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Easter CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January 17 - January 23, 1997- 31 Seals allocates high percent for clients nationwide. The National Health Care Council shows Easter Seals has high rate of spending on direct client services For the seventeenth year in a row, the National Easter Seal Society is first among tha Nation- al Health Council's members rep- resenting voluntary health agen- cies for its allocation of 94.4 per- cent of program dollars, or $284,526,000, to provide direct client services. This is more than the total amount spent on patient services by all other member organizations Council's annual study, "Report on Voluntary Health Agency Rev- enue and Expenses: A Con- sumer's Guide to Wise Philan- thropic Giving," provides key financial information on its 39 member agencies. Compiled in August, 1996 and released in November, it reports that American voluntary health agencies spent $3.3 billion to combat disease and disability in 1994, the last year for which uni- form audited data is available. The audited financial report ! New specific upper cervical chiropractic practice opens in Del. Scott D. Schaeffer, D.C., has opened his private practice in an office in Greenville, Del. He is one of the few select chiropractors specializing in "Specific Upper Cervical" Chiropractic in the tri- state area. In his practice, Schaeffer focus- es on the upper cervical spine which is the only region of the spine that can cause direct inter- ference to the spinal Cord and brain stem, because it is the only area of the spine - between the skull, atlas and axis - with no interlocking joint connections. These first two vertebrae are held together only by muscles, liga- ments and tendons to allow the head a full range of motion. How- ever, this leaves the upper cervical spine very vulnerable to an "Atlas Subluxation Complex" which can affect virtually any area of the body by insulting any of the bil- lions of nerve fibers that pass through the brain stem, into the spinal cord. The most common cahse of an Atlas Subluxation Complex is trauma - falls, auto accidents or any quick jerking of the spine, even difficult birthing. Mental and emotional stress, excessive physi- cal activity and poor posture are also contributing factors. Schaef- fer focuses on treating the cause of injury, not diagnosing disease. To diagnose this cqndition, Schaeffer takes therm0graphic readings of the spine, as well as performing a "leg check" to look for any spastic contracture of the spinal musculature on either side of the body. In addition, he uses an Anatomer II, a spinal balance machine, to measure and monitor the minute variations in posture and weight distributionl to deter- mine if an Atlas Subluxation Complex exists, i Analyzing the results of all three tests, Sehaeffer designs a chiro- practic treatment plan to correct the subluxation and keep it cor- rected, usually with a few follow up treatments. However, as a gen- eral rule, the longer the patient has neglected to correct the subluxa- tion and allowed the condition to progress, the longer it will take to heal. A native of Emmaus, Pa., Scha- effer earned a Doctor of Chiro- practic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, in 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester Uni- yersity. For more information, call Schaeffer at (302) 421-9411. Milford to host CPR class Jan. 20 Milford Memorial Hospital will host a community cardiopul- monary resuscitation (CPR) class on Monday, Jan. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. in room 207 of the Grier Building, located on Sussex Avenue in Milford. Adult/Heart Saver CPR teaches participants how to do CPR and the Heimlich Manuever for chok- ing. Participants will also learn how to reduce the risk of heart attack, how to recognize the signs of heart attack and how to call for assistance. Pre-registration is required. The fee for the course is $20. Call Mil- ford Memorial's Training and Development Department at (302) 424-5709 for more information or to register. When the community is trained in performance of CPR, victims of sudden death - due to accident, injury, heart disease or other heart and lung problems - have an increased chance of sur- vival. shows that Easter Seals spent 94.4 percent of its total pogram expenses on direct client Services - helping people of all ages and disabilities achieve indepetldence. This is 24.5 percent more than the next member organization, which allocated 70.4 percent of its program dollars to direct services for clients. Sandra J. Tuttle, president and CEO of the Del-Mar Society said, "Easter Seals is proud to head the list and will continue to grow its services to better serve the needs of children and adults with dis- abilities who are seeking greater independence." Tuttle explained that Easter Seals could not do this without the enormous support of individuals and corporations. The Easter Seal Society of Del- Mar, Inc. is part of a network of 109 affiliates nationwide that meet all standards of the Council for Better Business Bureaus and the National Charities Information Bureau. Easter Seals is a non-profit, community based health agency with affiliates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. More than a million individuals of all ages with disabilities result- ing from any cause - receive assis- tance through Easter Seals pro- grams. Services include physical, occu- pational and speech-language therapies; vocational evaluation and training; early intervention and child care; respite; assistive technology; camping and recre- ation; counseling and support. The Del-Mar Society serves the state of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. They may be reached at (800) 677-3800. I Medical Support Physician's Billing Service Eliminate Hiring and training staffonly to have them leave Computer hardware and software costs Contending with insurance companies over claims Discover Faster payments thru electronic billing More time to practice medicine Increase in leisure time Make life easier by utilizing our services. CALL US 645-7731 Sewing the community since 1987. Member. International Billing Associalion Medical Support is a division of Mark A. Hocker CPA, PA Beebe Medical Center 424 Savannah Road Lewes, DE 19958 302-645-3232 For Beebe Labora We at Beebe Medical Center sincerely value your confidence in our ability to provide quality healthcare to you, our neighbors and friends in Sussex County. Beebe Medical Center offers full laboratory services to persons covered by Medicare, f  i!iiii! r a d i ti o n a I :: ommercial insurance or insurance com- panies such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware. However, some insurance companies require that we only collect the specimens, and then deliver the samples to out-of-town, and sometimes tory Patients out-of-state laboratory facili- ties, where we are not able to provide assurance of quality testing of your lab samples. Because we cannot assure the appropriate level of quality and service by out- side laboratories, Beebe will be unable to provide specimen collection service for non-Beebe labs after January 1, 1997. If you share our displeasure with the rules that forced us into this position, we suggest you contact your insurance company and let them know it is Beebe Medical Center you want for your healthcare. I rl