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Local physicians earn board certification in their respective areas of specialty Beebe Medical Center physi- cian Dr. Hassan Nasser is now board certified in internal medi- cine. His practice is located at Family Health of Georgetown, 317 N. now considered board certified in dermatology and a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatol- ogy. The exam included both writ- ten and practical portions with mi- croscope slides and photographs. cock Medical Center in New Hampshire. Morrison grad- uated from Al- bany Medical DuPont High- way. Nasser has been affili- ated with Beebe since :August 1998 and was previ- ously affiliated with Union Memorial Hos- pital in Balti- NASSER more. He received his medical degree at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and served his Morrison joined Dr. Mitchell Stickler at his dermatology prec, tice in August 1998. Prior to joining the practice, Mor'rison Completed residencies in both internal medicine and der - matolOgy fit Dartmouth-Hitch- College in Al- bany, N.Y. She may be reached by MORRISON calling Cape Henlopen & Nanticoke Dermatol- ogy at 644-6400. Keep children healthy by ensu00g toys are safe internship in internal medicine at Union Memorial. He may be reached by calling 856-4092. Beebe Medical Center internist Dr. Ujay Jani recently earned re- ceived board certification in iriter- nal medicine. Jani recently joined the practice of Dr. Bhaskar Palekar and Dr. Linda Choy at 1626 Savannah Road in Lewes. Jani came to Beebe from North Shore Univer- sity Hospital in Forest Hills, N.Y., where he was a resident in "internal medicine. He received his medical de- gree from Hamidia Hos- JANI pital, Bhopal, India, where he lat- .er served for three years as a resi- dent physician in internal medi- cine. He then served as senior res- ident in cardiology at Gujarat Re- search and Medical Institute in In- dia. Jani may be reached by calling 645-1805 in Lewes or 856-9596 in Georgetown. Dr. Kendall Anne Morrison suc- cessfully completed the dermatol- ogy board exam in Chicago; she is Every year the newspaper head- lines read like a recurring night- mare: "Child dies after choking on toy," "Baby :strangled by toy's cord," or "Toy puts out youth's eye." Thousands of toy-related in- juries that occur every year could be prevented if manufacturers and distributors devoted more atten- tion and resources to addressing potential safety issues and the fact that children are prone to misuse toys and other products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) re- ported that in 1996 there were 13 toy-related deaths and an estimat- ed 140,700 toy-related injuries treated in-"U.S, hospital emer- gency rooms. Between Oct. 1, 1996 and Sept. 30, 1997, the CP- SC recalled 109 different models of toys and 31 other products, in- eluding clothes, that :posed a po- tential hazard to children. We all have seen far too often the devastating effect that defec- tive toys and products have caused our children and our fami- lies: football helmets that collapse after minimal impact; wooden or metal playground equipment that can cause puncture wounds, bro- ken bones or worse; dolls and toys guns that can cause eye in- juries; candies or pacifiers that pose choking hazards; teddy bears with night lights that can cause-electric shock; flammable children's pajamas; defective cribs and playpens that can col- lapse and cause injury - or even death. Those are just a few ofthe po- tential hazards that children should be protected from and that parents should be aware of this holiday season and year-round. Without a doubt, increased pub- lic awareness, educational efforts and safety measures have reduced the danger posed by children's toys and other products. The Na- tional Safe Kids Campaign, which is chaired by former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett KoOp, has reported a 26 percent decline in the accidental death rate for children 14 and under in the last 10 years. Dr. Mark Widome, professor of pediatrics at Pennsylvania State University at Hershey, recently noted in "The Wall Street Jour- nal" that "largely because of safe environments, about 1,400 chil- dren are dying annually now compared with a decade ago." One critical and often over- looked incentive for safety is the Continued on page 33 AIDS/business Continued from page 31 Encourage employee volun- teerism, community service and corporate philanthropy Through the BRTA, the CDC has forged partnerships with many large and small businesses. As a result, many businesses find that because of their HIV/AIDS workplace efforts, their work force is much more at ease with dealing with HIV related issues. In addition, many businesses con- sider AIDS education an invest- ment in their employees and in the long-term health and productivity as a business. "HIV and AIDS is the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 25 and 44 - a group that represents more than half of the nation's work force," said Gayle. "Individually and col- lectively, businesses and the work force have an impact on nearly every aspect of community life. Because of their commitment to the community, businesses should be valuable allies in the campaign to educate the public about HIV/AIDS." Businesses can obtain informa- tion and resources for developing workplace HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs by call- ing the CDC Business and Labor Resource Service, toll-free, at 800-458-5231. The resource service offers a manager's kit with step-by-step information on how to develop a comprehensive workplace program. Since 1992, the resource service has answered more than '25,000 information requests. AHA holidays Continued from page 30 calories by walking briskly for one hour. / Taking medication / Those taking medication should check with their physician if they are planning to "starve" themselves before a big meal. "Some medications are meant to be taken with food, and skipping even a light meal could have seri- ous complications. The bottom line this holiday season is to enjoy the season's bounty in modei'ation. Taking care of personal health is a great gift to give loved ones this sea- son. Enjoy the feast, but feast with wisdom. r i G0VER COUNSELING PsYcHoLOGY SERVICES Client-Centered/Existential Therapy "Everyone has problems. 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