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38 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 17 - October 23, 1997 First statewide women't health conference set for Oct. 25 Women in Delaware will have an opportunity to learn, network and have a little fun at the first statewide Women's Health Con- ference scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, and held simultaneously in Stanton, Dover and George- town at Delaware Technical & Community College, from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The cost of the conference is $15, which includes a continental breakfast and refreshments throughout the conference. Health screenings and an interactive computerized health assessment will be available for all attendees free of charge. The health screen- ing will be available from 8 to 9:15 a.m. when the conference begins. Delaware phYSicians Ireana Sto- lar, Janice Tildon-Burton, Diana Dickson-Witmer and Rita Gottes- man have donated their time and expertise to serve as main speak- ers for the evenL They will be located at the Stan- ton campus; their presentations Depression seminar set for Oct. 19 and 26 Nicole White will offer a two- part seminar on the experience of depression on Sunday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the social hall at Lewes Presbyter- ian Church, located on Kings Highway. Both White and her elder daughter Carrie suffer from depression. During treatment with psychiatrists at Johns Hopkins, both Nicole and Carrie began working for DRADA (Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association), a nonprofit organi- zation that serves as the link between professionals doin'g the research on mood disorders and will be aired in Dover and Georgetown simultaneously. Heart specialist Ireana Stoler, M.D., will talk about the number one killer of women - heart dis- ease - and how current lifestyles contribute to women dying from this disease. Tilton Burton, M.D., a board-certified obstetrician- gynecologist, will discuss menopause and its effect on women. Burton will offer women advice on how to live the best lives they can during this time of life. Dixon-Witmer, M.D., a Delaware surgeon, and Gottes- man, also a physician, will offer the latest, up-to-date information about breast cancer. The format for the half-day con- ference consists of one-hour each on the three main topics, including a question and answer period. During the fourth hour, expert professionals will discuss with the program in-depth with partici- pants at each site. Free health screenings, a per- the public. They have both pre- sented lectures on this subject to both adults and adolescents, and Carrie is featured in a video on adolescent depression that is used in Baltimore schools. Nicole, a board member of DRADA, is also an educator, whose area of expertise is learning style differences, ADD/ADHD, and the acquisition of academic skills. Foundation to honor Pierre S. duPont IV Former Governor Pierre S. duPont IV will be honored by the Arthritis Foundation on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Hotel DuPont's Gold Ballroom as the recipient of the 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award. Tickets for the dinner are available at $150 each or $1,500 for a table of 10 by contacting the world of business is ruthless, cruel and cut-throat. Do you have the heart for it? /u've got to to suc- have what it takes /" ceed. And part of that is good, solid j 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 .... II Now II Yo. C,n Pay [I give you two f ....... ions with a Il qualified personal trainer. Now that ought to make your heart race. The Firm Health Club, Inc. The Health Club For Every-Body One On One Personalized Training Cardiovascular Conditioning Diet Counseling Camelot Shopping Center (302} 227-8363 sonalized health assessment, and vendor tables with related materi- als will be available for those attending the conference. "This event is the first-of-a-kind and it is a pre-cursor to a full-day comprehensive women's health conference planned for October 1998," said Rhonda Tuman of the AGENDA for Delaware Women. "One of our objectives with this year's conference is to determine the issues that women in Delaware are interested in learn- ing more about, and focusing on those issues next year. This year, after careful consideration, heart disease, menopause and breast cancer were selected because these diseases impact women the most," Tuman added. Tuman said the AGENDA and the Delaware Commission for Women, organizers of the confer- ence are actively seeking sponsor and underwriters to help defray the cost of this event. The attendance fee, said Tuman, has purposely been kept low to foundation office at 800-292- 9599. The monies raised through efforts like the Lifetime Achieve- ment Award Dinner are used to further advance the mission of the Arthritis Foundation - to fund research to find a cure for arthritis and to help those affected by arthritis to love more comfortably. encourage more women to attend. For more information about becoming a sponsor, call Tuman at 856-7826. The sponsors for this event include the AGENDA for Delaware Women, the American Heart Association, Ben-Dom Printing, Delaware Division of Public Health, the Delaware Com- mission for Women, Delaware Technical & Community College, Planned Parenthood, Sussex County Economic Development. Omega Medical Center, Women In Wellness and WMDT-TV 47. Anyone interested in sponsor- ing a resource table for $100 for non-profits and $200 for for-profit organizations, may call the AGENDA for Delaware Women at 856-7826. To register for the conference, call 856-1617 in Sussex County. Introducing DigiFocus, the first 100% digital hearing aid. Now the digital tech- nology that made CDs possible is available in an advanced hearing instru- ment. With its computer- ized 100% digital sound processing, DigiFocus makes millions of calcula- tions per second, con- stantly shap!ng the incom- ing sound to suit your hear- O?ICON ing - automatically. What's more, unlike other hearing instruments, DigiFocus splits sound into seven distinct frequencies, so it can be more precisely fit to your specific hearing needs. Find out what digital technolo- gy can mean to your hearing. Call today! 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