YMCA Camp Letts to present session on women's wellness...

HEALTH NOTES

April 03, 2001

YMCA Camp Letts to present session on women's wellness

YMCA Camp Letts will present its "Women's Wellness Weekend III" on April 20-22 at the camp on Rhode River in Edgewater.

In addition to campfires, hayrides, trail riding and a ropes course, spa services such as massage, facials and manicures will be available, as will programs on health issues, healthy cooking, financial planning and aerobics.

The $150 fee includes lodging, food, sessions, workshops, entertainment and camp activities, with proceeds to benefit Camp Letts.

Information: 410-798-0440.

Arundel hospital plans seminar on arthritis

Anne Arundel Medical Center will present an arthritis seminar from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 18 at Donner Pavilion on its Medical Park campus.

Speakers will be Dr. Marshall K. Steele III, an orthopedic surgeon and founder-director of the hospital's Center for Joint Replacement, who will discuss "over-diagnosis and undertreatment" of arthritis patients, and physical therapist Beth Patterson offering tips on increasing mobility, the use of assisting devices and exercises that can benefit people with arthritis.

The free event is sponsored by the hospital and the Arthritis Foundation, Southern Maryland branch. Registration: 410-573-5490 or 800-MD-NURSE, or visit the Web site at www.aahs.org.

Health, vision screenings are scheduled for kids

Anne Arundel County Health Department has scheduled mandatory health and vision screenings for children entering county public and nonpublic schools, and third- and eighth-graders.

Testing, which is being conducted at nurseries and day care centers, is available to home-schooled children through area public schools they would have attended.

Schools scheduled for screenings this week include Crofton Day School, Edinboro Early School and South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-op; and Crofton Nursery School, Magothy Nursery School, Messiah United Methodist Preschool and St. John's Nursery tomorrow and Thursday.

Scheduled next week are St. John the Evangelist and Pasadena Early Learning Center on Monday and Tuesday, and Severna Park Children's Center on Wednesday and Thursday.

Children are screened for vision or hearing problems that could impair performance in school. Parents are notified by mail if a possible deficiency is detected and are advised to contact the child's doctor for further testing and advice.

Information: Anna M. Edwards or Kathy Haskell, 410-222-6838.

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