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40- CAPE GAZETi, Friday, July 11 ' July 17, 1997 Sussex American Heart Association prepares for heart walk The Sussex Division of the American Heart Association is preparing for its annual Heart- Walk on October 11. Serving as chairperson of the 1997 event is Milford Mayor Ronnie Rogers. Above, some of the organizers display the various prizes that can be won by walkers. L-R are: Mark Steiner, co-chair; Scott Reagan, co-chair; Sussex County Councilman Dale Dukes, co- chair, honorary chairperson and Ronnie Rogers. Other co-chairs not shown are Carol Campbell-Hansen, Dick Carmean, Richard H. White and Owen Brooks, Jr. For more information, call the American Heart Association at 856-7386. Kevin Wallace Continued from page 38 Promoting good health habits is important to Wallace. He ad- dresses the issue through patient education and through thorough assessments. For example, if it appears a pa- tient drinks alcohol too much to maintain good health, he will not only provide the patient with in- formation but will also provide advice on how to stop drinking. "The only really effective way for stopping drinking that's proven," he said, "is Alcoholics Anonymous. I'd certainly consid- er explaining that option." However, drinking is often the result of other problems, he ex- plained. He would try to assess if his patient was depressed, in an abusive situation, or the like. "Those problems would have to be taken care of as well." Smoking is another important area of concern, said Wallace. He said he advises his patients on sev- eral smoking cessation methods, but he also tries to partner with the patient trying to quit. He recom- mends using the patch, but for some patients the smoking cessa- tion gum works. Others, he said, insist on going "cold turkey."- Those patients, he said, are in particular need of fol- low-up care. "It's much better than if the patient feels alone," said Wallace. "There's better suc- cess. Medical successes are often linked to a physician's relation- ship with patients. "I like to feel I'm always there to talk to when they feel they don't understand something. I can explain it in lay- man's terms," said Wallace. Wallace, a native of Scotland, earned his bachelor degree in medicine and surgery at the Uni- versity of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1988. From 1988 through 1993, he gained experience in gastro-in- testinal medicine, pediatric surgery, emergency room medi- cine, internal medicine, geriatric medicine and infectious disease in several hospitals in Scotland and England. In 1993, he accepted a medical internship and residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridegeport, Conn., where by 1996, he was named chief medical world of business is ruthless, cruel and cut-throat. Do you have the heart for it? e'u've got to it to suc- have what takes - / ceed. And part of that is good, solid health. That's what we're all about. We provide you with a highly personalized program that will help improve your fitness and nutrition. In fact, weql even  NOW ] give you two free sessions with a 11 Yoe Can Pay ] 1 ; tPte7; ;171::  e.  The Firm Health Club, Inc. a_  ir The Health Club F" Every-8ody One On One Personalized Training CarOiovaseuMr Conclitioning Diet Counseling Camelot Shopping Center (302) 227-8363 Anne Cole Brown named to new Easter Seals position The Easter Seal Society has pathology, vocational training, named Ann Cole Brown to the early intervention for children, in- . newly created position of Vice- dependent living skills training, President of Development and In- and accessible recreation, to name stitutional Advancement. a few. Brown will be responsible f br Brown will be bringing to the bringing together the healthcare community a greater understand- organization's development, mar- ing of these services. She will also keting and communications func- devote attention to development tions for a more unified focus as and fund-raising as a means to the society prepares to move for- support Easter Seals' services and ward to the 21st century, programs. "I'm delighted to have the op- Prior to joining Easter Seals, portunity to work with such a fine Brown served for over eight years organization," Brown said. "East- as director of Admission and En- er Seals really reaches out to rollment at The Tatnall School in everyone who has a disability, no Wilmington. matter what their age or how they Before her employment with acquired it." Tatnall, she was the lead author She went on to note that almost for two series of national text- everyone has a family member books written for high school stu- who could benefit from the many dents. services Easter Seals provides, in- She holds both a bachelors and cluding occupational therapy, a master's degree in English from physical therapy, speech/language the university of Michigan. I resident. That same year he ac- Committee. cepted a position as an attending Wallace said making the choice physician at St. Joseph's Neigh- to move to Lewes to practice med- borhood Center in Bridgeport. icine was easy. He is a member of the American "I always wanted to live in College of Physicians, where he America," he said. "I come from holds positions as a member of the a small fishing village. The area I Chief Resident's Committee come from in Scotland is not too (Connecticut Chapter), chairman dissimilar from this." of the International Medical Grad- To make an appointment with uate Committee, and member of Wallace, call Associates in Medi- the Health and Public Policy cineal645-6644. "Alcoholism In The Family" WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 1997 SPEAKER: Joan Smith, RN, CDC Chemical Dependency Counselor LOCATION: Milton Public Library Milton 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