N. Arundel doctors perform laparoscopic kidney removal...

HEALTH DIGEST

November 20, 2001

N. Arundel doctors perform laparoscopic kidney removal

North Arundel Hospital urologist Gil A. Weizer and gynecologist Mark Redwood performed the hospital's first laparoscopic nephrectomy this month, hospital officials said.

The minimally invasive means of surgically removing a kidney reduces pain and decreases the likelihood of postoperative complications.

Laparoscopy allows surgeons to look into a patient's body with a small lighted camera. Surgical procedures then can be designed to best suit the patient, according to perioperative educator Karen Tate.

The procedure is less painful and requires a shorter recovery time than conventional surgery, Weizer said.

Health screenings set for county schoolchildren

The county Health Department has scheduled mandatory hearing and vision screenings for children entering county public and private schools, and for third- and eighth-graders.

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

Testing is to be conducted today at St. Anne's Day School; Monday and Nov. 27 at Germantown Elementary School and Old Mill Middle School South; Nov. 28 and 29 at Belvedere and Mills-Parole elementary schools; and Nov. 30 at Severn School.

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

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

Red Cross schedules courses in CPR, first aid

The American Red Cross of Central Maryland has scheduled courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid for next month at several sites in Anne Arundel County.

"Adult CPR," teaching rescue breathing and choking-relief procedures and rescue for victims age eight and older, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Glen Burnie Church of the Latter Day Saints, 409 Fifth Ave.; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at 4408 Llewellyn Ave. in Fort Meade; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road. The cost is $33.

"Community CPR," teaching rescue breathing, choking-relief procedures and rescue for adults, children and infants, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 in Edgewater. The cost: $37.

"First Aid Basics," teaching identification and care of illness and sudden injury, bleeding, shock, poisoning, and injuries resulting from hot and cold weather, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Glen Burnie church. The cost is $35.

"Standard First Aid," teaching rescue breathing, clearance of obstructed airways and one-rescuer CPR for victims age 8 and older, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Glen Burnie church and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Fort Meade. The class includes basic first-aid training, including treatment of severe bleeding, burns, shock and sudden illness. The cost is $37.

"Infant and Child CPR," teaching responses to life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in children younger than age 8, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 in Edgewater and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15 in Glen Burnie. The cost is $33.

"Infant and Child CPR and First Aid," including infant and child CPR certification, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 in Edgewater and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 15 in Glen Burnie. The cost is $38.

"Crime Avoidance Training," a one-hour class that covers security awareness, tips for staying safe when walking, driving, using an ATM, taking public transportation and responding to threatening situations, can be scheduled for groups of 10 students or more. The cost is $9.95. Scheduling: Michael Brooks, 410-764-7000, Ext. 7235.

Advance registration with payment is required for all courses.

Information: 410-764-4609, 800- 787-8002 or www. redcross-cmd. org.

Information: 410-764-4609.

People

New physician: North Arundel Hospital has appointed Dr. Richard A. Kelton to the Wound Healing Center. He will use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat patients with chronic wounds that resist typical treatments.

Podiatrist added: North Arundel Hospital has added podi- atrist John J. Murphy to the Wound Healing Center staff. He will focus on limb preservation and assist patients with diabetes-related foot ulcers.

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