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44 - CAPE , Friday, September 25 - October 1, 1998 WRKE UP Alliance for the Mentally I11 to hold state mmca: The OoHtt Tongu e day Wilmillgt Scraper is here*. co00ffere00m00 Thurs , Oct. 8, m on Mental illness strikes one in five families in our country. Men- tal illnesses are brain disorders and can be successfully treated. In 1998, the country witnessed many tragic incidents involving people with schizophrenia, manic depres- sion and bipolar disorder, among others. These tragedies can be averted through early intervention and treatment. The Alliance for the Mentally IU in Delaware will hold its 1998 annual State Conference and Awards Dinner from 1 to 10 p.m.. at the Wilmington Hilton on Naa- man's Road, Wilmington. This year's conference is rifled, "Par- ents and Professionals: A Partner- ship to Recovery." In a year witnessing much pub- La Red otters h( La Esperanza Inc., a nonprofit lic attention to the mentally ill, both nationally and locally, it is time to focus on solutions and pre- vention. This year's conference will feature workshops on serious mental illnesses in school-aged children and adolescents, teaching professionals about family issues, and learning how families can work with professionals and crisis management within the mental health system. Delivering the keynote address at the conference will be Valerie Woodruff, associate secretary of education of the state of Delaware Department of Education. Woodruff will speak on "Re- sponding-to Mental Health Crisis in Delaware Schools." Workshop  presenters include Dr. Manjul "Asthana and Dr. Joseph Bryer, general adult psychiatry; and Jill Shute, founder of the Alliance for the Mentally I11 in Delaware and an educator at Springer Middle School. A panel discussion on "Interac- tions with Professionals in the Mental Health System," including crisis respOnse, hospital interven- tion and community support, will be included. Also, organizations in service to the mental health community will participate in an information fair offering re- sources during the conference hours. The cost for the conference is $30 for conference attendance on- ly; $40 for the conference and din- net;, $30 for the dinner only; and alth hotline for Spanish speakers za's Primary Health Care Referral vides an important educational $320 for a table of eight, including eight conference and dinner slots. If a benefactor cannot attend but would like to help, sponsorship opportunities are available at $40 to sponsor the cost of one con- sumer's attendance at this year's event. Established in 1983, the Al- liance for the Mentally Ill.in Delaware is a n6nprofit, grass- roots organization dedicated to providing support, advocacy, edu- cation and housing on behalf of those with mental illness and those who care about them. For more information on the Al- liance for the Mentally Ill or to re- ceive a conference brochure, call 888-427-2643. The registration deadline is Sept. 28. Are you exhaling unpleasant mouth odors every time you breathe? OOLffT TOGLE SCRAPPER Help eliminate those mouth odors by brushing, flossing and using an effective mouthrinse along with this incredible tool, and regular dental check up. The tongue scraper costs only $2.50. 05% discount on orders of SO or more) Order yours today by. completiBg the order form and fax or mail to the address listed below. WENDY MILLIS OXYFRESH INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR 1 Mallhews Ave. Suite 2 Wilmingtorb DE 19804 Home: (302) 658-8218 Fax: (302) 658-8218 - ORDER FORM - QuantRy.__02.50 each, total cost:__ Method of Payment: VISA MASTERCARD.__ Card Number Exp. Date Name Phone Address: _. ack or Money Order payable to Wendy WlllOxh eeumed dkz a.  D a tl. zen,/  ASSOCIATES IN MEDICINE, P.A. community center serving the Latino community of Sussex County, has introduced "La Red," a new health information hot line for Spanish speaking residents of Sussex County. La Red, which means "the network," is staffed by a bilingual operator who provides information and referrals for a host of Spanish-speaking physi- cians and social service providers. The brainchild of Seaford-based physician Francisco Rodriguez, Gonzalo Martineg of La Esperan- za and the Rev. Jim Lewis of the Sussex County Mission of the Episcopal Church, this hotline represents phase I of La Esperan- and Clinic Project, whose long- term goal is expanding health ser- vices to underserved communities in Sussex County. According to Lewis, Sussex County's rapidly growing Hispan- ic population has particular diffi- culty accessing health services. Language barriers, low levels of education and a lack of transporta- tion are some of the factors that prevent many in the community from seeking out health profes- sionals. "Without an adequate medical information and referral system in place, the Latino" com- munity is like a ship lost at sea in the fog," Lewis said. "La Red pro- Plastic surgeon joins Beebe staff Dr. Teresa M. Buescher has joined Beebe Medical Center's ac, rive medical/dental staff. Buesch- er is board cer- tiffed in general surgery, surgi- cal critical care and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Buescher re- ceived her med- ical degree from Johns BUESCHER Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore; served her internship in categorical surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Cen- ter, Washington, D.C.; and com- pleted her residency in general surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Buescher also participated in a burn fellowship at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Buescher comes to Beebe Med- ical Center from Waiter Reed Army Medical Center, where she was assistant chief, plastic and re- constructive surgery, and program director, plastic and reconstructive surgery residency. She also served as staff plastic surgeon and staff general surgeon at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research. Buescher was also affiliated with the University of Texas Sci- ence Center at San Antonio and Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md., as associate clinical professor of surgery. Buescher is seeing patients at Peninsula Plastic Surgery, Salis- bury, Md., and Seaford. She may be reached in Salisbury at 410- 546-9464 and in Seaford at 628- 3118. Aneurysm screenings offered in September Beebe Medical Center's vascular laboratory holds free aortic abdomi- nal aneurysm screenings every Wednesday and Thursday. Men wishing to be tested must be between ages 60 and 75, have a history of cigarette smoking, hypertension, coronary artery disease and/or a family history of " aortic aneurysm. Females must lmve a positive history of aneurysm. The neXt SC!m. "rig is 30, Toschedule an appointment, call 645,3710. outreach to Latinos who may be in trouble and don't know where to turn." The hotline number is 855-1233 and will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The hotline will provide informa- tion, referrals and help setting up appointments. Consumers may al- so call physicians and agencies di- rectly who are listed on an accom- panying brochure. The hofline is funded in part by La Esperanza, Delaware Founda- tion for Medical Care, Medical Society of Delaware, Nanticoke Health Services, Nanricoke Surgi- cal Associates and the Sussex County Mission of the Episcopal Church. Anyone wishing to be added to the referral list may call the hotline. NANCY A. UNION, M.D. KEVIN P.S. WALLACE, M.D. SUE ISSACS, P.A.-C Internal Medicine Ages 16 and Up 645-6644 119 W. Third Street, Lewes, DE Hours Monday-Friday by Appointment New Patients Welcome Accepting Medicare Principal Health Care AmeriHealth [ Blue Cross/Blue Shield MAMSI Aetna.US Healthcare I SUSAN L. ROGERS, M.D., P.A. announces the affiliation of CHARLES A. STANISLAVr MeD. BOARD CERTIFIED IN BOTH PEDIATRICS & INTERNAL MEDICINE BEGINNING AUGUST 3, 1998 300 for appointments. PROFESSIONAL BUILDING SAVANNAH RD., SUITE 2 LEWES, DE