Health Department offers food service, housing programs...

Health Notes

July 23, 2002

Health Department offers food service, housing programs

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health offers housing and food service programs at Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammond Lane.

The housing team handles countywide multiple-dwelling licensure inspections and lead-contamination surveys. The team also monitors properties in the Maryland HotSpot communities of Arwell Court in Pioneer City and Brooklyn Heights.

The North Regional Environmental Health Unit inspects housing- and health-related citizen complaints, and conducts food service facility inspections in the northern part of the county, specifically in ZIP codes 21060, 21061, 21090, 21225, 21226 and 21240.

Community outreach services offered by Brooklyn Park Health Center include the Health State Home Visiting program for children and pregnant mothers, the Moms and Tots support group for parents and child safety seat checks.

Information: environmental health, 410-222-0056; Healthy Start, 410-222-6620; Moms and Tots, 410-222-6624; child safety seat checks, 410-222-6620.

MS Society president to hold town meeting

Rick Smith, president of the Maryland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will hold a town meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Glen Burnie library branch.

Reservations: Heather Krol, 800-FIGHT-MS or hkrol@nmss

300-foot tunnel nears completion at hospital

As construction continues on North Arundel Hospital's new Cancer Center, a 300-foot tunnel is expected to be completed in the next few weeks.

The tunnel will link the lower levels of the hospital and the cancer center. The midway point of the tunnel will feature a seating area with a skylight.

After the tunnel is completed, construction of a pedestrian bridge from the third level of the parking garage to the second floor of the center will begin. Parking spaces near the bridge entrance to the garage will be reserved for patients of the cancer center.

Physician's assistant holds arthritis discussion

Chesapeake Orthopedics and Sports Medicine physician's assistant Dan Stenger discussed arthritis and joint replacement surgery recently at Pascal Senior Center.

Stenger presented information on various types of arthritis, preventative measures and treatment options.

He also discussed joint-replacement surgery.

For a free brochure on North Arundel Hospital's Baltimore-Washington Hip and Knee Center: 410-787-4925.

Sports medicine center, hospital plan session

North Arundel Hospital and Chesapeake Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center will present a coaches and players training session from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow in the hospital's main lobby.

Techniques to help women decrease the risk of sustaining anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries will be demonstrated.

Information: 410-787-4367.

N. Arundel Hospital names new department leaders

North Arundel Hospital has announced the appointment of Dr. Barbara Goldschlag as associate chairwoman of the department of anesthesiology and Dr. Robert Lavine as chairman of the subdepartment of endocrinology.

Goldschlag is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her residency in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Lavine, who also serves as medical director of Joslin Diabetes Center at the hospital, received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Joslin Diabetes Clinic and the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston.

AAMC classes available for expectant families

Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering classes for growing families. Classes include:

Labor and delivery orientation for expectant parents who are registered to deliver at the center but do not intend to attend prepared childbirth classes. The course is free.

Labor and childbirth orientation for expectant parents who have registered at the center and who want to bring family members older than age 3 to the orientation. The course is free.

"Prepared Childbirth Education for First-time Parents," a program to help expectant mothers and their coaches prepare for childbirth. Classes are offered at several times and locations. The cost is $90.

"Childbirth Education for Teen Parents," a six-week course for teens who are expecting their first baby. Mothers-to-be are advised to take a labor coach to the class. The cost is $10.

"Prepared Childbirth Refresher Program," a review of childbirth procedures, including relaxation techniques and comfort measures, as well as an orientation to labor and delivery services at the center. The cost is $45.

"Grandparents Update," a program for grandparents-to-be with the latest information about labor, delivery and infant care. The cost is $10.

"Preparing Brother/Sister," a 90-minute program for ages 3 to 7. The cost is $10.

"New Parents Class," designed for first-time parents. The course is free.

Information: 410-481-4000.

Arundel medical center plans yoga programs

Anne Arundel Medical Center's Wellness Program offers yoga classes for all skill levels. Classes are held on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion, 2002 Medical Parkway.

"Beginning Yoga" will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays; and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays.

"Continuing Yoga" will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays.

"Yoga for the Young at Heart" will be offered from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

"Yoga for Beginners and Advanced Students" will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

"Gentle Yoga" will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

"Cardiac Yoga Program" will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The fee for courses is $40 a month ("Cardiac Yoga" is $60 a month). Information: 443-481- 4000.

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