Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

January 27, 2004

North Arundel offers screenings, discussions, massage

North Arundel Hospital will offer the following screenings and activities at its Arundel Mills storefront:

Monday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.,, information on arthritis and joint replacement surgery; 9 a.m. 11 a.m.,, blood pressure and anemia screening, and 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., story time for parents and children.

Feb. 3, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screening.

Feb. 6, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., neck and shoulder massage; 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screening.

Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Feb. 10, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure screenings and information on heart health, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., discussion on diabetes, diet and lifestyle changes.

Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, back screening.

Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Feb. 19, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Feb. 20, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure.

Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure. 410-787-4366.

Red Cross to offer CPR, first aid classes

The American Red Cross of Central Maryland will offer several classes in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid next month. Classes include:

Adult CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and rescue for victims age 8 and older: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 3, Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road, Edgewater; 9 a.m. Feb. 7, Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis; Feb. 14, Edgewater; Feb. 14, Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd.; Feb. 21, Severna Park; and Feb. 28, Edgewater. Cost: $37.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR, provides training for use with adult, infant and child victims in a variety of emergency situations, including performing rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and performing one-rescuer CPR: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21, Severna Park. Fee: $42.

CPR for the professional rescuer, provides advanced-level course for those with a job-related duty to act in emergency situation such as lifeguards, law enforcement and health care professionals: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7, Edgewater, Cost: $45.

Adult CPR and First Aid Basics, teaches rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway, performing one-rescuer CPR on victims ages 8 and older; first aid basics on how to treat life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 5, Edgewater; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14, Severna Park; Feb. 14, Edgewater; and Feb. 28, Edgewater. Fee: $42.

Baby Sitter Training, interactive program for youths ages 11 to 15, giving them knowledge , skills and confidence to care for infants through primary school-age children. Includes reacting to emergencies and sudden illness, playing with and supervising children. State law requires children younger than age 8 to be in the care of someone age 13 or older. The course will offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Annapolis. Cost: $65.

Crime Avoidance Training, interactive training that focuses on empowering individuals to take responsibility for their safety. The class, organized around a typical day, covers security awareness, tough-target strategies, safety on the move, using an automated teller machine and responding to threatening situations. Instructors will go to a facility, group or organization at a time that is convenient for the group. A minimum of 10 people is required. The fee is $9.95 per person. Information: 410-764-7000, Ext. 7235, or mbrooks@arc-cmc.org.

All courses are first-come, first-served. Pre-registration with payment is required. Information: 410-764-4609.

Hospital to offer screenings, activities

North Arundel Hospital will offer the following screenings and activities:

Tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screening, Harundale Presbyterian Church. 410-787-4367.

Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screening in the hospital lobby.

Feb. 6, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., cancer screening, first floor of the Tate Cancer Center, 410-553-8129.

Feb. 11, 8:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screening, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Westway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie.

Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., cholesterol screening, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, 410-222-6227.

Feb. 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Stroke Support Group to discuss stroke recovery and prevention, Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, third floor. 410-787-4118.

Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Joslin Circle, a diabetes support group, will discuss current issues regarding diabetes management, at the Joslin Diabetes Center, lower level. 410-787-4940.

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