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42 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 10 - October 16, 1997 Travel shots Continued from page 39 quality will be the same." Olewiler said taking one's own supplies is especially important to people taking regular medica- tions. "'People don't like the FDA for all the regulations, but the FDA is there for a reason," he said. "'Many tragedies have happened in countries without their strict regulations." The doctor also suggested pur- chasing disposable syringes, just in case an emergency situation requires an injection. Since many other countries do not use dispos- able needles, he explained, any injection increases the risk of con- tracting an infection or even AIDS. Olewiler said foreign regula- tions governing prescriptive med- ications often allow over-the- counter sales of antibiotics dis- pensed only by prescription in the United States. He strongly cau- tions travelers against self-med- icating while abroad. "You can't just say, 'Give me an antibiotic.' There are so many of them and each kills a different organism and works in a different way," Olewiler said. "If physi- cians often refer to infectious dis- ease doctors for help, it's safe to say the general public doesn't have the knowledge to prescribe for themselves." Olewiler said infectious disease consultations form a larger part of his practice than travel medicine. He explained that the field of infectious disease goes beyond what the public perceives as con- tagious disease. "Infectious disease is every- thing from the common cold to pneumonia to skin infections. Infections are caused by living organisms and every infection can, in some way, be transferred to another living host. Some are more easily transferred than oth- ers," he said. "The reason I got into this field is you have the sat- isfaction of knowing there's a germ in there and you can kill it." Olewiler is an important resource for Beebe Medical Cen- ter's physicians and surgeons when patients suffer unexplained fevers, infections and skin irrita- tions. "There is a real need for spe- cialists," Olewiler said. "Things are now so complex, it has become very, very tough for doc- tors in general to know everything about everything." "I refer to myself as Santa's Lit- tle Helper," he laughed. "The pri- mary care physician is Santa - he's in charge. I'm just there to help." Patients may schedule a pre- travel consultation with Olewiler by calling his office at 645-3196 or may call the Centers for Dis- ease Control Hotline for vaccina- tion information at 404-332-4559. Olewiler sees other patients only as referrals. Those who have concerns about possible infection should consult a primary care physician and ask about a referral. : "Second Time Around" *t . -It 4t New & Used Clothing for Ladies and Gents Your Wedding Apparel I1 (Wedding, Mother of the Bride & Brides Maid Dresses, etc.) 4,4* I Hours Tuesday - Friday 11 - 4 Saturday 11 - 2 4* -y Henlopen Junction, Rehoboth Avenue Extended 227-3550 ; W'A-'k --k- W'i-'k -'k   r,A-,l,,k - W W W W W W W W W  W W W W  Beebe School The Beebe School of Nursing in Lewes will hold an open house for prospective students on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. The purpose of the open house is to acquaint high school stu- dents, grades nine through 12, and others interested in pursuing nurs- ing as a career, with curriculum information, admission require- ments and school facilities. Stu- dents and faculty members will be available to provide tours and answer questions. Founded in 1921, the nursing school is the only hospital-based VIRGINIA AVENUE f THE BOARDWALK 302-226-09213 Personal Trainer & massage alwavs available Berkowitz Continued from page 41 Common flu shot reactions are mild flu-like symptoms and fatigue. "They can also have some muscle aches and some pain at the site of the injection," he said. However, he noted that those who react to the shots usual- ly have discomfort for only a few days. Sports injuries and muscle- related discomfort is also common in the fall, said Berkowitz. Stu- dents participating in fall sports may sustain injuries, and many people have back or muscular strains resulting from working in their yards or outside on their homes. Berkowitz has an interest in some holistic approaches to healing, including manipulation. Lyme disease is something to be aware of in the fall, said Berkowitz. "There are a lot of ticks around in this season," he said. "People should wear long sleeve shirts tucked into boots or socks when they're outside, even if it's just around the farm." Keeping pets dipped also helps reduce the risk of getting lyme disease, he said. Berkowitz' office is located in the Long Neck Professional Cen- ter, Suite B, on Long Neck Road. Although he spent most of his career in the Wilmington area, he has a long history in the Cape Region, where for many years he maintained a summer home. of Nursing hosts open house nursing school in Delaware. Its diploma program is approved by the Delaware Board of Nursing. The school is accredited by the National League for Nursing. The 1997 graduates had a 100 percent pass rate for the National State Board examination. Admission to the school is open to all qualified candidates who have graduated from an accredit- ed high school or obtained a high school equivalency certificate (G.E.D.) with grade point average of 2.5 or greater. Other require- ments include completion of cer- tain high school courses such as math and science. The school's curriculum focus- es on strong clinical practice, application and nursing theory early in the first year. Individual attention is available for each stu- dent in theory, clinical experience and personal needs. The school also offers an Advanced Placement Program for the Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) or nursing students with prior educational credits. For more information, call Beebe School of Nursing at 645-3251. Berkowitz earned his osteopath- ic medical degree from Philadel- phia College of Medicine in 1975, following approximately 10 years working as a pharmacist. Following his internship and residency in anesthesiology at Cherry Hill Medical Center, he worked as an anesthesiologist at Riverside Hospital in Wilmington for 17 years. When the hospital was sold last year, Berkowitz entered a residen- cy program in family practice at the Medical Center of Delaware, completing the program this past summer. He and his wife of 28 years, Andrea, have two daughters. Rose, the elder of the two, is a sophomore at the University of Connecticut at Hartford, where she is studying technical writing and Spanish. Meryl is a sopho- more at Cape Henlopen High School. To make an appointment with Berkowitz, call 945-7200. world of business is ruthless, cruel and cut-throat. Do you have the heart for it? u've got to to sue- have what it takes - / ce. And pert 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, we'll even 11 Now ] give you two free ses=ions with a II Y0u Can Pay [I qualified personal trainer. Now that ought to make your heart race. The Firm Health Club, Inc. 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