Health Notes

Health Notes

August 01, 2004

Cancer society offers class for female patients

The American Cancer Society will offer a "Look Good ... Feel Better" workshop to female cancer patients from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Carroll Hospital Center Women's Place.

The free program is open to women who are learning to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Topics will include make-up techniques, hair care, wig styles and accessories.

Registration is requested. The Women's Place is at 291 Stoner Ave.

Information: 888-535-4555.

Bike ride, walk benefit Brain Injury Association

The Brain Injury Association of Maryland will sponsor its annual "Eat a Peach Challenge Bike Ride and Fun Walk" from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center.

The event is part of the Carroll County Farmers' Market's annual Peach Festival.

The walk will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants are asked to get at least $25 in pledges. Registration fee is $10 by today and $15 after.

Registration for the bike ride is $30 by today and $35 afterward, with a minimum of $50 in pledges requested. Routes are 12, 33, 40, 67 and 100 miles around Carroll County.

The Brain Injury Association is a nonprofit organization that serves individuals who have suffered a brain injury.

Information: 410-448-2924.

Manchester 4-H Club donates items to hospital

Members of the Manchester Maniacs 4-H Club recently donated more than 150 handmade activity books and crayons for children in the Emergency Department at Carroll Hospital Center.

The group designed the activity books as part of a community service project.

Dr. Daniel Aukerman has new position at IMA

Dr. Daniel Aukerman has been appointed vice president for international program development and coordination for Interchurch Medical Assistance Inc. (IMA), based in New Windsor at the Brethren Service Center.

Aukerman, Westminster High graduate, is a certified physician of family medicine and recently earned a masters in public health at the University of Washington, with a certificate in International Development Policy and Management from the Evans School of Public Affairs.

Aukerman has served in medical capacities in Kenya, El Salvador, Ecuador, Mexico and Lancaster, Pa. He also studied at the universities of Witten/Herdecke and Freiburg in Germany.

As vice president for International Program Development and Coordination, he will oversee the design and implementation of projects related to overseas health development and emergency response in partnership with IMA's 12 member relief and development agencies.

He will also provide technical support to IMA program staff and be responsible for developing program measurements for monitoring and evaluating program services.

Three Treasures offers classes in tai chi

Three Treasures Health Services of Sykesville will offer classes in the Chinese internal healing art of tai chi.

Frances Gander, a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, will teach the classes. Topics include qigong and internal energy cultivation, tai chi philosophy and principles, and applications.

Classes are from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. for six weeks starting Aug. 18 on Wednesdays. Classes are limited to 12 students.

The cost is $85 in advance or $90 at the door. A 20 percent discount is given to those from the same household.

Registration is required. Checks can be sent to Three Treasures, 7532 Norwood Ave., Sykesville 21784. Information: 410-549-0156.

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