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20 TUESDAY. DECEMBER13 - THURSD,~Y. DECEMBER 15.2Oll Tips Continued from page 18 live None[are especially vulnera- ble to hypothermia because symptom often begin gradually, and the cpnfused thinking asso- ciated with hypothermia pre- vents self-awareness." Influenza and other viruses are generally spread through coughs or sneezeK In warm weather, the Briefly )> Make appointment for glaucoma screening Sussex Eye Center WIU offer a free glaucoma sCreening with Dr. Michael Rebarchik from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12. The screening includes a vi- sion assessment, measurement of eye pressure, optic nerve eval- uation and assessment and dis- cussion with Rebarchik virus's cell wall is often not Sussex Eye Center is at 18335 strong enough to withstand the Coastal Highway in Lewes. Walk- elementsl but as temperatures ins are welcome, but space is lira- drop, the protective outer cover- ited. ing of the cell hardens and Call 302-645-8881 for an ap- shields the virus as it passes from pointment or for more informa- person to person, tion on the screenings. Once iiaside the respiratory tract, the rirus thaws and infects healthy cells within the body. This chalige from one state (liq- uid) to another (gel), occurs-at about 60 degrees, making flu outbreaks common in the fall and winter. Forman says, "Thorough hand washing and clean surfaces pre- vent the spread of viruses. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and dis- pose of used tissues immediately. An improper diet can lead to a lowered immune system. Plenty of fluids are always essential, and good nutrition that includes fruits, vegetables and hot meals can help the body fight back." Blood pressure rises during colder temperatures, and high blood pressure increases the risk of strokes and aneurysms. Cer- tain mec ications affect blood vessels' ability to respond to tern- peraturechanges, and the con- striction and contraction of blood vessels directly affects blood pressure. "Be aware of which medica- tions affect blood pressure and monitor it frequently, especially when you feel dizzy or faint," says Forman. In the case of falls, hypother- mia, influenza or abnormal change in blood pressure, For- man advises families and care- givers to always consult a physi- cian. "People that are physically in- active, have poor diets or take certain medications should be especially cautious this winter," says Forman. 'As a community, we need to look in on those who live aloneJ and be sure they're not exposed to prolonged cold due to insufficient heat." H EALTHGRADES; GL H~IN(; 'LME J~IL ~ ] {l t~['!~ ~{ rtl A[ It-tCA[I 2012 Health(;rades ranked Beebe Medical Center mnong the Top 5% in file nation for: Overall Orthopedic Sen, ices Joint Replacement Spine Surgery Recipient of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award" for 6 years in a row (2007-2012) Excellent People. Excellent Care. Visiting Angels provides care- givers from a few hours a week to 24/7 live-in care at affordable hourly rates. Friendly, compas- sionate " ngels' offer help with personal hygiene, meal prepara- tion, light housekeeping, shop- ping, erraknds and appointments, and joyful companionship this winter arid year round. For more information, call 302- 329-9475 to schedule a free in- home assessment. HEALTH & FF Learn about Alzheimer's Mal r'NESS 'ch 14 The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter is offer- ing new education are flee and open to t] Living with Alzhc Caregivers - Understa dle Stage is an all-da 8:30 a,m. to 4:30 p.m. cludes information or caring with a perso: mentia and dealing lenging behaviors, as formation on service be needed. Dr. Lawrence Kem gist, will present overview at 9 a.m. Sessions will be he] ,grams that Le public. imer's for ading Mid-. 'program, which in- communi- with de-. With chal- well as in- s that "may neurolo- i medical d March 14 John McClelland, dockmaster at Lewe retired Cape Henlopen High School te former captain of the Rehoboth Beach both knees replaced at Beebe Medica Yacht Club, acher, and Patrol, had Center. "Beebe has been a godsend For my family and me. Life's a lot of fun, and I really want to enjoy it." . , / For more reformat,on about Beebe s Orthc pedm program, v,s,t us at beebemed.org or cal! Beebe s Physician Referral Seryice at (302J 645-3332. Beebe Medical Center Lewes, Delaware www.beebemed,org at Cadia Rehabilitation Renais- sance, 26002 John I. Williams Highv&y near Millsboro, and May 9 at Cadbury at Lewes, 17028 Cadbury Circle in Lewes. Lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required by Cape Gazette calling 800-272-3900 or Jamie Magee at 302-854-9788 by March 8 for the frst session, and May 3 for the second.