Neonatal loss is topic of support group programCarroll...

HEALTH NOTES

January 03, 1995

Neonatal loss is topic of support group program

Carroll County General Hospital is forming a support group for families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss.

The four-part program begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Future meetings will be held Jan. 18 and 25, and Feb. 1.

Coordinating the program are Chaplain Mary Shimo, director of pastoral care at the hospital; Barbara Green, a hospital social worker; and Yvonne Mitchell, a labor and delivery nurse and trained counselor in Resolve Through Sharing, a national advocacy group that helps families deal with death before or at birth.

Information: 857-6935.

Glaucoma screenings offered at hospital

Carroll County General Hospital will offer free glaucoma screenings to people age 40 and older from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 11 and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25.

Drs. Wayne Barber and Andrew Kessler, ophthalmologists at the hospital, will conduct the screenings.

Glaucoma is characterized by pressure in the eye, which can damage the optic nerve and surrounding blood vessels. It is treated with oral medications and eye drops. If the disease does not respond to medication, laser surgery may be used.

To register or for more information, call 857-6935.

Emergency training available for youngsters

The American Red Cross will conduct an emergency training workshop for youngsters 8 to 12 in Westminster Jan. 14.

"Basic Aid Training" will cover first aid and safety skills, and include seminars on drug and alcohol awareness, child abuse and bicycle safety.

Through discussions and hands-on activities, youngsters will learn how to avoid danger, treat common injuries, and respond in emergency situations.

The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carroll County Emergency Operations Center, 1345 Washington Road.

For a registration form, call (800) 787-8002 or (410) 764-4609.

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