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FALL 2015

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A Quarterly Educational Resource for the Women of Sussex County

Annette Nero Stellhorn

Dr. Philip Cho

Dr.Vincent B. Killeen

It’s Time to Book Your River Cruise!

Explains New Techniques In MRI

The Importance Breast Cancer Awareness

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Breast Cancer Awareness cancer over their lifetime. Talk to your doctor about these tests. Another gene that is being tested is the HER2 gene, a relative of human growth hormone. It is felt that “amplification or over- expression” of this gene occurs in approximately 30% of breast cancers, and is strongly associated with recurrence and or a worse prognosis.. Menstrual history is an important consideration when looking at the individual patients risk From left to right Dr. Leo H. Eschbach, DO, Dr. Angela Caswell-Monack, DO, Dr. Stephen Berlin, MD, for breast cancer. Most studies show a 1.5 to 2 fold increased risk associated Dr. Vincent B. Killeen, MD with early menarche as opposed to late menarche (start of periods). By Dr. Vincent B. Killeen M.D. F.A.C.O.G. By the same token, later onset of menopause Nearly 10% of American women will develop (after the age of 55) has been associated with breast cancer in their lifetime. This is staggering, an increased risk of breast cancer. Conversely, and should present pause for each woman, no early menopause, whether naturally (premature matter her age, race, body type or history to have ovarian failure) or surgically by removing the a heightened index of suspicion for any and all ovaries, decreases the risk by about 40% to 50%. Childbearing and lactation have both breast tissue changes. consistently been observed to play a role in We as healthcare providers at Bayside Health impart to our patients risk factors each and every the risk ratio of breast cancer. Nulliparity (no woman should be aware of in their lifetime. children) and late age at time of first birth both Patients and provider knowledge of risk factors are related to an increased risk of breast cancer. may aid in the search for causes and treatment Similarly, multiple full term pregnancies are clues. Using these markers of “substantial related to a lower risk ratio. The mechanism for excess risk” we are able to direct attention to this is unclear, but thought to be related to the fact that during pregnancy, breast cells grow women at high risk for breast cancer. Identification of alterable risk factors such and reach full maturation quickly which renders as elective of long term hormone use, smoking, them less sensitive to carcinogens. A longer excess alcohol consumption, physical activity period between first period and first pregnancy and dietary composition that leads to many increase the time the breast mature, possibly diseases including obesity promises the potential providing an extended period of sensitivity to carcinogens. Breast feeing also shows a decrease for prevention. Coupled with the alterable risk factors, are in the risk of breast cancer. Hormonal exposure while controversial the non-alterable risk factors. These are the risk factors we have no control over such as age, must be considered a relative risk factor in the family history, menarche (start of menses), age occurrence of breast cancer. This is based in the of menopause (hormonal based change of life), mere fact that first, breast cancer is primarily personal history of breast cancer, no full term a disease of women, and secondly, its’ age pregnancies, late age at first full term birth (>32), pattern reflects hormonal events (menarche, pregnancy, menopause). Hormonal exposure never breastfed. Within the United States, the incidence of is noted to be produced one of two ways, breast cancer is higher for whites than for blacks. endogenous (produced by the body in the body) It is also higher for Jews in the United States. and exogenous (produced outside the In general the incidence and the mortality (death body but used by the body. The two prime from disease) from breast cancer are higher in the examples of these exposures are obesity Western world than in the developing countries. and hormone therapy. Obesity increases the circulating The lowest rates are seen in Asia and Africa. estrogen of a woman, in that estrogen is As with all diseases, age plays significant role. Most breast cancers occur in women over the stored and to some degree produced in fat tissue. The more the fat tissue composition, age of 50. A consistent observation is that women who the greater the circulating estrogen. Other have a first degree relative (mother or sister) with examples would be tumors that produce breast cancer, experience a twofold to threefold estrogens. Hormone therapy whether in the form increase in their breast cancer risk. This also of the birth control pill or menopausal holds true for the women with first degree relatives with other gynecological cancers as hormone replacement therapy are it relates to personal breast cancer risks. Those examples of exogenous. We have all read with mothers or sisters who have had uterine, the statement and subsequent retraction ovarian or colon cancer have a 25% increased of the Women’s Health Initiative Study put out by the N.I.H. 4-5 years ago. risk for breast cancer. Recently there has been quite a bit of attention Most studies suggest that any increase in paid to a genetic component, and gene testing risk is slight and it declines rapidly after in the high risk groups. This gene testing looks cessation of use. at the protective effect the BRCA1 and BRCA Now that we have identified many 2 genes provide. Should a woman inherit a of the risk factors, what are the types of defective BRCA1 or BRCA 2 gene, the may breast cancer? While there are many, the have up to an 80% chance of getting breast two major types of breast cancer are ductal

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and lobular. Ductal cancer begins in the ducts of the breast. It is through these ducts that milk is carried to the nipples in breast feeding mothers. Mammograms resulted in the dramatically increased early detection of Ductal Cancer. This early detection of ductal cancer usually before a palpable mass is discovered is called DCIS for Ductal Cancer In Situ. This cancer is confined to the ducts and has not yet invaded the surrounding breast tissue. DCIS can invade into surrounding tissue if left untreated. Treatment is usually surgery. Lobular cancer begins in the lobules of the breast. It is in these lobules that milk is produced before transported to the ducts. This cancer is less common than ductal or DCIS. As with ductal cancer, there is a lobular cancer in situ, LCIS, the non-invasive arm of lobular cancer. It should be made clear that this in situ cancer is far more aggressive and has a much higher chance for invasion in the same or in both breasts than ductal cancers. So how do we at Bayside Health instruct our patients to increase their breast health awareness? First and foremost, self-breast exam. This should be done at the same time every month. If our patient is still having her menses, we tell them to only check their breasts after their menses, not before or during. It is during this check they should compare their exam to the previous exam noting any changes in discomfort, texture, skin color, discharge, temperature, and difference in size or shape. For those women on the birth control pill, the first row is the best time to do the exam, with day 7-9 being the optimal days. This is when you are hormonally at the lowest point and the breasts are the easiest to examine. For those women without menses, pick a date, your birthday for instance, If you birthday is March 17, then try to do your exam the 17th of each month, It is this way that the comparison from month to month will have merit. Most importantly, do a breast exam 6-8 times a year. Every day, every shower etc. is of no worth since your breasts are glands and change day to day. This is why we have you do the exam on a schedule. Don’t sweat it if you miss a couple of months; just try to get in 6 a year.

Yearly breast exams by your gynecologist or primary care physician is an absolute, if they do not examine your breast, demand it or ask for a referral to a specialist. Mammograms done at age 40 – 65 yearly are noted to reduce breast cancer mortality by 25%. Women 65 and older whose life expectancy is not compromised by comorbid disease should continue to be screened and the benefits of regular mammography may increase with age. Your physician may want to use other modes to accent the mammogram, they may come in the form of CT, MRI, PET scans, ultrasound guided biopsies, stereotactic biopsies, open biopsies or sentinel node biopsies. Should your provider discover a cancer, many different treatment options are available and this field is growing rapidly. In general, the treatments include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery or combination of these. Surgery is usually in the form of lumpectomy or modified mastectomy or mastectomy. Hormone therapy offers three arms of therapy. The first is chemotherapy to block the effects of estrogen. The mainstay of this arm is tamoxifen, which is for women with estrogen sensitive breast cancers. The second are the aromatase inhibitors. These therapies block estrogen from being made. Third are the biologic therapies for the HER2 positive patients. The chemotherapy used here is Herceptin. The numbers of factors that are associated with the risk of breast cancer are indeed large. While none of these risk factor alone or together will absolutely tell who will have breast cancer r and who will not. They serve as a reminder that this is a disease process that you DO have some control over through diet, life style choices, yearly checkups, low index of suspicion. Never take a chance with your breasts. We at Bayside Health always stress to our patients that any breast change no matter how inconsequential should be seen by a qualified healthcare provider within a short period of time. Remember that the potential for prevention of breast cancer remains great, but it takes the willingness of the patient to not ignore changes to her breast, no matter how small.

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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 By: Glenn Courtney, A.B.O.C. well as measurement accuracy; it’s of Delaware Eye Optical a big hit at Delaware Eye Optical. The system is currently available in our Rehoboth Beach location with rollout at our other locations later this year; it has created a buzz on our fitting floor. 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 Our New Fitting System remove their prescription glasses and assistance is needed typically with a magnifying mirror. No more magnifying mirrors, just put your measurements we collect, frame parameters and your prescription in old prescription back on and view the pictures. their computes to create individual lens’s that are the most accurately The Nform application also has fully interactive augmented reality available in today’s eyewear. When we combine the accuracy of our orientations for a variety of lens treatments and prescription lenses with the frame selection available at our locations, our patients alternatives. atient education topics include refractive vision disorder, are the most satisfied in the region. anti-glare lenses, anti-fog coatings, polarized lenses, edge and thickness To experience the latest technology available in lens designs and calculations, transition lenses, digital / freeform lenses, multifocal accuracy as well as the best frame selections, visit one of our three comparisons, and a progressive tutorial. These various demonstrations locations. This emerging technology will lead to your ultimate aid us in our patient engagement through the decision process and satisfaction. ultimately provide our patients total satisfaction. 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, BDB, 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 retina) 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

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



AM I A CANDIDATE FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY? Weight loss surgery is for patients who remain severely obese after trying conventional treatments for weight loss – like diet and exercise – or for patients that have an obesity-related medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or heart disease. Answering the following questions may help you decide if surgery is right for you. o o ha e a of 0 or greater o o ha e a greater than 3 with one or more o esit relate health on itions li e high loo press re ia etes sleep apnea or heart isease a e o trie to lose weight ieting or e er ise t annot maintain weight loss re o ommitte to lifelong lifest le hanges an follow p are re o etween an ears ol Through a medically supervised weight loss program, patients have access to specialty areas including: eight oss S rger ariatri e i ine an eha ioral herap ar iolog an eart ealth h si ians lmonar an espirator h si ians n o rinolog an ia etes anagement tritional S pport egistere ietitians h si al herap an er ise S pport motional S pport Patients having weight loss surgery at Nanticoke have access to: esignate health are professionals oor inate are an e ation. rganize an s per ise s pport gro ps. ong-term are thro gh follow p isits to s pport a lifetime of s ess.


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The exact cause is unknown, but it is clear that most of the affected individuals are postmenopausal women between the ages of 5 and 5 years, in about 0 percent of cases. The symptoms are very similar to those of a heart attack, with chest pain or pressure and shortness of breath being the most frequent ones. It is not completely understood why this condition affects mainly women, but most investigators believe that after menopause the decline in estrogen levels renders patients more susceptible.

r. Ramon Alberto Rosa is a graduate of the niversity of Santo omingo in his native ominican Republic. He completed his post-graduate medical education at the niversity of ennsylvania raduate Hospital in hiladelphia with a residency in internal medicine (1 1-1 ), Chief edical Resident (1 -1 5), and cardiology It was first observed in apanese women in the early 1 0 s and the name of fellowship (1 5-1 ). takotsubo cardiomyopathy was used r. Rosa has practiced cardiology in originally. This name describes the Sussex County since uly 1 . He characteristic appearance of the left has served as edical irector of ventricle (heart s main pumping chamthe Cardiac Catheteri ation abora- ber) as seen in cardiac studies that retory and as Chief of the epartment sembles the traditional apanese octoof Cardiology at Beebe edical Cen- pus trap. There is ample evidence to ter in ewes, E. r. Rosa is trained suggest that the massive release of cerin non-invasive cardiology, Nuclear tain hormones in the bloodstream, such Transesopageal Echocardiograms, as as adrenaline and noradrenaline, as a well as invasive diagnostic procedures natural response to stress, under certain and pacemaker implantations. r. conditions causes the heart muscle cells Rosa is board certified by the Ameri- to stop working properly, especially in can Boards of Internal edicine and the lower part and the “tip” of the left Cardiology. He is also a Certified Avi- ventricle. ation edical Examiner and is Board Certified in Nuclear edicine. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy can be serious medical condition because it involves the sudden onset of congestive Is a “broken heart” a true medical con- heart failure due to the heart muscle dition or is it ust a figure of speech to weakness, low blood pressure and podescribe someone s emotional state af- tential shock or life threatening heart ter some great personal loss or stressful rhythm problems it is, however, rarely situation It may come as a surprise to a fatal illness. urthermore, it is almost always reversible with most patients many people but the answer is both. recovering completely within 2 to This condition is also known as “stress- weeks. induced cardiomyopathy”, a rapid and severe heart muscle weakness, typically The main differences between a heart as a consequence of sudden emotional attack and “broken heart syndrome” or physical stress unexpected illness, is that heart attacks occur as a consein ury or loss of a loved one. It can also quence of blockages or blood clots in be from a severe medical condition, the coronary vessels (heart vessels that surgery, an accident, intense fear, do- supply blood flow and oxygen nutrimestic violence, severe pain, financial ents) to the heart muscle cells that cause loss, even public speaking or a surprise those cells to die or to suffer permanent damage. In the stress cardiomyopathy party.

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patients, the coronary vessels are open and the blood flow is usually normal. It is the “stunning” of the heart muscle cells by adrenaline and other hormones that creates the muscle weakness and this process is, for the most part reversible. Another interesting finding in this broken heart syndrome is that it does not tend to recur in the same patient. In other words, once somebody experiences this syndrome, even if other stressful events come along in their lives, the same phenomenon doesn t tend to happen again. earning to cope better with life stresses can prevent it in the first place. The management of this medical condition is similar to the treatment of congestive heart failure with medications

such as diuretics, beta-blockers and ace-inhibitors as well as aspirin and in some cases blood thinners on a temporary basis. So yes, it is quite possible to have a “broken heart” literally, as a true medical illness that is brought about by a heightened physiological response to stress, especially in women. The good news is that in almost every case it is a temporary condition and full recovery is the expected outcome. There is no way to differentiate this situation from a heart attack, before hand. Therefore, it is very important to seek immediate medical attention for symptoms of sudden chest pain or pressure and shortness of breath. It might be the case that your heart doctor could tell you, in the end “ ust a broken heart, already on the mend”.

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Periodontal Disease and Diabetes disease progresses, symptoms might include tooth loosening or shifting, bad breath or bleeding gums. Periodontal disease can worsen blood glucose control and vice versa. If your blood glucose is high or fluctuates, you are at risk of developing severe periodontal disease.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease PRESENTED BY RICHARD J. MCCANN, D.M.D., P.A.

• Red and swollen gums. • Gums that bleed are not healthy. Even if your gums bleed only when you brush too hard, ANY sign of bleeding is not normal. • White or yellow pus around gums. • Teeth that are longer and gums that have pulled away from teeth.

Did you know diabetes can help contribute to dental health issues? If you are an adult with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and your blood sugar control is sometimes not as good as Consider the following questions: your doctor wants it to be, you could ave you ever noticed lood red on your be at greater risk for developing tooth rush, on your food, or in your saliva oral health problems. One of these o you have any loose teeth or teeth that potential threats includes a serious have shifted on their own type of gum infection called ave you ever een told you had gum periodontal disease that can lead to disease or had a tooth ulled ecause of gum disease the loss teeth. Diabetes may lower o you use any to acco roducts your ability to fight the germs that as it een over two years since you last saw cause periodontal disease, also a dentist known as gum disease. Periodontal Disease and Blood Glucose Periodontal or gum disease is a serious gum infection that can lead to tooth loss and might prevent you from achieving the nutritional goals set by your doctor or diabetes educator. If not detected by a dentist or hygienist or if left untreated, periodontal disease can cause an infection that destroys the bone supporting your teeth. As the gum

Is your hemoglo in A c level greater than . One or more responses of “yes” warrants a dental examination for periodontal disease.

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If you have diabetes, be sure to pay special attention to your oral care routine, because periodontal disease is preventable with proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits.

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Mid-Urethral Slings For Urinary Incontinence A Successful Alternative A

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. Fortunately, there are many treatment options to consider. You owe it to yourself to talk to a urogynecologist, a doctor who is specially trained to treat pel ic oor disorders and bladder problems, who can partner with you to explain the various nonsurgical and surgical treatment options to find the right choice for you. any omen find relief by simply adopting a few healthy habits, such giving up caffeine or artificial

sweeteners that can irritate the bladder. Losing weight can help, too. Exercises that strengthen the pelvic oor can alle iate the problem for many women.

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However, behavior modification doesn t resol e the issue for everyone. For those patients, surgical intervention is a highly successful alternative. For more than 15 years the mid-urethral sling has revolutionized the treatment of stress incontinence. In a minimally invasive procedure a mesh sling is fashioned to support the urethra, (the tube that allows urine to pass out of the body). The mesh sling has an impressive success rate and good long-term outcomes. It is usually performed at an outpatient surgery center.

At the turn of the century, my colleagues and I began performing mid-urethral slings for stress incontinence. We have done many of these the procedures, which are generally highly successful and low risk, depending on the individual patient circumstances. Patients can take a few days or a couple of weeks off depending on the nature of their work. Further, the risk of developing a mesh-related complication is low. Only about 1 or 2 percent of currently used slings have to be removed due to some form of complication. That means 98-99 percent of patients who have slings end up having no significant complications Up to 95 percent of women get great results from their sling, and they are able to resume sports and exercise

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.

In contrast, alternative surgeries for stress incontinence are either less successful in the long term or more invasive. To sum it up, the midurethral mesh sling is minimally invasive and generally highly successful and low risk. That’s why the American Urogynecologic Society has adopted a clear position statement confirming that mid-urethral mesh slings are the procedure of choice for uncomplicated stress urinary incontinence. (If you would like to read the statement, you can find it online at http://www.augs. org p cm ld fid This position statement applies to the mid-urethral mesh sling that is used

for incontinence. This statement does not apply to mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, which involves higher risks, warranting a warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately, fear of those risks has led many women to avoid mesh altogether, including the sling procedure, which can alleviate many of their symptoms. Our advice to women who suffer from incontinence is to discuss all your options with your doctor. At the Christiana Care Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery, we will discuss a broad range of nonsurgical and surgical treatments with you in order to make the decision that is best for you. Together, we can explore whether the mesh sling is the right choice.

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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By Dr. Philip Chao


RI is constantly changing and new techniques and knowledge is shared at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). At the last meeting, there were examples of coronary artery imaging completed within 15 minutes, brain trauma highresolution imaging at 3T, MR neurography at 3T, functional MR imaging of brain trauma and PTSD. Each one of these topics could fill this article, ut ill use an example that hits close to home. I recently saw a college student who had sports-related head trauma he had difficulty in concentration and a decline in grades. The student and physicians knew there was a problem but all the MRI scans were negative. A 3T MRI performed with susceptibility weighted (SWI) revealed the problem. Even though the previous studies were negative, a better study showed microscopic bleeding in the brain. This is only possible using the higher resolution of 3T (or 7T—not easily available). Over the past few years, we have found these microbleeds are related to a host of brain diseases including: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s,

head trauma, brain atrophy and stroke. In all of these diseases, the connections in the brain are disorganized and lead to various brain and psychiatric disorders. I mention this because surprisingly few neurologists or neurosurgeons seem to have much interest in studying these microbleeds which are so vital to the understanding of brain diseases. Sadly, it appears one has to go to university hospitals to have a reasonable discussion of this concept. There are so many brain diseases that require SWI at 3T, however, patients tell us that when they ask their doctors about this, they are met with a blank stare. Do your own web search. Inform yourself. Feel free to give Dr. Chao a call to discuss. This is just ONE of literally hundreds of enefits of imaging These reasons, amongst others, are why MRI Consultants, with two 3T MRI scanners, was created. We have more than eight years of experience and continue to explore the enefits e ha e an office in New Castle County and one in Sussex County. MR neurography should be used for most patients who have a peripheral neuropathy which is not explained by MR scans of the spine. To date, I have not had a single request for MR Neurography. Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) shows the connections in the brain and can show evidence of microscopic trauma – only doctors have asked about this very important technique. If you have head trauma and ha e difficulty thinking, you need a DTI study and a SWI study done at 3T.

benefits of MRI at its best, we also offer patients the possibility of IV sedation. We scan patients that simply cannot be scanned elsewhere. We offer IV valium sedation (which usually lasts for one 15-minute study) for $50. This allows patients who are extremely claustrophobic or are in great pain to be comfortable while they are successfully scanned. Sadly, not all doctors offices are aware that we offer this service and many patients fail to get good studies multiple times before discovering us. As an aside, you are probably aware that most insurance companies now require prior authorization before agreeing to pay for Advanced Imaging. What many people do not know is that in order to prevent self-referral and inappropriate imaging, this request for authorization must come from the doctor who knows why you need the study. Increasingly, the insurance companies ask questions to determine why a study is being ordered. We understand that this added procedural hurdle is cumbersome for the referring physicians but until Highmark BCBS (and others) change the rules, we are obligated to follow them. This authorization can be acquired online in a relatively short period of time and is required in order for the patient to receive the coverage guaranteed by their premiums. We provide state-of-the-art MRI imaging and continue to offer incredible new techniques to help patients. We have many

studies that other 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 MRI scan took place in 1981 while he was pursuing his medical studies. The University of Pennsylvania, where Dr. Chao was both a Body MRI Fellow (19881990) and a Neuroradiology Fellow (1989-1990), was at the heart of the development of this technology and Dr. Chao was able to work with pioneers in MRI on the first GE Signa 1.5T (tesla) scanner. His advanced research and specializations complete, Dr. Chao left the University of Pennsylvania for a position as Director of MRI in Wilmington, DE – a position he held for 14 years. Dr. Chao eventually left that position to create the best MRI Center in Delaware which uses the very latest technology: 3T MRI. While 3T (tesla) scanners have been used for scanning research patients since 2002, these advanced, more powerful MRI scanners only became available for clinical use in 2004. Dr. Chao worked hard to bring 3T technology to Delaware and in February 2007, MRI Consultants, LLC began operating the first 3T scanner in the State. 3T is the newest horizon for MRI.

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Athlete with several concussions with hemorrhage in the brain stem bilaterally.

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One patient with severe dizziness - has hemorrhage in the mid left pons. It is the dark black area in the middle of the image. All the other black areas are veins at the edge of the brainstem.


This is an MRA done at 3T 3T MRA of the brain is always better than MRA obtained at a lower field strength. It is also twice as fast. This high resolution MRA was obtained in about four minutes and is more detailed than any MRA done at 1.5T. This is the power of 3T - more resolution and speed.

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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.



Overall Ultherapy works wonders to taper, redefine your facial contours, while eliminating fatty, droopy areas, and Nasolabial Folds lift and tightening skin Ultherapy also works well to minimize the around the eyes and undrooping of excess skin that we get along derneath the chin, for a each side of the nose, or lower cheeks. more youthful sculpted ou may think that you need to fill in look. The stars in Hollythese areas with a filler, but the real prob- wood do this treatment, lem may be that fat and loose skin is just and now you have acfalling down due to the effects of gravity. cess to this age defying With ultherapy we can target this area procedure right here in and minimize the fattiness and tighten up Delaware at the beach. that skin. Again this will restore the more Dr. Parsons is pleased to youthful balance of the face with the cen- bring this cutting edge ter of gravity higher in the cheek areas. highly sought after technology to you to help Neck you look your best. If Ultherapy can tighten up that loose skin you think you may be underneath our necks as well. The area candidate for Ultherapy, that Ultherapy works the best is that area please give us a call to just underneath the chin and extending set up a complimentary into that curve of the neck. Ultherapy consultation with Dr. won’t duplicate the results of a surgical Michelle Parsons. 302neck lift. But if you have somewhat loose 227-1079. and fatty skin in your upper neck, hanging just beneath your chin, Ultherapy can improve this area, and improve your profile. What Kind of Results Can I Expect

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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.

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,

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 refrom Ultherapy? sults of Ultherapy are permanent, just as After just one treatment with no down- the results of a face-lift are permanent, 0f time, your skin will gradually shift back course, your skin will continue its natural into a more youthful position. Improve- aging process. While Ultherapy is not a ments include a sleeker, more defined replacement for surgery, it is an inviting jawline and tighter skin on the neck under alternative for those who are not ready the chin. Sagging skin on the cheeks can for surgery but looking for meaningful be tightened and lifted, which in turn can 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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At Healthy Outcomes we specialize in weight loss. Each patient meets in a one-on-one setting with a Board Certified Weight Loss Physician as well as a Weight Loss Educator.

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Are You Spending Too Much Time To Get The Ultimate Look Every Morning? Do You Have Allergies To Traditional Cosmetics? Permanent makeup or cosmetic tattoo can provide a way to simplify every day makeup routine and enhance natural beauty. Even when you don’t

use cosmetics you will be able to benefi t with the procedures. The most common procedures are eyebrows that are perfectly shaped and in place all the time eyeliners for defi nition of the eyes that stays morning to night smudge free; lip liner or lip color for shape enhancement and color that stays in place. Among other considerations permanent cosmetics can be benefi cial for nipple areolas restoration for enhancement or following breast reconstruction after cancer.

physical limitations, professionals , moms on the go, athletic women, and the aging with short sight. The results are amazing and very natural. When you are choosing a professional for your procedure, look for membership in the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals; documents that refl ects training and current O.S.H.A. Blooborne athogens Class Certifi cate, red sharp container and business license

Consider permanent cosmetics to restore color, add defi nition, accent features and achieve a fi nished appearance every time. The procedures are safely applied in the quest of beauty and are smudge free alternative to topical makeup products. Permanent cosmetics is for people of all life styles; men and women who wish to look their best, busy people, those with allergies, those with

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for the location where work will be performed in compliance with the local laws that may be specifi c for licensing permitting, registration and others requirements. Receive the care you deserve in a clinical setting, done by a certifi ed Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professional. Call for a consultation. Get an $80.00 gift when you receive an eyebrows procedure or double liners procedure.

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The Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van is currently Serving Your Community! Are you interested in having the van at your next community event? Call 1-888-672-9647 to register and for more information on low cost Mammograms for those who qualify.

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Ovarian Cancer...What All Women (and Those Who Love Them) Need to Know! September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Each year more than 21,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the United States, resulting in over 15,500 deaths. It is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers, affecting approximately 1 in 70 women. Because there is no reliable diagnostic screening, it often goes undetected or is misdiagnosed until it has advanced to the later stages. Less than 20% of cases are discovered in the early stage. Due to late diagnoses and a very high recurrence rate (70-90%), less than 50% of women make it to the 5 year milestone. Ovarian cancer does not discriminate and can affect females of any age and ethnic background. It continues to be one of the most underfunded cancers and the lack of public awareness and education is of critical concern. Although the symptoms of ovarian cancer often are not intense in the early stages, they are NOT silent. Once thought to be a ‘silent disease’, research indicates that 95% of women DO have vague but persistent symptoms. These symptoms are not always useful for diagnosis since they may be indicative of other less serious conditions. If any of the following single or combination of symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, consult your physician and insist that a manual exam and transvaginal ultrasound be performed. If any abnormalities are detected, a referral to a gynecologic oncologist may be in order. loating el i or a ominal pain iffi lt eating or feeling f ll rinar s mptoms (frequency or urgency)


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Other symptoms may include: treme fatig e n igestion heart rn or pset stomach Shortness of reath ower a an or leg pain hange in owel ha its (constipation, diarrhea) ne plaine weight gain or loss enstr al irreg larities in l ing post menopausal bleeding) ain ring inter o rse

A PAP Test does NOT detect ovarian cancer!

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

UPCOMING EVENTS... On the Wings of Hope Teal Ribbon Luncheon and Silent Auction Sunday, September 20 Ed Oliver Banquet Center Wilmington, Delaware

7th Teal Ribbon 5K to Fight Ovarian Cancer

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Dorianne Short, an ovarian

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

About the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation (DOCF) The mission of the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation is to increase awareness and education about ovarian cancer among women and healthcare professionals in Delaware and the surrounding vicinity. The Foundation is committed to research and provides support for women affected by ovarian cancer. DOCF is proud to be a Partner in Science with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). DOCF holds 2 major fundraisers per year...the Teal Ribbon 5K to Fight arian an er the first S n a in a an the eal Ribbon Luncheon and Silent Auction, held in September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of all proceeds are donated to OCRF. In September, look for teal bows in various locations in Delaware as we participate in Turn the Towns Teal, a national campaign to promote ovarian cancer awareness. Check your local salon for DOCF awareness items which are in many salons throughout Delaware. For more information on other projects and activities as well as sponsorship and volunteer opportunities visit and our Face Book page.

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La Red Health Center Opens A New of accessible quality health care services. LRHC is the only ambulatory care, sliding fee safety net provider serving Sussex County, Delaware. The opening of the 6534 squarefoot-facility in ilford will fi ll a health care void in northern Sussex County and ensure access to high quality healthcare for the residents of Milford, Lincoln, Slaughter Beach, Ellendale, Milton and the surrounding areas where the health care provider supply has been very limited and health care needs abundant.


La Red Health Center, (LRHC) expanded its primary care services including family practice and behavioral health care to individuals, families and businesses in northern Sussex County and the surrounding area by officially opening a new site located at 1 Sussex Avenue, Milford DE 19963 on August 12, 2015. The opening of the health center was made possible via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, which awarded a 2015 New Access Point Grant Award to LRHC to address the signifi cant amount of unmet health care needs that currently exist in the area. The offi cial opening coincided with National Health Center Week, a time to recognize the contributions of community, migrant, homeless and public housing health centers in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost-effective health care to medically vulnerable and under-

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served people in the United States The Milford location is the third clinical site, that LRHC has opened since 2012, and further demonstrates the organizations commitment to continuously expand and integrate its programs and services to meet the diverse health care needs of the growing Sussex County population. Sussex County experiences a signifi cant percentage of its population being uninsured, low income, unemployed and/or seasonally employed, and having worse health outcomes for major chronic diseases than other parts of the state or nation. The County contains the fastest growing Latino and African American populations in the state, and continues to experience a growing infl ux of retirees. Sussex Countians have higher rates of mortality and higher rates of disparity from diseases such as cancer, diabetes, coronary heart disease, infant mortality and HIV/AIDS than those living in other areas of Delaware and in the nation. Sussex County, Delaware has also been federally designated as a Medically Underserved Area (MUA), a low-income Health Professional Shortage Area, (HPSA), a Dental HPSA, and a Mental Health HPSA – all of which underscore the fact that Sussex County is in dire need

According to Brian Olson, LRHC’s CEO, “The new Milford site is expected to serve an estimated 1400 unduplicated patients. To do that, the Milford site will leverage our established health service delivery expertise, infrastructure, and collaborative relationships, and also be fully integrated with our other two health care centers in Georgetown and Seaford.” LRHC will initially staff the center with an internal medicine physician, a women’s health nurse practitioner, a licensed practical nurse, a behavioral health consultant, and a receptionist. A pediatrician will be added later this year. The clinical staff leading the effort to expand family practice services in northern Sussex County includes:

Seema Tayal, MD, MBA Dr. Tayal holds a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, (M.B.B.S.) from the Government Medical College in Amritsar,


India and a MBA in Health Care Management & Finance from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Tayal completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City. r Tayal is board-certifi ed by the American Board of Family Medicine and her professional affi liations include the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Tayal takes a holistic approach to care and her special interests range from pediatrics, geriatrics and women’s health to preventive medicine and dermatology. Dr. Tayal has extensive hands on experience in patient care both in an in-patient and outpatient setting, and has signifi cant experience in implementing and managing health care quality improvement initiatives. Dr Tayal has authored and published numerous research papers. She has also been the recipient of multiple accolades including the best resident award for all three years of residency. She was also awarded the best research poster in The Brooklyn Hospital Center during her residency. Dr. Tayal is an accomplished presenter and has spoken at the American Academy of Family Physicians conference on numerous occasions on subjects such as: ultidisciplinary Team Approach to Improve Immunization Rate in a Family Medicine Health Care Center ress to Impress oes our Patient Care What You Look Like? Per Dr. Tayal, “It would be a great honor and my pleasure to serve the medical needs of the underserved population of Milford. My team and I hope to make a signifi cant impact in improving the health of the Sussex County residents.”

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integrated behavioral health. The team takes collective responsibility for patient s care and arranges for additional medical services with other qualifi ed providers as needed. This model leads to improved health outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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Stacey A. Kemp, RNC, WHCNP Stacey has over twenty years of clinical experience and has been board-certifi ed as a women s health care nurse practitioner since 1997. Stacey holds a diploma as a women s health care nurse practitioner from Emory niversity and a aster in Science in Nursing with a speciali ation in community health from esley College. Stacey has worked with women s health patients at RHC s eorgetown Health Center. RHC manages the Sussex Technical ocational School ellness Center where Stacey was employed as the Coordinator for the 2015 academic year.

• Acute Illness Treatment • Chronic Disease Management • lu and Pneumonia accines • Tetanus and ther Immunizations • m lo ment Screenings • Annual Ph sicals

RHC offers a sliding fee scale based on income and family si e for uninsured patients, and accepts edicare and edicaid, most commercial insurance plans, and most plans available through the elaware arketplace.

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At RHC, patients can also receive assistance to fi ll out edicaid applications, obtain free or discounted prescription drugs, and under certain circumstances obtain transportation assistance if it is available.

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RHC s medical services are available to all individuals regardless of gender, age, race, ethnic origin, religion, language, sexual orientation, or ability to pay.

So whether you have lived in Sussex County your whole life, recently moved here, or are ust visiting the area, RHC now with convenient locations in eorgetown, ilford and Seaford can help meet your medical needs, and become a network of quality care centered around you and your family.

The Milford Health Center will initially be open Monday-Thursday from 8AM - 5PM (with plans to expand hours in the near future). The Milford Health Center is now accepting new patients. For more information or to make an appointment call 302-855-1233 or visit us at

• Pre em lo ment Screening rior to that, Stacey worked for many • outine or Customized Annual years in the ilford area where she Ph sicals speciali ed in women s health care services. As a leading provider of medical, dental and mental health services in As Stacey says, “I am looking Sussex County, elaware, RHC forward to being part of La Red has been recognized by the National Health Center s growth with the new Committee for uality Assurance, ilford location ” (NC A) as a evel III atientCentered edical Home at both RHC s mission is to be a Center of its Georgetown and Seaford Sites Excellence, which provides quality and is currently seeking NC A patient centered care to the diverse specialty recognition as a C H for members of our community. The its renatal and Behavioral Health rimary Care and Behavioral Health programs, which are being integrated Services that will be provided at the into the overall C H model. ilford Site include RHC will be pursuing NC A recognition for its new ilford site Pediatric & Adolescent in 201 .


• Infant Care • Childhood Immunizations • Chronic Disease Management • Acute Illness Treatment • Lead Poisoning Screenings

RHC s service delivery model ensures that each patient has a direct relationship with a medical provider who coordinates a cooperative team of healthcare professionals including

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Home Health Care

Direct Care Workers are Lifelines for Senior Citizens


Oh what a beautiful morning, I think to myself as the warm sun peeps through the curtain to awaken me to another day. There was a time when I would leap out of bed, throw on some clothes, and bounce down the stairs so I could start my day of chores. Unfortunately, those days are in the past. These old bones don’t move like they used to. I groan as I struggle to lift myself up in bed. My shaking hands reach for my robe as I slide my feet into a pair of slippers. I grab the walker that is always left within my reach and slowly pull myself up onto my feet. My bed is now in the room my dear late husband, Jason, used as an offi ce. y how I miss that man my rock. He was the one who took care of all those things like the dripping faucet in the bathroom that just won’t stop.

As I scuffl e past the stairs, my mind sees all the times I went up and down. But no more. I don’t remember when I was last in my “real” bedroom. Such a beautiful room that dear Jason and I shared for 54 years. I can see my three children sliding down the banister. The thought of their innocent laughter warms my heart. I pray they are enjoying their children’s laughter as much as I did theirs. I am brought back to reality by the sight of thick dust on my antique lamp. I feel ashamed that my house is no longer the picture of perfection, but the vacuum is too heavy for me to push and if I try to bend over and pick up the clothes on the fl oor, I might fall. I shuffl e on into the kitchen and open the refrigerator door. I would love to have a cup of coffee to begin my day, but the burn scar on my wrist reminds me that my hands are too unsteady to carry hot drinks. Instead I pick up the glass of orange juice that Dottie poured for me before she left for the evening. ear ottie. She is offi cially called my Direct Care Worker. I call her my housekeeper, my companion, my chef, my chauffeur, my friend my lifeline. I sip the orange juice as I sit by the window and look down the road watching for Dottie’s car to appear. “Dottie’s days” are special for me. These are the days I can get rid of that nasty dust on my precious antiques. These are the days I have someone to help bathe me and help dress

me with a fresh set of clothes. These are the days I get a delicious cup of hot coffee in the morning. As Dottie sets about picking up the dirty clothing on the fl oor and putting them in the washing machine, we chat about how beautiful the daffodils are that are coming up in the yard. Sometimes I can hear her humming an old-fashioned hymn as she is doing the dusting. The sound of someone else in this big house with me is music to my ears. On especially warm days, after I’ve had my bath and dressed in my good clothes, Dottie will pull my old Buick out of the garage. She will help me go down the sidewalk and get me and my walker into the car. She has the patience of a saint. Dottie is never in a hurry with me. She will drive us to town and we will eat lunch at the local café. I love the apple pie there. It has been a long time since I made an apple pie, so it is nice to be able to eat a homemade slice once in a while. It feels so refreshing to be out of the house for a little while and catch up on what’s happening in the world. It also feels good to talk to friends I see along the way. On the way home, if I still have some energy, Dottie will stop at the variety store where I can pick up a few things. When we arrive home, Dottie helps me back into the house and settles me down in the recliner. She begins cleaning the kitchen while I watch a little television. I slowly close my eyes and begin to

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dream of my younger days frolicking in the park with my children and grandkids. I am so looking forward to their visit next month. When I awaken, Dottie has all the clean clothes folded and put back in their place. She has prepared a light supper for me to eat later in the evening. Our last activity of the day together is to put my bed clothes on so that I am ready for a good night’s rest. When she leaves for the evening, I can always depend on her turning around, shaking her fi nger at me, and fussing for me to be sure to lock the door. As I sit at the kitchen table staring out the window into the darkness while nibbling on my evening supper, I wonder how much longer the good Lord will allow me to stay in my home. I know the day is coming when my children will insist I either go to an assisted living facility or move in with one of them. However, with Dottie’s help I can delay that move as long as possible. CHEER’s Personal Assistance Services Program has Direct Care Workers just like Dottie who can help keep a senior citizen in their home. They are prescreened and have had background checks. CHEER Direct Care Workers offer dependable and compassionate service for a few hours, a whole day, a night, or a weekend.

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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Volunteers Come in All Shapes and Sizes During our 33 years of service to the community, Delaware Hospice has been touched by the tremendous support of thousands of volunteers. These fun-loving, individuals have donated their time and talents throughout the years in a variety of ways. Within the past year alone, volunteers have donated over 15,200 hours! The quality of life for patients and their families are dramatically improved through the services and visits our volunteers provide. Many of our volunteers come to us and offer up their skills for very unusual projects. While others are able to meet o r spe ifi ail nee s. “I don’t have any skills to be a good volunteer with Delaware Hospice,” replied Lisa Cantwell of Milford to a family member. “Don’t worry, we will fi nd something for you,” commented Lisa’s family member. That was 14 years ago, when isa fi rst oined elaware Hospice as a Festival of Trees volunteer. After some encouragement and asking for a position that coincided with her strengths, she has found her place at Delaware Hospice as a greeter at the Delaware Hospice Center. Based on skills and wishes, volunteers help in a variety of areas throughout Delaware Hospice. Running errands with or for patients is always a needed service and is a wonderful experience for the volunteer and patient. Visiting with patients in one of our programs, Transitions, Palliative Care, or Hospice

Care, is another rewarding volunteer opportunity. Many volunteers choose to talk, read, and play cards with a patient and their family. Other volunteers en oy helping in the elaware Hospice offi ce and contribute administratively by updating the database, completing informational packets, or even taking pictures at our events. Volunteers are always able to see how their dedication positively impacts our patients’ lives. A few of our volunteers have even altered their life’s work

his six years with Delaware Hospice as a volunteer chaplain, Mr. Robbins has developed a Volunteer Chaplain Training Program. He works with interested chaplain volunteers. Each day, requests come into the Volunteer Department for volunteers and each day those needs are met. Here are just some of the ways volunteers have saved the day:

need any help. Part of his responsibilities also include going to patients’ homes to visit with them or provide respite care for their caregivers. Staff members from Nickle Electrical Companies spent an afternoon at the Milford Center washing windows, cleaning chairs, and picking up trash.

The eade family of ilford, ay, Amanda, and Andrew, has volunteered a total of 54 years for Camp New Hope since 1993. Bridgeville resident, Ron riedl makes phone calls to current patients to ensure they are doing well or learn if they

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Delaware Hospice volunteer, please email There are no time commitments; however any amount of time you are able to give is greatly appreciated.

“After every visit with Mom, a volunteer calls me with updates regarding her emotional, mental, as well as physical state. I can feel their love and care for my mother through the phone.” A family member who lives in San Francisco, CA and benefits from the generosity of volunteers who donate their time to visit with his mom and provide him updates. based on their volunteer experience. As a professional Christian clown in the Milford area, Bill Robbins would visit nursing homes to entertain the residents. He loved making people laugh. One day, he walked into a room and saw that a patient was dying. She had no family or friends with her and that troubled him. During this experience, he realized that people die alone every day and he wanted to do what he could to not let this happen in his community. Mr. Robbins learned about the Delaware Hospice Center and wanted to be a part of the mission by becoming a volunteer. Based on his day of shadowing the Center Chaplain, Mr. Robbins decided to become a chaplain. During

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It’s more than coins under a pillow. It’s about Grandpa and Max and a firm belief in tooth fairies. At Delaware Hospice, we believe it’s about living fully. That’s why we work to make each day the best it can be. So little boys and grandpas can still believe. Call us for a quality of care that improves the quality of living at (855) 335-4677.

Volunteer artisans and designers help decorate the Delaware Hospice Milford Center during the holiday season.

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When it comes to protecting yourself and your family from the fl u, sooner really is better than later. The fl u can be a miserable experience and have implications far beyond ust feeling crummy. It can cause kids to miss school, adults to miss work and families to cancel vacations. Most of us do not think about the fl u until someone we know gets sick – a co-worker, family member, neighbor, or kids at school. By then it may be too late and underscores why early prevention is so important. The one thing health care professionals know about the fl u season is that it is always unpredictable. They never know when the fl u season will peak or how severe it may be. That s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a fl u shot each year for everyone older than 6 months as soon as vaccine becomes available. ast year, elaware was among the top 10 states that saw a gain with fl u activity, compared to other parts of the country, according to the Walgreens Flu Index, which provides weekly reports showing state and marketspecifi c information regarding fl u activity.

country last year, we do not know where it will spike this year.” The fl u shot is available in all Walgreens pharmacies with no appointment necessary and is covered under most insurance plans including Medicare Part B. In fact, more than 0 percent of patients receiving fl u shots at Walgreens now have them covered under some form of insurance. By offering fl u shots and other immunizations when it is most convenient for customers, algreens has found about onethird of its customers get their fl u shots during off hours- evenings, weekends and holidays, when most doctors offi ces are closed.

Beyond getting a fl u shot, there are some simple tips that can help protect against the fl u including – washing your hands frequently and using hand saniti er, covering your mouth and nose when coughing and snee ing, drinking plenty of water, eating healthy and getting a good night s sleep.

In elaware, algreens “The fl u shot is the best protection pharmacists can provide infl uen a you can get to avoid the fl u,” says vaccines to anyone over 7 years Eric Brauch Walgreens district of age, and can administer any manager in Sussex, elaware. of the other CDC-recommended “Although the fl u was more immunizations to patients 18 severe in other parts of the years of age or older.

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“We make it easy to protect yourself and broader coverage by insurers and health plans means that most people are now able to get fl u shots with either no out-ofpocket cost or a minimal co-pay” Brauch added.



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Look at any stock photo of a pharmacist and she’ll probably be counting pills a pharmacist, dispensing medications accurately and safely is as important as people do not know how much more a pharmacist 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. 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 fi nd alternatives. The drug you are taking may have a less-expensive generic equivalent. Your pharmacist can fi nd out. They can also talk to you about your insurance coverage, Medicare Part D and programs such as the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club.

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 refi ll reminders, follow up calls and transition of care programs.

and affordable way to get a fl 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.

In addition to services 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

close to a much wider range of health care services than they may

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

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

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Flu Shots

Hepatitis A & B Vaccine

Pneumonia vaccine

Blood Pressure Measuring

Shingles vaccine

Tdap Vaccine

Most Insurances accepted

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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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r. Goldstein is a board ertified spe ialist in gastroenterology hepatology who re ei ed her medi al 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 fi nding a doctor who offers the right treatment and makes you feel comfortable receiving it. How do hemorrhoids develop? Hemorrhoids are simply swollen and engorged veins in the anal and rectal region. They are most commonly caused by changes in frequency of bowel movements, pressure of straining and hormonal changes or pressure during pregnancy. The veins swell and stretch and gradually lose the support of surrounding connective tissue. Hemorrhoids can cause the following symptoms: Itching/Burning Bleeding Protrusion during Bowel Movements Pain Hygiene Concerns Are all hemorrhoids the same? Hemorrhoids are actually classifi ed 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 specifi c medical condition. No doctor should recommend a solution without fi rst doing an exam

to rule out other potential causes of rectal pain or bleeding. Once you have been diagnosed with hemorrhoids, you will have different options to choose from, depending on the severity of your case. You may get adequate relief from increasing fi ber in your diet, taking warm sitz baths and using topical creams. Treatment options include a variety of minimally invasive procedures that cut off blood fl 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

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

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

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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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It’s Fun Being The New Kid On The Block… By: Terri Pippin, The Medicine Woman

With all that is new going on we are also offering our tried and true services that are the ac one of he edicine Woman. We will never leave our Holistic roots and The edicine oman ill al ays offer Shamanic and Energy Healing services.


his is an exciting time for The edicine oman as e mo ed 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.

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!!

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We will keep on balancing and repairing your chakras and cleaning out and cleansing your ura e ill 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 i ility, relie e 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 Medicine Woman 33800 Dreamweaver Lane Lewes, Delaware 19958 302-220-1146 Shamanic Healing & Workshops Energy Work Massage Body Wraps and Scrubs

Testimonials: “I have been a healer for 20 years as a Massage Therapist and an Herbologist. My dear friend gave me a gi t certificate and told me Terri was very impressive. I went and was blown away with the work and the valuable information she provided. I have seen Terri for several treatments; just as my friends have had multiple sessions. Terri is truly gifted in all that she does. I hope after reading this, you call and make an appointment!” ~Sue M., Lewes, DE

Healing With Moon Energies 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 edicine heel oul Retrieval will help you recapture what was physically, emotionally and/or spiritually lost thru traumas in your life. Take that

he edicine oman is no 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.

“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.

As you continue your Holistic Path of self healing, it is good to know that Mother Nature provides us with many systems to help balance our life journey.

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Even in modern times, our ancient souls and spirits call us to act in different ways according to the vibrations of Moon energies. Because the lunar cycles are more frequent and more closely related to our daily lives these energies can be used to strengthen The Medicine our holistic goals.Woman   founded by Terri Pippin

Massage, EnergyMoon Work, Body Therapies The New is a time for beginning new projects; & Shamanic Healing try burning slips of paper with your desires, goals or projects 33800 Dreamweaver Lane, Lewes, Delaware  19958 written on them for manifestation. Start to renew relationships 302-645-8369 (w) and projects already in your life, starting with time allowed for 302-220-1146 (c) personal initiations and self-affi rmations. or your Alter try newly budding plants and place a programmed Lodestone next to it. This is the best time to implement an Energy or Shamanic Healing Plan.


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The Waxing Moon is a time of energizing, adjusting, updating and changing the

pro ects you already have and the new ones that you want in your life. A good time for healing, building your strength, protecting yourself, the environment and sharing that protection with the world. or you Alter pick any blooming fl ower and choose minerals that are darker and richer shades of orange and red. A good time for more structured and formal spiritual rituals that are used in Shamanic Healing.

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

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The Full Moon is a time to honor and celebrate the energies of your life, those you have and those you want in your life. This is a time to pull yourself together, celebrate your power and accept, graciously, where you are on your path. Enjoy celebrations, ceremonies and rituals that are solidarity or shared. or your Alter pick a fl ower with a full white blossom and any clear crystal. ull Spectrum Healing, Chakra Balancing, Reiki or Refl exology is extra powerful during this period. The full moon time is a time of releasing, banishing and purging things in your life that are obstacles for you.

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The Dark of the Moon is when the moon has no energy in relation to the earth.

This occurs several hours before the start of the New oon. Traditionally, this is a tricky time. Energies are literally void and you can’t be sure what your energies will do. This is a very good time to surround yourself with your personal protective totems and do deep level release work on yourself. hat you begin during the waning moon you can complete at the dark of the moon.

Although all styles of healing may be used at any time, different types of healing are more powerful at certain times when connected with healing vibrations of Mother Nature.

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Healing Touch And Essential Oils

n the Old Testament there are hundreds of references to the use of essential oils. There are over one thousand references in some accounts. These essential oils were used for celebrating, healing, anointing, and blessing; people used these healing oils in their everyday lives to honor God.

Jesus was God’s anointed one. Jesus taught his disciples how to heal and anoint, and then sent them out into the villages to impart his wisdom on the suffering. The early Christians practiced healing through prayer, anointing with oil and the laying-on of hands. As time passed, the Christian Church used blessed oil to anoint penitents as part of their reconciliation procedure. Frankincense and Myrrh are the oldest Biblical oils used by the Church for anointing. Then, during the 5th century, we saw evidence that the laity were no longer anointing the sick, but rather the priests. By the early Middle Ages, priests had the sole responsibility of anointing, which was only for the seriously ill and for absolution of sin. Pure essential oils were no longer used, but rather olive oil combined with a fragrance. This was more of a symbolic act, and anointing was no longer practiced as the early Christians did. During the last 50 years, there has been a renewed attention to the healing power of anointing with oil, especially for those that are sick. An emphasis has been placed on strengthening and healing rather than just waiting until someone dies. Here are a few examples of energy healing and using biblical essential oils: 1. Anointing of the Hands and Feet. This method is a compassionate way to help a client feel cared for, and is especially helpful for clients recovering from an illness, those hospitalized, and for those grieving or in hospice. 2. A Sign of the Cross Blessing. This method comes from the practice of Linda

Smith and is derived from the gesture of blessing in faith. Even if the client is not a Christian, this technique can fi t within any spiritual path. During this method the brow, throat and heart energy centers are opened to God’s healing presence. An oil is chosen specifi cally for the client. Essential oils can affect all layers of our energy body which is physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This technique can be extremely relaxing; therefore, it can assist in pain reduction.

Bruce Tainio found that negative thoughts lower the frequency of essential oils by 12 MHz. On the other hand, positive thoughts raise them by 10 MHz while prayer raises the vibration even higher at 15 MHz. Thus, prayer can change energy and intensify the effectiveness of Healing Touch. The heart is considered to be the center

3. Chakra Connection. This is a balancing technique that comes from Dr. Brugh Joy, M.D., that facilitates movement of energy from one energy center to another throughout the entire body, connecting all the major and minor chakras. It can also be spiritually balancing for the client and the practitioner. It comes from the centered heart, and communicates the same loving compassion as seen in the Gospels. This technique is part of the Healing Touch curriculum.

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4. Blessing of the Senses. This technique is based on the anointing of the brow, eyes, ears, throat, hands, feet and heart. It is done with oil for anointing and with prayers of blessing for the physical body, mind and spirit (the early Church was holistic and understood that the whole person needed healing). For over 500 years this anointing was only for those who were dying and transitioning to the next life. It has fi nally changed in the last 0 years to refl ect again the purpose of anointing for the healing of the whole person. Using pure essential oils for healing – as they were originally intended – during a Healing Touch session adds to the energetic healing by clearing the energy fi eld of congested energy and rebalancing it. As a Healing Touch Practitioner, my goal is to restore harmony and balance in the human energy system, placing you in a position to self-heal. I must fi rst fi nd out what you need at that specifi c time before I chose oils that suit those needs. To achieve our mutual goal is the key in selecting the right techniques and essential oils. This mutual goal can range from a greater connection to God to relief from physical discomfort and pain, and everything in between. Prayer also enhances the power of energetic healing. During an experiment,

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of our being in scriptures. In the Bible, there are hundreds of references to the heart, as it is how we communicate with God. By combining the power of anointing with essential oils with Healing Touch and prayer, this powerful healing tool will enhance traditional healthcare.


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Things Most People Don’t Know About Chiropractic Dr. Tracy Hudson

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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.

• dysfunction. A patient’s back is often restricted or unstable for months or years before it presents as a problem and they show up in a chiropractor s offi ce. In addition, the absence of pain is not health. While medication may be needed, if you take a pill and the pain goes away, the dysfunction that caused it still persists. Muscle, ligament and joint injuries often occur as a result of long-term biomechanical dysfunction, sometimes from past injuries, making the area more susceptible to future in ury. • well and perform better, not just for the occasional injury. Athletes choose chiropractors because chiropractic removes nerve interference allowing optimal nerve function giving muscles and oints full power from the brain. Every team in the NFL has a chiropractor keeping their players in the game. Chiropractors were also on the medical team in London at the 2012 Summer lympic ames. Top athletes such as Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, Tom Brady, Evander Holyfi eld, and Arnold Schwarzenegger have all been proud patients of chiropractors and still receive regular chiropractic care. These days it’s far more common than not for major athletes and sports teams to keep chiropractors on staff to help prevent injuries, speed injury recovery, improve balance and coordination, and give them a greater competitive edge.

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.

• cluster of separate mechanisms, but rather a cascade of events that all starts with proper control by the nervous system. The nerves that travel through and control every function of your body originate at the spinal cord and their transmission may be disrupted if the joints of the surrounding spinal column are not moving properly. This disruption in biomechanical integrity combined with altered physiological function is what chiropractors call a subluxation. This is why it is not uncommon for a chiropractor to treat a patient with mid-back pain who also suffers from irritable bowel system, a patient with a subluxated sacrum who has been unsuccessfully trying to become pregnant, or a patient with an upper back fi xation and acid refl ux. • Sorry to disappoint you, but a chiropractor will never “fi x” your back. hat we are able to do is restore proper motion in the joints, which relieves tension on the nerves and muscles and allows your body to do the healing that it is inherently made to do. As chiropractors, we believe that the body is a perfect organism in its natural state, and all disease comes from a disruption in the body’s proper transmission of signals by the nerves which affects its ability to heal and to defend against disease-causing agents. e never treat disease. e assess to fi nd which spinal levels are causing the dysfunction, and we adjust it to restore proper nerve fl ow so the nervous system may work as effi ciently and effectively as possible. • Many seniors aren t aware of the benefi ts of chiropractic care which can help them not only with pain relief, but also increase range of motion, balance and coordination, and decrease joint degeneration. There s no patient too young for chiropractic either! Chiropractors check infants’ spines

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moments after birth for misalignments of the upper vertebrae that may occur as a result of the birth process. In addition to supporting overall health and wellbeing, parents also take their children to chiropractors to encourage healthy brain and nervous system development, to assist with colic, asthma, allergies, bed-wetting and sleeping problems, and to assist with behavioral disorders. • There is no bone snapping or warrior-style pulling heads off spinal columns The neck adjustment some chiropractors use causes anticipation for many new patients, but is actually much gentler than they imagined, and involves a quick, direct thrust to a specifi c spinal bone. The sound an adjustment makes is called a cavitation


and is only space being created within the joint causing gasses to be released from the joint capsule, which creates the popping or cracking noise. Also, chiropractic adjustments will not wear out your joints, as some imagine because they have been warned not to “crack their knuckles” for this reason in the past. Ad ustments, unlike “knuckle cracking” or having your friend stomp on you while you lay on the carpet, are applied specifi cally to improve the motion of your joints and limit the small dysfunctions that over time can lead to arthritis. ost people after an adjustment describe the feeling as being “lighter”, having greater ease in moving the body, and being able to stand up taller.

Testimonial “After several months of back and side pain and multiple trips to doctors, surgeons and pain management, I decided to visit Dr. Tracy Hudson at Henlopen Chiropractic. Since this was my first experience with this type of treatment I was very apprehensive. I am thrilled that after a few visits I felt relief!! She was able to diagnose and treat my condition allowing me to return to work and also enjoy my Summer!” L. Holland

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aring for an aging parent can be daunting, especially if you are taking on the task alone, like Hope. She is caring for her 74-year-old mother who is no longer able to leave the house. Ever since Hope found the many programs within the Easter Seals Community Outreach Program (COP) she no longer feels she is facing the challenges alone. “Easter Seals is my ‘go to’ place for help, like Amazon is for shopping,” Hope says. “I get more help from Easter Seals than any other agency I’ve called.” Caregiving can be an exhausting job, especially when the caregiver does not get time to themselves to recharge. Respite is an option through the COP’s Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Network, which provides funds to support family caregivers providing care to a person of any age or disability. Hope says, “The respite funds free me up to be able to have time by myself to go to the library or movies. It gives me ‘me’ time.” Like many others, Hope takes advantage of the Caregiver and Assistive Technology Resource Center. Partially funded through the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, Easter Seals has a Case Manager on site every day to provide information, resources and support to family caregivers. “Easter Seals helps all the way around. They’ve gone beyond respite.” Hope says. “They go out of their way to help. They are there for me.” One of the more unique aspects about Easter Seals Resource Center is the focus on Assistive Technology, or “tools for independence”. There are hundreds of pieces of assistive technology on display, like pill reminders and large print calculators, which promote independence and quality of life. This gives individuals the opportunity to try out products prior to purchasing. A virtual tour of the Technology Demonstration Center can be found at: “I wish more people knew Easter Seals is available for older people,” Hope shares. “I wish more people would realize you could just walk in. Sometimes I just drop by to see everything in the Resource Center that might be of help to me or my mother.” Through the FYI: Finance Your Independence Assistive Technology Loan program, Easter Seals assists Delawareans in securing lower-interest loans to purchase assistive technology or make modifications for accessibility. The program is made possible through lending partners Del-One Federal Credit Union and DEXSTA Federal Credit nion. Along with home modifications loans can be used for work equipment such as a computer that accommodates for visual limitations and much more. Even lower cost items, such as hearing aids, can be funded through this program. For more information about any of the services provided through the Community Outreach Program, please contact Joyce Medkeff at 302-221-2076 or Visit our site:

Easter Seals Tunnell Center is located at 22317 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Please visit our website and see all of our services for people of all ages and abilities: 22317 DuPont Highway, Georgetown

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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.

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 What are the most common areas feels slightly uncomfortable for the first 5 to 10 minutes. Gradually this sensation lessens to be treated? Many people on a weight loss program con- to the point during the treatment any uncomtinue to have stubborn hard to lose areas, no fortable sensation is minimal. There seems matter how much dieting, sit ups or weight to be a natural endorphin release during the they lose. Such stubborn areas are typically treatment so patients are very relaxed during around the abdomen, the love handles and in- the treatment, which takes an hour. Some peoner thighs. Once you are over forty, losing fat ple have fallen asleep during the treatment! A in these areas is extremely difficult. These are typical treatment session lasts between 1 and the areas that CoolSculpt can address. Basi- 3 hours, depending on how many areas are cally if there is an area you can pinch several treated. uring the treatment, we have Netflix inches, that area can be treated and eliminated 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 0 to 0 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, 30222 -10 . e will be offering an introductory Special this season, so please inquire.

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omen in rofi e Antionette Wright-Johnson I m a retired teacher from Highland tah and couldn’t wait to move to the beach where I could play golf, make pottery, and enjoy bird watching.

I am a 10 year Breast Cancer Survivor and Founder /CEO of All About Pink, Inc. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my life changed. I learned not to “sweat the small stuff”. My Faith grew stronger and my trial became my triumph. I felt compelled to give back to other Breast Cancer Survivors, so I started my own non-profi t in an effort to ove Beyond Cancer to Wellness.

On Oct 22, 2014 I had severe pains on my right side I decided that I should go to the ER to check for an appendicitis. I received a CAT scan and a CA 125 blood test and it was concluded I had a tumor size softball and I was in Stage 3c Ovarian Cancer and needed to make some very important decisions.

As a Certifi ed Health Coach, my focus is on providing nutritional education and counseling, exercise programs, support groups and retreat services. My programs are designed to encourage Survivors to live and think positively. I strive to support them in achieving wholeness. I believe wholeness is a healthy balance of our minds, bodies and spirits. I encourage Survivors to “Celebrate Life”!

The fi rst of November I had a complete hysterectomy and debulking of the malignant growths in my abdomen before starting chemo therapy in December. So, I had 6 cycles of chemo consisting of 18 treatments which ended on March 23rd 2015. Each day I’m getting stronger. I’ve returned to my monitoring position at the Rehoboth Art League, started playing golf again, teaching the kids pottery class and walking my two dogs.

One of my proudest accomplishments is the partnership I have with the elaware ivision of otor ehicles. I launched the fi rst ever Breast Cancer Awareness license plate for the State of Delaware. If anyone is interested in obtaining the license plate, contact me at 302-947-0309 or email me at:

Dianne Marion Diagnosed in 2009 with DCIS Breast cancer from a routine mammogram at the age of 40, the cancer was caught early and stage 1. With three young children I was hopeful that there was little reason to believe chemo/radiation was necessary… until after surgery- the biopsy report noted the cancer was a fast growing cancer HER-2 positive which meant chemotherapy was a necessity. I cried for the fi rst time since my diagnosis. Like most woman, I work full time in a busy career, carpool, homework with the kids -I didn’t have time for Chemo. But, I was blessed since day 1 if you can say that when diagnosed with cancer. Gods intervention, I had no complications with surgery, and my chemo was kinder to my body than expected. I was not debilitated by the extreme nauseous and fatigue- like so many woman. For me, I was able to continue with my real estate career while going through it all. After the 4 hours of chemo, my husband would drop me off at my offi ce, scarf on my bald head, face fl ushed from the chemo but work occupied me and keeping up my daily routine was important. Determined not to be disappointed with how I looked after surgery, my husband, friends, family and myself decided we would just laugh when possible through the process. Those who have or are going through it can appreciate the bizarre transformations your body takes after mastectomy. Reconstructive surgery is a process with drain tubes, tissue expanders, tattooed areolas and pigs skin nipples. (see even reading it can be amusing) Its been over 5 years since my chemo is fi nished and when I have the honor to mentor through the BCC newly diagnosed woman I always hope that while diffi cult they can keep a good attitude and remember that a giggle goes a long way…

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To celebrate their wedding anniversary, Dianne and Jim Marion came to South Bethany in 1994 on a mini vacation and fell in love with the beauty and small-town atmosphere of the area...So in 2004 when they retired from their jobs in northern New ersey with the .S. ostal Service, they moved her permanently. Today, Dianne, now 64, is a two-year breast cancer survivor...In spring 2013, after her annual mammogram revealed a suspicious mass, a biopsy confi rmed she had Stage One breast cancer.. Fortunately, her lumpectomy was successful and her lymph nodes were clear...She also had no side effects from her radiation treatment--35 over six and a half weeks.. During her diagnosis and treatment, Dianne found The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC). “DBCC was critical to my recovery” she says.


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omen in rofi e Henrietta Belcher-Stack

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Henrietta Belcher-Stack is a leader and visionary who works to positively impact women facing obstacles from domestic violence to cancer.

Joyce Rickards, of Millsboro, Delaware speaks scripture at the beginning of each day. “Niecey” is a native Sussex Countian. On August 2006, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Gastric cancer, and in January 2008, with Stage 2 breast cancer. Her treatments included surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Belcher-Stack is a vice president for WSFS. She has held a variety of positions in the banking industry and in business. She is also a Certifi ed Reverse ortgage rofessional and a Certifi ed Senior Advisor. She also has a passion for Zumba Fitness promoting healthy lifestyles.

In 2006, she lost her father to lung cancer, and her mother to breast cancer in 200 . Because fi ve different types of cancer have infi ltrated her family, she participates in genetic testing to assist in locating the gene with hopes that one day, cancer will exist no more.

She has been active many organizations, including volunteering at her children’s schools and serving on the University of Delaware Parents Board of Directors. She is currently president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Delaware State ederation of omen s Clubs ( S C), a nonprofi t statewide federation of 23 community women’s clubs, and has held leadership roles in GFWC clubs in Sussex County.

She is an active member of Friendship United Methodist church. Her love for God and her healing is radiated through the songs that she sings. Sharing her story is so rewarding! There is life after cancer! Early detection, diet, spirituality, treatment, exercise all work together! It’s a spiritual transformation to a new you! Her outreach as a ay Navigator with Tunnell Cancer Center, Susan . omen “Sharing ur Stories, Saving Our Sisters 2012 award, , Sisters On A Mission Organization, and 2015 Community Service from Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church keep her busy. In 2013, she was a Award recipient and in 201 was “ elmarvalous omen” recipient. She mentors other cancer patients. Her desire is to become a mediator for patients receiving treatment and helping them to understand the medical terminology and challenges that many cancer patients face.

In 2011 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and after 19 weekly chemotherapy treatments and two surgeries had decided it was her second chance to be fi t AN have fun. She started taking Zumba Fitness classes in May 2012 and realized what fun it was to jump and shake. Then saw additional weight loss results totaling over 70 lbs! Henri spoke to a friend about becoming an instructor and she said why not and did! She is a Licensed Zumba Fitness, Zumba Step, Zumba Core and Zumba Gluts Instructor and has completed the Zumba Fitness Pro-Skill and B2 Advances Rhythm training.

An annual gospel concert is held to raise scholarship money for students of cancer patients who want to attend Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus. It’s the Sylvester and Joyce E. Rickards Scholarship und 210 and who desire to go into the medical fi eld.

Henri’s motto is Live, Love, Laugh and Always Dance.

Giving back is what she loves to do because God gave her a second chance to get it RIGHT!

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Mildred Polk of Harbeson, DE is a retired Social Worker with Division of Social Services State of Delaware. She is a breast cancer survivor who has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 5 in April, 2003 which left her scared and unsure how she would get through because she had lost a sister to breast cancer. Mildred, now a 3 time breast cancer survivor, had lumpectomy, mastectomy and reconstructive surgeries is living her life to the fullest. She completed chemotherapy and radiation while caring for her ill mother and husband. Even in the midst of her recovery while still caring for her loved ones, through God she kept her faith which gave her peace of mind, strength to endure and courage to get through pain suffered and challenges faced daily. Through this faith and strength she realized it was life after breast cancer.

I am a wife to my all-time supporter John, Mom to Alison, Meredith and J.P., Mimi to our randchildren, Registered Nurse, family member and hopefully friend too many. anuary 201 added a new dimension to our busy life. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, stage III c. Supported by family, friends, our community and a terrifi c surgical/oncology team, a plan was put into place to help me become a survivor. Chemotherapy to reduce ovarian tumors followed by surgery and more chemo was the plan for the next nine months. What a gift survivorship is! I have returned to our busy life of family, friends, exploring interests, art, starting yoga at the Y, volunteering at ‘The Historic Lewes Farm Market’ and orienting at Beebe with a plan to volunteer in the fall.

She is a member of Millsboro 7th Day Adventist Church where she is active with community pro ects, events and holds several offi ces. She also is the President of the SDA DelMar Community Services Federation. She loves her morning prayer line, bowling, softball and quarterly outings with friends.

As a cancer survivor, RN with years of operating room and clinical education experience I would like to mentor women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer as well as educate women to know the symptoms.

She encourages all to get yearly check-ups as a preventive measure and seek a higher power to get through when faced with challenges.

September 22nd will mark one year since ringing the bell! I am grateful for each day as an ovarian cancer survivor. Our motto – Always Forward!

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Health & Medicine Meet Dr. Anik Patel Dr. Anik Patel is a fellowship-trained gastroenterology specialist providing state-of-the-art care at Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in Gastroenterology at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY, where his mentors and the institution’s strong nutrition department led him to a focus on nutrition. In addition, Dr. Patel is the only Hunterdon physician trained in endoscopic mucosal resection, which involves using an endoscopic technique to remove large polypoid growths and early cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Patel is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. “I emphasize preventive care, particularly with diet and proper screenings. Unfortunately, American lifestyles have incorporated unhealthy eating habits over the years. Through my interaction with patients, I hope to reinforce proper nutrition and better eating habits for optimal health.”

Nutrition: The Key Ingredient of Good Health Nutrition plays a strong role in our overall health an et it is often the first thing we neglect. In addition to affecting everybody’s weight and energy levels, a variety of medical conditions (such as Celiac disease) are both caused and relieved by the composition of your diet. Following just a few simple guidelines can make a big difference in your health. Tip #1: The Nutritional Landscape If you’d like to drop a few pounds, start eating foods that offer fewer calories for their volume. Some examples of low-caloric-density foods are oatmeal, fruits and vegetables, fi sh and nonfat milk. High-caloric-density foods, like nuts, butter, chips and cookies, offer high energy for their small volume, but often lead to fat storage. The benefi t of this strategy is to curb your hunger by eating the same (or even greater) weight of food while consuming fewer calories, resulting in weight loss. In addition to following this type of diet, make sure you balance your food groups (proteins, minimal fats, carbohydrates, and water), never skip meals, and don’t use diet pills. To keep yourself on track, monitor your consumption with pen and paper or by using a mealtracking app on your smartphone or website, like: y itness al (https www.myfi ) Inlivo (http ) ose It (http )

Tip #2: Raising Healthy Children While you may have a lot of control over your own diet, it can be diffi cult to regulate your toddler and teen s habits. You need to be a good role model. Adopting good eating habits yourself is important for your own health as well as your children’s, who will likely mimic your behavior. Also remember that tastes change as children grow up. While they may not adore broccoli on the fi rst offering, it s important to keep serving these nutrient-dense foods while keeping the sugary treats to a minimum.

Tip #3: A (mostly) Female Problem Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, affecting women twice as often as men. arked by abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea and constipation, the exact cause

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of IBS continues to elude researchers. If you’ve been saddled with this uncomfortable condition — which affects 10 to 20 percent of the adult population — it’s important to track your foods to determine any connections between specifi c input and painful output, as well as increase your soluble fi ber foods, like fruits (such as apples, oranges and grapefruit), vegetables, legumes (such as dry beans, lentils and peas), barley, oats and oat bran. While IBS affects a large number of people, most don’t seek treatment. If you’ve noticed similar symptoms to those described here, it’s important to discuss them with your doctor to determine if you require treatment for IBS.

Tip #4: What’s Up With Gluten? “Gluten” or “gluten-free” are terms you can’t avoid, and have probably wondered about. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, and those with Celiac disease cannot tolerate ingesting it. Affecting 1% of the population, the immune systems of Celiac sufferers attack the small intestine when gluten is present, damaging the lining and hampering nutrient absorption. If left untreated, Celiac disease can lead to more serious conditions, such as intestinal cancer. Only adherence to a strict gluten-free diet can treat Celiac disease symptoms. Aside from Celiac disease, you may have also heard the term “gluten sensitivity” thrown around. This is a medically controversial condition that, if verifi ed, would suggest many more people who don’t have Celiac disease would benefi t from a gluten-free diet. Until results are conclusive, medical advice dictates that if something makes you feel better, keep doing it as long as no other harm is being done. Tip #5: Educate Yourself!

If you have further questions or suspect you may have a gastrointestinal condition, call Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates at 908.483.2047 to schedule an appointment.


Is your diet to blame for your digestive misery? Do you have • Gas • loating • Diarrhea • onstipation How we eat is an important part of our overall health. So it should come as no surprise that our nutritional intake also plays a key role in our digestive health. n fact, dietary habits can be central to specific digestive conditions, including: • Lactose intolerance • Irritable bowel syndrome • Gastroenteritis • In ammatory bowel disease rohn s disease colitis • eliac disease • Others At Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates, we understand the interconnected nature of food and digestion troubles. That’s why we focus on nutrition and diet — in diagnosing your problem and in treating it to minimize its impact on your life. ill eating differently make a difference in your health and uality of life Call for a consultation with one of our board certified male or female gastroenterologists.

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The Little Things Add Up Brighten things up by dusting (cool, turned off) exposed bulbs regularly with a clean, dry cloth. According to the .S. epartment of Energy ( E), dirty bulbs emit 30% less light than clean ones. Ten is the magic number for ceiling fans, too. Running ceiling fans clockwise in winter pushes heated air down, allowing you to turn down the thermostat by up to 5°F without feeling it. You can also save up to 10% on heating bills this way. And save even more by replacing a decade-old fixture.

By Regan Roberts Deck, CMI Whether you’re making lifestyle changes to eat healthy and lose weight or making changes to save energy: it’s not about what you do every once in a while, it’s about what you do every day that really makes a difference. Here are a few things you can do (daily, or seasonally) that will help add up to significant energy savings Save 10% or more on your heating bill by taking care of your windows. Make sure there are no drafts and close the curtains at night and use Velcro tape on the edges of drapes to seal outer edges to the wall.

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Home & Garden Über Pantry – A Timesaver for the Holidays! As summer comes to an end and the slower pace of the fall and winter settles in; before the holiday entertaining season arrives, it is a great time to consider organizing a key room in your home where you can save time and money – your pantry. Whether you have a large walk-in pantry, a small reach-in closet, or a cabinet pantry following some simple design principles can save you time and avoid wasted food that is lost in the deep dark corners. Hopefully this brief discussion gets your creative juices flowing. The pantry is a place where the adage “a place for everything and everything in its place” applies most emphatically. Whether preparing dinner for your family after a long day of work or getting ready to entertain guests, an organized pantry can simplify your life and make preparation more fun. Here are some simple ideas that can apply no matter your situation. Keep frequently used items front and center. The staples that form the backbone of your meals and are used every day should be kept where they are easily found and retrieved. Put them on shelves that are instantly visible. Use see-through containers. Simple plastic containers for cereals, pastas, and other bulk items make it easier to find and their regular shape make it easier to store. Use baskets or slide-out shelves to store pre-packaged snacks and other grab-and-go items. Label everything and include cooking instructions. This is one of the more clever ideas I’ve found. If you are running late and need to call ahead to get the rice started, having the cooking instructions on the container make it easy for the less-able cook at home to get dinner preparation started.

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

Lighting. Consider adding task lighting in the pantry. A little bit can go a long way to making your search for that spice you need less frustrating. Lazy Susans and sliding shelves. Don’t let the corners of your pantry go to waste or things hide deep in the back of a shelf where they may never be seen again. Corner shelves are a great use of space, but items that find their way to the corner are very difficult to find and get. Spice racks and alphabetize. There are some phenomenal spice racks available to mount on doors, in drawers, or on shelves. Lazy Susans come to the rescue again as well. Alphabetizing spices may seem silly until you are looking for the cumin but keep finding the cinnamon! Tailored Living Serving Rehoboth Beach works with you to design your pantry. We can provide just the shelves and accessories or a complete turn-key solution. We provide and install unmatched products and quality to make your dream a reality. We can help throughout your home – garages, closets, laundry, pantry, Murphy beds, and home offices.

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Whether you look forward to fall and winter or lament the spring and summer, the seasons are changing. Teachers and pupils are heading back to classrooms and before we know it, we will be getting ready for tricks, treats, turkeys, and sleigh bells. The cool nights are great for sleeping but the cold mornings followed by warm sunny days means jackets left at work and sweaters left at school. With all the transition, hustle and bustle, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to let little things get through your wickets. Setting your window coverings so that they help make your home as energy efficient as possible is one of those little things. Even with today s windows getting more energy efficient all the time, you still lose the ma ority of your heating and cooling through the glass in your windows. Some coverings can reduce that loss by as much as 50%. Honeycomb shades and plantation shutters are some of the best when it comes to that. The type of treatment is important but as with many things, how you use them is just as important.

Here is a handy chart that shows you how to set your window coverings so that they will do their best to save you energy and keep your home comfortable.

Adhering to the chart while throwing in a little common sense to handle the unusually hot or cold days is best but many of us canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be near our windows during some of those times for a whole host of reasons. My advice is not to sweat it. Just try your best. The closer you come to following the chart the more energy efficient your home will be. Our goal is to make your home more beautiful, practical and energy efficient. Stop by our showroom on Lewes Georgetown Hwy, check out our website, or call to set an appointment for your complimentary in-home consultation. We would love an opportunity to serve you.

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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 fl oor into the relatively warmer crawl space air.

“This is the one question I am most commonly asked.” says Austin who is certifi ed in ater amage Restoration and Applied icrobial Remediation. 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. DO I NEED A SUMP PUMP IN MY CRAWL SPACE? In fact, Advanced Energy in Raleigh, NC has research The amount of standing water will determine the need for a sump pump. showing that during warm seasons, the outside air contains more moisture than However, the relatively low cost of a sump pump installation is outweighed by the crawl space. Therefore, the outside air contributes more water vapor, passing the benefi t of preventing or lessening the potential water damage to a crawl space through the vents and into the crawlspace, leaving no potential to dry the crawl HVAC system or other crawl space mechanical system. 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. DO I NEED A DEHUMIDIFIER? Dry-Tek attempts to prevent excessive crawl space humidity and moisture without the use of mechanical or electrical equipment. A dehumidifi er may be IS THE MOLD IN MY CRAWL SPACE UNHEALTHY FOR ME? IS deemed necessary at the time of initial system installation. However, we may IT BAD FOR MY FAMILY? recommend a trial period without a dehumidifi er to determine if one is required. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause adverse health issues in Many of our CHAMP® (Crawlspace Humidity And Moisture Prevention) some people. Molds growing in buildings may cause odors, and symptoms such systems function without a dehumidifi er. f course, a system that functions as headaches, irritation of the skin, eyes, nose and throat, as well as, diffi culty without the need of a dehumidifi er, will also function with a dehumidifi er. breathing and allergic reactions. However, each of these symptoms may be caused by conditions and exposures unrelated to mold. Therefore, mold may or IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE PLASTIC ON THE GROUND IN MY may not be the cause of these symptoms.


es. A signifi cant amount of the air moisture content in a crawl space is secondary to evaporation of water from the crawl space dirt fl oor. The fl 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 is wo d. i l ecommend em fo fi in o c awl s ace. — 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 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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The “HOT

In recent years, gorgeous retractable awnings, and solar shades, for porches and windows, have become a very popular addition to homes. They add value!

Patio Systems offers both retractable drop arm awnings and solar shades. The look of these shade products is wonderful, and they cut down on air conditioning costs, and protect furnishing inside. We are the local dealer for Craftbilt Manufacturing Co. Patio Systems has serviced residents and businesses in Lewes, Delaware and surrounding areas including Coastal Southern Delaware, Sussex County and the Maryland Shore, since 2001. Patio Systems has become the largest Aristocrat Awnings dealer in the nation. Our commitment to offering the finest shade, sunroom, and deck products, at reasonable pricing, can only be matched by our commitment to customer satisfaction. So join the rest of our satisfied customers and make your house the home you dreamed of. Craftbilt Manufacturing Co. is a leading manufacturer of shade products in the industry. Now awnings and solar shades are very affordable here in the United states, partly due to the promotional efforts of the

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Somfy motor company, the French based leader in tubular, internal, awning motors and electronic controls. Awnings and shades are custom made for you when we work together on this project. Fabric drop- arm awnings reduce glare and solar heat gain by up to 15%, while blocking up to 97% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. However, fixed awnings do not permit the desired wintertime solar gain unless the canopy is removed from the support structure which leaves unsightly galvanized pipes hanging overhead. Retractable awnings give you the best of both worlds - sun when you want it and shade when you need it. Exterior solar shades are another solution to shade the interior of your home, prevent glare, and protect your furnishings from harmful UV rays that may cause fading. Similar to a solar screen, they can block the sun’s heat while still providing visibility to the outside. Available in a variety of colors, weaves, and styles. Did you know that 50% of the solar heat entering a room comes through the glass in your windows? This accounts for approximately 20% of the load on your air conditioner. Blocking your windows from the outside with solar shades just makes sense... and cents! Add to this monthly saving the fact that you are reducing the wear on your air conditioner... cutting down the need for costly repairs and maintenance... and getting solar shades becomes an economical must. The patio awning industry is growing tremendously each year. Craftbilt has recently increased their factory’s production capacity pledging two week delivery time to patio systems, and adding

more options to choose from with their line. As the authorized local distributor, Patio Systems offers a helpful consultation to decide which model, mounting method, dimensions, style, and fabric selections are best for your needs. We will demonstrate a working sample of our top quality Doral Classic model, describe our economy unit, and show you pictures along with a brief video. The information provided to you, in your home, will show you how easy it is to get the most benefit from the enjoyment of your outdoor living space. When selecting a shade product in this coastal area, you should be aware that unpredictable high winds and storms, as well as the deteriorating effect of salt air are factors to keep in mind. While automatic wind sensor control systems are available, the best protection for your investment is to remember to use it sensibly. If you are comfortable under the awning, then it will usually be alright, as they are rated for up to 20 mph winds and light rain usage. When everyone leaves your home, simply push the remote to the retract position and the awning will safely roll in to the house wall and stop.

What could be simpler? As a remodeling specialist for 35 years, our goal is to offer only top quality products that can be quickly installed, at competitive prices. Estimates are without obligation or high pressure tactics. Everyday, more and more folks like you are choosing our awnings and factory made sunrooms for their leisuretime enjoyment.

To schedule a meeting please call Patio Systems, Inc. in Rehoboth Beach at 302-644-6540 or toll free at 1-866-644-6540.

Testimonials “We absolutely love our solar shades & awning s! T hey mak e a hug e dif f erence with temps in our home!” - S tep hen & Renee W. - Rehoboth Beach “A wonderful experience from the sales call to the installation. Thank you Ron and staff for a ‘five star’ experience!!” - David and Patty S. • Berlin, MD. “G reat j ob, g reat product. O ne of our easiest purchases f or our new home.” - Albert & Earlene D. • Bethany Beach, DE 19930

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P resid ent & Fou nd er P atio systems, Inc. was f ounded in 2 0 0 1 by R on S immons and is based in L ewes, D elaware. R on has had an extensive back g round in all phases of home improvements f or over 3 5 years. R on’ s sunroom experience dates back to 1 9 8 1 when he beg an to sell and install custom modular sunrooms. R on has seen the enclosure industry evolve and improve over time to of f er the q uality products now available. S ixteen years ag o R on beg an selling awning s f or a manuf acturing company owned by the man who was most instrumental in creating the U S mark et f or retractable awnings as it is today. Personally trained by the first US president of the leading tubular motor manuf acturer, S omf y, R on soon became a dealer f or the awning company as P atio S ystems. R on S immons’ expertise in desig n, estimating , and construction manag ement permit turn- k ey personaliz ed service to homeowners in the local communities. A ll sales calls are handled by R on, or his sales representative. R on handles all of the measuring , ordering and manag ing of your proj ect. With over 2500 satisfied local customers, Patio Systems, Inc. is a BBB accredited business with an A + rating . We receive hundreds of hand written testimonials f rom our happy homeowners every year.

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Can You Really Trust Your Trust?: The Importance of Proper Trust Funding

Amber B. Woodland, Esquire Michele Procino-Wells, Esquire Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC BY: MICHELE PROCINO-WELLS, ESQUIRE


tilizing a trust in your estate planning portfolio can reap inn mera le enefits for your family when it comes time to transfer your assets. At a minimum, a trust can help avoid probate, maintain family privacy, and potentially reduce the surviving spouse’s exposure to estate taxes and unnecessary expenses. Beyond that, certain trusts can help protect assets, ensure special needs family members are cared for, and help families prepare for the staggering costs of long-term care. A properly funded trust can be described as a reliable, protective, preventative, precautionary, prudent, and responsible financial tool. By contrast, an unfunded trust can be described in just one word: useless – and a major waste of valuable resources. To avoid this unintended result, properly funding an irrevocable or revocable trust should be the number one priority of your estate plan, and the following article explains the how’s and why’s of this fundamental and mandatory step in arranging for the future.

What goes in the trust? Think of your trust as a big pot, with room enough for (just about) anything within the purview of

unnecessary taxes. nder current IRS rules, a transfer of a 401(k), 403(b), or IRA will be treated as an outright withdrawal of the funds – prompting a major income tax assessment in the year of the transfer.

your portfolio. Deciding what to put in the trust often hinges on your reasons for executing the document in the first place, so it helps to break down this discussion according to common estate planning goals: For those who are simply seeking to avoid probate and inject convenience in the estate administration process, the trust should be funded with any assets that are to be passed down to future generations upon death. This includes real estate, vehicles, boats, certain – but not all – investment accounts (more on that later), and any valuable personal property that is to be included in the estate (e.g., artwork, fine china, furs, or ewelry). It may be wise to leave property out of the trust if the trustors have imminent (as in, within the next year or so) plans to sell a certain asset, as transferring into the trust and then back out again creates an unnecessary step in most situations. For those with more complex asset protection goals, such as arranging for long-term care, avoiding tax liability, or planning for a special needs family member, more strategic planning will be necessary when deciding which assets should be transferred to trust, gifted outright to family members, or sold as soon as possible. For these clients, counsel from a trusted estate planning attorney is an essential component to ensuring maximum protection and a seamless transition for beneficiaries upon the death of one or both trustors.

What happens if a trust is not funded? Very little actually, in that your trust becomes a beautifully-formatted and extremely overpriced pile of papers with virtually no purpose or benefit to the trustor. This sounds harsh, but the only way for the terms of a trust to properly apply to the distribution of assets is for those assets to actually belong to the trust in the first place. Many people mistakenly believe that once a trust is signed and executed, it will take care of the transfer of wealth and property upon death.

If you have a trust in place, or are considering executing a revocable or irrevocable trust as part of your estate planning portfolio, be sure to meet with an experienced and knowledgeable estate planning attorney at Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC right away. We can help you craft a plan to meet your goals, as well as ensure all assets are properly titled and placed in trust as appropriate. To set up a consultation, call 302-628-4140 today!

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While it is often a good idea to retitle financial accounts in the name of the trust, be aware that qualified retirement accounts should not be titled in the name of the trust – unless you enjoy paying extra

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Social Media’s Impact On Your Personal Injury Claim By Susan D’Alonzo Ament, Esquire Susan D’Alonzo Ament is a partner with Morris James LLP and has practiced for 32 years representing personal injury victims. Over the years, Mrs. Ament has found that some women don’t understand the crucial need to have adequate automobile insurance coverage in the event of a serious accident. Susan Ament educates women on these needs every day in her practice and in seminars that she presents throughout the year.


ver use social media? Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter? Most likely, the answer is “yes”. Social media has become ingrained into our daily lives. And while these

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social sites provide many with a personal platform to connect with friends and provide personal details of our lives, what many do not realize is that this personal information may adversely affect your personal injury case. Just imagine the distress of being involved in an automobile or work accident that was not your fault, where you suffered pain and physical limitations, and loss of income, forcing you to file a la suit for compensation. After the la suit has een filed, the “discovery” period begins. This is the time when the parties are compelled to produce or turn over relevant documents for the other party to review. Now imagine, as part of the discovery process, having to provide the attorneys for the insurance company all of your social media login information and

passwords. This allows them to meticulously go through all of your personal social media postings and pictures for information they deem to be “relevant” and to use against you at trial.

injury claims, the value of your case may suffer.

This relevant evidence includes anything that will draw into question your personal injury claims. It may include postings and pictures highlighting the fact that you were “feeling good” and having a “great day” at any point after your accident. Pictures showing you and your family traveling on vacation, your participation in a sporting event, or even you holding your young niece or nephew at their birthday party may be highlighted. Then imagine the attorney for the insurance company showing a jury all of these personal postings and pictures and arguing that you clearly are not as hurt as you claim to be. Once a jury begins to doubt your

posting any information regarding an accident you were involved in. This includes information about the accident itself, your injuries, as well as pictures of you engaging in physical activities. All of that information could be used by the insurance company to distort the truth of the impact of the injuries on your life.

And while you may think your posts on social media are private and should not be shown to the jury – guess again. Regardless of the privacy settings you use on your social media sites, according to recent Delaware case law, “where a proponent seeks to introduce social media evidence, he or she may use any form of erification available under Rule 901 – including witness testimony, corroborative circumstances, distinctive characteristics, or descriptions and explanations of the technical process or system that generated the evidence in question – to authenticate a social media post.” Parker v. State, 85 A.3d 682, 682 (Del. 2014)

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River Cruising - A Great Way To Travel A cruise ship is more than a method of transportation to see the world. It is your home for a period of time. Each cruise line offers the best vacation option for a particular style of traveler so making sure it fi ts your style of travel is crucial. Now river cruises have become as varied as ocean cruises making the decision of adding ‘who’ to where and when. Calling the cruise lines is little help with each one having a full sales team but all with the same goal, reserve ‘their’ line quickly.

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The big players in the US market start with Viking River Cruises with their mass marketing efforts dominating most mail boxes. Tauck River Cruises leading the way for their previous Tauck Tour clients to cruise, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises competing with Tauck for top in luxury year after year, and a little known new comer that is slicing out their own piece of the river cruise market, AmaWaterways. AMA offers two style of ships and now three distinct onboard cultural experiences: traditional, ‘family style’ with collaborative efforts of Disney, and ‘biking river cruises’ for bicyclists of varying abilities.


Is river cruising for you? If you enjoy visiting new destinations for 4 – 12 hours and then moving on - yes. If you like to enjoy local cruising and cultural shows/events while traveling – yes. If you like to avoid ‘formal dress’ while traveling – yes. And, if you like to watch the world go by rather than reading a map/negotiating roads to get to your next destination – yes. But, please don’t wait to reserve your river cruise. Unlike an ocean cruise, a typical river cruise has between 60 – 90 staterooms per ship and they can sell out even 18 months in advance.

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2. Balance = Health

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3. Yoga Without Spirit Is Just Calisthenics

Chanting OM, setting intentions and adding meditation are ital to a eneficial yoga practice he most difficult yoga class e er too as a series of ery asic asana,

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Peanut 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. • 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. • 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. Blood 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: • • • • • •

Peanuts may be present in not so obvious foods including: • This is another name for peanut oil. Pure peanut oil usually doesn’t trigger allergic reactions because peanut • Seek emergency medical care if you or proteins are usually removed during prosomeone else develops an anaphylactic cessing. However, peanut oil can become contaminated with peanut proteins. reaction. • . eanuts can be flaCAUSES vored to taste like other nuts, such as walPeanut allergy is caused by an imnuts or pecans. mune system malfunction. Your immune • Some chocolate system identifies peanuts as harmful trigcandies are produced on equipment that is gering the production of immunoglobulin also used for processing peanuts or peanut E (IgE) antibodies to neutralize the peacontaining foods. nut protein (allergen). The next time you • Some African, Chinese, come in contact with peanuts, these IgE Indonesian, Mexican, Thai and Vietnamantibodies recognize it and signal your ese dishes often contain peanuts or are eximmune system to release histamine and posed to peanuts during restaurant prepaother chemicals into your bloodstream. ration. Histamine and other body chemicals • Nut butters, such as cacause a range of allergic signs and sympshew nut butter, are often processed by toms. Histamine is partly responsible for the same equipment used to make peanut most allergic responses, including runny butter. nose, itchy eyes, dry throat, rashes and • oods sold in bakeries hives, nausea, diarrhea, labored breathing and ice cream shops may come in contact and even anaphylactic shock. with peanuts. Exposure to peanuts can occur in three • Many brands of sunways: flower seeds are processed on equipment • The most common also used to produce peanuts. cause of peanut allergy is direct contact with peanuts. This means exposure via all RISK FACTORS routes of contact usually through eating It isn’t clear why some people develop alpeanuts, but including kissing or touch- lergies while others don’t. However, peoing someone who’s been in direct contact ple with certain risk factors have a greater chance of developing peanut allergy: with peanuts. You’re at • This is the unintended • introduction of peanuts into a product. It’s increased risk of peanut allergy if other generally the result of exposure to peanuts allergies, especially other types of food during processing or handling of a food allergies, are common in your family. A child s first allergic reaction to peanuts product. • An allergic reaction may oc- usually occurs between ages 1 and 2. cur if you inhale dust or aerosols contain- • ing peanuts, such as that of peanut flour or About 20 percent to 25 percent of children with peanut allergy outgrow it. Howpeanut oil cooking spray. ever, even if you seem to have outgrown Common food products that can trigger peanut allergy symptoms if they peanut allergy, there is still a small risk it will recur. contain peanut proteins include: • 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 infec• tious diseases may have altered the im• mune 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 •

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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.


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: • In 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. If 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. • 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. If 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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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!

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

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

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

Reopening Open for Open We unconditionally guarantee the foods reviews in all our newspapers. This the 2014 2013 They have been prepared by the restaurants that have been personally invited the to be with us.” Spring! Season The restaurants that you see on the following pages are not advertisers. Try any of the restaurants listed in this paper and if you don’t agree with us, call us at 1-800-993-3822 or if you have other restaurants that you would recommend, please let us know. We will review them.


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

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

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The other challenge 11:00am. decided that I will not name my place Q: What are your most have a pleasant dining exper a Chinese eatery in every was ( and continues to be esFISH entre “ wok” or “great wall” or “palace”, yet popular dishes? ence at my place. while supp shopping center that offers pecially during the summer I want people know it is Chinese. And X: This is a hard question to pretty much the same items )to convince people that Chiruary arou everybody knowssuch who Confucius is. & chow answer. There are different as lo meins nese restaurant IS INDEED Q: What are your hours we will hol meins. Our menu is more fomore than just Fried Rice and popular dishes to different and Specials? NESE NEW Q: What made you decide cused ontoitems you don’t usu- Eggrolls. There are more than customers depending on their X: Confucius is open Foryear a fixed relocate to Rehoboth? ally find in those places. So I 40000 Chinese eateries in this own personal taste. If you like round. 7 days a week haveinaseacha X: When I had mydecided previousthat restaurant spicy food, we offer dishes I will not name country ( more than McDonson and currently 30 is open for differen in Wilmington, Imy was working 360or “great wall” alds’, Pizza Hut and all other such as Hot Pepper Chicken, place “ wok” dinner everyday except Tues which are days a year, 12 hours a day. After I day beginning at 5:00pm. For moreW i had my son, I decided that I wanted to open for lunch andcall dinner Confuc spend more time with him, more time every Sunday starting 3848ator vis with his education. Coming to a resort Voted by the National Women’s Newspaper 11:00am. Every Monday, ALL fuciusreho town, it allows me to take some time FISH entrees are on special Confucius away from work without feeling guilty while supplies last. Next Feb Wilmington about it. ruary around President’s Beach. Da we will hold our annual CHIYEAR BUFFET. 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This note is extremely belated, but since this is the season for ith all the cold weather giving thanks I really wanted to surrounding us, heavy coats, write you. Thank you so much for scarves and gloves are the main the time you took with Susan and essentials in our wardrobe this me the ma ing sele tion and fi rst lassback serini the e beginning - Lauri oft Chastain time of year. Still, swimwear is summer. Buying a bathing suit was very much on the minds of many “Beach attire isit absolutely gorgeous and the almost impossible forcustomer both of us, serviceur goal at ineapple rincess women, whether is because and or the first time, yo made it was beyond compare” Murray of the trip planned to warmer- Kathy is to make every customer feel the both productive and fun. Then you weather down south, physical way Carol and her daughter did added alterations and door-to-door “Best place onbyDelaware a bathing suit!” therapy ordered their doctor to purchase when they left our store that day. delivery, we couldn’t have asked for So, if you haven’t visited our store, or maybe for a water exercise - Laura Hufford more. In addition to the service, it class to stay in shape over the pleas1it’ so and spread the word. was soand nice to havenot sucha a selection Therefore, here “Iwinter had months. an exceptional experience I am shopper.With winter vacations upon us and of suits. We have recommended at Pineapple Princessof Swim and summer just around the corner, There was plenty selection and no pressure the staff” your shop to a numberfrom of people Resortwear we are open seven come in a view all the beautiful - Tracy from this area who vacation at Lafl the eurswimwear and accessories pieces days a week throughout the year Delaware beaches. Thanks again to provide women an opportunity the industry has to offer. We carry for your help, Happy Thanksgiving! to find s im and resort ear over thirty different brands and -Carol during the winter months.



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

During this time we reduce the prices of all of our collections left over from the previous summer season. All 2010 inventory is no se enty fi e percent off ur 2011 collections are now arriving throughout the next few months. It is always an exciting time for us as e start filling the Pineapple Princess with all the new fresh color and patterns. We take pride in being able to offer gals of any age or size one of the largest selections of swimwear at the beach. With over twenty-three years of e perience fitting omen in swimwear, we try to give our customer a friendly, comfortable atmosphere to find that perfect suit among the extensive selections that we bring in. er the t o plus decades that I have spent in retail, I never tire of working with women and taking on the challenge of making each and everyone of them feel good in a swimsuit. I have always felt that is what has set us apart from the competition with the big retail department stores. Personal

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Claudia Alesi Oasis Wellness Spa

Chris Rementer Budget Blinds

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

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

Mike Benson Accurate Pest Control

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

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

Jeff Puglia Black Diamond Financial Solutions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We do Residential and Commercial Aerials on the Delmarva Peninsula. Progressive construction sights starting from the bare property and ending with the building fi nished and in use. r even someone s home, farm or estate to make a nice Christmas gift ! We will get your aerial done. With the selection digital images on a disc - to a framed 30x40 print. You choose!

Portraits/ Headshots Make an appointment with us to update your portrait or promo headshots for the web site. Setting up to do a company shoot is getting popular. Whether it is a radio station or a hospital, it is always needed for promo purposes.


We continue to make our wedding couples’ special day through our images to last a lifetime of love. Each wedding is captured, catering to their suggestions, desires and personalities. C.M.Baker Photography is still one of the few that print 8x10’s at the reception for all to view and for the couple to take home with them. Check us out and ask us about our “photobooth” style pictures. ull weddings, from start to fi nish, available to view.

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Events One of our favorites have been Event Photography for at least 15 years. We print immediately! We can do many different sizes with photo folders. Many backdrops to select from. One of the popular methods is Greenscreen Photography. Select a backdrop, stand in front of the green backdrop and the photo puts you there in your selected backdrop. Gala Events, Father-Daughter Dances, Prom/Spring Dances, Charity Events, Conventions, Conferences, Military Events, Holiday Events, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Family Reunions, and the list goes on.


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