Walking program to kick off season April 15 in Bay Hills...

HEALTH NOTES

March 26, 2002

Walking program to kick off season April 15 in Bay Hills

The Bay Hills Hikers walking program will hold a ceremony to kick off the walking season April 15 at City Dock Coffee in Bay Hills Shopping Plaza. The program, co-sponsored by North Arundel Hospital and City Dock Coffee, holds the ceremony each year.

Participants will receive promotional items and mileage cards on which they can record mileage each time they walk. A walking course through the Bay Hills community is measured so walkers can determine how far they go.

Information: North Arundel Hospital's public relations department, 410-787-4367.

UM surgeons open office in Millersville location

Three surgeons from University of Maryland Medical Center and North Arundel Hospital are providing services at Shipley's Choice Medical Park, 8601 Veteran's Highway, Millersville.

Dr. Carmine Volpe graduated from Medical College of Pennsylvania and specializes in gastrointestinal malignancies and soft-tissue tumors. Dr. W. Bradford Carter graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed a surgical residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. David Shibata graduated from McGill University and specializes in gastrointestinal malignancies and colorectal cancer.

Volpe and Shibata are assistant professors of surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Carter is an associate professor of surgery at the school.

Hospital offers free guide to safe cholesterol levels

North Arundel Hospital offers a slide guide to maintaining a healthy heart and reducing cholesterol levels and fat intake.

The guide lists options for low-cholesterol substitutions of high-cholesterol foods and ideas for monitoring "good" and "bad" cholesterol. The guide is free. Information: 410-787-4367.

Calendar

Diabetes talk: Cardiologist Dennis McCoy Hall of Anne Arundel Medical Center will speak about heart disease and diabetes at a meeting of AAMC's Adult Diabetes Support Group from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 250-B of Sajak Pavilion at AAMC's Medical Park. Information: 443- 481-5380.

Health screenings: The following free screenings and educational exhibits will be offered at North Arundel Hospital's Arundel Mills storefront, between Jillian's and mall entrance No. 4: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, representatives from the hospital's Baltimore-Washington Hip & Knee Center will answer questions about arthritis; 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 2, blood pressure screenings; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 3, foot screenings; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 and April 5, blood pressure screenings; 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 10, representatives from the hospital's endoscopy department will present information about colon cancer.

Cancer screenings: The Community Center in Severna Park and North Arundel Hospital are co-sponsoring a free facial, oral and skin cancer screening from 10 a.m. to noon April 12 at the center, Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and Cypress Creek Road. Otolaryngologist Lee Kleiman will examine the neck and mouth for signs of ulcers that could indicate early stages of cancer. Information: 410- 787-4367.

Lectures for Learning: North Arundel Hospital and Morningside House of Friendship assisted-living facility are co-sponsoring a series of lectures on health issues. The topics include: "Diabetes" on April 18, and "Physical and Psychological Effects of Aging" on May 16. Lectures will begin at 7 p.m. at Morningside House of Friendship on Old Telegraph Road in Hanover. Information and reservations: 410-787-4367.

Golf tournament: The North Arundel Hospital Foundation will hold its 14th annual golf tournament May 15 at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course on the Eastern Shore. Proceeds will support the hospital's Oncology Center, which is to open in the fall. Money will be raised through sponsorships, underwriters and a silent auction. Information: 410-553-8559.

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