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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 5 - April 11, 1996 - 37 Beebe to celebrate National Laboratory Week April 14-: 0 Beebe Medical Center will cele- brate National Medical Laborato- ry Week, April 14-20, With a dis- play in the first floor sun lobby. As this year's theme, "Helping You Have a Healthy Tomorrow" suggests, medical laboratory pro- fessionals practice the most cost- effective kind of medicine - pre- ventative medicine. By providing accurate test results, medical technologists help physicians make early and correct diagnoses, when chances of cures are greatest. Many times a test, such as the prostate specific anti- gen (PSA) test for prostate prob- lems or the Pap smear for cervical cancer, will discover a condition before symptoms occur. Early detection and diagnosis means early and usually less complicated treatments, shortened hospital stays and patients' speedy return to productive lifestyles. There are close to 2,000 differ- ent types of tests available in med- ical laboratories. A host of these including the urinalysis, thyroid functions, throat cultures, and a variety of blood tests are among the most useful and least-expen- sive diagnostic procedures per- formed. This is important when healthcare costs are a major eco- nomic concern. Asthma focus of educational day April 12 at Del Tech Over 25 million people in America have asthma; it causes more than 5,000 deaths each year in this country. With such staggering statistics accompanied by the misconcep- tions held about the disease by the general public, education is the first line of defense. Asthma Awareness Day will be held Friday, April 12, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Participants in this free presentation will learn what asth- ma is, which triggers an attack and about appropriate treatments and medications. The featured speakers will be Charles E. Lee, M.D., Sussex Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Tracy Mitchell, RRT, volunteer outreach coordinator for Allergy & Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics; and Bonnie Austin, RN, BS, CPN, Beebe School of Nursing. Breakout sessions, a question/answer panel and special activites for children above age three are also part of the presenta- tion. Asthma participants will receive a Tru Zone peak flow meter and an A.C.E. spacer. Co-sponsors of this event are the American Lung Association of Delaware, Allergy & Asthma Net- work/Mothers of Asthmatics, and Delaware Tech. Delaware's Gov- ernor Thomas Carper signed a proclamation on April 4 in recog- nition of Asthma Awareness Day. The presentation is free, howev- er pre-registration is required. Call Delaware Tech at 855-1617. Briefly Beebe offers free seminar on April 9 Beebe Medical Center is offer- ing the third in series of free semi- nars called "Focus to Health." The seminars will feature differ- ent health topics presented by Beebe Medical Center physicians. Pedro Cardona, M.D. a Beebe Medical Center pulmonologist, will present "Pulmonary Diseases: Chronic and Acute Breathing Problems", a lecture and discus- sion, on Tuesday, April 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Georgetown. Cardona served his residency and internship with the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico. He began his affiliation with Beebe in 1990. The program is free and open to the public. Call 645-3332 to register. Betty Mann-Beebe named to National MS Society Betty Mann-Beebe of Rehoboth Beach, Century 21 Mann & Moore Asso- ciates, has been chosen to serve as the president of the Southern Delaware Community Council on the National Multiple MANN-BEEBE Sclerosis (MS) Society's board of directors. During its annual meeting, the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society hon- ored Joyce Felton of the Blue. Moon Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach for her contributions to the MS Walk. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is the primary source of information and services for per- sons with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable disease of the cen- tral nervous system. The Delaware Chapter serves approxi- mately 1,000 persons with MS as well as their families. ASSOCIATES IN MEDICINE, P.A. "Quality Internal Medicine" NANCY A. UNION, M.D. LISA O'CONNELL, M.D. PHIL STEIN, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Union Office Hours lO/hrs Week and Hospital Coverage Dr. O'Connell Formerly of Baylor and UCLA Medical Centers Office Hours 9-5 Mon-Fri Dr. Stein From John Hopkins - Will join the practice August I on a full-time, permanent basis Office Hours by Appointment 645-6644 119 W. Third Street Lewes, DE 19958 Beebe Medical Center's labora- instruments were purchased to tory relocated to the new clinical further improve the quality of lab building in January of 1996. results in the ever changing world Along with the move, several new of laboratory medicine. Bay side I-leaitt00 ..... ASSoeJatJon Introduces: KARLA B. DRAPER Nationally Certified Massage Therapist Certified Infant Massage Instructor (Parent Education) Specializing In: Sports Massage Injuries Infant and Pregnancy Massage Myofacial Release Trigger Point Therapy Swedish Massage for Stress Also offering infant massage classes for new parents To make an appointment or sign up for classes call (302-645-4700) "l.,,tlt FREE Health Seminar from Beebe Medical Center "Pulmonary Diseases: Chronic and Acute Breathing Problems" TUESDAY, APRIL 9, ! 996 SPEAKER: Dr. Pedro Carrdona, M.D. Pulmonologistt LOCATION: Wesley United Methodist Church Georgetown TIME: 1:00 to 2:30 Ip.m. B Beebe Medical Center This is a free sseminar. Please call 64L5-3332 to register. 424 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE I I I