Radio talk show from hospital lobby schedules topics...

HEALTH NOTES

January 29, 2002

Radio talk show from hospital lobby schedules topics

Radio station WCBM broadcasts the program Talkin' Back from North Arundel Hospital's main lobby from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every other Wednesday. During the show, hospital medical staff members and other health care professionals discuss health-related topics. Free health screenings also are offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The program, broadcast on 680 AM, began Jan. 16 with a show about colds and the flu with emergency room physician Dr. Andrew Milsten and pediatrician Dr. Shahab Malik. Topics for this year's shows and screenings include: stroke, Feb. 13; colon cancer, March 27; foot problems, April 10; skin cancer, May 8; carpal tunnel syndrome, June 5; sports injuries, July 17; vision problems (including glaucoma), Aug. 28; prostate health, Sept. 25; and diabetes, Nov. 6.

Information or for a copy of the complete schedule: 410-787-4246.

Nurse-midwifery director wins $1,000 scholarship

Eileen Ehudin Pagano, director of nurse-midwifery at Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center in Arnold, has been selected by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation to receive the Bristol-Myers Squibb 2001 Scholarship.

The $1,000 award will help cover Pagano's educational expenses at State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she is pursuing a master's degree in nursing and a family nurse practitioner graduate certificate.

Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, 1454 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., is an affiliate of North Arundel Health System. Information or to request a schedule of free classes and events: North Arundel Hospital public relations department, 410-787-4367.

New area code, exchange set for AAMC departments

Anne Arundel Medical Center has a new area code and exchange for phone numbers in the acute care, Clatanoff, Donner and Edwards surgical pavilions. The main telephone number and numbers for the AskAAMC line, the Breast Center, the auxiliary and human resources also have changed.

The new numbers are: medical center main line, 443-481-1000; AskAAMC, 443-481-4000; auxiliary, 443-481-5050; Breast Center, 443- 481-5300; Clatanoff Pavilion, 443- 481-6700; Donner Pavilion, 443- 481-5800; Edwards Pavilion, 443- 481-5700; human resources, 443- 481-1950.

Calendar

Hands healing: Alice Yeager will present "Introduction to Hands Healing Techniques" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 7 on the second floor of Sajak Pavilion at Anne Arundel Medical Center, off Route 20 near Annapolis Mall. The cost is $65. Information and registration: 443-481-4000 or 800-MD-NURSE.

Erectile dysfunction: A meeting of the Diabetes Support and Education Group will examine the topic of erectile dysfunction at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Laurel Regional Hospital's conference room, 7300 Van Dusen Road. Dr. Marc B. Applestein of Central Maryland Urology will lead the discussion. Information: Celia Kirkman, 301-617- 8636 or 410-792-2270.

Family mediation: Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center is offering a family mediation training certification course to participants with 40 hours of basic mediation training. The course will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Classes will be held at Anne Arundel Community College. Participants will learn to craft parenting plans that support and preserve family relationships. The cost is $390. Information: 410- 266-9033.

Flu line: The county Health Department's flu and pneumonia information line will be disconnected Thursday. County health centers will still offer vaccines. Appointments for flu or pneumonia shots: Parole Health Center, 410-222- 7247; Brooklyn Park Health Center, 410-222-6620; Glen Burnie Health Center, 410-222-6633; Odenton Health Center, 410-222- 6660. Information: Immunization Services Program, 410-222-4896, or www.aahealth.org.

Story hour: Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, an affiliate of North Arundel Hospital System, holds a story hour the first Monday of each month at the hospital's storefront at Arundel Mills mall. A nurse-midwife will read stories and talk to parents about women's services at the center. Information: 443-755-8773.

Pregnancy: Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center in Arnold offers a series of free classes: "Motherhood Experience," for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday; and "Maybe Baby Pre-conception Counseling," for couples planning a pregnancy, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Classes will meet at the center, 1454 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. Information and registration: 410-626-8982.

Look good: The first Monday of each month, North Arundel Hospital offers Look Good ... Feel Better, a program that offers cosmetic assistance to women with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The next meeting will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the Radiology Conference Room on the lower level. Reservations: 410-721-4304.

Surgical weight loss: North Arundel Hospital will hold a Surgical Weight Loss Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Padussis Conference Center on the hospital's third floor. Drs. George Linhardt and Meredith Garrett, directors of the hospital's surgical weight loss program, will lead the meeting. Information: 410-787- 4367.

Free screenings: North Arundel Hospital's Arundel Mills storefront, between mall entrance No. 4 and Jillian's, will offer glaucoma and vision screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13, blood pressure screenings from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays next month, and foot screenings Wednesdays next month. Information: 443-755-8773.

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