Health Notes

Health Notes

July 04, 2004

Program scheduled at Carroll hospital on prostate cancer

The American Cancer Society and Carroll Hospital Center will offer a "Man to Man" prostate cancer education and support program at 6 p.m. July 14 in the Learning Center.

The program is a forum for men to learn about diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer in a comfortable and confidential environment.

Refreshments will be served. Family members are welcome. Registration is recommended.

Information: 888-ACS-NEED or 410-848-2244.

Red Cross seeks help with county blood drives

The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help with blood drives in Carroll County.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and be willing to work at two or more blood drives a month. Volunteers will assist with providing customer service to clients and help care for donors after they have given blood.

Training is provided.

Information: 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

CCC to offer course on fitness and lifestyle

Carroll Community College is offering the hybrid course "Lifetime Fitness and Wellness" from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, or from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays in the fall.

A hybrid course lets students take part of the course online, completing course assignments independently from home. The rest of the class sessions, predominantly those that require exercise, are taken at the college.

The class introduces the student to the fundamental relationship between physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. It includes five quizzes, a comprehensive final exam and a behavior change project.

The project includes wellness and fitness assessments, a fitness goals contract, weekly journals and a final progress report. Research assignments will include locating and describing five local professional health and fitness agencies, writing three professional journal abstracts and designing a health and fitness newsletter.

Fall registration is being accepted at the 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday through Aug. 26; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 27; and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

Information: 410-386-8100.

4 high school students awarded scholarships

Carroll Hospital Center recently presented $1,000 scholarships to four area high school graduates who plan to pursue advanced education in a health care- or health services-related field.

Recipients are Erin Dean of Westminster, Rachel Devilbiss of Taneytown, and Tammy Jacobson and Jessica Pickard, both of Hampstead.

The students were chosen for their academic achievement, financial need, essays, letters of recommendation and activities during high school.

Dean is a Westminster High School graduate who plans to attend St. Francis University in the fall to study nursing. She was a four-year honor student and three-year scholar athlete.

Devilbiss, a graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, will attend Susquehanna University, majoring in biology. She plans to become an orthopedic surgeon. She was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government Association.

North Carroll graduates Jacobson and Pickard will attend Towson University to study nursing. Jacobson, a four-year honor student, received her certified nursing assistant certificate from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center while completing part of her training at Carroll Hospital Center.

Pickard was an honor student and member of the SGA.

Applications for next year's scholarships are available at public high schools and through the Learning Center at the hospital.

Information: 410-871-6841.

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