To Your Health

Being on the losing side is a drag

I’ve been Betamaxed.

Actually, the realization just hit me that many of you might not remember Betamax, and the battle for technological supremacy it had with VHS during the 1980s. An even scarier thought is the notion that some of you might not even be familiar with the VHS format. So, in a nutshell, I got Betamaxed, and I’m getting old.

Health technology gets moving and grooving

In this second part of our story on health technology, we’ll be looking at some alternative exercise devices and online dieting options.

Nurse June helps LB’s little guys stay healthy

June Taylor, or “Nurse June,” as she is known by her patients, has been instrumental in schools across the state, providing medical advice, care and assistance to young and old in the education facility.

Beebe patients find their bliss with integrative health

Walking into the Integrative Health Department of Beebe Medical Center even smells different than any other part of the hospital. There’s not a gown or hospital bed in sight (except the one used for massage!). Soft music plays, the sound of water is flowing from the room and it is surrounded with live, green plants.

Waxing nostalgic over candles

So, I basically lit my head on fire the other night.

Evening nurses’ assistant certificate program beginning

Would-be health professionals can become a member of the rapidly expanding health care field by taking the evening nurses’ assistant course offered through Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.

CPR classes offered at Del Tech

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) basic classes for the general public and refresher courses designed for healthcare professionals are available at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.

Not too late for flu shots

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) is urging Delawareans who have not yet had their influenza shots to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Reports indicate that influenza is spreading in New York City and other areas, increasing the possibility that more cases may occur in Delaware, officials said.

PRMC offers Motherwell program

Motherwell, a Peninsula Regional Medical Center-sponsored health and fitness program for pregnant women and new mothers, is currently being held in Salisbury.

Free seminar on back pain and arthritis at CHEER center

The Arthritis Foundation Delaware Branch, in conjunction with Beebe Medical Hospital, Delaware Rheumatology Society, and CHEER Community Center, is hosting a free seminar for the public to discuss the latest information regarding back pain and arthritis.

The seminar is being held on Friday, Feb. 22, 1-4 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road Georgetown.

Beebe to add occupational and speech therapy services

Beebe Medical Center Rehabilitation Services has announced that, effective Feb. 18, the outpatient services at Beebe Physical Therapy-Millville, located at Creekside Plaza, 203 Atlantic Avenue, will include occupational therapy and speech therapy services.

American Cancer Society Benefit set for Lighthouse Restaurant

The Lighthouse Restaurant, located at Fisherman’s Wharf, 7 Anglers Road, Lewes, is offering the restaurant’s pavilion area as the site for an American Cancer Society (ACS) benefit on Sunday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beebe offering quick help with herbs

Beebe Medical Center offers a link to a Web site about herb and supplement safety as a service of the Integrative Health Department. The Web site, linked through, will take visitors to the Natural Medicine database, where they can view information that is updated every 24 hours and includes vital information on herb and supplement safety, uses and interactions.

LDAF ball to focus on 'Wonder' and more

The Lower Delaware Autism Foundation’s Autism Ball and Auction for Hope is slated for Saturday, March 15. This year’s event will again be held at the Bay Center in Dewey Beach. The new theme encourages guests to see the “Wonder” in the individuals LDAF serves and “Imagine the Possibilities” of what is possible with the community’s support.

Healthy hearts and lives focus on Feb. 21 fair

The 4th annual Community Heart Fair, hosted by Beebe Medical Center, will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.

“I’m excited, because this is my first year as community health nurse coordinator,” said Peggy Diehl, coordinator of the event.

Breaking: Bethany council votes for smoking ban

Bethany Beach Town Council members voted 5-1 on Friday, Feb. 15, in favor of drafting legislation that would ban smoking year 'round in the town's parks and playgrounds, and in its boardwalk bandstand area at Garfield Parkway. Smoking would also be banned on the rest of the boardwalk and on the town's beach during the summer season, from May 15 through Sept. 15, with the exception of designated smoking areas at the eastern edge of the new dunes. The seasonal beach ban includes "wet" areas of the beach -- its swimming and fishing zones.

Massaging Body & Spirit

Most people strive to live a healthy life, constantly setting goals for themselves to improve their lifestyle. In today’s world, many are finding their balance between the stress and pressures of society through therapeutic massage.

Getting heady over neti

Bring up alternative medicine to many people, and the response is often a stifled yawn, a pair of rolling eyes or outright anger and indignation. Alternative medicine, they argue, is a bunch of hooey, and people would be better off by just going to a regular doctor if something is wrong.

Brain injury victims get support in Millville

Beverly Bell was a much different person 15 years ago than she is today. Her motor skills were functioning fine, daily tasks were second nature, and she was capable of accomplishing all of the everyday duties.

Turkey trot breaks record, raises funds

The Sea Colony’s fourth annual 5K Turkey Trot went off without a hitch this past Thanksgiving weekend and set a new record with nearly 100 people more than the previous highest participation — all to benefit local Special Olympic athletes.