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32" CAPE GAZE&apos;IWE, Friday, April 4- April I0, 1997 DuPont Hospital for Children doctor patents new children's headrest Randall Brenn, M.D., an anes- thesiologist at the DuPont Hospi- tal for Children, recently received a patent on a headrest designed to solve the problems of supporting a child's head during an operation. According to Brenn, the new headrest is superior to existing designs of head support because its "one size fits many." The head support most com- monly used by anesthesiologists is a ring available in different sizes to accommodate different size heads. Brenn's headrest is shaped like a boomerang. The patient's head slides into the boomerang until it no longer shifts: "This headrest is designed to slide behind a patient's head and support it as well as possible for surgery," Brenn said, The new headrest is also unique because it does not have to be removed during intubation like the rings. "It solves the problem of reposi- tioning the head for intuhation as well as for surgery. It can remain in place so your hands are free. It saves both time and steps in the process." Brenn conceived of the design two years ago while working at a hospital in Pittsburgh where he and the other anesthesiologists regularly modified head tings to fit different patients. "We had a box full of hundreds of rings, none of which did the job that well." After experimenting with variations of the boomerang shape, he came up with the patent- ed version. A company is making a proto- type of Brenn's headrest, and if all goes well, the product will be manufactured soon. Brenn is planning to design a similar headrest for neonatal patients. Beach Jam '97 aerobic fitness conference set at convention center April 25-27 American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA) will spon- sor the second annual "Beach Jam" aerobic and fitness confer- ence from Friday, April 25 to Sun- day, April 27 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The weekend will provide all fitness enthusiasts with an oppor- tunity to enjoy power walking on the boardwalk, cardio-boxing and karate, creative choreography and hot moves for step and hi/lo aero- bics, strength training clinics, weight management, rehabilita- don exercises, mind-body integra- tion, yoga, sports nutrition, CPR certification, and a variety of fit- ness certifications. Favorite fitness personalities will also be in attendance to share their expertise. The line-up includes Michelle Lemay and Barry Joyce from ESPN; Reebok trainer Denise Tucker; Cathe Friedrich, voted top fitness video personality; Ginette Deslauriers, Canadian aerobic and karate champion; Debi Weaver, National Aerobic Champion; Mark Occhipinti, president of American Fitness Professionals and Associates and many more. The weekend will focus on fun, education and what's new and hot in the industry. It is open to all fit- ness enthusiasts. For more information, call (609) 978-7583 or fax (609) 978- 7582, or visit the AFPA web site at www.AFPAfitness.com. "Second Time Aroun, t" , New & Used Clothing for Ladies and Gents ,< STOP IN FOR WEDDING APPAREL " Wedding, Bride's Maids & Mother of the Bride Dresses Hours Tuesday - Friday 11 - 4 Saturday 11 - 2 - Henlopen Junction, Rehoboth Avenue Extended 227-3550 ASSOCIATES IN MEDICINE, P.A. is pleased to announce that Sue Isaacs Physician's Assistant-Certified is now associated with our practice of adult internal medicine. Sue will be seeing patients in conjunction with Dr. Nancy Union and Dr. Phil Stein in our Lewes office. Sue has 20 years of experience, most of that time at Georgetown University Hospital. 645-6644 119 W. Third St., Lewes, DE * Hours: Mon. -Fri. by appointment. Now Also Accepting Aetna Principal Health Care Amer/Health Plow is a good time to ask your doctor about a mammogram or a prostate screening. ,I Focus on Health Groll to speak on allergies April 9 Jerry Groll, M.D., will be the guest speaker at Beebe Medical Center's free "Focus on Health" seminar on Wednesday, April 9. His discussion, "Allergies: What You Should Know", will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Gull House, Terrace Road, Rehoboth Beach. Call 645-3332 to register. GROLL Psychiatrist to discuss compulsive behaviors Melody Benson, M.D., a psychiatrist, will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, April 17, at Beebe Medical Center's free "Focus on Health" seminar. Her lecture, "Compulsive Behaviors and Eating Disorders", will be from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Sussex FamilzYMCA. Call 645-3332 to register. Bayhealth Medical offers diabetes education Bayhealth Medical Center at Milford Memorial Hospital will offer a six-week Diabetes Educa- tion program on an outpatient basis. The next series will begin on Thursday, April 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. The class will be held in the Regional Rehabilitation Center's fast floor classroom. A general overview of diabetes, the disease process, medications, nutritional aspects and exercises will be discussed. There is a fee for the course, but a family member or spouse may attend at no extra charge. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 424-5570. Participants must have a physi- cian's referral to attend the class- es. Free diabetes screening Wednesdays at Beebe Beebe Medical Center, in con- junction with the American Dia- betes Association, provides free blood glucose testing (by finger stick) each Wednesday from 1 to3 p.m. in the Phlebotomy Lab on the fh-St floor. Patients should take the test two hours after eating a normal meal. Call 645-3568 for an appoint- ment. "Compulsive Behaviors and Eati00.tg Disorders" THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1997 SPEAKER: Dr. Melody Benson Psychiatrist LOCATION: The Sussex FamilyYMCA Rehoboth Beach TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Beebe Medical Center This is a free seminar. Please call 645-3332 to register. 424 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE