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Lifting Our Spirits With Coloring

Submitted by Liz White, LCSW

Whether walking, standing or sitting on the beach, many of us have experienced the indescribable joy that comes from watching a magnificent sunset spread vibrant colors across the sky and onto the water of the Delaware Bay or Atlantic Ocean. Coloring, that pastime we identify with children, can...
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Red & Processed Meats: Delicious or Dangerous?

Submitted by Jaclyn Hennemuth MS, RD, LDN

If you follow the latest diet and nutrition trends, it was hard to miss the most recent report on red and processed meats from the World Health Organization (WHO). Scary headlines claiming processed meats are as bad as smoking had people dropping their bacon cheeseburger and ordering a salad. While...
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The Benefits of Working with a Health Coach

Submitted by Rita Karapurkar Williams, MA, CHES

Do you ever wonder why it’s difficult to make some health changes you know would be good for you? Well, you’re not alone! In this age of information and technology, many people know what to do to be healthy. There are resources galore – websites, articles, videos, podcasts, lectures, webinars, and...
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Prepare for the Holidays

Holidays – a word with so much meaning for all of us, can also equate to unnecessary stress. We each experience the holidays differently. We talk about the things we want to do – the parades, shopping, decorating our homes, giving and doing for others, who is and isn’t coming - however, have we...
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Five Tips for COPD Patients

Submitted by Pam Lowe, Beebe Pulmonary Rehabilitation

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other...
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Autumn Safety Tips for Parents

Submitted by Stacey Fox, MD, FAAP

The weather is getting cooler, being back in school has lost its novelty, and Halloween decorations are everywhere—it must be fall! In addition to planning for safe costumes, trick-or-treating safety and candy safety this Halloween, there are other important ways to keep your family safe this Fall...
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Trick or Treat: Surviving the Sweetest Season

Submitted by By Taylor Schellhardt, MS, RD, LDN

With dozens of varieties of Halloween candy lining the shelves this October, avoiding your sweet tooth may prove to be very difficult. While it is still okay to indulge in Halloween treats, you might wish to educate yourself on some of the candies. In the following guide, you’ll find which...
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Cold Weather is Coming - Tips for Keeping Up Your Exercise Regimen

Submitted by Graham Robbins, PT, Director of Beebe Physical Rehabilitation Services

This is a two-part series about safely exercising in cold weather. You don’t have to wait until spring to get started exercising and you don’t have to spend the fall and winter months in a gym or in your mom’s basement on the treadmill. Almost anyone can exercise safely in the cold. Certainly,...
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Paging Dr. Internet

Submitted by Eugene Isaac, PA-C, MSPAS

We all use the Internet for healthcare. We hear about the Ebola epidemic, H1N1, measles outbreak, and the flu and out come our phones and computers. I see it at work. As I talk to patients, their family is simultaneously looking up heart disease, surgery, and Beebe Healthcare. Even though we know...
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Children have fun at the Sussex County Asthma Camp while learning how to manage their chronic disease

Submitted by Sara Brown, BS, RRT

Asthma is a chronic – or long term - lung disease that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Common characteristics of asthma include wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing at night or early in the morning. Asthma typically starts during childhood and when poorly...
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