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42 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 17 - October 23, 1997 Briefly Blood Bank passes FDA inspection The Blood Bank of Delaware/Eastern Shore's Georgetown Donor Center recent- ly passed a surprise inspection by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The inspectors reviewed procedures, donor records and documentation for compliance and safety. The blood bank has six sites throughout the region and has an excellent record for safety. It is also inspected and accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, which sets the stan- dards for blood banks and transfu- sion services worldwide. Special diabetes day set at Del Tech Nov. 1 Beebe Medical Center will offer free blood sugar screenings during the American Diabetes Associa- tion Education Day and seminar at Delaware Technical & Communi- ty College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. For more information call 684-8404. Internet help for health workers offered Those involved in the allied health fields are encouraged to enroll in a new course being offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, that teaches students how to use the Internet. "Intro to Internet for Allied Health" is designed to introduce allied health workers to the wealth of information available online. Beginning with computer basics for those with no previous experi- ence, the course will allow hands- on experience with keyboard and mouse use, explain the World Wide Web and its powerful search engines, and teach students how to browse from link to link. Information relevant to occupa- tional, physical and respiratory therapy as well as general nursing, athletic training, exercise science, massage and holistic therapy will be explored. The course is offered Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon; the cost is $15. For more information or to reg- ister, call 856-5400, Ext. 226. Health & Fitness C L N C s Wellness the topic of education program Bayhealth Medical Center-Mil- ford Memorial Hospital will pre- sent a free health education pro- gram addressing the importance of achieving and maintaining a health and wellness plan. Partici- pants will learn to identify health risk factors and how to obtain wellness by promotion, preven- tion and protection. The program will be held on Monday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Women's Wellness and Resources Center at the Milford Memoria Hospital .................... For more information, call Beth Kramer at 424-5540. Kent General hosts cancer detection event Bayhealth Medical Center - Kent General Hospital in Dover will offer a free program teaching women the three-part approach to early cancer detection. The focus of this program will include learn- ing to perform monthly Breast Self Exams (BSE), the importance of mammography and the impor- tance of physical breast exams by your doctor. Programs are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sessions are held in the Women's Center at Kent General Hospital, 540 S. Governor's Avenue, Dover. For more information or to pre- register, call 302-674-7135. Murtha named to post at Blood Bank of Delaware Karen Murtha has joined Blood Bank of Delaware/Eastern Shore as the advertising and communi- cations coordinator. She is respon- sible for media relations, advertising buys and publi- cation writing. She was for- merly a writer for the public relations department of Widener Uni- MI.IRTII& versity, Chester, Pa. Blood Bank of Delaware/East- ern Shore provides all of the blood for the 18 hospitals throughout the state of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Over 100,000 blood products are needed by patients at those facilities each year. For more information about the Blood Bank's membership plan or to donate blood, call 1-800-628- 4008. October exhibR shows problems of MS "MS Through the Eyes of a Child," a touring exhibit spon- sored by the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, will be displayed at Christiana Mall from Oct. 1 to 16. The exhibit spot- lights the art and inner thoughts of children ages five to 15 who are touched by MS because a parent or someone else they love has the lifelong, unpredictable disease. One of those featured in the exhib- it is Rick Hitchens of Bethany Beach, the father of nine-year-old twins Chris and Tim, whose col- lages show adaptations the family will make to their home and care because of their father's MS. Parenthood preparation classes set for fall Preparation for parenthood classes will be held every Tues- day, Sept. 30 - Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m., in the Beebe Education Class- room. The class is for parents-to- be and provides information on the labor and birthing experience, postpartum period, breast feeding and adjusting to the new family. Call 645-3726 to preregister. Health information hotline Oct. 17-18 Physical therapists will be on call to answer health and fitness questions on a "Healthy Living" hotline to be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18. The toll ..... free number is 800-955-7848. The hotline is a public service sponsored by the American Physi- t cal Therapy Association (APTA) and its California chapter as part of the National Physical Therapy ! Month. The theme of the hotline  and National Physical Therapy Month is "Physical Therapy for Better Living." . Callers may ask questions or request brochures on general health and fitness topics, includ- ing the treatment and prevention iJ of back and neck pain, sports ' i injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tun- nel syndrome, osteoporosis, and  fitness and exercise for children, pregnant women and seniors. The hotline is not recommended as a substitute for a visit to a physical therapist or other healthcare pro- fessional. 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