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36 - CAPE GAZETI'E, Friday, April 14 - April 20, 1995 Health & Fitness Robinson & Cook open office in Millsboro complex New location will serve residents of middle and western Sussex County Robinson and Cook Eye Surgi- cal Associates of Lewes opened a new office in Millsboro on Friday, April 7. The fu-m's new office is located on the first floor of the new Mills- boro Medical Office Suites build- ing between Beebe Medical Cen- ter's Millsboro Clinic on Mitchell Street and Wilmington Trust on Rt. 113. Robinson and Cook's offices on Savannah Road in Lewes and the new Millsboro location will be open dally Monday through Fri- day to see patients. "As our practice has grown over the past few years, we recognized the need to expand our facilities," said Dr. David Robinson. "Since a great number of our patients come from the middle and western parts of Sussex County and Mary- land's Eastern Shore, we decided that a Millsboro location would be ideal to serve these patients. It will allow almost anyone in Sus- sex County to have access to one of our doctors within 20-30 min- utes of their homes." Dr. Robinson, Dr. Cook, and their newest associate, Dr. Christopher Spanich, are all oph- thalmologists specializing in the comprehensive eye care services. In addition to routine eye exam- inations, they are expertly trained in a wide range of medical and surgical services including the diagnosis and treatment of glauco- ma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, corneal transplant surgery as well as laser surgery. They have also pioneered the development of a small incision, no stitch cataract surgery along with other ophthalmologists in the state of Delaware. "The most exciting addition to our surgical practice in recent years has been refractive surgery for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism," said Dr. Frederick Cook. "This procedure has allowed many patients who have been completely reliant on glasses or contacts in the past to now function more normally and be less dependent on glasses." The new facility in Millsboro will be a comprehensive eye care facility with state of the art equip- ment. One of the three doctors will be available on a daily basis to see patients in the Millsboro location as well as in the Lewes location. "Perhaps one of the most excit- ing aspects of this new office loca- tion," said Dr. Robinson, "is that it will be located directly adjacent to the new Eye Surgery Center facili- ty operated by Beebe Medical Center. This new facility will allow patients to have cataract surgery much more cost effective- ly and without having to go into the hospital. This is the first facil- ity of its kind dedicated solely to eye surgery in the state of Delaware and we are excited to be associated with this new state of the art facility," said Dr. Robin- son. Anyone seeking more informa- tion can contact Robinson and Cook "Eye Surgical Associates at their Lewes office at 645-2300 or in the new Millsboro location at 934-4400. Dennis Forney photo Millsboro's former mayor, Thelma Monroe, snips the ribbon opening the new Robinson and Cook Eye Surgical Associates office. Shown left to right at the Friday, April 7 ribbon-cutting are Dr. Christopher Spanich, Dr. Frederick Cook, Millsboro Mayor Lynn Bullock, Monroe, and Dr. David Robinson. 1995 MS Walk set April 23 in Lewes Get into the swing of spring on Sunday, April 23 by joining your co-workers, friends and family at the seventh annual MS Walk in Lewes. Those who do will give hope to people with multi- ple sclerosis when they walk for 10 kilometers, with every mile earning pledge dollars that help support services and research funded by the National Multi- ple Sclerosis Society. The walk includes such support services as rest stops with refreshments, first aid and "sag" vehicles along each route. There is no registration fee, but walkers are asked to have a minimum of $25 in pledges. To receive a T-shirt on the day of the walk, participants must turn in $75 or more. Other prizes will be awarded based on the amount of money each walker raises. The grand prize in Delaware (that includes upstate walks as well) will be two round-trip airline tickets courtesy of Continental Airlines. Any- one who raises $125 or more will be entered in a national drawing to win two round-trip TWA tickets to Rome or one of two sets of round trip tickets good anywhere TWA flies in the domestic United States. To register or to serve as a volunteer, contact the chapter at 1-800-640-1001. Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central ner- vous system that affects one-third of a million Amer- icans. It strikes almost 200 more people between the ages of 20 and 40 each week. Symptoms range from numbness to paralysis and blindness and there is no known cure, as yet. Proper exercise can help control arthritis There are many different types of arthritis ranging from the rela- tively common osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis to the rarer anldosing spondylitis, a condition affecting the spine. A common feature of these diseases is inflam- marion of the joints. Today, most forms of arthritis can be controlled often by a com- bination of therapies that include drugs, rest, exercise, splints and, in severe cases, surgery. Since arthritis has a tendency to stiffen and deform the affected joints, exercises have been specifically designed to prevent these effects. Patients with arthritis should exercise each muscle system daily to retain movement and strength. The exercises should be per- HEALTH TOPICS Roger 'Doe' Hunt formed slowly and should not cause pain. The specific exercise program should be prescribed by a physician, physical therapist or other qualified health professional to meet the needs of the individual patient. Exercises for arthritis fall into four general categories: Range of motion exercises that preserve or restore joint mobility; Strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding a joint; Stretching exercises to reha- bilitate a stiffened or deformed joint; and Functional exercises that help in performing routine tasks such as buttoning clothes or opening faucets. Exercises to retain mobility of the hips, knees and legs are often complicated by the fact that these are weight bearing joints and one must be careful not to place extra stress on them. Therefore, many exercises are done from sitting or lying positions. Even though exercises are very important, the way you move and hold yourself throughout the day and night also are important. So is rest, which is as important for arthritis patients as is exercise. Rest frequently to alleviate stress placed on the joints, and learn to listen to the pain. It tells you when you are over-doing it. Above all, when the specific exercises tend to cause more pain and increase the inflammation sur- rounding a specific joint, the exer- cise should be terminated and the joint rested until the inflammation subsides. Do not carry heavy packages or walk more than is comfortable. If you are over- weight, try to slim down. An extra 10 pounds, for example, puts a great strain on inflamed joints. Pay attention to your posture - stand erect, head high and avoid slumping forward with stooped neck and pelvis. Sit straight, and make sure the chair gives proper support and is a comfortable height. Sleep on a firm mattress and, if need be, use a bed board under the mattress. Wear com- fortable, well-fitted shoes with low or flat heels. (Roger "Doc" Hunt is a certi- fied athletic trainer and health instructor in the Health Profession Department at Sussex Technical High School.)