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42 - CAPE GAZEq[q[, Friday, September 25 - October 1, 1998 Delaware Women&apos;s Health Confert'.tLce slated for Oct. 17 Dr. Susan J. Blumethal, a na- tional expert in women's health and mental illness, will be the keynote speaker at the second an- nual Delaware Women's Health Conference, set for Saturday, Oct. 17, at all three campuses of Delaware Technical & Communi- ty College. Blumenthal, a leader and major force in bringing these important public health issues to scientific and public attention, has devel- oped innovative national pro- grams and initiatives to address these critical health concerns. She serves as assistant surgeon general, rear admiral and senior science adviser in the Department of Heath and Human Services. Currently, she is on assignment to G0orge Washington University Medical Center where she is serv- ing as associate vice president for health affairs as a visiting profes- sor. "First lady Martha Carper joined us last year and we are de- lighted she has the time to spend with us thisyear," said RhondaH. Tuman, chair of the AGENDA for Delaware Women. "Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, a diabetic herself, will share with conference attendees how she manages a busy career and a healthy lifestyle. Retiring state legislator Jane M. Maroney will review Delaware's legislative health initiatives of this century," Tuman added. Other round-table participants will include Delaware Secretary of Health and Social Services Dr. Gregg Sylvester; Patt Wagner, R.N., diabetes educator at Milford Memorial Hos- pital; Dr. Jan- ice Tilton Bur- ton; and Dr. Diane Dickson Whitmere, conference chair Diedre WAGNER O'Connell will serve as modera- tor. "Diedre did an outstanding job last year as moderator. She's well- versed on the issues, is well-re- spected by the medical communi- ty and looks great on camera," Tu- man said. Using Delaware Tech's fiber- optic capabilities via interactive video conferencing, state-of-the- m technology, women in all three counties will be able to participate in a roundtable discussion on heart disease, diabetes and obesity at this half-day conference. The conference fee of $25 in- cludes a continental breakfast, re- freshments throughout the morn- ing and a healthy lunch. To regis- ter for the conference, call the nearest Delaware Tech campus. In Sussex County, the number is 855-1617. Conference sponsors include the AGENDA for Delaware Women, Bell Adantic, Delaware Technical & Community College, duPont Integrated Health Ser- vices, Omega Medical Center and Women and Wellness. Conference supporters include the American Heart Association, Business and Professional Women of Delaware, Delaware Commission for Women and Planned Parenthood of Delaware. Bell Atlantic and duPont Inte- grated Health Services will pro- vide scholarships for women to at- tend the conference. For scholarship information, call Tuman at 856-7826. Scholar- ships are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first- served basis. The University of Delaware Home Extension Master Food Ed- ucators will offer healthy cooking demonstrations at each site. "This is a new feature for this year's conference and we hope that con- ference attendees will enjoy the opportunity to see how easy, fun and healthy cooking can be," Tu- man said. "For one price of $100 for AGENDA for Delaware Women I orm 1 "e ato'ogy Western Michigan University in DermatologicalSociety. Kalamazoo, Mich. In addition to her special inter- . She did an internship in internal ests in general dermatology and Continued from page 41 medicine at Brown University in vulvar dermatoses, she is interest- lieves her role as a physician is to form a partnership with her pa- tients. "I diagnose the patients' prob- lems, and together we come up with a treatment plan for what will work for that particular person," she said. "I'm educating people constantly. If you understand why you have a problem, you may bet- ter understand why a treatment I suggest will work." She said that whenever she vis- its with patients, she provides an- swers to questions and additional information verbally and in writ- ing. Morrison earned her medical degree from Albany Medical Col- lege in Albany, N.Y., and her bachelor of science degree from Providence, R.I., and residencies in internal medicine and dermatol- ogy at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med- ical Center, where she also served as the chief resident in dermatol- ogy. She is board eligible in der- matology. She is a member of the Ameri- can Academy of Dermatology, the New England Dermatologic Soci- ety, the New Hampshire Dermato- logic Society and the Women's ed in the dermatologic manifesta- tions of systemic diseases. Morrison and her husband, Louis, have two boys: Chase, 7, and Aidan, 13 months. Louis is a former detective with a New Hampshire police depamnent. To make an appointment with Morrison, call Cape Henlopen & Nanticoke Dermatology, Lewes office, at 644-6400, or the Seaford office at 628-1112. world of business is ruthless, cruel and cut-throat. • e Do you the heart for it? Drive-through flu shots offered in Ocean City The second annual "126th Street Medical Center - Drive-Through Flu Shots" will take place from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10. Patients may receive the shots in the comfort of their automobile. Patients with respiratory, car- diac and chronic illnesses, the el- derly and any health professionals should be immunized'. Even those who are relatively healthy should get the flu shot to decrease the chances of being infected and suf- fering ill effects of the bug. :" For more information, call 537- 5rX  ;-,., _, >.:,., :'..'I?Y -.':i.     'r /u've got to it to suc- have what takes ej. 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 [ IW I and nutrition. In fact, we'll even ₯ Can Pay give you two free ,ession, with a | Montlfly | quali[ied personal trainer. Now L------------3 that ought to make your heart race. One On One Personalized Training Cardiovascular Conditioning • Diet Counseling Camelot Shopping Center • (302) 22.7-8363 members or $200 for others, a table may be reserved at all three sites for businesses and organiza- tions that would like to dissemi- nate health information. Space is limited and will be re- served as reservations are made," Tuman said. For more informa- tion, contact Tuman at 856-7826 or O'Connell at 302-368-9625. 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