Health
Thursday, October 28th. 1999
Halloween candy x-rays
Seaford, DE - In conjunction with Seaford's Trick-or-Treat night, scheduled for Oct. 31, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be offering Free X-raying of Halloween candy from 6-8 p.m. in the Radiology Department. Additional staff has been scheduled for the evening.
For additional information regarding the X-raying of your child's candy, contact the Radiology Department of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, extension 2380.

Asthma Workshop
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be offering an Asthma workshop for Day Care Providers in Delaware. The two hour continuing education credit workshop will cover the Definition of Asthma, How the Lungs Work, What Happens During an Asthma Attack, Asthma Management, and Adapting Asthma Care in Day Care. The course is designed after "A is for Asthma" which was developed by the American Lung Association and the Children's Television Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 8th, 7-9 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room of the hospital. The course is limited to 15 people and costs $20.
For additional information and to pre-register contact Angie Howard in the Nanticoke Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 629-6611, extension 2636.

Sussex Tech students tops
With a donation of 114 pints of blood, Sussex Technical High School was presented with a trophy for the Largest Blood Drive in Kent and Sussex County from the Blood Bank of Delaware. Sussex Tech's blood drive, sponsored and coordinated by Sussex Tech Health Professions students this past spring, had a 43 percent increase in participation from the previous year's blood drive.
"I had the students visit all the technical areas and they manned a sign-up table during all three lunches in an effort to recruit blood donors," said health Professions teacher Cathy Ward. "Afterwards, my Health Pro students were responsible for the preliminary screenings and scheduling of potential donors."
Health Professions students were also responsible in escorting donors to the school's gymnasium, prepping them, and providing refreshments the day of the blood drive. Members of the Blood Bank of Delaware did the actual drawing of blood.
Any student aged 17 or older is eligible to donate. Students will soon begin recruiting fellow students and Tech staff volunteers. For more information on the Blood Bank of Delaware, contact Jane Towers at 422-3234.

Taking Charge of Your Life
The Sussex Pregnancy Care Center (SPCC) will host a countywide educational conference on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Western Sussex County Boys and Girls Club in Seaford.
The "Taking Charge of Your Life" conference challenges teens and young women to consider the importance of setting boundaries in areas surrounding their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The event also ensures an opportunity for the women to receive wellness information and products.
Speakers include: Dr. Maribel Garcia addressing "Choices Can You Live With Yours?"; Nancy Bait, M.A. "It's Hip to Say No;" Carol Lynch and Toni Hall, certified aerobics instructors with "Be the Best You Can Be" and "Move to the Beat;" and closing with Kathleen Coleman, ADOH Abstinence Education providing "The Empowered Woman."
A free nutritious lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the event.
Partial funding for the "Taking Charge of Your Life" conference was made possible by a March of Dimes grant.
For further information or to register contact conference coordinator Sally Van Schaik and Lynn Dexter, 856-4344.

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