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The 13th annual Asthma Athlete Scholarship program for high school scholar-athletes with asthma is looking for applicants.
Deadline for entries is March 31.
Sponsored by the Schering/KEY Corporation headquartered in Madison, N.J., the "Will to Win" program will grant $35,000 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who achieved athletic success in spite of asthma.
Applications and posters can be obtained by calling (800) 558-7305. Lupus Symposium Set
TULSA - A lupus symposium, "Lupus: The Wolf for the Butterfly," will be Saturday at the Hillcrest Women's Center from 8 a.m to 3:45 p.m. in the Helmerich Conference Center, 1120 S Utica.
Guest speakers and their topics will include: Dr. Craig Carson, "What Is Lupus?"; Dr. George Goodhead, "Dry Eye Syndrome"; attorney Nathan Barnard, "Social Security Disability"; state lupus chapter director Terry Dubberly, "Managing Change"; and dietitian Karen Mahlmeister, "Nutrition."
For information, call (800) 725-6445. Cardiac Care Explained
The 50-Plus Program at St. Anthony Hospital will hold a free seminar, "What to Expect from Current Cardiac Care," at 1 p.m. today in the St. Mary Conference Room at the hospital, 1000 N Lee.
Guest speaker Dr. William Collazo, a specialist in cardiology and internal medicine, will present an overview of current treatment options and probable outcomes for various heart problems.
Reservations are required.
For information, call 231-8866. Science/Religion Dialogue Set
The final Science/Religion dialogue will be at 7 p.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4400 N Shartel.
The focus of tonight's dialogue between a panel of local clergymen and a group of scientists from area universities will be "Human Genetics and Ethical Issues." Tobacco-Free Rally Planned
More than 1,500 middle-school students are expected to attend a Tobacco-Free Youth Rally at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the south steps of the state Capitol.
Among those scheduled to speak are Gov. Frank Keating, Attorney General Drew Edmondson, University of Oklahoma basketball coach Kelvin Sampson and local sports figures Bobby Murcer, Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci.
The rally's keynote speaker will be Dave Goerlitz, best known as the lead "Winston Man" in a series of "Search and Rescue" television advertisements for Winston cigarettes. For information, call the cancer society at (405) 843-9888. BOOKS
"Kathy Smith's Fitness Makeover" by Kathy Smith with Suzanne Schlosberg. (Warner Books, $14.99 softcover)
The only surefire strategy for success in improving one's health and fitness is "focus," says exercise expert Kathy Smith, the creator of 22 fitness videos and author of the book, "WalkFit for a Better Body."
Making major lifestyle changes can seem pretty daunting when, all of a sudden, a person is supposed to eat less fat and more fiber, consume less sugar and more calcium, drink less soda and more water, and so on, Smith writes.
The trick, she says, is to "focus your energy on one single healthy habit at a time - to learn why that particular habit is so important and practice adapting it to your own tastes and preferences."
That, in a nutshell, is what Smith's new fitness manual/workbook is all about.
The book includes a week-by-week planning guide with practical advice and tips to aid readers in their effort to get fit and lose weight, plus a daily log to keep a record of accomplishments.
Each week's plan also focuses on one special nutrition goal and suggests workouts emphasizing a particular body area, such as thighs, buttocks or shoulders.
The hype for this book stresses its appeal as a 10-week "total-body makeover."
A better focus, I think, would be for readers to use Smith's sensible diet suggestions and easy exercise approach to improve their health and their outlook on life. - Karen KlinkaArchive ID: 674326