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C racer Watch ACS joins petition drive for prostate cancer research American Cancer Society to present the petitions to President Clinton in fall, 1997 The American Cancer Society, as part of a national coalition of prostate cancer education and sup- port groups, has joined a national petition drive asking President Clinton and the U.S. Congress to commit to increased federal fund- ing for prostate cancer research. Between now and September, 1997, petition signatures are being collected by American Cancer So- ciety (ACS) volunteers and staff. The public is encouraged to call or visit their local ACS to receive or sign a petition form asking the President and congress to commit to eliminating prostate cancer as a serious cancer for men and their families by increasing funding for research and making prostate can- cer a national priority. This year, approximately 209,900 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Over 41,000 men will die of prostate cancer, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in men. In Delaware, 590 new cases are expected in 1997. One hundred and 10 men are expected to die from the disease. Although mortality rates have declined, there is insufficient data to determine the appropriate age to begin prostate cancer screening or the best treatment options when the cancer is discovered. More important, efforts to find a cure for prostate cancer lag behind those for other medical research. For instance, in 1996 the National Diabetic? Focus on Health Beebe internist Maribel Garcia- Zaragoza, M.D. will offer "Pre- ventive Medicine: Children, Adults and Geriatric," a free Fo- cus on Health Seminar sponsored by Beebe Medical Center on Thursday, May 29, at the Milton Library from 7 to 8 p.m. Garcia-Zaragoza joined Beebe Medical Center's medical/dental staff in May, 1996. She completed her residency in internal medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital/Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1990, and received her medical degree at the University of Henriquez Urena School of Medicine in the Domin- can Republic in 1986. Garcia-Zaragoza is board certi- fied in internal medicine; is fluent in English and Spanish; and serves on the Council for Minority Health and the Cancer Task Force for the State of Delaware. To register for this seminar call 645-3332. Institute of Health (NIH) spent $1.64 billion for AIDS research, $458 million for breast cancer re- search (NIH and Department of Defense), but only $92 million for research specifically on prostate cancer. The ACS and its prostate cancer coalition partners expect to gather more the one million names in the petition drive, and plan to present the names to President Clinton in September. In Delaware, 600 petition signa- tures are being collected over the summer. The society will empha- size petition drive activities dur- ing their prostate cancer aware- ness campaign around Father's INSULIN CONTROLLED? STILL PAYING FOR SUPPLIES?WHY? CALL 1-800-678-5733 I FOR MORE INFORMATION IIAI'__ Columbus, Ohio 43231 Technology has created highl) aids They can even be computer programmed to your present hearing condition Some models even minimize unwan.d soun HEARING AID ASSOCIATES 934-1471 Millsboro - 2 miles N. of fit. 24 on RI. 30 6 miles S. of Rt. 9 on Rt. 30 No Yo-Yos! Dieting causes the body's me- tabolism to slow as a starvation re- sponse to conserve fuel. Yo-yo dieters gain weight back more quickly and lose it more slowly the next time. Also, continually losing and re- gaining weight appears to increase the levels of fat in the blood and thereby heart disease risks. Submitted by the YMCA of Rehoboth Beach For more information, call 227-8018 Day, the third weekend in June. The campaign is geared towards informing men and their families about the importance of prostate cancer testing and related treat- ment options. To that end, the society is offer- ing Father's Day cards for friends and relatives to send to men they care about. The card encourages the recipient to be tested for prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that all men age 50 and over should have a Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test annually. African American men, and others in high risk groups, should talk with their doctors about starting these tests earlier. Petition signatures will also be collected at the Relay for Life. In Sussex County, the Relay for Life will be June 20-21 at Sussex Vo- Tech. For more information, call the American Cancer Society at (800) ACS-2345. Back in 1922, The Visiting Nurse Association of Delaware was started as a way to provide healthcare to homebound patients. The mission of those first 20 nurses was to provide a caring, nur- turing environment for the patient while recuperating at home. Over the next 75 years, we developed new services like home medical equipment, personal care services, and in home I.V. thera- pies - all designed to make it possible for the people of Delaware to heal in their own homes VNA now has over 1200 employees statewide. But one thing hasn't changed 1]1 since 1922 - we still believe in the healing power of home. Dover. Georgetown. Milford. New Castle 1-888-VNA-0001 Announces Delbert J. Kwan, M.D. has joined the practice for expanded urological services, including: Female Urological Problems Kidney Stones including Lithotripsy Prostate Problems Diagnosis 8 Treatment of Cancers in the Urinary Tract Male Sexual Dysfunction Children's Urological Problems Urinary Incontinence Male Sterilization Disorders of Male Reproduction including Infertility