Health
Thursday, April 11, 2002
Hospital employees plan
New York City bus trip The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Employee Activity Committee is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City. The bus will leave Seaford on Friday, April 19, and return Saturday, April 20. The cost is $130 per person (double occupancy). Price includes transportation and overnight accommodations. Several shows to choose from. For more information, call 302-629-6615, Sherry Smith extension 2459, or Debbie Travis extension 2516.

Dining with Diabetes series
If you have diabetes, selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a real challenge. The Sussex County office of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Sussex County Senior Services will offer a series of cooking classes for people with diabetes and their family members or caretakers. The “Dining with Diabetes” classes is meeting from 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 17 and 24 at the Laurel Senior Center, 113 North Central Ave. How to cook with artificial sweeteners, low-fat products, and herbs and spices will be discussed by Beth Jernigan, dietician, and Mary Wilcoxon, extension educator. Class participants will get recipe booklets, watch cooking demonstrations, and taste foods made with less sugar, fat, and salt. There is a registration fee of $5 per person. Scholarships are available. Spaces are limited, so call 856-7303 for more information or to enroll.
Pediatric first aid course

Parents, teachers, and day care providers can increase their caregiving and safety skills with a course in pediatric first aid at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Pediatric First Aid covers managing pediatric emergencies including convulsions, burns, poisoning, drowning, fractures, sprains, bleeding, and insect bites. Special emphasis on rescue breathing/choking. The course is approved by the Office of Child Care Licensing for a three-year course completion certificate. Two-session course meets April 30 and May 2, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30. Participants must attend both sessions to earn the certificate. Call Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.

Stop smoking seminar offered at Del Tech
Don’t be discouraged you can kick the smoking habit! Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, can show you the way to better health. Simply attend a “Stop Smoking Seminar” on Tuesday, April 23, 8-9:30 p.m. and let Anne Connor, RMT, RHy, explain how hypnosis can free you from the cigarette habit without withdrawal, anxiety, or weight gain even if previous attempts to quit have failed. Hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association as a safe, quick, and effective way of kicking the smoking habit. You will be awake, relaxed, and in control the entire time. A free cassette tape helps reinforce what you learn in the seminar. The seminar fee is $39. For more information or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.