Thursday, October 10, 2002
Behavioral Health to screen for depression
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health program in Seaford will offer free, anonymous Depression Screenings on Oct. 10, from 6:30- 8 p.m. in the Stevens classroom of the hospital. The screening is for Depression, Manic Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Attendees complete a written screening, discuss the results with a mental-health professional, receive educational materials on depression, and learn the avenues to receiving help. People suffering from depression often experience a persistent, sad, anxious or empty mood; may sleep too little or too much; may lose interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed; be restless or irritable; or have difficulty concentrating. Nanticoke’s Behavioral Health offers a day treatment program for mental health and substance abuse. To learn more about the screening or the day program call 629-2100.

Delaware Tech offers pediatric first aid course
Parents, teachers, and day care providers can increase their caregiving and safety skills with a course in pediatric first aid at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Pediatric First Aid covers managing pediatric emergencies including convulsions, burns, poisoning, drowning, fractures, sprains, bleeding, and insect bites. Special emphasis on rescue breathing/choking. The course is approved by the Office of Child Care Licensing for a three-year course completion certificate. Two-session courses meet October 14 and 16, or Nov. 12 and 14, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30. For information and/or to register, call Corporate & Community Programs at 854-6966.

Red Cross offers Community Courses
In October, the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula will be offering the following community courses in Seaford, designed to help keep families safer. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling 302-335-5031 or 800-777-6620. Please take note that there are a minimum number of attendees required for classes to run. Call or visit our website for more information or to check for other courses offered in Kent and Sussex County: Adult CPR and AED-$60: This course teaches the basics of Automated External Defibrillation, including the rationale for early defibrillation and the role of CPR in cardiac arrest situations. General steps for precautions to take when using an AED, what defibrillation is, how it works, and what special situations may arise are also covered. St. John’s Methodist Church, Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. First Aid Basics-$35: This course teaches participants emergency care for conscious choking, bleeding, splinting and other first aid emergencies. St. John’s Methodist Church, 300 Pine St., Seaford, Monday, Oct. 28, 5-9 p.m.

Dr. Steve Carey presents info on Breast Cancer
Dr. Steve Carey of Nanticoke Surgical Associates in Seaford will make a presentation about two new treatments of breast cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church. The church is located at the corner of Atlanta Road and Fleetwood Drive in Seaford. Dr. Carey will be sharing information about stereotactic and sentinel node biopsy. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Women of Grace, Sunday School Class at Grace Baptist Church is sponsoring this program. Call 629-8434.
Distinguished Lecture Series at Delaware Tech
“Contemporary Approaches to Shoulder Rehabilitation” will be the topic of discussion at the fifth annual Distinguished Lecture Series on Saturday, October 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. The seminar is open to all healthcare providers and will be of special interest to those in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. It will explore some of the most current rehabilitation techniques associated with shoulder injuries and will include a hands-on lab session. Continuing education credits may be earned. Presenter Jeff G. Konin is an assistant professor in the health sciences department at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He also is the college’s clinical coordinator of athletic training. Konin holds a master of education degree in athletic training and sports medicine and a master’s degree in physical therapy. He is currently in the dissertation phase of his doctoral degree. Konin is the author and editor of six academic textbooks, three CD-ROMs, and numerous book chapters and published manuscripts. He serves on the editorial board for various sports medicine publications. The seminar fee of $99 includes handouts, lunch, and refreshments. For more information, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.

Public Flu Shot Schedules Oct. 15-Nov. 14
As a public service to Delaware residents, local public flu immunization clinics will be offered throughout the state.The CDC recommends that everyone age 50 and older receive flue vaccine. They lowered the recommendation from age 65 and older because one quarter or more of people between ages 50 and 64 have chronic medical conditions that could place them at higher risk of serious illness or death from influenza. Due to a possible delay, the CDC recommends that for this season, emphasis be placed on those aged 50-64 with chronic medical conditions, in addition to all people age 65 and up and anyone with a chronic medical condition. Following is a list of the clinics and whether or not an appointment is necessary:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 - Bridgeville Senior Center, 414 Market St., 9-11:30 a.m., 337-8771, Yes;
  • Thursday, Oct. 17 - Laurel Senior Center, 13 N. Central Ave., 9 a.m.-noon, 875-2536, Yes;
  • Friday, Oct. 18 - Happy Harry’s, Laurel Square, Rt. 13 South, 5-8 p.m., No;
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Blades Fire Hall, 200 East 5th St., Seaford, 9 a.m.-noon, 875-6943, No;
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 - Blades Fire Hall, 200 East 5th St., Seaford, 9 a.m.-noon, 875-6943, No;
  • Thursday, Oct. 31 - Happy Harry’s, Seaford Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., No;
  • Thursday, Oct. 31 - Greenwood Senior Center, Rt. 13 South, Greenwood, 9 a.m.-noon, 349-5237, Yes;
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12 - Shipley Center, 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 9 a.m.-noon, 875-6943, No;
  • Thursday, Nov. 14 - Shipley Center, 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 9 a.m.-noon, 875-6943, No.

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