Medical program honored for aid to county residents
The Anne Arundel County Residents Access to a Coalition of Health (REACH) program has received the National Association of Counties 2001 Achievement Award for helping provide health care to uninsured county residents.
The program, developed by the county health department and the county's medical society, provides primary, specialty and ancillary health care services to low-income residents at a discount. A network of physicians has agreed to offer low-cost services to REACH members. The health department determines whether residents qualify for the program and provides case management.
The program, which started in December 1999, has served more than 1,100 county residents. Information: Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 410-222-4531 or visit www.aahealth.org.
Red Cross schedules classes in CPR, first aid
Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid are scheduled for next month at several sites in Anne Arundel County by the American Red Cross of Central Maryland.
Adult CPR focuses on rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and rescue for adults. It is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at 4408 Llewellyn Ave., Fort Meade; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11, 18 and 25 at the Church of Latter-day Saints, 409 Fifth Ave., Glen Burnie; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at 4408 Llewellyn Ave., Fort Meade; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road. Cost is $33.
Community CPR focuses on rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and rescue for adults, children and infants. It will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 and 18 at Fort Meade; Aug. 18 and 25 in Glen Burnie; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Edgewater Red Cross. Cost is $37.
Community First Aid and CPR, including adult, infant and child CPR certification, first aid, safety and CPR in community and family settings. Classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at Fort Meade; Aug. 18 in Glen Burnie; and Aug. 25 at the Edgewater Red Cross. Cost is $40.
Adult CPR and First Aid Basics focuses on rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and one-rescuer CPR for victims age 8 and older. The course also includes first aid for severe bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness. The course will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 1 and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Edgewater Red Cross. It will also be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Glen Burnie church. Cost is $37.
Infant and Child CPR focuses on rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants and children from birth to age 8. The class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Glen Burnie church. Cost is $33.
Infant and Child CPR and First Aid includes infant and child CPR certification, with an emphasis on first aid in a child care setting. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Glen Burnie church. Cost is $38.
Information: 410-764-4609 or 800-787-8002, or visit www.red cross-cmd.org.
North Arundel Hospital 10K race has record year
North Arundel Hospital's 13th Annual Father's Day and B&A Trail 10K road race had a record number of participants this year. More than 530 runners ran to raise money for new equipment and patient education in the hospital's cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department.
Medical center acquires new ultrasound equipment
The Anne Arundel Medical Center is the first hospital in the area to acquire an endorectal ultrasound unit, medical center officials said.
The unit allows doctors to detect medical conditions such as rectal cancer and fecal incontinence with a noninvasive procedure that requires no anesthesia.
Sun safety: The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will present "Sun Safety Days" at county pools today from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Southdown Shores in Edgewater, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in North Cape Arthur in Severna Park and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at South River Colony in Edgewater.
Arthritis seminar: Anne Arundel Medical Center and the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center will sponsor a free seminar on knee and hip pain and arthritis at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Donner Pavilion at AAMC's Medical Park campus. Information: 410-573-5490 or 800-MD-NURSE.
Labyrinth: Anne Arundel Medical Center invites the public to "get in touch with another dimension" between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. tomorrow by walking through a labyrinth. The free "spiritual development aid" will be set up in the auditorium of Donner Pavilion at AAMC's Medical Park campus. Information: 410-573-5490 or 800- MD-NURSE.
Osteoporosis: North Arundel Hospital will offer osteoporosis screenings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Padussis Conference Center. Cost is $20; reservations are required. Information: 410-787-4367