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Ride for AIDS set to begin at beach May 17 Scores of bicycle riders from all skill levels, expert to novice, will depart from Rehoboth Beach, May 17, as part of the Ride for the Feast, a two-day, 140-mile trek to raise funds and visibility for HIV/AIDS. The first ever bike ride fundraiser for Moveable Feast will take place Saturday and Sun- day, May 17-18 from Rehoboth to Baltimore, Md. Each rider will do his or her part by raising the $1,200 re- quired to participate. For more information, includ- ing sponsorship opportunities, contact ride administrator Joe Berg at 4t0-327-3420, Ext. 33, or via entail at jberg @mfeast.org. Bayhealth offers free prostate screenings Bayhealth Medical Center-Mil- ford Memorial Hospital will offer free prostate cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 10, at the Milford Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Center. Men older than 50 are at risk for prostate cancer, the most fie- quenfly diagnosed cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. African- American men's prostate cancer mortality rate is doubled, so they should begin getting screened at age 40. Bayhealth's free two-part screening includes a blood test for prostate specific antigen (PSA) and a digital rectal exam (DRE) performed by a urologist. The blood test must be taken by May 7 to allow for processing. Regis- tered participants will receive a PSA blood test voucher in the .mail and can visit a Bayhealth outpatient lab to receive the test. To register call, toll-free, 877- 453-7107. 538 E. Sdvannah Rd.. ewe5 Class for parents-to-be runs Tuesdays at Beebe Great Expectations, a.prepara- tion for parenthood class, is of- fered Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., May 6, 13, 20 and 27, and June 3 and June 10, in the education classroom at Beebe Medical Cen- ter. The course, taught by specially trained maternity nurses, provides mothers-to-be and fathers-to-be with information about the labor process, the birthing experience, the postpartum period, breast feeding and adjusting to the new family. To preregister, call 645- 3726. B e e be to hold free diabetic foot screening Beebe Medical Center's Wound Care Services and Diabetes Man- agement Department will hold a free diabetic foot screening from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 14. The event is open to those who have diabetes and are not re- ceiving foot care from a podia- trist. Feet will be examined for cracks in the skin, ulceration, skin color and temperature changes, blisters, changes in sensation, and appropriate fit for shoes and socks. People with diabetes should have their feet examined and footwear checked regularly. Risk factors for diabetic foot ul- cers include the loss of sensation in the foot, disease in the blood vessels, kidney problems, obesity, and impaired visual acuity. Othe r important risk factors in- clude foot injuries that have been unnoticed or untreated, wearing improperly fitting shoes, smok- ing, foot pressure and callous, ab- normal foot stress, or occupation- al hazards that may place exces- sive burden on the feet. " The department is located at the Long Neck Health Center on Long Neck Road. To register, call Wound Care Services and Dia- betes Management at 947-2500. Support group meets for visually impaired Seekers, Bayhealth Medial Center's support group for the blind and isually impaired, meets from 1 to 3 p.m., the second Saturday of each month, at Mil- ford Memorial Hospital's Reha- bilitation Conference Room. The next meeting is May 10. For in- formation, call 302-744-7135. Ruth Harrington to speak at MS meeting Ruth Harrington of the Nutri/System. Center in Lewes will be the featured speaker at the monthly neting of the MS Shore Group, Delaware chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society: She will discuss reiki - natural heal- ing, nutrition, weight loss and herbal therapy. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, in the Sunshine Caf6 at the Beebe Medical Center. For more information, call Kay Oesterling at 422-9584 or Jamie Colvett at 684-4513. Fibromyalgia support group meets May 9 The next fibromyalgia support group meeting is from 10 a.m. un- til noon, Friday, May 9, at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. For details, call 645-3528. Bone density topic of May 7, May8 lectures Dr. Uday Jani will be the guest lecturer at a free Focus on Health seminar from 6 t6 8 p.m., Wednes- day, May 7, at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company fire- house. He will JANI also give a free lecture from 6 to 8 p.m, Thurs- day, May 8, at Wound Care Ser- vices on Long Neck Road. In ad- - diti0n to Jani providing informa- tion about osteoporosis, both events will offer free quantitative ultrasound screenings that meas- ure bone density to determine whether someone has signs of 0s- teoporosis. To register, call 645- 3337. Health and Spirituality topic of May 13 event The Rev. Dorothy Greet, Beebe Medical Center chaplain, will present a lecture on health and spirituality from 6 to 7 p.m., Tues- day, May 13, in the Tunnell Can- cer Center conference room. Greet will facilitate a discussion on the connection between health, healing and spirit. Participants will have the op- portunity to share stories. Prereg: istration is required by calling 645-3528. CAPE GAZE'rrE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 - 81 i, DR. KATHARINE M. NICODEMUS is pleased t announce the opening of her new office Monday, May 5th specializing in CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY and NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT Hours by appointment 1518 Savannah Road Lewes, Delaware 302-645-1300 Experience the benefit of Pilntes at Forever Rt Now open in Lewes, with the Only Full Apparatus Pilates Studio at the beach. It restores muscular balance, improves posture, heals muscular and soft tissue pain, and builds strength and flexibility to prevent muscle and tissue injury. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Highly qualified New York City trained instructors. Find out why HOllywood stars and professional athletes rely en Pilat to stay fit! Call 745-1722 Hours by appL Mat classes available for beginners & advanced. 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