Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

March 16, 2004

Hospital offers variety of screenings at Arundel Mills

North Arundel Hospital will offer the following screenings and educational exhibits at its Arundel Mills storefront, between Jillian's and Entrance No. 4:

April, 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

April 2, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., neck and shoulder massages and information about the benefits of massage therapy.

April 5, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., information on arthritis and joint replacement; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screenings; and 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., story time for children.

April 6, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

April 7, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., a representative for the county Sexual Assault Crisis Center will offer information and answer questions.

April 8, 10 a.m. to noon, back screenings.

April 12, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

April 13, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

April 14, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., a discussion on diabetes, diet and lifestyle changes; 9 a.m. to noon, cholesterol screenings.

April 15, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

April 19, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., county Department of Aging representative will offer information about the agency and answer questions.

April 20, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., foot screenings.

April 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., blood pressure screening.

April 26, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

April 27, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

April 28, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., a representative for the county Sexual Assault Crisis Center will offer information and answer questions.

All screenings and information are free, and no appointment is necessary. 410-787-4367.

Red Cross offers CPR, first aid courses

Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid have been scheduled for this month at several sites in Anne Arundel County by the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. They include:

Adult CPR, training in emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims age 8 and older. It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 23, Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road; and March 27, Edgewater and Annapolis. Cost: $37.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR, training for use on victims in a variety of emergency situations, including performing rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and performing one-rescuer CPR, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Annapolis and March 27 at Edgewater. Cost: $42.

Infant and Child CPR, training for those who might be reluctant to act in emergency situations and have frequent contact with children younger than age 8 in emergency situations, including performing rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and performing one-rescuer CPR. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Edgewater Red Cross. Cost: $37.

Crime Avoidance Training, interactive training that focuses on empowering individuals to take responsibility for their safety. The class covers security awareness, tough-target strategies, safety on the move, using an ATM and responding to threatening situations. Instructors will come 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. Information: 410-764-7000, Ext. 7235, or mbrooks@arc-cmc.org.

All courses are on a first-come basis, and preregistration with payment is required. Information: 410-764-4609.

Medical center operating free campus shuttle

Anne Arundel Medical Center will operate a free campus shuttle service from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. During main operating hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the shuttles will travel the entire campus, with stops at the front door of the Acute Care Pavilion, the Sajak Pavilion entrance, the Acute Care Pavilion Garage entrance and the Emergency Department Entrance.

From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., the shuttle will offer a condensed service for early morning patients and visitors, and will take employees to their work area from the designated parking areas. During this time, the shuttle will travel between the Sajak parking facilities and the Acute Care Pavilion and the Clatanoff Pavilion entrance of the Acute Care garage entrance circle, with a stop at the front door of the Sajak Pavilion.

The shuttle service is expected to reach each stop every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and every 20 minutes the remainder of the day. www.aahs. org.

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