Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 17, 1988
Weight loss center offers options
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
BY MONICA SMITH
Emphasizing permanent weight
loss, the University's Weight Con-
trol Clinic offers a new alternative
for people confused by shelves of
workout tapes, miracle diet pills, and
The clinic, which opened in Jan-
uary, offers a comprehensive ap-
proach to weight loss. It integrates
exercise, diet, nutrition education,
counseling, and lifestyle modifica-
tion for permanent weight loss.
"We want people to make
lifestyle changes... where weight
loss is seen as a part of a healthier
lifestyle," said Associate Director
K The clinic differs from others be-
cause it doesn't fall into the ex-
tremes of being either medically-
based or having no medical-related
testing. Whitney said the clinic
doesn't use the "band-aid" approach
used by other clinics in which
Clinic combines programs
for permanant weight loss
weight loss is emphasized, and be-
havior modification to maintain
weight loss is neglected.
The clinic is also unique in its
personal approach, directors said.
The seminars required of new clients
are kept small to allow for discus-
sion and group support. The op-
tional exercise program emphasizes
individual workout, so clients don't
feel they have to compete with each
other, said Peg Fisher, associate di-
rector in charge of exercise counsel-
Personal counseling on nutrition
and exercise is also available. The
clinic provides assessments of body
composition, cholesterol, and basic
fitness level to establish realistic
weight goals and to monitor
"For a lot of people the hardest
part (of the program) is getting in
the habit of exercise," Fisher said.
The program encourages clients to
find forms of exercise they enjoy so
they continue to work out indepen-
The exercise sessions are super-
vised by leaders in the Advanced
Fitness Training Center (AFTC) in
the CCRB. The fitness center has 15
exercise stations that provide com-
plete body workouts that build
strength and cardiovascular fitness.
"The difference from other pro-
grams I've been involved in is a
good combination of personal coun-
seling, yet they are very profes-
sional... it really has made a signifi-
cant difference," said Elaine Don-
nelly, a participant in the program.
The clinic staff is interested in
working with University depart-
ments, and will hold seminars and
exercise sessions for department
staffs. The directors have designed
program times to be convenient for
people who work, they said.
"It's open, it's personalized, and
it works," said Kinesiology Prof.
Victor Katch, director of the clinic.
"Our best advertisement is word of
mouth from our clients."
The clinic in the basement of the
CCRB is open to the public, but it
seeks primarily to meet the needs of
the faculty, staff and students of the
University. Drop-in registration for
the second eight-week fall session
will be held today and Wednesday,
from 7-9 p.m. in 2230 CCRB.
Women med. students discuss stress
BY VICTORIA BAUER
Whether it's the eight-hour class day, the cut-
throat exams, or the exorbitant tuition, almost
all medical students complain about stress.
But women medical students and doctors are
even more vulnerable to stress because they must
work harder to prove themselves, and must often
struggle to balance a career with marriage and
motherhood, said Dr. Margaret Davies of the
Family Practice Department at the University
Davies addressed the role of women medical
students Saturday, in a lecture that was part of a
weekend-long conference to help both men and
women medical students cope with stress.
-Women medical students and doctors often get
trapped in the dangerous "Super Doctor" cycle
where they strive for perfection as a doctor, wife,
anid mother, but neglect their own physical and
m~ntal well being, Davies said.
"It often takes a disaster before a change in
lifestyle occurs," she said.
Doctors drink alcohol four times more than
people in other professions, and have high rates
of drug addiction, depression, and divorce, Davies
More than 200 doctors a year commit suicide
because of the stress in their lives, she said.
Because medical students are competitors,
high achievers, and perfectionists by nature, they
often spend all their time studying and no time
enjoying themselves, Davies said.
"Even when we do have pleasure, we feel
guilty," said a medical student from the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin. "We have to force ourselves
to take time off," she said.
Nancy Bender, a medical student at the Uni-
versity of Illinois said she excels in her school
work, but her personal life suffers.
"I'm so focused in school that I haven't had
times to develop in other ways. It's life that gets
hard," Bender said.
But spending time with friends and family
greatly reduces stress, Davies said.
"Relationships are far more important than
high passes or A's," she said.
"You can maketime for everything. I did
(make time for relationships and a family) I
wanted to withstand the human race," Davies
This fall's conference entitled "Sanity in
Medical School?," was sponsored by the Ameri-
can Medical Student Association at the Univer-
sity Medical School. About 150 medical students
from the Midwest participated in the regional
Other workshops featured yoga and massage
for relaxation, as well as lectures about treating
patients with AIDS and financial aid.
US, Philippines sign pact
WASHINGTON - The United States has agreed to pay the
Philippines $481 million annually and back a bond program to help ease
the country's foreign debt as part of a lease agreement for U.S. military
bases, Foreign Secretary Raul Manglapus said yesterday.
Secretary of State George Shultz and Manglapus plan to sign the pact
at a ceremony today. In Manila, Philippine President Corazon Aquino
announced the signing, but provided no details. State Department spokes-
woman Nancy Beck said only that U.S. officials hope to conclude the
The agreement is expected to lead to talks on the long-term future of
the bases, which many Filipinos want removed after the lease lapses in:
Clark and Subic are the largest U.S. bases abroad and considered vital
to regional and Western security interests across a wide part of the world'
stretching from the Pacific to the Persian Gulf.
Zia murdered, says report
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Sabotage or another criminal act caused a
plane crash that killed President Mohammed Zia ul-Hag, the U.S. am-
bassador and 28 others, said a report released yesterday by a U.S.-
Pakistan investigation team.'
The 365-page report ruled out mechanical failure in the August 17
crash of the Hercules C-130 transport plane, said Pakistan air force Com-
mander Ambassador Mirza, who gave a 27-page summary to reporters at a
hastily called news conference.
Mirza, who lead the four Pakistani representatives and six U.S. Air
Force officers on the team, said that they found no conclusive evidence to
determine the method of sabotage.
All 30 aboard were killed, including U.S. ambassador Arnold Raphel; a'
U.S. defense advisor, Brig. Gen. Herbert Wassom; and five top Pakistani
WASHINGTON - Democrats found inspiration yesterday in the Los
Angles Dodgers' win in the first game of the world series, saying that
Michael Dukakis can still pull off a come-from-behind victory over-
Republican George Bush in the remaining three weeks of the presidential'
"I think we're going to be like the Dodgers last night," said Dukakis's'
running mate Lloyd Bentsen. "It looked like they were down and out, and"
all of a sudden they hit a home run and won it. I think we can do that in
the next 24 days."
Dukakis said he will continue fighting in the values he believes in. He
said Bush, as vice president, "sat on the sidelines for eight years while
America got beaten in world markets, while they mortgaged our children's
future to a mountain of debt, and a piece of America was being sold off
every day at bargain basement prices."
Americans wary of stocks
NEW YORK - A year after Wall Street's crash, Americans widely
view the stock market as a risky investment, and fully a third see a good
chance it will plummet again soon, a Media General-associated Press
poll has found.
Although respondents doubted the market's stability, 75 percent said
the crash of Oct. 19, 1987 had little or no effect o their lives, and only
about one in ten said their finances had worsened in the past year.
A sizable 29 percent said they were "just getting by" and five percent
said they were "doing all right" and nine percent rated themselves"well
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 508 points in panic selling on
that Monday, after dropping 108 points the previous Friday. Stock losses
amounted to $500 billion, but the crash did not set off an economic
recession, as had been feared.
Micky Mouse amazes,
MOSCOW - Here he's called "Mikki Maus," and the 60-year-old
American has surprisingly good rapport with Soviet youngsters for an in-
ternational film star making his first live appearance in the Soviet Union.'
Yesterday evening at Moscow's 2,500-seat Rossiya Theater, with a
police cordon worthy of a minor head of state ouside, the first Soviet
festival of Walt Disney animated classics opened with a showing of
"Fantasia" and a visit by Mickey Mouse himself.
Standing about 5 foot, 6 inches in his clunky black patent leather
shoes, Mickey, played by Gabriella Spieth from Walt Disney's West
German office, strolled waving down the theater aisle to the strains of
"Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off to Work We Go."
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A Master's from The Annenberg School of Communica-
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Here's what some recent graduates of Annenberg's
Master's in Communications Management are doing:
Suzanne B., B.A., French, U.C. Berkeley
Director, European Sales and Marketing,
International Home Video, MGM/UA
Steve B., B.A., Fine Arts, Ohio University
Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs,
Paul D., B.A., English, U. Michigan
Manager, Marketing and Public Policy, Pacific Bell
Sara K., B.A., Political Science, Duke
Director, Creative Services,
Assoc. of TV Programming Executives
Jeff B., B.A., Psychology, Williams
Research Supervisor, Television Research, ABC
Pam R., B.A., Asian Studies, Mount Holyoke
Director, Public Relations,
St. Paul Medical Center
Karl K., B.A., Economics, USC
Senior Telecommunications Consultant,
Wendell F., B.A., Radio/TV/Film, Northwestern
Manager, Audience and Syndication Research,
Walt Disney Co.
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