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CAPE OAZETrI, ThurlaT,-],eenerJ "-&apos; Dee 80, H8- 3' Tunnell Cancer Center opens br, tnch office in Millsboro The Tunnell Cancer Center has opened a second office location in Millsboro as a further conven- ience to cancer patients living in central and western Sussex Coun- ty. Dr. Pramod A. Vadlamani, a board certified internist and med- ical oncologist on the medical/dental staff at Beebe Medical Center, will see patients between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m., Thursdays, at the Millsboro Med- ical Office Building, 232 Mitchell St. The office is located on the second floor. Vadlamani will accept new pa- tients and provide follow-up visits for existing patients in medical oncology and hematology. Ap- pointments may be made by call- ing the Millsboro office at 934- 6645 or the Tunnell Cancer Center in Lewes at 645-3770. The building also houses on the first floor of Beebe Medical Cen- ter's Surgery Center at Millsboro and on the third floor at the Beebe Health Center in Millsboro. Beebe Medical Center created the Tunnell Cancer Center in 1995 as Sussex County's first and only comprehensive cancer facility, of- fering all three cancer treat- ment modali- ties: chemotherapy, radiation thera- py and surgery. Experienced physicians who specialize VLADLAMANI in diagnosing and treating cancer have joined the Beebe medical/dental staff. During the past three years, hundreds of Sussex Countians have relied on the Tunnell Cancer Center for effective treatment of cancer. Vadlamani completed a residen- cy in internal medicine at Dea- coness Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., Sexual Beebe Medical Foundation re- cently announced that Beebe Medical Center was awarded a $104,000 grant over a period of three years to establish a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program in Beebe Medical Center Emergency Services Department. The grant was awarded by the Delaware Criminal Justice Coun- cil. The program will provide a team of emergency service nurses who will care for the victims of sexual assaults. The grant will be used to establish a specially equipped treatment room to be used only in the treatment of sex- assaultprogram to start ual assault victims. The benefits of this program are twofold: First, the victim receives the best medical care possible in an expeditious, compassionate and professional manner by emer- gency services nurses who are specially trained to examine vic- tims of sexual assault and to col- lect evidence. The trained nurses are on call 24-hours a day to han- dle examinations and testing. Second, should the victim wish to prosecute, the accurate collection and retention by SANE nurses would further aid the vic- tim. Safe toys Continued from page 32 nation's civil liability laws, which hold negligent and reckless manu- facturers and distributors account- able. For example, "Sports Illus- trated," in an article a few years ago that highlighted the first sea- son in 60 years in which a player had not died from a football-relat- ed injury, pointed out that manu- facturers now make safer helmets. "Lawsuits brought against manu- facturers have forced them to make their products safer," the magazine concluded. In October, "The Washington Post" noted that many municipali- ties and corporations have begun to self-insure, and as a result, have become far more safety con- scious. "Propelled by their own economic interests, along with strengthened federal safety laws, these corporations and municipal- ities have sought to eliminate haz- ardous conditions and equipment from everything from the shop floor to the playground," the newspaper reported. The article also noted that many cities have hired playground safe- ty inspectors who check play- grounds for hazards and try and eliminate them before a child is injured. These efforts are to be applaud- ed, but there is still a long way to go to make the marketplace safer and to prevent unnecessary but foreseeable injuries. Education about potential hazards and tips for preventing injury are the key. This holiday season, parents and children are urged to keep abreast of the latest information on toy safety via the new Web site offered by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America: <www.fam->. The following organizations al- so offer a wealth of information for consumers: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Toy Safety, 800- 638-2772. Web site: <www.cp->. World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH), 10 Marshall St., Boston, MA 02108, 617-742- 1900. National SAFE KIDS Cam- paign, !301 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20004, 202-662-0600. and a fellowship in medical oncol- ogy and hematology at the Uni- versity of Missouri. He served as a staff physician at the Veterans Ad- ministration Hospital in St. Louis. Vadlamani works closely with the patients' primary care physician in the coordinated medical manage- ment of individuals with cancer. Home healthcare and home medical equipment. That's what many people need when they leave the hospital. And what could be easier than getting it from one place? Just over two years ago, VNA began offering home medical equip- ment -- in addition to home nursing services -- .to the people of Dela- ware. Since then, we've become one of the fastest growing medical equipment suppliers in the area. The reasons are easy: We're convenient. Just call us toll-free at 1-888-VNA-0001. We're efficient. With warehouses in Milton and Newark, and delivery vans spanning the state, we're never very far from you. We're dedicated. We're part of Chrisfiana Care VNA, formerly VNA Dela- ware, the name you know and trust for quality homecare. Home Respiratory Therapy Durable Medical Equipment Nutritional Support Medical/Surgical Supplies CHRISTIANA CARE VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION 1-888-VNA-0001