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30 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January 30 - February 5, 1998 Videotape addresses teens' concerns about stuttering Stuttering is a frustrating and embarrassing problem for mil- lions of people, but it can be espe- cially tough on teemagers. There is help available at the Delmar Public Library in the form of a video designed especially for teens who stutter. "It's meant to encourage teens, to tell them that there is hope out there," said Professor Peter Ramig of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ramig is one of three nationally recognized experts appearing in the video, which is produced by the nonprofit Stuttering Founda, tion of America. The video features students from junior high school through college talking about their experi- ences with stuttering and what they found to be helpful. The students talk openly about the ridicule they faced from class- mates, and how their stuttering made them feel about themselves. "We emphasize the embarrass- ment and frustration factor and believe teens will relate to that," added Ramig. He appears in the video along with speech-language pathologists Dr. Barry Guitar of the University of Vermont and Dr. Hugo Gregory of Northwestern University. The three experts answer ques- tions about stuttering, refute myths and misconceptions, and present examples of therapy ses- sions showing how stuttering can be reduced. "More than 3 million Ameri- cans stutter, yet stuttering remains misunderstood by most people," said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. "Myths such as thinking people who stut- ter are less intelligent or suffer from psychological programs still persist despite research refuting these erroneous beliefs." The 35-minute video, "Do You Stutter: Straight Talk for Teens," is being distributed free of charge to-public libraries nationwide. For more information about how to obtain a copy of this tape, contact the Stuttering Foundation of America at 1-800-992-9392. Herbal therapeutics hot topic at Lewes lecture More than 135 people attended Lewes Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 22, to hear a lecture on herbal therapeutics. The lecture, featuring Daniel Gagnon, a medical herbalist from San- ta Fe, N.M. was sponsored by Gertie's Greengrocer and Beebe Medical Center's Department of Integrative Health and Well Being. Shown are (l-r) Dr. Steven Berlin, director of Beebe Med- ical Center's Department of Integrative Health and Well Being; Cheyenne Luzader, wellness counselo Gagnon; and Gertie Hillman, Gertie's Greengrocer proprietor. Sleep disorders support group to meet Feb. 5 The Sleep Disorders Support Group is designed to provide an interactive forum for the discus- sion of sleep disorders and thera- peutic alternatives. The support group is facilitated by the staff of the Sleep Disorders Center at Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Hospital. The next meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the hospital's private din- ing rooms. The program is free. For more information, call 302- 674-7151. Lupus support group to meet Feb. 2 The Lupus Foundation will hold an education/support meeting on Monday, Feb. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center of Bayhealth Medical Cen- ter-Kent General Hospital. Call 302-999-8686. Free health screenings for veterans Feb. 4 A free blood pressure, choles- terol and blood sugar check will be offered by VFW Post 7477, State Road, Rehoboth Beach, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is available for all vet- erans. - 00the world of business is ruthless, cruel and cut-throat. Do you have the heart for it? //u've got to have what it takes to suc- - Jr ceed. And part of that is good, solid j health. That's what we're all about. We provide you with a highly penonahzed program that will help improve your fitness and nutrition. In fact, we'll  |Now| give you two free BeJsion with a qualified personal trainer. Now that ought to make your heart race. The Firm Health Club, Inc. 3 The Hea/m C/ub For Eve,-Booy One On One Personalized Training Cardiovascular Conditioning Diet Counseling Camelot Shopping Center (302) 227-8363 DELAWARE BAY SURGICAL SERVICE IIIIIIIIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Specializing in Vascular, Oncologic, .Thoracic and General Surgery 550 S. Dupont Highway, Suite F, Milford, Delaware 19963 (302) 424-7781 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, Delaware 19958 (302) 645-3712