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28 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 5 - August U, 1994 Health & Fitness New medical director for Beebe's Oceanside Sharon Spencer, program director for Beebe Med- ical Center's Oeeanside Center for Mental Health, has announced the arrival of psychiatrist Elise D. Resnick, D.O., M.P.H. Dr. Resnick will take over for Donald Bogdan, M.D. as medical director and chief of psychiatric ser- vices for Oceanside Mental Health. "We are very pleased that Dr. Resnick has joined our staff," said Spencer. "She brings with her a wealth of experience in the mental health field that will further complement our program." Dr. Resnick earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of California in Santa Barbara. She received her Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh and Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship and psychiatric resi- dency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Most recently, Dr. Resnick was attending psychia- trist with the Psychiatric Service at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and therapist with the Abused Women Project at the Family Refuge Center in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Oeeanside has recently undergone several program enhancements including the addition of an outpatient office for psychiatric and substance abuse individual and group counseling sessions. Located at 400 Savannah Rd. in the Lewes Family Health Center, outpatients can now meet with clinicians outside of the hospital atmosphere. Another enhancement is the program's name change from "Mental Health Services" to Oeeanside Center for Mental Health. The name change reflects contemporary thinking and complements the various treatment options available to patients including inpatient, upcoming day programs and outpatient ser- vices. Recognizing that mental health is part of the over- all wellness goal, the department is branching out into other areas of treatment including a new support group for cardiac patients. Some of the other services include inpatient and outpatient treatment of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse disor- ders, dementia and psychotic disorders. To accommodate Beebe's growth in mental well- ness, Dr. Resnick joins psychiatrists Joseph Capiro, M.D., Melody Benson, M.D., David August, D.O., and Norman Taub, M.D. For more information about Beebe's Oceanside Center for Mental Health, call 645-3312. Beebe to offer glucose screening Beebe Medical Center will participate in "Health Day by the Bay," the third annual Long Neck Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11. The health fair is sponsored by the Visiting Nurses Association of Delaware, Mammography of Delaware and Tunnell Communities. This year's inter-generational event will provide health promo- tional activities and health screenings. The fair is being held outdoors at Bay Walk Mari- na, Pot Nets, and approximately 30 exhibitors will be on hand. Beebe's education specialist Peggy for diabetes McCabe and patient care technician Ray Smith will conduit blood glucose screenings and provide infor- mation about diabetes, cancer, nutrition and women's health issues. Public relations assistant Maureen l.e, ary will pro- vide physician referral information and material on various support groups and other community ser- vices. The fair is open to the public and is free of charge, held rain or shine. For more information call Peggy McCabe, 645-3263. Continuing her Mexican outreach Jill Black, a physical therapist with Lewes Physical Therapy, recently returned from another extended trip to villages in the area of Ometepec, Mexico. She is shown here with one of her young patients. "On this trip I saw 102 patients and was able to assist them with crutches and canes and show them a variety of exercises to help recover from such problems as strokes,  said Black. She said she revisited 16 patients whom she had seen one year before on a previous trip. "Several of them had pro- gressed to the point where they were able to give back some of the crutches and canes that I had provided on the first trip." Black plans to continue to make her trips to Mexico as part of a church outreach program. "I still need crutches and canes and such simple things as Ace bandages. They are all in very short supply down there but are very useful in treating the needs of the people.  Jill can be contacted at Lewes Physical Therapy. Proper fit, support important when buying walking shoes A conversation between doctor and patient: D: Charles, you weigh 225, you should try to get down to 200. P: Yea, I weighed about 200 probably 10 years ago, and really felt good. D: Your blood pressure is ele- vated. P: I've been really busy at work and I usually unwind in front of the 10 p.m. news. D: Your cholesterol is up to 298; how old are you now? P: I'm 49. D: Think about starting an exer- cise program. P: I get plenty of exercise at work and play golf once a week. D: How about walking? Jack Morris Perhaps this conversation sounds familiar, or maybe you've heard your neighbor talking about walking the mall. Walking is an efficient means of exercise, regardless of age, with little stress on the body. No health club fees, no golf clubs, no tennis rackets or bicycles, just one important piece of equipment: a good pair of walk- ing shoes. Walking is the single-most pep- ular form of exercise in the United HEALTH TOPICS States. Walking clubs have sprouted up all over the country. Frequently, a customer comes into our store and says, "I need a pair of walking shoes, what do you recommend?" Several factors enter into the selection of a shoe: age, sex, physical condition, and duration and intensity of the activ- ity. What are you going to use the shoes for? Work, casual wear, rehabilitation, exercise walking, a variety of uses may be involved. Obviously, therapy for a 65-year- old stroke patient is a different use than exercise walking for a 40- year-old who is walking 5 miles every other day. So initially, I think in terms of the primary use. Then, what are the features of a good walking shoe? Fit, support, flexibility, light- weight, leather upper, and some- thing we'll call "walking-friendly" features. "Walking-friendly" means designed with walking in mind, like a rocker sole, flex grooves, achilles notch, beveled heal, breathable linings, features a knowledgeable shoe person can help you with when you are mak- ing a shoe purchase. A few words on the other fea- tures. First, FIT. Like location, location in the real estate world, first and foremost is FIT, FIT, FIT in the shoe world. A shoe per- forms best when it fits the foot properly. A few tips on shoe fitting: Don't assume an 8C fits your foot, since the most comfortable shoe you own is sized 8C. Shoes vary from company to company, style to style and your size may vary. Have both feet measured. Feet are like snowflakes, no two are alike even when hooked to the same person. Have your feet measured when you've been on them for awhile, like mid-afternoon, as feet expand during the day. The shoe should fit snugly, not uncomfortably, across the ball of the foot, with space at the toe. Feet come in different shapes (snowflake theory); some need more space at the toe depending on arch height, width, etc. Variety of widths are important in walking shoes. You maybe one of the 30 percent of customers who needs a wide or narrow shoe. (We sell 4A to 2E in lady's Walk- ing shoes and 2A to 4E in men's walking shoes) Measuring is more of an art rather than a science, a guide to proper size and style; here, once again, an experienced sales person can be very helpful. Try on the shoes with socks you'll be using, and don't rule out a shoe just because of minimal slippage at the heel The shoe needs to flex a few times to cup your heel. Walk around the store with differenttyles that fit well, a test drive of sorts. Supportive shoes, and light- weights, are the norm today. Modem technology and materials enable us to offer an extremely lightweight yet durable product. But don't sacrifice support for the sake of a few ounces; generally the lighter the better is the customer mindset. On the average, a little heavier shoe with more support will suit the person better over the life of the walking shoe. Flexibility is important in mini- mizing effort from the walker. Molded soles of the walking shoes today flex easier and are lighter than the running shoes of just a few years ago. Add removable insoles and presto: the walking shoe of the '90s is born. Walking regularly exercises the body and frees the mind, regard- less of the season. Our beaches, trails, the Board- walk, streets, and woods offer a variety of routes to avoid stale- ness. Mostly, just enjoy your walks. Jack Morris, OST, Cert. Ped., is a member of the Prescription Footwear Association and owns Morris Shoe Store in Lewes.