Walk to benefit arthritis group is set for April 21 A...

HEALTH NOTES

April 10, 2001

Walk to benefit arthritis group is set for April 21

A "Joints in Motion Walk" to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Southern Maryland branch will be held at 9:30 a.m. April 21 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

Participants will have a choice of three courses -- one, three or five kilometers along tree-shaded paths. Longer distances also are available. Refreshments donated by caterers and restaurants will be served.

The cost for "early bird" registration, by April 17, is $20 for adults and $18 for seniors. Children accompanying adults are admitted free. Registration the day of the event is $25 and will begin at 8:30 a.m. near parking lot J. Admission to the park will be free for participants.

The annual walk usually raises about $15,000.

Information or registration: 410-544-5433.

Hospital offers children free 911 emergency guide

North Arundel Hospital is offering a free 911 emergency checklist for children to use for help in a crisis.

The guide outlines the proper steps for giving information to a 911 dispatcher to reduce the anxiety a child might experience placing the call. The hospital suggests placing a copy of the checklist near each telephone in the home and to use it to prepare children for what to do in an emergency.

Information or a checklist: 410- 787-4367.

Department schedules vision, health screenings

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

Testing, which also is being conducted at nurseries and day care centers, is available to homeschooled children through public schools they would have attended.

Scheduled this week are St. John the Evangelist and Pasadena Early Learning Center today, and the Severna Park Children's Center tomorrow and Thursday. Scheduled next week are Mayo Nursery and the Calvary Center on April 17 and 18.

Children are screened for vision or hearing problems that could impair performance in school. Information: Anna M. Edwards or Kathy Haskell, 410-222-6838.

Health Department offers low-fat, one-dish recipes

The county Department of Health is offering free recipes for low-fat, one-dish meals.

Recipes for Brunswick stew, roast beef Italiano, overnight salmon bake and buffalo chicken salad are included in the free packet, which includes information on calorie, sodium and fat contents.

The free sets of healthy recipes and menu ideas can be requested by calling the Learn To Live cancer prevention line, 410-222-7979. The recipes also are posted on the Health Department's Web site, www.aahealth.org.

People

New surgeon: Dr. Bryan Herron has joined North Arundel Hospital's medical staff as an orthopedic surgeon at its Baltimore-Washington Hip and Knee Center. He was formerly on the staff of Calvert Memorial and St. Mary's hospitals in Southern Maryland.

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