Rabies clinic scheduled in wake of sick animal reports

In response to two rabid animals being found in Salisbury this week, the Wicomico County Health Department will offer a rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats. It’s planned for 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Salisbury Moose Lodge on Snow Hill Road. No other animals will be vaccinated. The cost is $10 […]

Rescue plan eyed for Wicomico Nursing Home

County Administrative Director Wayne Strausburg is putting to rest rumors the highly rated Wicomico Nursing Home will shut down. “We will not be closing the nursing home. We are not considering closing it,” Strausburg said during a recent interview. Employees, speaking at the past few County Council meetings, have said they’re worried about losing jobs […]

Holly Center Pool reopens to wide acclaim

After being closed for about four years, the Holly Center swimming pool last week reopened with a ribbon cutting attended by dignitaries and those who will swim and exercise with caretakers and family members. The heated, Olympic-sized pool closed due to needed repairs that were not funded by the state, the owner of the center […]

Poplar Hill Camp eyed for live-in opioids rehab facility

As plans develop to transform the defunct Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit into a live-in rehab center for those addicted to opioids and other drugs, Wicomico County Council members will tour the facility and, in weeks to come, meet with Clay Stamp, Executive Director of the Opioid Operational Command Center under Gov. Larry Hogan. Council members […]

SU creates new College of Health and Human Services

  Salisbury University has created a College of Health and Human Services, expected to launch in the fall and become the largest academic unit on campus, with nearly 2,200 students. The new college will house three schools, Nursing, Social Work and Health Sciences. Dr. Kelly Fiala, transitional dean, said organizers are “looking forward to the […]

Flu season is finally here, take precautions

Residents of the Eastern Shore have been hit hard by the flu this season, but they aren’t alone. The entire continental United States is experiencing widespread flu right now, the first time in the 13 years of the current tracking system that this has happened, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials […]

Your Health: Schedule a visit to your primary doctor

Every day we see news stories about the high cost of health care; a broken health insurance system. Despite all the stories and many activities, the United States still spends more on healthcare than any other country yet we have poorer health. So, while the government, the health care industry and insurers try to figure […]

Dr. Kathryn Fiddler: It’s time to manage your health

Thousands of years ago, Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “The journey of one thousand miles begins with the first step.” Today those words ring true in health care, as Peninsula Regional Health System’s teams work to improve the health of the communities we serve. Just as Dr. George W. Todd, Peninsula General Hospital’s founder, was […]