Health
Thursday, Febuary 28, 2002
Nanticoke holds annual Cholesterol Screening
On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital held its Annual Cholesterol Screening. Nearly 200 people turned out to check their cholesterol levels. This year two types of tests were offered. Participants were able to select from a non-fasting Cholesterol Screening test and a 12-hour fasting Lipid Profile test. The Cholesterol screening test provides participants with a total cholesterol number. The Lipid Profile test includes a breakdown of the HDL, LDL and Triglyceride levels. Nanticoke will be offering Cholesterol screenings again on Thursday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 2, from 7:30 - 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the hospital. No registration is required. For details call 629-6611, ext. 2404.

Nanticoke Auxiliary meeting is March 13
The Seaford Golf and Country Club will be the setting for the Wednesday, March 13, 10 a.m., regular business meeting of the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary. Featured will be a special brunch prior to the meeting. Reservations are a must and callers will be contacting members. Cost will be $6.10, according to Joyce Mackler, second vice-president. Guest speakers will be Tammy Donohoe, RN, and Barbara Ellingsworth, RN, of cardiac rehabilitation. They will present a timely program on heart risk factors, heart and disease prevention. Pat Olekszyk, president of the Auxiliary, encourages all members to attend.
Infant and Child CPR
The American Red Cross has provided health and safety services to communities for more than 90 years as part of our mission of emergency prevention and preparedness. All courses are designed to teach the exact skills people need to respond to an emergency and are for general, professional, and workplace audiences, including children and emergency response personnel. Thanks to feedback, Red Cross certified courses set the standard in quality and reflect the most recent changes in cardiac care. The American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula is offering a large variety of courses and locations during Red Cross Month. St. Johnís Methodist Church will have courses in Infant/Child CPR on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., cost $35; and Infant/Child CPR, First Aid, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., cost $45. St. Johnís Methodist Church also will hold a course on First Aid Basics on Monday, March 25, from 5-9 p.m., cost $25. Payment required in advance. Call 302-656-6620 to reserve space.