Seaford, DE - In conjunction with Seaford's Trick-or-Treat night,
scheduled for Oct. 31, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be offering
Free X-raying of Halloween candy from 6-8 p.m. in the Radiology Department.
Additional staff has been scheduled for the evening.
For additional information regarding the X-raying of your child's
candy, contact the Radiology Department of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
at 629-6611, extension 2380.
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be offering an Asthma workshop for
Day Care Providers in Delaware. The two hour continuing education
credit workshop will cover the Definition of Asthma, How the Lungs
Work, What Happens During an Asthma Attack, Asthma Management, and
Adapting Asthma Care in Day Care. The course is designed after "A
is for Asthma" which was developed by the American Lung Association
and the Children's Television Workshop. The workshop is scheduled
for Monday, Nov. 8th, 7-9 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room
of the hospital. The course is limited to 15 people and costs $20.
For additional information and to pre-register contact Angie Howard
in the Nanticoke Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 629-6611,
Sussex Tech students tops
With a donation of 114 pints of blood, Sussex Technical High School
was presented with a trophy for the Largest Blood Drive in Kent and
Sussex County from the Blood Bank of Delaware. Sussex Tech's blood
drive, sponsored and coordinated by Sussex Tech Health Professions
students this past spring, had a 43 percent increase in participation
from the previous year's blood drive.
"I had the students visit all the technical areas and they manned
a sign-up table during all three lunches in an effort to recruit blood
donors," said health Professions teacher Cathy Ward. "Afterwards,
my Health Pro students were responsible for the preliminary screenings
and scheduling of potential donors."
Professions students were also responsible in escorting donors to
the school's gymnasium, prepping them, and providing refreshments
the day of the blood drive. Members of the Blood Bank of Delaware
did the actual drawing of blood.
Any student aged 17 or older is eligible to donate. Students will
soon begin recruiting fellow students and Tech staff volunteers. For
more information on the Blood Bank of Delaware, contact Jane Towers
Taking Charge of Your Life
The Sussex Pregnancy Care Center (SPCC) will host a countywide educational
conference on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Western Sussex County
Boys and Girls Club in Seaford.
The "Taking Charge of Your Life" conference challenges teens and young
women to consider the importance of setting boundaries in areas surrounding
their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The event also
ensures an opportunity for the women to receive wellness information
Speakers include: Dr. Maribel Garcia addressing "Choices Ñ Can You
Live With Yours?"; Nancy Bait, M.A. "It's Hip to Say No;" Carol Lynch
and Toni Hall, certified aerobics instructors with "Be the Best You
Can Be" and "Move to the Beat;" and closing with Kathleen Coleman,
ADOH Abstinence Education providing "The Empowered Woman."
A free nutritious lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the
Partial funding for the "Taking Charge of Your Life" conference was
made possible by a March of Dimes grant.
For further information or to register contact conference coordinator
Sally Van Schaik and Lynn Dexter, 856-4344.
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