Health
Thursday, October 17, 2002
Public Flu Shots
As a public service to Delaware residents, local public flu immunization clinics will be offered throughout the state. Following is a list of clinics and whether or not an appointment is necessary:
  • Friday, Oct. 18 - Happy Harry’s, Laurel Square, Rt. 13 South, 5-8 p.m., No;
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Blades Fire Hall, 200 East 5th St., Seaford, 9 a.m.-noon, 875-6943, No;
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 - Blades Fire Hall, 200 East 5th St., Seaford, 9 a.m.-noon, 875-6943, No;


Shoulder Rehabilitation
“Contemporary Approaches to Shoulder Rehabilitation” will be the topic of discussion at the fifth annual Distinguished Lecture Series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. The seminar is open to all healthcare providers and will be of special interest to those in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Presenter Jeff G. Konin is an assistant professor in the health sciences department at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. He is the college’s clinical coordinator of athletic training. Konin is the author and editor of six academic textbooks, three CD-ROMs, and numerous book chapters and published manuscripts. The seminar fee of $99 includes handouts, lunch, and refreshments. Call 854-6966 for details.

Massage therapist training
Due to the growing local and national demand for professional massage therapists, Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus, Georgetown, has developed a comprehensive training program. Information sessions about the program will be held on Oct. 22 and 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Arts & Science Center. The three-semester, 554-hour massage therapy program meets local licensing and national certification standards and includes specialized training in the art and science of massage therapy along with a study of sound business practices. Graduates will be prepared to take the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and gain entry-level employment as massage therapists in private practices, physical fitness facilities, hotels and resorts, sports medicine clinics, and health care facilities. For more information or to request a detailed brochure, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.

Stop smoking seminar
Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, can show you the way to better health. Simply attend a “Stop Smoking Seminar” on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7-9:30 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. The seminar fee is $39. For more information or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.
Visually Impaired Support
Methodist Manor House in Seaford will host a Visually Impaired Support Group on the second and fourth Thursday of each Month at 1:30 p.m. Robert Gray will facilitate the group which is being sponsored by the Delaware Health and Social Services Division for the Visually Impaired. Anyone with a vision problem or caregivers are invited to attend. For details call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631.

Dining with Diabetes
The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a three-part series titled “Dining With Diabetes.” The classes will be held on Thursday evenings, Oct. 24, Nov. 7 and 14, from 5:30-8 p.m., at the University of Delaware Research & Education Center Video Conference Center in Georgetown. Cost of the class is $5. To register, call Mary Wilcoxon, Extension Educator at 856-7303.

Massage therapy clinics
Students in the Massage Therapy program at Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, will be scheduling appointments for hour-long massage sessions for only $30 as part of their training program. Students have been trained in Swedish massage, deep muscle massage, and myofascial release techniques. For an appointment call Sandy at 856-5400, Ext. 3190.

Pediatric first aid
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. The next two-session course meets Nov. 12-14, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30. Call 854-6966.

Prostate cancer test
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will provide PSA screenings on Thursday, Oct. 31. The blood tests will be offered in the Community Room, adjacent to the main lobby of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. The fee for the test will be $5. Results will be mailed approximately two weeks after the event. Prostate cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer in men. Between 1980 and 1990, prostate cancer incidence increased 65 percent. It is believed that this increase was the result of improved early detection. Nanticoke Hospital encourages men over the age of 50 to take advantage of this service. For additional information call Jill Green at 629-6611, ext. 2560.