ersio of the i i fa elift rod es d i ost ases o r ei h ors e ded s e di h ore o ey tha they had a ti i ated ased o their ori i al esti ate e t ally tr th re ails The mini-facelift Dr. Pellegrino and I perform is somewhat similar to the Lifestyle Lift. Our incision lines are almost identical and, like the physicians who used to perform the Lifestyle Lift, we lift and tighten up both the skin and the deep layer of tissue, called the SMAS layer. You might recall Lifestyle Lift

The patient may wash her or his hair in 2-3 days. We remove the sutures in five to seven days. The great majority of swelling resolves LOVE Yourself a Little within ten days and bruising within two to three weeks. Most patients are able to go out to dinner and feel comfortable being seen in public ten days after surgery.


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The typical candidate for our mini-facelift By: J. who is is the individual in Vincent her or his forties Below are the images of one of our patients. Perrotta, MD concerned about skin laxity of the lower face and some jowls, although we both have treated This 59-year-old patient (5’4”, 128 lbs) complained of skin laxity on her lower any are seeking simple, individuals inpeople their sixties. Although our face, descent of her cheeks and early jowl affordable ways enhancing mini-facelift is effective inof tightening skin of formation. We performed a 2-hour minitheir neck, appearance without having the upper a full facelift is more advisable For order to remove stubb these more mature to undergo a prolonged, painful facelift. Her recovery was uneventful. She when there is significant skin laxity of the of fat, we oftentimes p individuals, the only truly effective recovery time. Drs. Christopher particularly pleased with her well-defi ned simultaneous sc some wayisto correct skin laxity is to lower neck as well. Pellegrino and Vincent Perrotta are jawline. liposuction. remove the excess skin via a lifting two cant board certified plastic surgeons A signifi attribute of the mini-facelift is procedure, which means surgery. Peninsula that at there are manyPlastic patientsSurgery who are able to Lasers or other non-invasive As you might imagi offering such treatments. undergo the procedure with local anesthetic devices might be able to produce lift consists of a signifi of surgery. Therefore some skin tightening but not alone. With This the means that, since they don’t advent of bariatric full body lift, we keep enough to satisfy any patient that require generaland anesthesia, they do not medicine surgery, more andhave the hospital for severa has ever entered our office. more Americans are losing to fast or undergo lab studies, and massive they don’t patients who prefer to of weight. While losing A full haveamounts to feel groggy after the procedure. The body lift consistsall of surgical the fat greathand, achievement, it inclusive*on an outpatient basi face-lift, on is theaother usually requires parts of the body lift a removal of excess skin from the creates a problem, which is difficult general anesthesia. sessions, with session lower part of the body, including



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in time by at least the belly, medial thighs, lateral VincEnt j. pErrOtta, MD thr individuals, excess hangs A true convenience for ourskin patients is the Minibuttocks. Face Lift*All Mini Face Lift weeks. This increme thighs and As we procedures must be booked by August 31st, 2011 from the lower belly and produces option to have their surgery in our nationally chriStOphEr j. pELLEGrinO Preskin Op higher reposition the on Post Opaffords the patient the unsightly waviness or rippling on accredited operating room located inside undergoing surgery in the body, the belly and thighs the thighs, and the buttocks slides our Salisbury office complex. Thisthat option Liposuction is a procedure can help sculpt thetighter body by and removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the convenient, warm set appear smoother. downward and loses its definition. hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. During the past decade, liposuction has benefited fro Beauty comes in all sizes. Imagine the possibiliti enables to avoid sharingadults, their personal certified operating As Lastly, we elevate theassisted buttocks, we a procedure we liposuction, commonly perform For them children or young thetechniques, new refinements. A number of new including power laser lipolysis and the syringeroo tec information with yet another and more inside liposuction our Salisbury reestablish its shape, andrecovery it too times. Drs.tightens Pellegrino andinstitution, Perrotta provide precise results and quicker Although is not ao simultaneous to our mini-facelift is fractional loosehelp skin spontaneously for a healthy diet and regular exercise, it can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss smoother. The of overall it alleviates the degree. hassle ofUnfortunately, having to drive to appears to a great CO2 Laser resurfacing the skin around the If you’re considering liposuction, please schedule a consultation with one of our Board Certified Surgeons who can contour and harmony of the Full another thislocation. is not the case mouth, which in erasing therecovery from t your questions andfor givemiddle-aged a professional recommendation basedis onvery your successful individual circumstances. body is greatly enhanced. In usually takes approxi or older adults. vertical wrinkles of the upper and lower lips. Post-op recovery is quite rapid. The patient must wear an elastic garment continuously for By the time her post-op photos were taken, the patient shown above had not undergone three days and thereafter at night for seven. fractional CO2 laser.




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A New ERA In Lens Choice For Cataract Surgery

Charles Curry, MD Cataract surgery is, by far, the most frequently performed procedure by the general ophthalmologist. This, of course, makes it imperative that the surgeon hones his or her skills and utilizes the most advantageous technology to attain repeatable and exceptional results at this most common and, arguably, most important surgical procedure. Here at Delaware Eye Institute, all of our surgeons are dedicated to doing just that. Our surgeons bring years of dedicated service learning their craft and have demonstrated a commitment to openness to the newest technologies to improve our surgical results. Technology has been especially kind to the field of ophthalmology over the last 40 years. Our surgeons here at Delaware ye were among the first in elaware to pioneer modern small-incision, no-

measurements made prior to surgery by instruments measuring through the cataract of the patient to determine best lens choice. While this method of measurement has been effective and accurate for a good portion of patients, there is an inherent aw to measuring through a cataract that can skew these measurements, which must be very precise to attain the best results. The A works by making the calculations of lens power while in the operating room after the surgeon has removed the cataract. This permits much more reliable measurement that requires, typically, only a couple of extra minutes of time while in the operating room. It does not require any repositioning of the patient in the midst of surgery because the A is attached to the operating microscope that is being used throughout the procedure. It does not require a second trip to the operating suite for lens implantation, because a full consignment of lens types and powers are kept on hand in our surgical suite. For the patient and surgeon the process is seamless, while the improved results are dramatic. Studies looking at the results after use of the A versus with traditional lens measurements find that the number of patients with excellent (within 0.5 diopters of the goal) results improved by about 50%.

stitch surgery with foldable intraocular lens implants. This took us from a time where cataract surgery was routinely an inpatient surgery requiring sandbags to immobilize the head for several days postoperatively and a healing process that stretched over several months, to a point of outpatient surgery typically lasting 10-20 minutes with rapid results oftentimes showing significant improvement in visual function within a few days of surgery. We have also been among the leaders in the use of premium intraocular lenses that enable more glasses-independence for those with significance astigmatism and for those who desire less need for glasses for near vision activities. We are excited to, most recently, be the first practice in elaware to offer A Wavefront Aberrometry to our cataract patients to improve their results, i.e. possibly reduce their need for glasses for some activities after surgery. Each of our cataract surgeons now has about two years of experience frequently using this exciting new tool in the surgical suite. This revolutionary system is the first of its kind to gather information in real time during the course of the cataract procedure which helps guide the surgeon in the choice of lens power and type to be used to improve our odds of meeting the patients’ goals for visual function after surgery.

In addition to the improvement in lens power selection the A provides valuable information for dealing with

Traditionally, surgeons have relied on

astigmatism. Astigmatism is a natural irregularity of the shape of the front of the eye that leads to a distortion of images both near and far without glasses correction. Traditional intraocular lenses used at the time of cataract surgery are incapable of correcting astigmatism confining the patient with significant astigmatism to constant glasses wear, even after cataract surgery, for all distances. The A measures astigmatism while in the operating room, permitting two useful strategies for reducing astigmatism postoperatively in these patients: 1) specialized premium lens implants called toric lenses can be chosen and accurately positioned in the eye to maximize reduction of astigmatism, 2) standard lens implants can be used, but supplemented with corneal incisions guided by the A to help reduce astigmatism. These strategies can reduce or eliminate astigmatic glasses need after surgery. It is always important to keep in mind that no technology or surgical procedure is perfect. The A Wavefront Aberrometer is one more tool that improves our results after cataract surgery. No machine or surgeon can guarantee a patient perfect glassesfree eyesight after surgery. Almost all patients, regardless of technology used, will find they re uire glasses for near vision activities after cataract surgery. Almost all patients will find their distance vision could be improved, at least slightly, by a mild pair of glasses for the distance after surgery. The A and other technologies we use at Delaware Eye Institute permit a larger number of patients to function more comfortably for more activities without the use of spectacles. We are committed to continued advances that facilitate continued improvement in these results. The most ringing endorsement I can give is to echo r. obinson s statement that “If I, or my family members, were having cataract surgery I would insist on my surgeon use the A System intraoperatively”.

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Meet Nform (our new fitting system) Change has become the norm at Delaware Eye Optical! Nform dispensing system is an application that makes frame and lens selection easier for our patients and assists in education as well as By: Glenn Courtney, A.B.O.C. measurement accuracy; it’s a big hit of Delaware Eye Optical at Delaware Eye Optical. The system is currently available in our Rehoboth Beach Eye Institute location with rollout at our other locations later this year has created a bu on our fitting oor. The application installed on an i ad takes up to four pictures or short videos of our patients and can be enlarged to enhance styles, shapes and colors, enabling our patients to narrow their choice quickly with side by side comparisons and different view angles. This is very important for those whose vision is compromised when they remove their prescription and assistance is needed typically with a magnifying mirror. No more magnifying mirrors, just put your old prescription back on and view the pictures.

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The Nform application also has fully interactive augmented reality orientations for a variety of lens treatments and prescription alternatives. atient education topics include: refractive vision disorder, anti-glare lenses, anti-fog coatings, polarized lenses, edge and thickness calculations, transition lenses, digital / freeform lenses, multifocal comparisons, and a progressive tutorial. These various demonstrations aid us in our patient engagement through the decision process and ultimately provide our patients complete satisfaction.

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erhaps the most important aspect of the application is its measurement feature. The smart centration technology serves as an easy accurate measuring tool, that can assess height, bridge, panto and monocular visual axis’s, BVD, wrap, near and far visual axis’s and reading distance. If you have ever heard the line ‘pictures don’t lie’ this is a perfect example of that slogan. Measurements through the photographic system portray the frame and individual layout of one’s visual axis’s (where light actually enters the eye and onto the fovea) so our opticians collect highly accurate data. This type of measuring application is critical to maximi ing the digital lenses we fit on a majority of our patients. Our lab inputs the measurements we collect, frame parameters and your prescription in their computes to create individual lens’s that are the most accurately available in today’s eyewear. When we combine the accuracy of our lenses with the frame selection available at our locations, our patients are the most satisfied in the region.

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New Techniques In MRI 3T Imaging Allows For A Better Diagnosis

By Dr. Philip Chao

head trauma, brain atrophy and stroke. In all of these diseases, the connections in the brain are disorganized various care. bviouslyand alllead teststohave to be brain and with psychiatric I interpreted what isdisorders. going on in mention this because surprisingly your With your family history few care. neurologists or neurosurgeons seem to have much interest in and a whole host of other factors. studying microbleeds which Even at thethese best medical facilities, are so vital to the understanding mistakes that can literally of brain happen diseases. Sadly, it appears one has to goadiology to university cause death. results hospitals to have a reasonable are only a part of your diagnosis. discussion of this concept.

No one test is 100% sensitive or There are many brain accurate. ostsoradiology tests are diseases that require SWI at 3T, RI is constantly changing and Our two 3T MRI centers were considered good if they are more new techniques and knowledge however, patients tell us that created to at provide state of than accurate. That means when -they ask their doctors about is shared the annual meeting this, they are met with blank the 3T International Society for at least one in ten will notashow theofart MRI to the people stare. Do your own web search. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine the problem. ne reason for this in of Delaware. We have been Inform yourself. Feel free to give (ISMRM). At the last meeting, duetotodiscuss. patient motion. doing thatwere for over 8 years but Dr. exams Chao aiscall This there examples of coronary is just ONE of literally hundreds artery imaging completed within Sometimes it an older generation some people still do not realize of benefits of 3T MRI imaging. minutes, trauma highscanner which does not have the 15 benefits of brain T imaging. Simply These reasons, amongst others, resolution imaging at 3T, MR right ut more often put,neurography higher quality allow MR the are whysoftware. MRI Consultants, with at images 3T, functional twonot, 3T MRI scanners, was created. than it is the inexperience of the and PTSD. oneimaging to makeofa brain bettertrauma diagnosis. id We have more than eight years Each one of these topics could radiologist. r. hao has year of you know that one in ten people experience and continue to explore fill this article, but I will use an experience andWe he have sees the willexample receive that a misdiagnosis? the benefits. an findings office hits close toMost home. in New Castle County and that other doctors miss. singoneTin people realize that misdiagnoses I recently saw a college student Sussex County. technology we fre uently find canwho happen 1 in 20 willhead have a had but sports-related many smaller tumorsshould or fractures or MR neurography be treatment delay or could evenindie trauma; he had difficulty used for most patients who have concentration and a decline in subtle tears because of the greater as a result. atients generally leave grades. The student and physicians a peripheral neuropathy which is resolution. ourknew facility with the report. When not explained by MR scans of the there was a problem but all spine. To date, I have not had a timethe allows, patients also have the MRI scans were negative. A 3T singleIrequest MRyou Neurography. MRI performed Lastly, want tofor leave with opportunity to chatwith withsusceptibility the doctor. Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) weighted (SWI) revealed the something which I hope will change Having a doctor on premises allows problem. Even though the previous shows the connections in the your lifeand or that someone you us to provide safenegative, IV sedation for brain can of show evidence studies were a better of microscopic – only for study microscopic bleeding love. A fantastic trauma new technology those thatshowed are highly claustrophobic. doctors have asked about this very in the brain. This is only possible curing stroke has been discovered— If you can’t stay still, you will not important technique. If you have using the higher resolution of 3T and has been implemented get (or a clear picture. Sometimes head trauma and have difficulty 7T—not easily available). thinking, you in ew astle need ountya DTI study and sedation is the only option. We are Over the past few years, we a SWI study done at 3T. elaware t is now the have only found facilities in microbleeds elaware to are these In addition to our years of possible to actually related to a host of brain offer this extraordinary leveldiseases of care. experience and exploration of the including: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cure about in stroke Communication is important. victims if the right care is provided. This new When you leave with your pictures procedure is called “stent and a quick discussion of your tests retriever technology. results most people are happier. o a web search stent Also, being able to ask questions retriever trials . earn helps the patient feel they have more about it and call and control over their medical problem. ask uestions. We need Understanding that understanding to have this life-saving your test results can have multiple tech in all three of our impacts on your health care, puts counties. ight now only a patent in a better position to One patient with severe dizziness - has ew astle has ut left pons. It is hemorrhage in it. the mid monitor their own health care. the dark black area in the middle of the Athlete with several concussions with the entire hospital system In this increasingly complicated image. 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benefits of MRI at its best, we also offer patients the possibility of IV sedation. We scan patients that simply cannot benot scanned Alas, that is currently the case elsewhere. offer IV valium in all ma or We hospitals. ut with your sedation (which usually lasts for help we can do this. Another related one 15-minute study) for $50. This allows patients who are of new advancement is the existence extremely claustrophobic or are ambulances that actually have a in T great pain to be comfortable while scanner The scan is done in they areinside successfully scanned. Sadly, not all doctors offices are the ambulance instead of waiting aware that we offer this service for it to be done in a busy hospital. and many patients fail to get good Amazing, treatment canbefore frequently studies multiple times begin IN theus. ambulance and if the discovering

patient does not improve by the As an aside, you are probably time they to the hospital then the aware thatget most insurance companies now require patient can go directly toprior the angio authorization before agreeing to suite where a neuro-interventional pay for Advanced Imaging. What radiologist can stent many people douse notthe know is retriever that in physically order to prevent self-referral and to pull out the blockage inappropriate imaging, this request and cure the stroke. While we are for authorization must come from not involved this,you it is the directly doctor who knowsinwhy need an theexciting study. Increasingly, such development, we the insurance ask wanted to sharecompanies this very exciting— questions to determine why a study and hugely important—breakis being ordered. We understand that this Strokes added procedural hurdle through. kill in of us. is cumbersome for the referring Just think, it may be possible to physicians but until Highmark save to others) of these people BCBSup(and change the rules, we are obligated to follow and completely cure their stroke them. making This authorization can be while strokes smaller and acquired online in a relatively short less damaging for the other 67% period of time and is required in of order for the patientAS to receiveAS stroke victims the coverage guaranteed byAnd theirask read about this on the web. premiums. your doctor uestions. We provide Let’s all pitchstate-of-the-art in to make the MRI imaging and continue to difference. offer incredible new techniques to help patients. We have many

studies that other MRI offices don’t provide. Just call and ask. About Dr. Chao

Dr. Philip Chao graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and was Scholar of the House. He continued his studies at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, receiving his medical degree in 1983. After a transitional internship year at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY, Dr. Chao did his residency in Radiology at Brooklyn’s SUNY Health Science Center (19841987), where he became Chief Resident. He stayed on to complete a fellowship in Neuroradiology (19871988). Dr. Chao has been interested in MRI technology since its very beginning the first I scan took place in 1981 while he was pursuing his medical studies. The University of Pennsylvania, where Dr. Chao was both a Body MRI Fellow (19881990) and a Neuroradiology Fellow (1989-1990), was at the heart of the development of this technology and Dr. Chao was able to work with pioneers in I on the first Signa . (tesla) scanner. His advanced research and specializations complete, Dr. Chao left the University of Pennsylvania for a position as Director of MRI in ilmington, D a position he held for 14 years. Dr. Chao eventually left that position to create the best MRI Center in Delaware which uses the very latest technology: 3T MRI. While 3T (tesla) scanners have been used for scanning research patients since 2002, these advanced, more powerful MRI scanners only became available for clinical use in 2004. Dr. Chao worked hard to bring 3T technology to Delaware and in February 2007, MRI Consultants, LLC began operating the first scanner in the State. is the newest horizon for MRI.

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Holidays and Heart Attacks: Keep the Fun, Reduce the Funk BY R. ALBERTO ROSA, M.D. IN COLLABORATION WITH



s the Holiday Season approaches, and beginning with Thanksgiving dinner, it is a known fact that the risk of having a heart attack goes si ni cantly. n act, hea t related deaths go by up as much as 5 % during the holi ays. Multiple reasons have been discussed for this unfortunate statistics: First of all, Stress, be it from preparing for or hosting the year’s great family gathering, traveling, dealing with certain family members or friends, getting upset at your favorite team loosing that football game, etc. It might be helpful to avoid situations that bring your stress levels up or at least, take things in strides and try to enjoy the real reasons why we cherish this most American of all holidays.

you are hosting the meal), are also important in reducing the risks. This is particularly critical for people with already established heart disease. The salt load can lead to exacerbation of heart failure in many people.

Second, our traditional Thanksgiving dinner can add as much as 4,000 calories to our diet, all in one sitting (or two, or more, depending on how many helpings). And this meal is particularly rich in fats and salt which conversely translate in elevation of blood pressure and heart rate. Our digestive system needs to work overtime to deal with the extra load and all of these increases the work on the heart as well, equivalent to a moderate exercise session (even though it’s likely happening sitting on a couch). Furthermore, the risk of plaque rupture in our coronary vessels goes up within the first two hours after a heavy meal, leading to a heart attack.

Another factor to consider is alcohol. Many people that normally don’t drink do indulge a little during holidays. And regular drinkers tend to be more liberal as well. We all know that alcohol promotes faster heart rates that can lead to abnormal heart rhythms (the so called “Holiday Heart syndrome”), increase blood

pressure and consequently the risks of compounding already existing heart troubles or bringing about new ones. The proverbial moderation in alcohol consumption still applies during the holiday season: 1-2 drinks, or at least go slow and try to drink plenty of water between the wine glasses or cocktails. Not to mention the driving under the in uence related problems ar accidents is the second cause of holiday related deaths. So, as we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, let’s keep in mind that along with the joy of family and friends, food and wine and also football, there are other factors hiding in plain sight, if we think about it that could bring the funk to what should be a fun filled time of the year. Let’s try to make fun memories this year!

One easy way of reducing these risks is to take a 30 minute walk during the preceding 12 hours to the big dinner. Additionally, eating smaller portions and having healthier choices when it comes to food selection and offering (if

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 i pl nt tions. Dr. os is bo r certi e by the eric n o r s o ntern l Me icine n r iolo y. He is lso erti e vi tion Me ic l E iner n is o r erti e in ucle r Me icine.

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder • Difficulty opening and closing your mouth • Locked or stiff jaw when you talk, yawn or eat The joint works properly when the • Sensitive teeth when no lower jaw and its joint (both the right and left) are synchronized dental problems can be during movement. TMD may found occur when the jaw twists during • An earache without an opening, closing or side-motion infection the skull, allowing you to move your jaw forward, sideways and open and close.


Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) describes a variety of conditions that affect jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints and nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Symptoms may occur on one or both sides of the face, head or jaw, or develop after an injury. TMD affects more than twice as many women than men.

What is the Temporomandibular Joint? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint that slides and rotates just in front of your ear, consisting of the temporal bone (side of the skull) and the mandible (lower jaw). Chewing muscles connect the lower jaw to

movements. These movements affect the jaw joint and the muscles that control chewing.

How to Treat TMD

The majority of cases can be treated by unloading (resting) What Causes TMD? the joint, taking a non-aspirin Trauma to the jaw or jaw joint pain reliever and practicing stress sometimes plays a role in TMD, management and relaxation but in most cases the cause of the techniques. Most treatment for disorder is unknown. Most experts TMD is simple, often can be suggest that certain tasks, either done at home, and does not need mental or physical, may cause or surgery. For example, control aggravate TMD, such as stressful clenching or grinding during situations. Most discomfort the day by sticking your tongue is caused from overuse of the between your teeth. Eating soft muscles specifically clenching or foods and avoiding chewing gum grinding teeth (bruxism). These also help relax the muscles. excessive habits tire the jaw muscles and lead to discomfort, Most people will experience such as headaches or neck pain. relief with minor treatment. More severe cases may be treated Symptoms of TMD with physical therapy, ice and • Jaw pain or soreness that is hot packs, posture training and more prevalent in the orthopedic appliance therapy morning or late afternoon (splint, or bite guard). When • Jaw pain when you chew, necessary, stronger pain or antibite or yawn in ammatory medications muscle • Clicking when opening and relaxants or antidepressants may closing your mouth help ease symptoms.

Is TMD Permanent? The condition is often cyclical and may recur during times of stress, good or bad. As the patient, you should be active in your treatment by being aware of the causes of your jaw problems after seeing a dentist for a diagnosis regime. Make routine dental appointments, so your doctor can check TMD on a regular basis.

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Relief For Overactive Bladder

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Tibial nerve stimulation helps women to reclaim active lives


bout half of all women experience stress incontinence -- losing urine when they cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise -- at some point in life. It’s a common problem in women of all ages, starting in their 20s. Many women tell us stress incontinence limits their ability to work out or enjoy an active social life. Many women suffer from overactive bladder, or OAB, in which they need to urinate frequently or have a sudden, urgent need to go to the bathroom. In fact, about 40 percent of women in the United States have OAB, making more than eight trips to the bathroom during their waking hours and often getting up at night. There are several methods to treat the

problem, including medications and behavior changes that can help. One effective option is a nonsurgical treatment called tibial nerve stimulation. This option often works when medications and other treatments have not provided relief.

How does tibial nerve stimulation work?

Essentially, it’s an acupuncture needle inserted into the skin to stimulate the anterior tibial nerve on the outside part of the ankle. Most people say it hurts less than a bug bite. Typically, patients get weekly treatments for 30 minutes for 12 weeks. Some patients might require treatment twice a week—the schedule can vary based on how each individual responds.

Improvement in five weeks

Most women see improvement by the fifth wee , as their symptoms decline. For people who have been struggling with the discomfort and challenges of OAB, the change marks a big improvement in quality of life. enefits of the treatment include using the bathroom less frequently especially in the middle of the night, getting a better night’s sleep and feeling more rested. In terms of urgency, patients say they have more time to get to the bathroom, which reduces their anxiety about leaking urine. Further, people who respond well to tibial nerve stimulation can be gradually weaned off of

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

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

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

Howard B. Goldstein, D.O., MPH, is a urogynecologist with the Christiana Care Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery. Dr. Goldstein completed his fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

Safe and effective

Although many people aren’t familiar with it, tibial nerve stimulation is not an experimental treatment. We’ve been doing the procedure for six years, and it’s been around for more than 10 years, starting in Europe – and the success rate to cure or improve OAB is about 75 percent. Even though it is effective, tibial nerve stimulation is not permanent. The positive impact lasts nine months to 18 months. Happily, the neurological system has a good memory, so the response is much quicker the second time around, likely in four weeks.


Medicare and most private insurance companies cover the cost. Many insurance companies require that patients try other treatment areas such as medication before tibial nerve stimulation. Our practice offers the procedure at our Christiana Hospital, Medical Arts avilion office and at Concord Health Center. Tibial nerve stimulation is providing welcome relief for many patients with OAB. A tiny needle once a week makes a huge impact on their daily lives. To learn more or make an appointment, call 800-693-CARE (2273). Please mention you read about this treatment in The Women’s Journal.

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

Matthew Fagan, M.D., MS, is a urogynecologist with the Christiana Care Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery. Dr. Fagan completed his fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Greater Baltimore Medical Center/University of Maryland.

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Just Move! Written By

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If a prescription existed that could add years and improve quality of life, and actually make you physiologically younger, would you take it? Movement and exercise has been shown to do just that! Aging causes detrimental changes that seem inevitable. Some are, but we’re increasingly realizing that inactivity is a major contributor to these changes. Exercising and moving has multiple positive effects and can prevent and improve the course of disease. The effects of aging can begin as early as our twenties with our heart slowly becoming less efficient. eak capacity to pump blood decreases 5-10% per decade, eventually causing shortness of breath and fatigue with moderate activity. By middle age blood vessels begin to stiffen increasing blood pressure. Aging often leads to increased weight and body fat, abnormal cholesterol levels and blood glucose levels. uscles tissue decreases, tendons and ligaments become less elastic, and mineral content in bone decreases raising the risk for fractures. The antidote for much of this is within our reach. Research has shown that many changes occurring with aging are due largely to disuse. A study done in 1966 at University of Texas Southwestern edical School involved five healthy -year-old men who spent three weeks at bedrest. y the end of the three weeks they had developed traits typical of men in their 40’s and 50’s with increased resting heart rates, increased blood pressure, decreased heart pumping capacity, a rise in body fat and decreased muscle strength. After an eight week exercise program they were back to baseline and even had improved measures. y fifty years of age they had gained an average of fifty pounds body fat had doubled and cardiac function decreased. After six months of endurance training cardiac function was back to initial baselines that had been measured at twenty years of age. This study indicates exercise can turn back the clock.

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xercise affects multiple body systems. uscle mass and strength increases, “bad” cholesterol decreases while good cholesterol decreases. evels of insulin and blood sugar lower allowing many to stop taking medication for diabetes. epression may lessen memory and quality of sleep often improves. Stiffness and achiness of oints lessen with movement. oderate exercise has been shown to improve function of our immune system and may decrease incidence of infection. The American ollege of Rheumatology recommends 150 minutes/ week of moderate intensity exercise during which you can talk normally . xercise does not need to be intense and any increase in movement can result in benefits. esearch suggests that walking two minutes every hour during prolonged sitting can help reverse negative effects. Those who sit for a ma ority of the day develop increased morbidity and mortality, even if they exercise regularly. Spending a few minutes each hour doing a light intensity activity such as walking cleaning or gardening can increase the longevity of those who sit more than half their day. So remember to get up fre uently take the stairs park in a remote parking spot and dance when you have the chance. We at elaware Arthritis understand the role that physical activity and exercise plays in our patients’ overall health and well-being. At The Wellness enter multiple classes are offered including oga umba and ilates which are convenient in a serene setting. any online resources exist to give advice to those interested in starting an exercise program, educate on types of exercise and offer ways to record progress. The Arthritis oundation offers lists of simple workout routines exercise videos and s and brochures that address uestions at www.arthritis. org. The ational nstitute of Aging also offers helpful information at ife.


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Replace Teeth Using Dental Implants – Peninsula Total Dental Center Doctors Perim and Perez-Mera are specialists eager to help you gain oral health! Teeth are susceptible to dental decay as well as the need for root canal therapy; dental implants are metal and do not decay or need root canal. Teeth may also be susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease, while dental implants may be susceptible to an in ammatory response to bacterial biofilm of the tissues surrounding the implant, which can result in disintegration of the bone to the implant.

scans). Planning with the help of computer imaging ensures that dental implants can be placed in exactly the right position in the bone.

How do implant tooth replacements differ from teeth?

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Am I a candidate for dental implants? If you have lost teeth you may be a good candidate for dental implants. It is important that you are in good health, however, as there are some conditions and diseases that can affect whether dental implants are right for you. For example, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, radiation to the jaws, smoking, alcoholism, or uncontrolled periodontal (gum) disease may affect whether dental implants will fuse to your bone. It is important to let the dental team at Peninsula Total Dental Care know all about your medical status (past and present) together with all medications you are taking.

Natural teeth and dental implants may look the same, feel the same, and even function in a similar way, but they are very different. The most important differences are in the way they attach to the surrounding bone, their response to dental disease, their maintenance, and repair.

A Dental Team is important for Placement and Restoration of Implants A dental team of specialists, Drs. Perim and Perez-Mera are trained to assess and plan dental implant placement and restoration — the fabrication of the crowns, bridgework or dentures that attach atop the implants and are visible in your mouth. Peninsula Total Dental Care, in Salisbury, Maryland provides both surgical and restorative specialties to plan and place dental implants — as

Teeth attach to the surrounding bone by a ligament made up of collagen fibers that oin into the tooth on one side and bone on the other. Dental implants fuse directly to the bone. The gum tissues also attach to the root of a tooth with collagen fibers as described above. However, gum tissues can only stick to the surface of dental implants.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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Dr. Pasquale Petrera

Dr. Pasquale Petrera of Peninsula Orthopedic Associates has been using groundbreaking technology for knee replacement surgery in Salisbury. Now, Dr. Petrera is performing this same procedure at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. This new technology offers guided personalized total knee surgeries for patients. ExactechGPS® Guided Personalized Surgery is the latest advancement in technology that provides surgeons with real-time visual guidance and alignment data in total knee surgery. Similar to a navigation device in your car, this advanced platform provides a visual map of the patient’s joint on a screen, allowing surgeons to easily make adjustments, use minimally invasive techniques and perform implant alignment relative to the patient’s needs. Dr. Petrera notes, “Most total knee surgeons are using 40 year old technology to implant knees in 2015. The ExactechGPS system is the most innovative up-to-date technology in total knee replacement. It is accurate to within 1° or 1 mm of variation. Patients need to ask for this level of accuracy to obtain a

About Us Nanticoke Health Services includes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and the Nanticoke Physician Network. Nanticoke Health Services has been named one of the Top laces to Work in ealthcare by ecker s ospital eview for five years in a row. anticoke emorial ospital holds a evel Trauma enter certification and is the only hospital on the elmarva eninsula to receive a -star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nanticoke is nationally certified by the oint ommission as a rimary Stroke enter and is a old lus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Services holds Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is a member of the Association of Community Cancer enters. anticoke s medical staff includes over active and community affiliate health care providers practicing in 40 different specialties.

well-functioning knee replacement. Many orthopedic studies have shown a lower revision rate with the use of navigation in total knee replacement.” ExactechGPS combines surgeon expertise with an advanced computer system to perform the patient’s knee surgery with a goal of advanced accuracy and precision. Personalized for a patient’s unique bone structure and anatomy, ExactechGPS allows surgeons to decide where to remove bone and place the knee implant in the optimal position. Combined with Optetrak®, a knee system that has a proven lineage of excellent long-term clinical outcomes1, surgeons are able to have the best of both worlds – a proven implant foundation1 with today’s most modern surgical technologies. Dr. Petrera goes on to say, “Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s commitment to care is evident in their purchase of the ExactechGPS unit to allow the newest, most up-to-date technology to be available to patients in Sussex County and the lower Delaware area. Coupled with exemplary customer service Nanticoke has a combination that can’t be beat.” For more information about ExactechGPS or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Petrera, call 877-749- 4154 or visit Dr. Petrera has o ce ho s in both alisb y and Berlin, Maryland as well as in Millsboro and Seaford, Delaware. Additional information about the technology can be found at

Peninsula Orthopedic Associates: For more than 50 years, Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates has provided exceptional orthopaedic care to the Delmarva Peninsula community. Our 14 physicians represent a broad spectrum of subspecialty care offering advanced orthopaedic treatments and diagnostic services to our patients. From sports medicine and joint care and replacement to bone wellness and spine care POA is recognized as one of the premier orthopaedic groups on the east coast. ourteen doctors one unified voice. ur overriding philosophy That the best patient experience is predicated upon a focused approach. The physicians of Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates Whether you’re affected by a playground injury or an advanced degenerative disease, you can trust that you’ll receive the right treatment for your situation. ecogni ed as one of the premier orthopaedic groups on the east coast, POA values the intimacy of a small town atmosphere – our patients are our friends and neighbors, not just procedures.

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During a total knee replacement, ExactechGPS® maps each person’s individual joint using an infrared camera and active tracker technology working together to monitor the position and mechanical alignment of the joint replacement. The surgeon places simple trackers on the patient’s bone, sending data on the individual’s knee structure and joint movejments to the computer. The computer then displays in graphical format the calculated key measurements, allowing the surgeon to decide where to remove bone and appropriately place the implant. The image on the left (pre-surgery) shows how a misaligned joint impacts the anatomical structure of the joint. The image on the right (post-surgery) shows a properly aligned joint using the ExactechGPS® technology. Using this technology allows the surgeon to make adjustments to ensure accurate and precise placement of the knee implant, based on the patient’s unique anatomy. It provides surgeons with a comprehensive view of the knee joint and bone structure, including ey oints which a e no mally i c lt to iew in nee s e y. t often causes less blood in the knee during surgery which means less pain and a quicker return to mobility for the patient.

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MAKE DELMARVA’S ONLY FOUR-STAR HOSPITAL YOUR FIRST CHOICE. There are many hospitals to choose from on Delmarva, but only one was rated highest on the Delmarva Peninsula by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for patient experience: Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Just one more reason you can feel good about choosing Nanticoke.

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Choosing The Right Hospice In just 39 years, the amount of hospice providers nation wide as grown exponentially. As with most services, there are many factors to consider when selecting a hospice provider for either yourself or a loved one. To help navigate the variety of options, Consumer Reports published an article, “How to Find a Good Hospice Program: Six Features to Look for” and Delaware Hospice is the only organization in the area to meet all of the criteria.

1. ot o o t stat s an 20 yea s of experience. Delaware Hospice is the only

not-for-profit hospice serving elaware. We were established in 1982 by Delawareans who saw a need for hospice care in our area. Throughout our years of service to elawareans we have become a trusted community partner in providing the highest uality hospice and healthcare services through end-of-life education and support.

2. Hos ice ce ti e n ses an octo s on sta an a ailable 24 ho s e ay.

the three counties in elaware. With these partnerships we are able to offer our families with timely visits and expert care. 6. Medicare approval. Delaware Hospice is a Medicare and Medicaid as well as state licensed hospice program. ecently we have achieved re-accreditation from The oint ommission s old Seal of Approval for ome are Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. stablished in The oint ommission s ome are Accreditation program supports the efforts of its accredited organi ations to help deliver safe high uality care and services. ore than home care programs currently maintain accreditation awarded for a three-year period by The oint ommission. elaware ospice has also earned the lite Status in the ospice onors from eyta . As a data-driven management company eyta works with thousands of healthcare agencies including elaware ospice to compile accurate up-to-date

survey information. As a named ospice onors lite member an organi ation must have scored better than the national average on all of the evaluated uestions provided to family members.

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

y having certified hospice personnel on staff we are able to truly care for the individual needs of our patients. egardless of the time of day patients and caregivers are able to talk with a nurse nurse practitioner or doctor that will be able to answer uestions.

3. Palliative care consultants who begin care if you’re not yet ready for hospice.

ur elaware alliative program assists with the physical and psychosocial burdens of a serious illness through home visits by a physician nurse practitioner and a social worker. elaware alliative patients are able to benefit from the individuali ed care provided while they still receive curative treatment.

4. n in atient nit, whe e atients can go if symptoms can’t be managed at home. Delaware Hospice has the Delaware

ospice enter in ilford providing -single patient family suites that are set in a comfortable and peaceful home-like atmosphere with space for your family to gather. A team of professionals will provide speciali ed hospice care hours a day allowing family members to spend uality time together. isitors are encouraged to use family oriented spaces including the country kitchen living room family room and a children s playroom. amilies are also able to en oy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens.

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By Carolyn O’Neal STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING MANAGER CHEER HOME SERVICES “My … It’s been a long day. Doctors’ appointments are so exhausting to me now. It’s so cold outside and getting in and out of the car is no easy task for me anymore. My daughter tries to be patient with me, but I can tell from her body language that she wishes I would hurry along. I think I’ll watch a little television and try to unwind before I go to bed. “Rudolph, Frosty and Charlie Brown – those three characters are still having holiday specials on television. I

remember watching those decades ago with my three children. Seeing their little faces sparkle with excitement was more rewarding to me than what was on the screen. I’ll bet my children are watching these same shows with their children right now. I wish I could be with them. “The thought of another Christmas day alone saddens me. I know my family will make an effort to include me in their holidays in some way, but sometimes it feels like they are doing their duty and not because they really want me to be part of it. My eldest, John, and his family will visit for a few hours during the holiday week, but I always feel their visits are rushed. They can never stay past a certain time because they have somewhere else to be. Daughter Susan will mail her package of expensive perfumes to me from California and I can depend on her telephone call after I have gone to bed because she always “forgets” about the time zone difference. My

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youngest child, Mary, will insist I spend a complete day at her house and participate in her family dinner. The food is good and I enjoy playing with my grandchildren. However, there is so much noise and activity that sometimes I feel overwhelmed. But since I don’t drive and they picked me up, I can’t go home until they are ready to take me. That is usually in the evening after all their other visitors have left. It takes me two days following that visit to recover my strength. “I know I shouldn’t complain. I am thankful to have another holiday with my family. I never know if it will be my last.” Do you have a loved one who may have these thoughts about the holidays? For many senior citizens the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. Many have experienced emotional and social losses that can leave them feeling friendless and isolated. You can help them enjoy the holiday season by following these simple tips: 1. Reach out – Social connection is especially important for the elderly at this time of year. The best gift you can give them is your time. Depression is a dangerous and life-threatening illness in older people. Research has documented that loneliness is associated with major depression and with suicidal thoughts and impulses. Listen and understand when they want to talk, even if it is negative. Your empathy is vital to them. 2. Remind the elderly how important they are to you – The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, so be extra careful not to

By simplifying and concentrating on what really matters – people – you can offer your senior loved ones a joyous holiday season.

It is CHEER’s mission to promote and maintain the highest quality of life and independence by developing and providing services that meet the continuing needs of people 50 and over. CHEER is a licensed, bonded, and insured Home Health Care agency. For more information call either 302-856-5187 or 302-854-9555, or go to our website at CHEER is a non-profit senior services agency funded in part by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, United Way of Delaware, and private donations.

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let your own tired body language show through. Do what you can without stressing yourself out. Set realistic goals for yourself. Travel and meeting with people can be physically and mentally exhausting for you too. Don’t overdo your schedule so much that you don’t have time left to give to the elderly. Let them know you “want” to be with them. 3. Keep set schedules – Respect the schedules of senior citizens. Staying up later to accommodate family visits or having to eat later in the evening can be difficult and stressful for a senior. f older family members tire easily or are vulnerable to over-stimulation, limit the length of time they are included. The noise and confusion of a family gathering can lead to irritability or exhaustion, so schedule time for them to take a nap, if necessary, in a designated “quiet room.” 4. Include seniors in on the activities – Break down tasks to include your oldest family members. Older adults with physical limitations can still be included with simple tasks such as folding napkins. Enjoy activities together that are free, such as taking a drive to look at holiday decorations. 5. Monitor medications and alcohol – Be sure to help seniors adhere to their regular schedule of medications during the bustle of the holidays. Pay attention to their alcohol consumption too because it can provoke inappropriate behavior or interfere with medications.


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Gyrotonic Training only Gyrotonic instructor in the State of Delaware and her business Forever Fit Foundation is the only place to train. “Gyrotonic is a three dimensional uid system of exercises in limitless directions. This allows a person to stretch, bend, twist and turn muscles with minimal effort and there is no stress on the joints.”

By Nancy Hawkins Rigg Founder and Owner, Forever Fit Foundation


hat is the Gyrotonic Expansion System? Breaking down the word Gyrotonic, Gyro-means spiral or circular and Tonic-means to tone or invigorate, we have a system of movement based on yoga, swimming, ballet, Tai Chi and gymnastics. “It’s like swimming on land”, touts Gyrotonic trainer Nancy Hawkins Rigg. Rigg is the

Most traditional ieces of fitness equipment segment the body such as: chest, back, biceps, abdominals, etc. The Gyrotonic ansion ystem rovides a ow workout for the entire body, not just certain parts of it. Gyrotonic exercises improve cardiovascular and aerobic stimulation and neuromuscular rejuvenation.

shoulders to hips. Several of our clients have neurological conditions such as: Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and brain trauma. We train professional athletes who really improve their sports performance. The golfers can’t seem to live without it.” Gyrotonic movement can be used to enhance other mindbody practices including yoga and Pilates. It also provides a gentle cardiovascular and strengthening workout option for injury rehabilitation and recovery. It is a unique, fun and very effective training modality.

The technique is used for sports s ecific, thera eutic and general body conditioning. “We have a wide variety of individuals who are trained on the Gyrotonic. A lot of our clients are recovering from injuries ranging from back to

The main benefits of Gyrotonic training are: • Stretches & strengthens musculature • improves posture • releases the tension in the body • increases flexibility • increases range of motion • develops body alignment awareness • develops coordination • articulates the spine • puts no stress on the joints • creates balanced support system for the skeleton • improves circulation • reconditions the nervous system.

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The Value of Doing What the Doctor Tells You There’s a big difference between the words “prescription” and “suggestion.” But staying on schedule when you have multiple prescription medications can be much more difficult than many realize. So pharmacists as a profession are working hard to develop relationships with patients so they understand the importance of taking their medications and are clear on how to adhere to prescribed dosage regimens. They can also offer suggestions on how to stay on the right course. Pharmacy interventions for patients starting new medications can improve adherence, lower health care utilization and reduce overall health care costs, according to a new study released by Walgreens. The study, “Improving Medication Adherence and Healthcare Outcomes in a Commercial Population Through a Retail Pharmacy Chain,” is one of the first to uantify the total savings this type of approach to medication management can generate for patients and payers. It was presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Conference in Orlando, Fla. last week. “This data demonstrates that reaching patients when they start new medications through multiple pharmacy-led channels, including one-on-one consultations, can play an important role in driving better health outcomes,” said Harry Leider, M.D., Walgreens chief medical officer. These interventions, along with ongoing support from pharmacy staff, translate into patients being less likely to end up in high-

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cost settings like the hospital or emergency room.” The study, conducted as a collaboration between Walgreens Health Services and Outcomes Research and IMS Health, evaluated patients starting new medications across 16 drug classes, and analyzed the difference in outcomes between patients who received pharmacy interventions at Walgreens, and a control group of matched non-Walgreens control patients over a six-month period. The interventions included pharmacist consultations, both face-to-face and over the phone, and reminders for prescription refills and pick-up via automated calls, text messages and e-mail. ighlights from the study sho that benefits for the patient group receiving pharmacy interventions included: Total -month cost savings of $1 4, or 3 percent per patient 3 percent greater medication adherence Nearly percent lower hospital admissions Nearly 3 percent lower emergency room visits and $3 lower emergency room costs per patient

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seventy-five percent of Americans live within five miles of a Walgreens drugstore. That puts most people close to a much wider range of health care services than they may know. And your pharmacist will be happy to tell you all about them.

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

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

Flu Shots

Hepatitis A & B Vaccine

Pneumonia vaccine

Blood Pressure Measuring

Shingles vaccine

Tdap Vaccine

Most Insurances accepted

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



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Say Goodbye to Hemorrhoids! New, Pain-Free Method Takes Only 30 to 60 seconds! It’s now easier than ever to stop living with the discomfort and irritation of hemorrhoids. The board-certified male and female gastroenterologists at Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates (HGA) use a new, nonsurgical, virtually painless treatment to make hemorrhoids disappear — with an in-office procedure that takes only 30 to 60 seconds! Since this new method earned FDA approval, our gastroenterologists have used it to resolve hemorrhoids for more than 400 Hunterdon and Somerset County residents. Like them, you’ll benefit from: 3 Treatment same day as the exam 3 Covered by most insurance 3 No at-home prep 3 No pain meds needed… before, during or after

3 No hospital, surgery, sedation or anesthesia 3 No down time – immediate return to activities 3 Driving yourself home… or even back to work!

This new procedure represents a dramatic improvement in speed, ease, comfort and overall patient experience in the relief of hemorrhoids. Specially trained and highly experienced in this procedure, our doctors treat you in the privacy, comfort and convenience of our offices in Flemington and Somerville. Don’t suffer needlessly with the misery of hemorrhoids. Call HGA today to speak to one of our nurses about how this fast, easy, pain-free and minimally invasive procedure can lead you to a hemorrhoid-free life.

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Dr. ol stein is bo r certi e speci list in stroenterolo y hep tolo y who receive her e ic l 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? emorrhoids 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 exam

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


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

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At Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates, you’ll find a physician who is easy to talk to without embarrassment. ou’ll have an e am to check for hemorrhoids and rule out other potential causes of rectal pain or bleeding. f we do detect hemorrhoids, you’ll get all the information you need to understand your condition and treatment options.

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• The newest non-surgical and painless band ligation procedure that lasts under 60 seconds, called the O eg n S tem. HGA doctors have been specially trained to offer this virtually pain-free, drug-free solution for internal hemorrhoids. • Infrared coagulation • HET bipolar coagulation our HGA specialist will provide the treatment that’s right for your individual needs so you can en oy life free from the pain and irritation of hemorrhoids.

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The Celtic Sun Festivals

Terri Pippin CMT, Reiki Master & Shaman, is founder of The Medicine Woman. Terri started her spiritual journey when educate. enrich. empower. health&medicine of healing in 1986 she was first introduced to It’s Fun Being Themeditation. New Kid She On has Thebeen Block… a Certified Massage Technician T since 1996. Her journey has included the development of Reiki skills, culminating in the achievements of the Master Reiki Level in 2007 and the development of The Medicine Woman 33800 Dreamweaver Lane several energy Lewes, Delaware 19958 302-220-1146 healing techniques. The Medicine Woman is trained in both Celtic and Native American Shamanism and Shamanic Healing & Workshops Energy Work has been a shamanic healer since 1998. Massage

The Celtic year was divided into two halves, the dark and the light. Samhain was the beginning of the dark half, which its counterpart, Beltane beginning the light half. Between these two portals fell Imbolc, on Feb 1 and Lughnasadh on August 11, quartering the Celtic year. These quarters were again divided by the Solstices and Equinoxes, their dates were set by the sun. The Solstices and Equinox were seen as times of transitions. They are called the four Albans and this is the suns in uence on earth and humankind.

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Eiler, which means, light of the earth, was the time that night and day stood equal. Crops were typically sown at this time. This rare balance in nature made these days a powerful time for magic to the ancient Druids. The Spring Equinox, was called the “Bird Festival”. Traditionally the people would bird watch from dawn to midmorning to watch for the returning birds ocks. They would feast and celebrate afterwards if it was successful. This is a time for painting bird eggs, egg hunts and eating light food fish maple sweet candies sweet breads and eggs. t is the time to start sowing what you want to manifest in your life.

Alban Heruin: The Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.

bserved une it was the time when the sun is at its height of power and in uence. Time for picking owers harvesting fresh spring vegetables en oying light breads and new cheeses. Work on anything that inspires you. Attend to what you have sown so far. Make sure your growth is on schedule with what you plan to manifest. Time to get rid of anything that stands in the way of your harvest.

n e e o e n e i en of n gi ing e fi of Autumn, also called Harvest Home. Observed on September 21, the Autumnal Equinox was the day when the sun again began to wane, as the dark half of the year drew near. As with the Spring Equinox, day and night were of equal length across the planet. This was a time for a harvest feast picking ripe produce late corn harvest fishing wine making, enjoying red wines, wild game, squash, melons and all vine foods along with rich vegetables breads, cakes and stews. This balance in nature presented a powerful time for magic. This is the time to reap what you have been sowing. To see how your ideas are becoming reality. During any of these Four Festival days all Energy Work and Shamanic Healing is at its most powerful and strongest. This is the time to step into your Holistic beliefs. The energy is right for any type of Holistic healing a week before and a week after the dates. f will be enhanced and more powerful the day before and after. The most powerful of the healing energy are the dates of the Solstices and Equinoxes. This is a time to honor and give thanks to the sun and all it gives us from our harvest of food, plants for healing and heightened abilities for healing.

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

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

Alban Arthuan: The Winter Solstice, observed on December 21, is the shortest day of the year. The Winter solstice is also called Midwinter

Alban Eiler: The Spring Equinox was celebrated March 21. Alban

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

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

The Solstice and Equinox (meaning turning point), Christmas, or Yule. This is a festival of peace and the time for Christmas trees, yule logs, white wine, white cakes and kissing under the mistletoe. During this time start to expand your desires, enjoy the sun getting stronger from this point on. Make your plans for the future.

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

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

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ast ife ourney so you can find out why you like or dislike certain people, places and things. Prices start at $125.00 a service.

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

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

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Classes, Courses & Workshops Polarity Chakra Balance – 12 CEU Shamanic Core Class Energy Grid Healing Shamanic Healing Circles Introduction to Healing the Chakras. Prosperity Workshop Reiki Level 1 & 11 Archangels and Ascended Masters Please go on line at for dates and tuition fee for all classes.

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ealing Touch is an energy therapy in which the practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to enhance, support and facilitate the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and selfhealin . t is a bio el ma netic el around the body) therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing. ealing Touch uses the gift of touch to in uence the human energy system specifically the energy field that surrounds the body and the energy centers that control the ow from the energy field to the physical body. These non-invasive techniques, using gentle, light or above the body touch employ the hands to clear energi e and balance the human and environmental energy fields thus affecting physical mental emotional and spiritual health. t is based on a heart-centered caring relationship in which the practitioner and client come together energetically to facilitate the client s health and healing. The goal of ealing Touch is to restore balance and harmonies in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self-heal. The chart below demonstrates the full perspective of the body s reactions to energy medicine. t explains the physiological response during an energy medicine treatment. ollow the chart in a clockwise direction starting with elaxes ody and ending with egulates mmune System .

Healing Touch • En ymes b il o o e i estion. • Ho mones e late to st en then the bo y s constitution. • o ins elease om the bo y. • Healthy cells be in to e ene ate. • sense o well bein is establishe which promotes healing. • When the bo y has a stable hysiolo y, the immune system is regulated. The resulting stability within the immune system affects the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual acets o the bo y s ene y el s o tin self-healing. ealing Touch esearch has been conducted in a wide variety of settings and with a number of different problems and situations including • ance • a io asc la isease • Death an yin • En oc ine mm ne nction • ain • atient satis action an e e ience • sychothe a y sycholo y • ost o e ati e eco e y • t ess ealing Touch research has been supported and or funded by hospitals universities colleges professional organi ations private foundations and the ational nstitutes of ealth enter for omplementary and Alternative edicine.

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Springtime Renewal For Moms And Proms manicures, acrylic nails, gels and now Shellac. While having nice hands and nails is great, others are looking at your EYES. Do you look tired without even a little mascara? With Lash Extensions, you don’t have to think about it. You have an eye-opening wow every morning!

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yelash extensions have gained tremendous popularity in the last few years because of their natural look, ease of application, and affordability - unlike false eyelashes, which are applied to the eyelid with a thick adhesive, and still appear ‘fake’. With semipermanent eyelash extensions, your lashes are made thicker and longer through professional application of a synthetic eyelash that is curved to replicate a natural lash. Extensions are applied one lash at a time with care and precision using special bonding agents for a completely natural look! The result is thicker, longer eyelashes that are safe in the shower, while swimming, sleeping or exercising.

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More Things Most People Don’t Know About Chiropractic 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.

Even though chiropractic care has become much more mainstream in the recent past, there are many misconceptions regarding our profession. We have come a long way in our 120 years, but the fact remains that most folks do not understand what chiropractors do. Here is a short list of some facts regarding chiropractic. We know about more than your backbone! This surprises many people who had no idea that chiropractors give advice on nutrition fitness ergonomics and lifestyle, screen for conditions unrelated to the musculoskeletal system and refer out to other practitioners when necessary. Chiropractors are also able to complete specialties in other areas such as pediatrics, sports rehabilitation, neurology, clinical

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

nutrition, and addictions and compulsive disorders. Other than particular specialties and the differences in learning to adjust and learning to prescribe medication, our training hours are not dissimilar from that of medical doctor. The following are the classroom hours for basic science requirements compiled and averaged following a review of curricula of 18 chiropractic schools and 22 medical schools.

Minimum Required Hours Chiropractic College 520 440 360 165 120 130 320 60 60 360 225 2,760

Subject Anatomy/Embryology Physiology Pathology/Geri/Pediatrics Chemistry/Biochemistry Microbiology Diagnosis Neurology Psychology/Psychiatry Obstetrics & Gynecology Radiology Orthopedics Total Hours for Degree

Medical School 508 326 401 325 114 114 112 144 148 148 156 2,496

Successful chiropractic patients accept responsibility. When somebody says that they tried chiropractic and it didn’t help, I cringe and get the feeling that they

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really missed the boat. Of course, there are cases with complicating factors, but I have heard this from people with straightforward chiropractic problems when it is very clear what has happened here. In most cases, one doesn’t acquire back pain overnight, and it’s not going to go away overnight. If a weak core from years of sitting at your desk is to blame for the additional stress on your joints, I would expect an adjustment to provide relief, but once the condition is no longer exacerbated would most definitely prescribe some exercises for you to do at home. I might also suggest we evaluate your nutrition if I suspect an in ammatory diet may be wiring you for pain. Sure, I’m always happy to adjust someone, but if you’ve been given homework and you don’t do it, remember that this has to be a team effort!

Chiropractic may help you get sick less. Studies have indicated that adjustments consistently reduce the production of proin ammatory mediators associated with tissue damage and pain, and may also enhance the production of immunoregulatory complexes important for healthy immune system defense. As far back as the deadly u pandemic of chiropractors noticed that their patients seemed to have fewer fatalities than among the general population and were able to publish their work in an osteopathic journal since no scholarly journals were accepting chiropractic data. The estimated death rate among patients


of conventional medical care in the U.S. was estimated at 5 to 6 percent while the fatality rate among in uen a cases receiving spinal adjustments was estimated at 0.25%.

“I heard I’ll have to go forever” is a myth. You may want to go to your chiropractor forever once you’ve started because you didn’t reali e how great getting ad usted is, but your doctor won’t expect you to come for continuous care without symptoms. Generally, if you come in with pain, once you’ve been treated for your initial complaint, you’ll be scheduled for a few more appointments to make sure proper motion is being maintained, then it will be recommended you return occasionally to be checked just like you would go to the dentist to get checked for tartar buildup and cavities. Of course, many people still choose to see their chiropractor weekly or monthly for wellness or maintenance care.

TESTIMONIAL The most important feeling when going to a new Doctor is trust! te my st e e ience with Dr. Sheila, and talking with her, I knew she was going to be the Docto nee e . he e nitely helped me with my back problems and I will recommend her to anyone who needs her e e tise. Paul Steele Steele Electric Lincoln, DE

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Hear Well – Be Well professionals who are ready to evaluate and advise you regarding your need for further medical evaluation and hearing treatment. We use best practices to advise you of your options for hearing, tinnitus and balance disorders. Our services include comprehensive audiological evaluation, middle ear studies, tinnitus evaluation and treatment, vestibular testing, and complete hearing aid services, which include a thorough listening needs assessment and live hearing aid demonstration. Once medical clearance is given, all treatment plans are tailored to the individual’s s ecific needs.

include vestibular dysfunction leading to poor balance.

Hearing Loss and Dementia

By Catherine M Marino, AuD Doctor of Audiology/Director


decline in hearing has often been considered an inevitable part of the aging process. However, we now have sufficient evidence to know that hearing loss should no longer be considered a benign condition to be passively dealt with. In fact, the consequences of untreated hearing loss can have a far reaching devastating impact on health. Consider the following correlations:

The Heart and Hearing Connection

Studies have shown that a healthy cardiovascular system has a positive effect on hearing. A higher level of physical activity is associated with a lower risk of hearing loss in women as determined by a recent study out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In contrast, impaired cardiovascular health negatively impacts hearing since the inner ear is very sensitive to reduced blood ow and blood vessel trauma. low frequency hearing loss may, in fact, be an early warning sign of cardiovascular disease.

Diabetes and Hearing

Adults with Type 2 diabetes have twice the risk factor for developing hearing loss due to the damage caused by the disease to the inner ear. This correlation highlights the need for regular hearing checks. The earlier a hearing loss is diagnosed, the more effective hearing treatment options are likely to be.

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Hearing loss is also related to an increased risk of falling if left untreated. People who do not hear well may lack good awareness of their overall environment, thus increasing the potential to trip and fall. Reduced sensory input also increases the cognitive demands on the person who is trying to maintain balance and gait. In addition, hearing disorders may

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Multiple studies have indicated that untreated hearing loss can affect cognitive brain function and is associated with early onset of dementia in older people. A 2011 study at the University of Pennsylvania concluded that a decline “in hearing abilities may accelerate gray matter atrophy and increase the listening effort necessary to comprehend speech.” Could improved hearing then decrease the chance of developing dementia? The conclusion of the study was that “Hearing aids may not only improve hearing but preserve the brain.” Several recent studies have concluded that early diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss slows the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information or to schedule an evaluation or treatment,

contact the Audiology Department at Riddle Hospital.

Catherine M. Marino, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology/Director Jessica M. Bell, AuD Doctor of Audiology Denise E. Stewart, M.S. Clinical Audiologist Lisa C. Mackenzie, M.S. Clinical Audiologist For an appointment with a Riddle Hospital audiologist, call 484.227.3200 or visit

Hearing in the Workplace

The Better Hearing Institute evaluated the impact of untreated hearing loss on family income. Their study linked untreated hearing loss with “reduced earnings, increased workplace absenteeism, and lower workplace productivity, as well as depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline.”

Cancer Treatments and Hearing

Certain chemotherapy medications or radiation therapy can cause damage to the ears and therefore result in temporary or permanent hearing loss, tinnitus and/or balance disorders. This is something that patient and physician should discuss so that the patient can be aware of the potential risks. A hearingmonitoring program could then be put into place as part of the treatment process and thus relieve potential anxiety and prompt timely treatment.

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The Importance of Audiological Evaluation

Hearing and good health go together. If someone suspects hearing loss, an audiological evaluation can help the physician determine other health conditions. Prompt treatment of hearing loss can also help prevent other undesirable complications; such as falling, dementia and depression.

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

Michelle Parsons, MD is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia and received her residency training from the State University of New York in General Surgery, and Christiana Medical Center in Emergency Medicine. She also served as a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force. Dr. Parsons specializes in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and treatment of Thyroid disorders as well as Aesthetic Medicine and Laser Medicine. The biggest trend in cosmetic surgery for 2013 is the expansion of non-invasive body countouring technology, the best of which is CoolSculpting, which is now available at ReNove Medical in Rehoboth Beach. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical device that uses precisely controlled cooling to destroy fat cells, thereby eliminating unwanted love handles, bra rolls, and stomach fat. Arms and legs can be treated as well. Unlike some other non-surgical technologies that release fat from fat cells, such as Vasershape and I-Lipo, Coolsculpting destroys the fat cells thereby eliminating treated fat permanently, as our body does not make new fat cells. Coolsculpting is a unique non-surgical treatment for removal of fat from localized pockets of excess

How does CoolSculpting Work? The technology behind CoolSculpting was developed by Harvard scientists who noted that fat was destroyed by cold under certain conditions. CoolSculpting is a result of their efforts to harness and refine this application of cold to selectively remove unwanted fat deposits in a safe manner. During a treatment, your unwanted fatty area will be pressed and chilled to a temperature 12 degrees above freezing. At this temperature the fat within fat cells crystallizes. When the fat within the cells crystallizes, it damages and kills the fat cell. Skin and other tissue is not damaged as the water in other cells is not crystallized, only fat. The body will then eliminate the killed fat cells over time. The best news is that we do not make new fat cells. Fat cells merely get bigger or smaller as they store more fat or lose fat. So in essence the fat removal from CoolSculpting is permanent. And we have seen instances of patients who if they gain weight, the weight will not return to the treated areas. What are the most common areas to be treated? Many people on a weight loss program continue to have stubborn hard to lose areas, no matter how much dieting, sit ups or weight they lose. Such stubborn areas are typically around the abdomen, the love handles and inner thighs. Once you are over forty, losing fat in these areas is extremely difficult. These are the areas that CoolSculpt can address. Basically if there is an area you can pinch several inches, that area can be treated and eliminated

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

Are there any side effects from CoolSculpting? The side effects from a CoolSculpting treatment are minimal. It is possible Before to have bruising after the treatment, which resolves in a week. It is common to have numbness or decreased sensitivity in the treated area lasting 1 to 2 weeks. In some instances patients will develop a burning tingling sensation 5 days after the treatment which can be controlled with a Lidoderm patch. There are virtually no long term negative side effects. What does CoolSculpting feel like? Our treatment room is very comfortable where you will relax on a padded recliner. When the CoolSculpting is applied to the fatty area to be treated there is a sensation of pulling that feels slightly uncomfortable for the first to 10 minutes. Gradually this sensation lessens to the point during the treatment any uncomfortable sensation is minimal. There seems to be a natural endorphin release during the treatment so patients are very relaxed during the treatment, which takes an hour. Some people have fallen asleep during the treatment! A typical treatment session lasts between 1 and 3 hours, depending on how many areas are treated. uring the treatment we have et ix available so you can watch a movie or catch

After up on your favorite television program. Busy moms find this time to themselves a real treat We also have Wi-Fi.

How quickly do people see results? After a CoolSculpting treatment, the fat cells are actually killed and will be eliminated by the body over time. Many report seeing changes in as little as 3 to 4 weeks. The full benefit will take as long as 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 Rehoboth Beach, 302. We will be offering an introductory Special this season, so please inquire.

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


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Community Relations Coordinator Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Delaware Hospice Barbie McDaniel is a true native of Sussex County Delaware. Growing up in Rehoboth Beach and currently residing in Lewes, there aren t many people she runs into that she is not familiar with, grew up with or for that matter related to in some way. Barbie still attends dinner monthly with ten of her close high school girlfriends, known as “The Posse” from the Cape Henlopen High Class of 1975. After a 20 year career as Assistant Vice President at the M&T Bank Service Center in Millsboro, Barbie found herself in search of a position that truly made a difference in the lives of others as well as fulfilling her need to help. That opportunity presented itself years ago when she began her new career as Physician Representative at Delaware ospice the only not for profit hospice in elaware. aving elaware ospice assist in the care of friends and family members in the past, she knew is was the perfect fit. t was meant to be. Barbie has represented Delaware Hospice by educating our Sussex County Physicians, Hospitals, Cancer Centers, Home Health, Nursing Homes and our community on the many options of care Delaware Hospice has to offer patients and families with a serious or life-limiting illness. ive years ago upon the birth of her first grandchild arbie scaled back her hours to a part time status so she could spend 2 days spoiling her grandson, rake. t s the best of both worlds and am blessed to be able to help my community and get hugs from the little guy as well. Life is good.”

My heart is full of good experiences with family, friends and the Sussex County community. My husband Fred, a Guidance Counselor in the Indian River School District, and I came to Sussex County from suburban Philadelphia in 1979. We have had the joy of raising our 4 children, Jay, Greg, Jonathan & Cait, in Fenwick Island. We have been involved in our community from soccer tournaments to church activities, and we appreciate the beauty of nature that surrounds us. We all love the outdoors and enjoy it from surfing to paddle boarding and most especially to riding our bikes Another highlight in my life is attaining my Masters degree in Practical Theology from Loyola University Institute for Ministry, which has opened opportunities for chaplaincy and pastoral assistance. My career serving the community began in 1981 at Delaware Technical Community ollege which has led me to know and love Sussex ounty Specifically serving seniors in the lifelong learning division, I learned about the need for services for senior citizens and people with special needs. At the same time, caring for my Mom, I became very aware of the limitations of quality services. These experiences and involvement with various organizations now fuel my excitement as I share the good news of EASTER SEALS and the many services for people of all ages and abilities. It is inspiring to see our staff of therapists, nurses, and aides improving the uality of life for participants because it is a calling not a ob. rom children s therapy to services that help seniors maintain their independence, Easter Seals makes a difference. Within my role at Easter Seals I am privileged to coordinate our Walk With Me elmarva event each ctober at aywood reens. This year s successful event raised nearly $40,000 for the people we serve. Visit to see how you can help our community.

Keri Boyer

Brenda Whitehurst

Director of Marketing, Development & Design

Project Coordinator Delaware Technical Community College

Keri Boyer joins Troy Ventures™ as Director of Marketing, Development & Design, bringing with her over a decade of experience within the marketing and design industry. eri s wealth of experience in the marketing industry, working as a Senior Creative Designer and Creative Director, she has delivered and built quality relationships for businesses, organizations, and individuals. Keri is known for brining fresh ideas and design experience to both B2C and B2B clients. In 2007, Keri graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Web Development & Design and was inducted into Alpha Beta Kappa and Epsilon Delta Pi. Shortly after graduating college, her professional career in design expanded as she entered the nonprofit sector. uring her early years eri s impact in the non-profit sector landed her a position with eaching eart for ids in a humanitarian nonprofit organi ation based in aryland where she took on the role of leading their IT Creative Department and overseeing their marketing plans through designing engaging marketing collateral. Keri later went on to oin estore A hild another nonprofit organi ation as their IT Lead and Director of UNOV Design Division. In her spare time, Keri enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her husband, Jonathan, and their three children in central Delaware.

Flexible, adaptable, receptive to change, inspirational and empowering are just a few of the best words to describe the character of Brenda Whitehurst. Brenda grew up in Sussex County, immediately moved away to Massachusetts and after a couple of years, moved back to Delaware where she went to work for the State for more than 20 years and attended Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown. The span of her life has included entrepreneurship, business training & coaching in partnership with the S Small usiness Administration not for profit with YWCA Delaware/Empowering Women) & First State Community Action Agency, (Developing adult /youth training programs. Friends & colleagues still laugh after hearing Brenda say she was turning a new chapter 2013-(retire) and not the least bit surprised when that lasted 12 whole days. Brenda is currently ro ector oordinator with elaware Tech s Workforce evelopment and ommunity ducation. She loves the “from campus to community events which allow her to continue to build those relationships that grow the communities. Brenda is recipient of the 2014 Martin Luther King Community Recognition Award, a Founder for The Fund for Women, recipient of the U S SBA Women In Business Advocate of The Year Award, past Chair of the former Small Business Resource Partnership, served on the Grants Committee Of DE Community Foundation/Fund For Women/recipient of the 8th Annual nternational Women s ay elebration TT served as haplain for the former ederation of Business & Professional Women and has served on the planning team for the Sussex County Today/Tomorrow Conference/DTCC for the last 11 years. Brenda is an active member of the FrontLine Ministries in Dover Delaware where she directs the Young Adult Ministry. She says the best part of all of the above is her family, which includes: husband Ralph/retired Air Force man of almost 30 years, two daughters, 1 son, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Brenda still believes the best is yet to come.

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Luanne Holland

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Delaware Hospice Luanne Holland, a lifelong resident of Sussex County, decided to change careers at the age of 51. After 30+ years in retail sales and a business owner in the Lewes and Rehoboth areas, an opportunity to work for Delaware Hospice presented itself. Feeling that this was a chance to do something more meaningful, and also work side by side with her sister, the decision was easy! As a medical account executive, she has the privilege to work with multiple healthcare providers in the Sussex area including hospitals, cancer centers, long term care facilities, homecare agencies and community organizations. Sharing the mission of Delaware Hospice and its programs has become a passion, with a goal of helping those in our community as they travel their healthcare journey. In 2001 Delaware Hospice cared for her mother-in-law and made a lasting impression on her. January 2016 marks Luanne’s 9 year anniversary with Delaware Hospice. During this time the organization has provided care for her father, father-in-law and many friends. The care and compassion they all received is why she continues to be a strong advocate for this organization. Believing in a balanced lifestyle, Luanne and her husband enjoy camping with their family and riding on their Harley. Live for today and cherish the moments is her motto.

Hailing originally from Virginia, Alexis Innis relocated from Maryland to Delaware as an Account Executive with the Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD). She is a relationship manager and recruiter for Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware, along with Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Caroline Counties in Maryland. She has been in the business of blood banking for 7 years. As a mother of three, she is especially passionate about the youngest patients who need blood. Working with blood recipients who host blood drives has been especially inspiring. Because of these living examples of the good work BBD has done in the community, she has a personal commitment to ensuring the availability of blood products for the areas she serves. Working for the Blood Bank of Delmarva, an organization that has ensured a continuous supply of blood for the 20,000 patients Delmarva-wide, has been incredibly rewarding. In its 62-year history, BBD has never experienced a blood shortage, and Alexis is proud to continue that mission. Whether it’s working with high school students to recruit for their blood drive, or speaking to employees at health fairs or new employee orientations, because of the dedication and commitment of donors throughout Sussex County, it has always felt like home.

Renee S. Morris Executive Director Nanticoke Health Services Foundation Renee’ S. Morris has over 30 years of experience in philanthropy and fundraising experience. In 1991 she joined Nanticoke Health Services and is currently the Executive Director of the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation where she focuses her expertise on leading the philanthropic strategic planning and advancement for the 4-Star healthcare system. Her passion and commitment to the betterment of health services in the community is evident through her nearly 24 years of dedication to Nanticoke’s two major event fundraisers, the annual Dinner Auction and Golf Tournament. Through her leadership and guidance the events continue to be major community events and have provided nearly $2 million in funding for Nanticoke. These events will reach a major milestone in 2016, celebrating 30 years respectively. Renee’ has lead the philanthropic advancement of Nanticoke through major fundraising initiatives, including a $5 million Capital Campaign for the Emergency Room and the construction of a new Clinical Decision Unit along with capital funding for a Cardiac Catheterization unit. This included a regional event featuring former First Lady Laura Bush. Renee’ has served as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations and is actively involved with the Nanticoke Employee Activity Committee. In 2011 she was nationally recognized for her extensive philanthropy work in the community with the Spirit of Longaberger award. She is the only person in Delaware to receive the honor. She also received the Chamber of Commerce Athena award, which recognizes women in the community that demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their profession. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and serves on the membership committee for the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, along with a planning member of the Sussex County Today and Tomorrow Conference. Renee’ is very fortunate to have a career that she is very passionate about. “Every day I have the opportunity to be a part of helping others. I love what I do and very proud to be a member of the Nanticoke team.”

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No Little Shop of Horrors By Regan Roberts Deck, CMI

f you find yourself constantly feeling under the weather you may want to look at your home s indoor air uality. any toxins may be trapped inside your home that could lead to health problems. specially during the fall and winter when we find ourselves spending more and more time inside this can be problematic. uckily there are a few approaches you can take towards cleaner air in your home including using household plants as air purifiers.

Plants that act as air purifiers:

• Spider plants remove poisonous gases, as well as formaldehyde and xylene. These are best in the kitchen or near fireplaces where carbon monoxide can accumulate. • Boston ferns are natural humidifiers. By releasing moisture into the air, they act as air purifiers, removing pollutants. • English ivy makes a great houseplant for people with asthma and allergies. Along with benzene and formaldehyde, they also remove various chemicals released by synthetics. • Areca palm is a humidifying plant that removes formaldehyde and xylene. • Golden pothos remove gases but are also toxic to small animals and children. • Aloe vera works as a natural air purifier, while it’s gel is used to help treat burns. • Chinese evergreen remove benzene and formaldehyde. • Snake plants have the ability to absorb nitrogen oxides, formaldehyde and a variety of other airborne chemicals from the air, as discovered by NASA scientists. • Marginata removes formaldehyde, benzene and other toxins from the air. They can also be poisonous to dogs. • Peace lilies reduce harmful indoor pollutants that may cause cancer. This great pollution fighter and air purifier also absorbs excess carbon dioxide.

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

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

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Water may enter the crawl space through penetrations in the foundation wall or through a normal foundation wall due to hydrostatic pressure. Moisture may enter the crawl space through open foundation vents and condense on cool surfaces in the crawl space. Water may leak from faulty plumbing or HVAC systems. oisture may evaporate from the cool soil oor into the relatively warmer crawl space air.

DO I NEED A SUMP PUMP IN MY CRAWL SPACE? The amount of standing water will determine the need for a sump pump. However, the relatively low cost of a sump pump installation is outweighed by the benefit of preventing or lessening the potential water damage to a crawl space HVAC system or other crawl space mechanical system.

DO I NEED A DEHUMIDIFIER? Dry-Tek attempts to prevent excessive crawl space humidity and moisture without the use of mechanical or electrical e uipment. A dehumidifier may be deemed necessary at the time of initial system installation. However, we may recommend a trial period without a dehumidifier to determine if one is re uired. Many of our CHAMP® (Crawlspace Humidity And Moisture Prevention) systems function without a dehumidifier. f course a system that functions without the need of a dehumidifier will also function with a dehumidifier.

“This is the one question I am most commonly asked.” says Austin who is certified in Water amage estoration and Applied icrobial emediation. The crawl space vents should be kept closed throughout the year in the Mid Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States. The traditional idea of decreasing the moisture in the crawl space by ventilating the space with outside air through wall vents has not shown to decrease the moisture in the crawl space. n fact Advanced nergy in aleigh has research showing that during warm seasons, the outside air contains more moisture than the crawl space. Therefore, the outside air contributes more water vapor, passing through the vents and into the crawlspace, leaving no potential to dry the crawl space. This humid air entering crawl space vents is responsible for moisture related problems such as condensation, high wood moisture content, mold growth, and wood rot.



Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause adverse health issues in some people. Molds growing in buildings may cause odors, and symptoms such as headaches irritation of the skin eyes nose and throat as well as difficulty breathing and allergic reactions. However, each of these symptoms may be caused by conditions and exposures unrelated to mold. Therefore, mold may or may not be the cause of these symptoms.

es. A significant amount of the air moisture content in a crawl space is secondary to evaporation of water from the crawl space dirt oor. The oor may appear “dry”, but, the cool and moist dirt will release vapor into the warmer crawl space air, which in turn will condense on other cool surfaces such as wooden frame members.


“The job they did on my crawl space is fantastic. The difference it made was instantly noticeable. I cannot wait to see how it effects my utility bills. Austin is very professional and great to work with. You can tell that he is passionate about his job and is very true to his word. I highly recommend them for ing your crawl space. — Paul S. Bethany Beach, DE

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Home & Garden Keep the elements out– Enclose your screen porch! With the return of the fall/ winter season, you may be battening down the hatches of your screen porch. Many homeowners are familiar with the popular sunroom additions on the market today, and those who have purchased one enjoy the extra living space available for family gatherings or evening relaxation as well as high return on investment value. However did you know that existing screen porches can be enclosed as well? Fall is the right time to think about this project. Many of today’s homes have decks or are now often being built with screen porches as a standard feature. Exposed to the elements, decks and patios are often simply too hot or too cold to use much of the year. Screen porches offer shade and some bug protection; but, summer heat, dirt, rain, and winter cold with snow and ice again restrict comfortable usage to a short while out of the year. Studies and testimonials indicate that a sunroom addition, or conversion of an existing porch, is very likely to become the most enjoyed and well used room in the house. They offer protection from bugs, dirt, pollen and bad weather while preserving the outdoor feel of a deck or patio. Sunrooms maximize the seasons you can enjoy your back yard and your view and are today can be more sophisticated in terms of thermal efficiency and ultraviolet protection.

The building industry is strongly committed toward pre-fabricated, panelized, or modular enclosure systems. This is due to the many advantages of making the product indoors in a controlled environment, to close tolerances, using modern equipment and techniques. The jobsite work is greatly reduced for a quick installation to eliminate the stress and mess of a stick framed construction project at your home. While all factory made sunroom additions offer a degree of standardized quality control, there are so many variations of the old 60’s Florida room, that it must be extremely confusing to a homeowner to select the best product for your money. Inexpensive aluminum screen or glass enclosures may install quicker and have less maintenance than a stick built addition, but they conduct heat and cold the finish can scratch or the kickpanels can dent easily. Better rooms with aluminum structure are now being built by many fabricators using vinyl clad insulated panels and powder coat finishes (like a car) for added durability. The best have thermally broken wall mullions, insulated foam core walls and can be purchased with insulated UV blocking glass. Over the past few decades, many products formerly made of wood or metal are now made of vinyl. Look at what happened to aluminum siding, cast iron drain pipes, and alls sorts of car parts,

and today you see vinyl everywhere. While there are some vinyl clad sunroom products on the market, they tend to be expensive with bulky frames since the vinyl is not structural and must have aluminum internal support. These rooms are similar to “stick building” and must be assembled from parts one piece at a time on site. This places the quality control in the hands of the installer and workmanship can vary. Some of the more popular vinyl clad systems available locally use window technology that dates back to the 80’s in which the frames of the windows and sashes are screwed together with corner gussets. These outdated window systems were used before welded frames became the norm and are still being used since it is a daunting task to totally retool their factories components and production systems. North America’s fastest growing sunroom and window company, Sunspace sunrooms of Toronto, Canada, has made it easy to select from their state COME SEE US AT OUR SHOWROOM of the art product line. Patio AT 16083 NEW ROAD AND SAVE Leisure Systems can offer residential Rooms hybrid enclosures with By aluminum and vinyl products. “Thanks for your You can chose a custom glass attention to detail” slider system, with screen, – Joseph R. Choose Our Custom Tailored Vinyl Dove Knoll or a folding horizontal glass or Glass Enclosures: enclosure with retractable Convert Your Screen Porch screen. Sunspace has a Build From The Ground Up Ron Simmons has helped superior 4-track vinyl-pane your neighbors improve their 3 Or 4 Season enclosure system, available as homes for the last 34 years a vertical pane, or horizontal Locally Owned and Operated SUMMER SPECIAL SPECIAL folding system. They also 00 offer a screen only room, UP TO $ Exp. and manufacture traditional ON SUNROOMS 8/25/14 aluminum or glass railings, patio covers and a new acrylic Lewes, DE • 302-644-6540 • TOLL FREE 866-644-6540 • roof system. Open: Mon. - Fri. 9 - 5 • Saturday 10 - 4 • Sunday - By appointment only

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With many models to choose from, these projects are priced to offer so much more for your money than other brands, with three or four season designs. All systems are produced at Sunspace Modular Enclosures expanded 100,000 square foot facility, using state of the art equipment and production processes. As the exclusive Sunspace dealer in this area, we at Patio Systems are proud to offer this line of vinyl and aluminum sunrooms with great warranties and all factory panelized window-wall systems for quality control and quick installation. They can be built from the ground up, on an existing deck or installed into your existing porch. As a remodeling specialist for 36 years, Ron Simmons’ mission is to offer top quality products that can be quickly installed, at competitive prices. Free in-home consolation and estimates are without obligation or high pressure tactics. You may also visit our new showroom in Lewes to look at all the sunroom and window options. We also are one of the largest awning and related shade product dealers in the nation and display many of these products as well. Every year more and more folks like you are choosing our factory made sunrooms or patio awnings for their leisure-time enjoyment.

Testimonials “We are extremely happy with our sunroom!” Carl & Connie B. – Rehoboth Beach “We love our sunroom! It turned out even better than we expected.” Rick F. & Michael W. - Lewes

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Custody – Tough-Love Style O

kay, we need to get serious about Custody in Delaware and we need to do it now.

I am constantly faced with questions about parents’ rights and children’s rights and what will happen in Court. This article continues our discussion on Custody and will explain three main topics in the hopes that it will allow you to better deal with your Custody issue – not to mention better understand the outcome. These three topics are:

By Shana A. Pinter, Esq.

1. Expectations of the Court 2. Co-Parenting 3. Considering your Actions from your Child’s Point of View Number one, the Family Court and its officials deal with families breaking up on a daily basis. When there are two parents fighting over an issue ertaining to their child or children they will expect the following: . That the arents have tal ed about the issue before coming to Court; . That the arents have tried to come to some agreement by acting reasonably; and 3. That the parents are using the Court as a last resort. Do not expect either a happy Judge or a decision in your favor when you’ve done nothing to hel move along the situation before ta ing it to ourt. Number two, Co-Parenting: this is a BIG issue. The Court expects you and the other parent of your child or children to continue to raise this child or children together in a respectful, mature, thoughtful, unresentful, non-spiteful, reasonable manner. owever you chose to have your child or children – be it a long term relationship, marriage, or a one night stand (to quote Dr. Phil “When you choose your actions, you choose your consequences” and we all must understand that in every action we ta e we are ma ing a choice. I’ll continue to have my r. hil hat on throughout this article, so be forewarned.) – you and your child or children’s other parent are tied together for life. It doesn’t stop when the Custody order comes down, it doesn’t stop when she, he or they turn . It lasts forever, and ver, and ver. This means, going bac to oint one ectations of the ourt , you

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have to communicate with the other arent somehow. o many eo le I s ea with state that they ust can’t tal to the other erson they either get yelled at or berated; agreed with so they’ll just shut up; or ignored altogether. Of course you can’t communicate! You’re divorced, bro en u or barely now each other in the first lace. ut guess what ou will get absolutely nowhere if you don’t continue to try to communicate. ou have to ma e decisions together. ou have to agree on deviations from the Custody and Visitation schedule together. ou have to sometimes ma e alternate arrangements for care for the ids together. ou have to agree on e tracurricular activities, summer camp/care, schooling together. It comes down to one thing – you remain the parents of this child or these children and no matter how much you may hate the other arent or how stu id you thin they are or how they are acting, you have to be able to communicate somehow and ee at it until you find a way that wor s for both of you. Third is considering your actions through the eyes of your child or children. I thin we can all agree that a divorce brea u is a decision made by parents and children get no say or control in the matter. You must constantly consider how your actions against/ about involving the other arent loo s from your child or children’s oint of view. ids are sponges and absorb so much of their


surroundings, much more than they let on. They for sure are ta ing in how you treat their other parent. This not only puts the child in the middle of your relationship and creates feelings of guilt and sadness, but also affects how they are learning how to be married and have children in the future. Is it hard to be res ectful of the other arent when you have a lot of resentment f course, but you have to do it anyway for the health and welfare of your child or children.

For more information about the differences in legal representation and the services offered by the law firm of Pinter Law, LLC, please visit our websites at and Shana A. Pinter, Esq., is the founding attorney of Pinter Law, LLC, a law firm dedicated primarily to family law. She has been practicing since and founded Pinter Law, LLC, to increase access to legal assistance to those facing challenges within their families. his article is provided for informational purposes only, does not constitute and should not be relied upon as legal advice, and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up to date.

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Medicare vs. Medicaid: Understanding & Planning for Healthcare Costs private health insurance is no longer a concern and the glories of retirement are finally palpable. Generally speaking, Medicare covers those Americans aged 65 Amber B. Woodland, Esquire and older who have contributed Michele Procino-Wells, Esquire to the “fund” throughout most Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC of their working lives – and provides a wide array of coverage services based on each enrollee’s BY: MICHELE PROCINO-WELLS, individual elections. ESQUIRE


he topic of healthcare is at the forefront of virtually every conversation in America today, ranging from the long-winded political discourse on the 24-hour news channels to the family budget meeting. Aside from private health insurers, two of the major healthcare coverage providers in the United States happen to be the government-backed Medicare and Medicaid systems. t st bl sh, these two programs may seem parallel, interchangeable even. However, nothing could be further from the truth, particularly when it comes to planning for future long-term care and skilled nursing needs.

The following presents a general overview of both programs, as well as an explanation as to how your estate plan should be crafted in anticipation of becoming eligible for one or both of these providers.

Medicare, and what it is not Most older Americans are familiar with the concept of Medicare, and many are anxiously awaiting that milestone 65th birthday upon which

There are four types of Medicare coverage plans, each serving a different purpose. Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and home health care for those who are eligible. Part B covers routine wellness care, doctor visits, outpatient procedures, and medical supplies. Medicare Part C invokes the help of a thirdparty private insurer – known as a Medicare Advantage Plan – which essentially consolidates Parts A and B, and may include limited prescription drug plans. Last, Medicare Part D offers prescription drug coverage.

non-patient spouse (known as the community spouse) to remain in the marital home and use the family vehicle, most assets will need to be transferred or sold in order to avoid a penalty period by the Medicaid authorities.

varies depending upon the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Under the Affordable Care Act, states are required to offer Medicaid to most applicants with income and assets totaling 133% or less of the FPL. In 2014, the FPL amounted to $23,850 for a family of four – with Medicaid eligibility triggering with an income of $31,720.50 or below. For the average retirees, it may not be immediately clear how Medicaid planning factors into a comprehensive estate plan. However, in light of the staggering costs of a monthly stay in a nursing home – which can be up to $10,000 per patient – the importance of meeting eligibility criteria is likely immediately apparent, especially for those with modest to moderate retirement savings. As opposed to Medicare, Medicaid will cover long-term care for those who do not exceed FPL income requirements and do not maintain significant assets in their name. While Medicaid rules will allow a

As part of comprehensive estate planning, an experienced attorney can help you and your family determine if qualifying for Medicaid is a longterm, short-term, or immediate goal – as well as offer practical solutions to help you best preserve your legacy while receiving the most optimal healthcare available.

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If you are concerned about the costs of Medicare, Medicaid, and planning for the future, please contact our o ce ri ht w y to sche ule consultation. To get started

on your financial plan, call 302-628-4140 today.

At first it may seem like achieving Medicare eligibility means you’re home free, able to enjoy the fruits of your labor without having to worry about the sky-high costs of a specialist visit or the cringe-worthy hourly rate for a routine physical. While it is true that Medicare does a great job covering everything from a minor sprain to neurosurgery, the one area it does not reach is the long-term care realm – the costs of which can quickly turn the glow of retirement into the pallor of panic.

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Contacting A Lawyer Is The Right Call

By Susan D’Alonzo Ament, Esquire 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. After 150 combined years in practice representing the injured, we can look back and say it has been our pleasure to meet and work with so many wonderful and deserving clients. What still amazes us to this day is how so

Download our phone app, available for iPhone and Android users, that provides access to the tools and information you will need in the event of an accident. The app features a Live Chat component, allowing you immediate contact with a live person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Locate our app by searching “Morris James” in iTunes or Google Play.

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many of our clients struggled with the thought of calling a lawyer after being injured. Despite the fact they were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, they still struggled with making the call. Thankful for the opportunity to have guided many through the challenges of being injured (medical bills, wage loss, vehicle damage, struggling with the activities of daily living, impact on relationships with family and friends), we are sure they would advise any “potential client” that contacting a lawyer is the right call. Let us share with you some of our observations as to the reasons behind the hesitation, in hopes of making the decision to contact an attorney a “nobrainer”. One of the reasons attorneys never get the call from the injured potential client is that the insurance company for the at-fault driver has pounced on them to settle immediately. The sometimes-irresistible offer of a cash settlement is often made within hours or days of the motor vehicle accident. If the insurance adjuster can get to the injured person before they have contacted an attorney, the chances of settling the case on the spot are much higher.

Why would someone settle their claim so quickly before knowing the extent of their injuries? The truth is that unless you have been in a motor vehicle accident before, you may not be aware that it can take not just hours, but days and weeks before the full extent of one’s injuries may be known. For the person struggling financially to make ends meet the insurance company’s offer of a cash settlement can be the answer to a prayer. The minor aches and pains they may be experiencing at the time are viewed as temporary, and certainly no reason to pass up the “opportunity” of making this month’s rent payment or mortgage payment. In exchange for the cash the injured person must sign a document known as a release. By signing this document the injured person gives up any and all claims they may have against the at-fault party, now or in the future. Even if the injuries become serious and disabling over time, the injured party is typically stuck with the shortsighted deal they made with the insurance company. Since this person never contacts an attorney it is difficult to estimate how many individuals succumb to this “deal”.

In fairness, clients over the years have shared stories of upstanding insurance adjusters advising injured persons to consult with an attorney before settling their claims. Whether or not such advice is offered, the injured person must take personal responsibility for the choices they make. Choosing to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer before settling one’s claim is always the right call to make. Such a call is always free to a client. For many of those that do ultimately contact a lawyer, the decision to even reach out to a lawyer was not an easy one. In our experience, the # 1 reason why potential clients hesitate to reach out is that they are embarrassed. They do not want their lawyer to think that they are “one of those kind of people” finger uotes added . What do they mean by “one of those kind of people”? They do not want to be confused with the person that is pursuing a frivolous claim, or the person that is pursuing the claim in an effort to “win the lottery”. We have had this very conversation with so many clients over the years that we jokingly remark there must be a book out there telling clients what to say

to their personal injury attorney. These clients need to be assured that an ethical attorney would not take a case that is frivolous (or lacks merit). A legitimate case is one where the other party is at fault for the accident and the injured party is truly injured. Injuries can run the spectrum from bruises to those injuries causing death. The ethical lawyer is also going to assure the client that this is not about “winning the lottery” for the client or the lawyer. As we explain to clients, our role as your lawyer is to even the playing field. The insurance company is looking to resolve every claim for as little as possible. Your lawyer is here to protect you from being taken advantage of, and to make sure that you are treated fairly and reasonably in the process. There is no down side to reaching out for an attorney sooner rather than later in the process. There is no need to be embarrassed. We are here to protect you and to ensure that you are treated fairly. We are even here to tell you when you do not need a lawyer. So keep in mind that contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer is always free, and is always the right call to make.

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In an age where families are separated by distance and distracted by devices, there is nothing like visiting a new destination together to bring generations closer. In a recent study of ‘fondest memories’, 90% of the memories were travel related, so let us share some of our insider tips on making it happen for you and your loved ones! Family travel has grown dramatically as travelers find sharing the love of travel so rewarding. What do people say after returning from visiting a destination with family members? We took all of us on a cruise. est and it s been five years

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

increased capacity to contribute to society.

expertise and talents as volunteer instructors and through committees.

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

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

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

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

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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 stuffers over are a great idea for that hardthe years. They a great for that to buy forare person oridea 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 tosavings! a $46.00Ifsavings! If you $44.00 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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Health & Medicine DAY SPA AT THE MARINA offers a spectacular view overlooking the Nanticoke River Marina. The spa has recently expanded to include a downstairs annex. This allows them to serve those who prefer to not negotiate the stairs to the main building. The licensed and trained staff offer the following services: • assa e • o les assa e we o e a s ecial ac a e which incl es chocolate co e e st awbe ies an a com limenta y bottle o wine, cham a ne, o s a in ci e . • acials • anic es • e ic es • el olish • anic c ylic • ace an Bo y Wa in • Ea an lin • a ac a es, with the o tion o incl in l nch. Day Spa at the Marina offers the following quality products: ne re le, the S in re M eup • Shir r nic S in re Hy ro epti e v nce S in re • e Mieu nti in S in re ilti ues il estorin Syste • , D n oy n il pro ucts r n e ro ucts

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

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

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Remember if the dogs playing ‘reciprocate the play’ then all is good and every one is having fun! For example, one dog chases the other dog and then they turn and the other dog chases the one dog that started out chasing. Some dogs play are very vocal. It sounds like a real fight. owever if you watch you will see that the mouths are open yet neither dog are nipping or bitting the other. This is play too. They just use their voices in play. It is important for a proper Meet and Greet with all dogs/puppies in order to communicate that You as their owners, have control of the situation and that You will not allow anything to happen to them. You’ll protect your dog. This is important to communicate so your dog learns to Trust you and Respect you. Once again, dogs Play should always be reciprocated with both and all dogs. If it is not and you see tension and/or rough play, always call your dog back to You for a ‘Settle’ and give them ‘Me’ time.


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Dog Training

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

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

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Remember if the dogs playing ‘reciprocate the play’ then all is good and every one is having fun! For example, one dog chases the other dog and then they turn and the other dog chases the one dog that started out chasing. Some dogs play are very vocal. It sounds like a real fight. owever if you watch you will see that the mouths are open yet neither dog are nipping or bitting the other. This is play too. They just use their voices in play. It is important for a proper Meet and Greet with all dogs/puppies in order to communicate that You as their owners, have control of the situation and that You will not allow anything to happen to them. You’ll protect your dog. This is important to communicate so your dog learns to Trust you and Respect you. Once again, dogs Play should always be reciprocated with both and all dogs. If it is not and you see tension and/or rough play, always call your dog back to You for a ‘Settle’ and give them ‘Me’ time.


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Educational Toys

Best Toys For Kids 2015 EARLY PLAY Rolligo – Push it, pull it, roll it. This mesmerizing toy will have little minds spinning with delight as they stack the balls and then move Rolligo about. Ages 2+ $24.99


JUST FOR FUN By Teresa Ford Gift shoppers searching for quality and value this holiday season will not have to look far they can find the best toys for kids right around the corner at their neighborhood toy store, Kids’ Ketch. A member of The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), Kids’ Ketch joined toy store owners from around the country in selecting the most engaging, open-ended, fun and safe toys for your children. The 2015 Best Toys for Kids list feature toys that deliver exceptional value and expand a child’s imagination, toys that invite discovery and exploration, toys that get kids moving, toys that build creativity, toys that fascinate babies, and even toys that delight hard-toshop-for pre-teens. Here is a sampling of toys that made the list:

ACTIVE PLAY The Swurfer – combining a swing with surfing this is a made in SA wooden swing that kids can “swurf” on standing up, or enjoy it sitting down. Ages 6+ $129.99

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“Why do you have so few restaurants in your newspapers?” Simple! The following restaurants in this Women’s newspaper are the only restaurants we HAVE INVITED to join our list of restaurants, and that we could absolutely guarantee met our criteria.

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THE BRICK’S HISTORY Originally known during the Civil War era as The Union Hotel, the existing structure was built in 1836 by Joshua S. Layton and Caleb B. Sipple, builders of the Sussex County Courthouse across the Circle, and it actually replaced a frame Public House that stood on the site. Brick structures like this one were very rare prior to the 19th century and, in fact, less than a dozen remain in the State of Delaware! Our building is one of the few early commercial buildings remaining in Southern Delaware, and the brick used was actually made from a kiln near eorgetown. The first innkeeper was a gentleman by the name of urton . aker, and history tells us that he was personally responsible for making the Brick Hotel one of the most popular hostelries on the Delmarva Peninsula. It was a favorite lounging spot for staunch supporters of the Union. The Brick Hotel operated as a hotel for over 100 years. During various periods of time, however, it also served other purposes. For a few years soon after it was built, it housed the county court house while a new building was being erected; following that, the post office was housed in the building from . n the s the property was sold to and significantly remodeled by the Wilmington Trust ompany a banking industry that continued to service our community until the mids. The property was sold to the State of Delaware so that they could replace the structure with a new court house. Word of the destruction of the building, however, put the Georgetown community into action. The efforts of a group of town citizens committed to preserve this piece of Georgetown history with their “Save the Brick otel campaign resulted in the State finding an alternative site and selling the property to the H. P Layton Partnership. Long story short, Ed and I became owners of the property and our major restoration project returned the building to its original use as an inn and restaurant, complete with a quaint tavern! Since this is a National Historic Registry property, we had an obligation to preserve the historical elements of the building, including staircases, mantelpieces, original window and door trim and more. As you visit with us, please feel free to stroll into the lobby and throughout the first oor to en oy all the history surrounding you ur nd rd oors are restricted to nn uests or escorted tours.)

Each of our guest rooms boasts its own personality so that every stay with us can be unique! Period furnishings have been taste lly intertwined with the latest technolo y at screen tele isions and sec re ifi to create a co orta le ho e away from home. A continental breakfast, welcome snacks and drink basket, 24 hour coffee and tea service, and nightly wine pairings are offered to guests with our compliments. Room amenities include heated towel racks, spa grade toiletry products, hair dryers, therapeutic mattresses, makeup mirrors, downalternative duvets, Egyptian Cotton bathrobes, and much more!

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TESTIMONIALS “Unique experiences” All experiences were different and better than my last 100 overnight stays at other hotels throughout the country. Every employee of the Brick, including the owner, is friendly and willing to help. Yes, I have experienced that before but seemed a little better here. Every room is different but very accommodating, quaint, and comfortable. From the free snacks and drinks in your room to the unique room and the setting for the complimentary continental breakfast to the checkout process and the old fashioned door key, it was a fun adventure....and this was during a critical business trip for me. I highly recommend the Brick as well as its great restaurant. Excellent place to stay! From our walking into The Brick Hotel and meeting Kelly at the front desk, I just knew things were going right. A plus was an elevator to second oor not too bad ust walking up one ight of stairs to rd oor. oom was spotless, with a basket of goodies on the table. Room was cozy and tastefully furnished. All of the staff we met were friendly. Had dinner in the restaurant and it was delicious, and prices were good. Am making plans to return.

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

Chef Mark Buchanan shows off his new smoker. House smoked specialties are popping up on our nightly specials, and Chef Mark’s House Smoked Salmon Salad is featured on our lunch menu daily, either as a sandwich or as a salad. Our neighbors especially enjoy smelling whatever we’re smoking for dinner! 12 Mile Salad - Loaded with Marinated Steak, Turkey Breast, Hard Boiled Egg, Blue Cheese Crumbles and Fresh Veggies, this salad will keep you going all day and all night long! Brick Shrimp - Our beer batter is made with our local brewery, 16 Mile’s Blues Golden Ale. We coat extra large shrimp with our special beer batter blend and ash fry them. These shrimp are a crispy crunchy treat, served with honey mustard and our sweet and spicy relish.

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

NIGHTLY FEATURES There’s something special going on at the Brick every night! Here’s our weekly lineup ~ Tuesday- $10 Tuesdays: Enjoy a 1/2 lb of Steamed Shrimp and a Salad, or Shepherd’s Pie and a Salad for $10. Wednesday - $24 3 course Prix-Fixe Menu, 1/2 price bottles of wine. Thursday - $13 Crab Cake Dinner. Friday - $19.99 Prime Rib Night. Saturday - $19.99 Chef’s Choice Special.


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Allergy Signs and Symptoms There’s a difference between peanut allergy and peanut intolerance. Sometimes it can be difficult to know whether you are allergic or intolerant to peanuts.

Peanut intolerance If you have peanut intolerance, you usually can eat small amounts of peanuts with only mild symptoms, such as indigestion or heartburn, or no reaction at all. A peanut intolerance doesn’t involve your immune system. Peanut allergy An allergy to peanuts involves an immune system response. Even a tiny amount of peanuts may trigger a serious allergic reaction. Tests can help determine whether you have true peanut allergy. Peanut allergies trigger an immune system response. Your immune system reacts to proteins found in peanuts. Exposure to peanuts or traces of peanuts may cause immediate reactions, such as itching, redness, swelling, shortness of breath, wheezing, nausea, abdominal pain, lightheadedness or loss of consciousness (anaphylaxis). The chemicals in peanuts can cause hives to develop on the areas of your skin that have come in contact with peanuts or traces of peanuts. Hives may spread to the rest of your body. Allergic reactions to peanuts usually occur within minutes after exposure, although reactions within an hour or so after ingestion are possible. Signs and symptoms can range in severity depending on which body systems are involved in a reaction and how much peanut protein you’ve been exposed to. The most serious and potentially deadly allergic reaction to peanuts is an anaphylactic response. If you are highly sensitive, an anaphylactic reaction can develop immediately after peanut exposure, causing the airways bronchi to constrict making breathing difficult. lood pressure may drop to life threateningly low levels making you feel dizzy or lose consciousness. Other serious signs and symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction include: Whee ing apid or weak pulse Blueness of your skin including your lips and nail beds iarrhea ausea and vomiting i iness oss of consciousness Seek emergency medical care if you or someone else develops an anaphylactic reaction.

Causes Peanut allergy is caused by an immune system malfunction. our immune system identifies peanuts as harmful triggering the production of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to neutralize the peanut protein (allergen). The next time you come in contact with peanuts, these IgE antibodies recognize it and signal your immune

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Peanut Allergy system to release histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream. Histamine and other body chemicals cause a range of allergic signs and symptoms. Histamine is partly responsible for most allergic responses, including runny nose, itchy eyes, dry throat, rashes and hives, nausea, diarrhea labored breathing and even anaphylactic shock. Exposure to peanuts can occur in three ways:

Direct contact The most common cause of peanut allergy is direct contact with peanuts. This means exposure via all routes of contact usually through eating peanuts but including kissing or touching someone who s been in direct contact with peanuts. Cross contact This is the unintended introduction of peanuts into a product. It’s generally the result of exposure to peanuts during processing or handling of a food product. Inhalation An allergic reaction may occur if you inhale dust or aerosols containing peanuts, such as that of peanut our or peanut oil cooking spray. Common food products that can trigger peanut allergy symptoms if they contain peanut proteins include: eanut butter eanut our round or mi ed nuts Baked goods such as cookies and pastries Ice cream and fro en desserts nergy bars Salad dressing Cereals and granola rain breads ar ipan a molding confection made of nuts egg whites and sugar ougat Peanuts may be present in not so obvious foods including: Arachis oil This is another name for peanut oil. Pure peanut oil usually doesn’t trigger allergic reactions because peanut proteins are usually removed during processing. However, peanut oil can become contaminated with peanut proteins. Arti cial tree nuts eanuts can be avored to taste like other nuts such as walnuts or pecans.

Chocolate candies Some chocolate candies are produced on equipment that is also used for processing peanuts or peanut containing foods. Cultural foods Some African, Chinese, Indonesian, Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese dishes often contain peanuts or are exposed to peanuts during restaurant preparation. Nut butters Nut butters, such as cashew nut butter, are often processed by the same e uipment used to make peanut butter.

Specialty items oods sold in bakeries and ice cream shops may come in contact with peanuts. Sun ower seeds any brands of sun ower seeds are processed on equipment also used to produce peanuts.

Risk Factors It isn’t clear why some people develop allergies while others don t. owever people with certain risk factors have a greater chance of developing peanut allergy:


Family history of allergies You’re at increased risk of peanut allergy if other allergies especially other types of food allergies, are common in your family. A child s first allergic reaction to peanuts usually occurs between ages 1 and 2. Personal history of peanut allergy About 20 percent to 25 percent of children with peanut allergy outgrow it. However, even if you seem to have outgrown peanut allergy there is still a small risk it will recur.

Altered immune system According to recent studies, the prevalence of peanut allergy has doubled in young American children in the last five years. Although reasons are unknown some scientists believe that the destroying of many infectious diseases may have altered the immune system. Other experts suggest that improved hygiene is involved, proposing that higher standards of cleanliness in Western countries may have confused our immune systems, increasing the chances of developing allergies later in life, when the immune system is usually more prepared to prevent allergies from occurring.

When to seek medical advice

Talk to your doctor if you think you re allergic to peanuts or if you have peanut allergy symptoms. If possible see your doctor while you have symptoms. Seek emergency medical treatment if you develop any signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis.

Screening and Diagnosis

our doctor will want to know your signs and symptoms and may want to conduct a physical examination to identify or exclude other medical problems. He or she may also recommend one or both of the following tests:

Skin test n this test your skin is pricked and exposed to small amounts of the proteins found in peanuts to see if you have a skin test response. f you re allergic you develop a raised bump (hive) at the test location on your skin. Allergy specialists usually are best equipped to perform allergy skin tests. Blood test A blood test can measure your immune system’s response to peanuts by measuring the amount of certain antibodies in your bloodstream known as immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. A blood sample is sent to a medical laboratory, where it can be tested for evidence of sensitivity to peanuts.

Treatment Medications, such as antihistamines, may reduce symptoms of peanut allergies. These drugs can be taken after exposure to peanuts to control your reaction and help relieve discomfort. However, the only way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid peanuts and peanut proteins altogether. Despite your best efforts, you may still come into contact with peanuts and have a severe reaction. In this case, you may need an emergency injection of adrenaline (epinephrine) and a trip to the emergency room. f you re at risk of having a severe reaction you may need to carry injectable epinephrine with you at all times.

For more information call your pediatrician.

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