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42- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Foundation offers helpline, Web site The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, credited with raising funds for major national cancer research initiatives and de- livering the lifesaving message of early detection to countless men and women, offers two avenues of information for those with breast health and breast cancer concerns. The foundation provides a toll- free helpline, 800-IMAWARE, answered by trained, caring vol- unteers to offer timely and accu- rate information. In addition, the foundation has also launched a comprehensive Web site, <www.breastcancerin->, with up-to-the-minute information, as well as foundation news and activities. November 6 , November 12, 1998 20-23 at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel in downtown Philadelphia. The featured artist of the show, Romero Britto, is internationally known for his style, which com- bines neopop cubism, bold outline and bright colors. For more than 25 years, the Committee to Benefit the Children and Eagles Fly for Leukemia have been dedicated to helping cancer- stricken children in the Delaware Valley, Eagles 'Fly for Leukemia' art show set Nov. 20-23 The Committee to Benefit the Children and Eagles Fly for Leukemia have joined forces to bring a popular art show back to Philadelphia. The show will take place Nov. Tobacco Free Delaware: tips to quit smoking 'h/ere are many methods avail- able for smokers who want to quit, including a new prescription med- ication designed to help smokers deal with the cravings and mood swings associated with nicotine withdrawal. For more information, call To- bacco Free Delaware at 302-655- 7258. Cigarette prices lower smoking rates for some The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released a report last week that shows that cigarette price in- creases cut smoking in many pop- ulations. The American Cancer Society has welcomed the release of the report as its position, say so- ciety officials, has always been that if cigarette prices are in- creased, people will stop buying them - thus helping to save lives in the process. The study found lower-income, minority and younger populations are more likely than other groups to reduce or quit smoking in re- sponse to price increase in ciga- rettes. According to this study, younger smokers were more likely than older smokers to quit smok- ing. Minorities, namely Hispanics and African-Americans, were found to be more likely to reduce or quit smoking in response to price hikes over their white coun- terparts. Earlier this year, the first at- temp.t at passing comprehensive national tobacco control legisla- tion failed in large part because Congress was persuaded that a hike in cigarette prices would amount to nothing more than a new tax burden on all Americans. In analyzing ffs study, the CDC also recommends cessation pro- grams that are particularly target- ed at older adults - because they are less responsive to price in- creases - and lower-income and minority populations, that carry a higher burden of tobacco-related death and disability. 'Safe-sitting course set to begin Saturday, Nov. 14 Bayhealth Medical Center - Kent General Hospital will offer a two-day "Safe Sitter" course for boys and girls ages 11 to 14. Safe Sitter is a medically oriented in- structional series that teaches youth how to handle emergencies when caring for small children. This Safe Sitter program is sched- uled for two days, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Nov. 14 and 21. The class on Nov. 14 will be held in the (eneral Foods Conference Center; the class on Nov. 21 will be held in Private Dining Room 3. Sponsored by the Consumer Health Education Department, the goal of the program is to reduce the number of accidental and pre- ventable deaths among infants and children. All medical information, including basic lifesaving tech- niques, is taught by certified pro- fessionals. Safe Sitter participants receive the tools necessary to become more confident babysitters. They also learn safety and security pre- cautions, such as what to do if a stranger comes to the door, and how and when to summon help. To complete the course, each student must pass a hands-on prac- tical and written test to show they have mastered the skills necessary to respond properly in an emer- gency. All graduates receive a Safe Sitter manual and tote bag. To register, call the Consumer Health Education Department at 302-674-7135. The cost is $30 for the two-day course. UDAY A. JANI, M.D. luterual Hedldne Appointments also available evenings and Saturdays. At the same time, prevention programs need to continue, said the CDC, to keep youth from picking up this deadly habit. PIActive needs 'buddy' volunteers Due to an increase in referrals, PLActive is in need of Buddy Ser- vices volunteers, especially men in their 30s and 40s. The next training class will be held in November. For more information, call the confidential voice mail number, 644-4791. HIV/AIDS group meets Thursdays A nine-week group for people living with HIV/AIDS meets at 6 p.m., Thursdays, at Parish Hall, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Sec- ond and Mulbe:streets, Lewes. :The group is professionally fa- cilitated for participants who want to share their experiences, both medical and nonmedical, to re- "duce feelings of isolation, to heighten sense of community and empowerment. After the second meeting, for the purpose of encouraging trust and intimacy, participants must commit to regularly attending the meetings for two months. Potential participants must be HIV-positive and should also be prepared to give personal contact information to the leader by the second session. A call prior to the meeting is re- quired. Referrals from partici- pants or other stlpport agencies are welcome. For information, call 644-4791. FREE ANONYMOUS HIV TESTING Sussex County AIDS Committee, Inc. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY r/ , -q ASSOCIATES IN MEDICINE, P.A. is pleased to welcome LOURDES S. APONTE, M.D. Internal Medicine & Rheumatology (arthritis and related disorders) Dr. Aponte will be seeing patients in conjunction with NANCY A. UNION, M.D. KEVIN e.s. WALLACE, M.D. SUE ISSACS, P.A.-C General Internal Medicine and Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology 119 W. Third Street, Lewes, DE 645-6644 17 N. Atlantic Ave. - Rt. 26, Ocean View, DE 539-6641 Hours Monday-Friday by Appointment Accepting Medicare Principal Health Care AmeriHealth ue Cross/Blue Shield MAMSI Aetna-US Healthca,