Health Notes


August 10, 2004

County department offering free health magazine for men

The Anne Arundel County Health Department is offering a health magazine for men. The magazine, Health Ideas for Men, or HIM, is aimed at men 18 to 49 who wish to maximize their health while reducing their cancer risk.

Articles include: "Get the Best Body of Your Life - Now," "What Women Know and Men Need to Know," "The Fast Food Diet That Works" and "Our Top 10 Tips for Quitting Smoking."

Copies of the free magazine may be obtained by calling the department at 410-222-7979, or by downloading it from

North Arundel has exhibits, screenings at Arundel Mills

North Arundel Hospital will offer screenings and educational exhibits at its Arundel Mills storefront, between Jillian's and entrance 4:

Today, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

Tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., information on diabetes and diet.

Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon, back screenings.

Monday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the county Department of Aging will offer information on its services.

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

Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

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

Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Information: 410-787-4366.

Hospital has lectures, screenings, support group

North Arundel Hospital will offer screenings, educational exhibits and other events at various locations in the county:

Tomorrow, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., cholesterol screening at Pascal Senior Center.

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

Aug. 18, 4 p.m., Joint School, free educational session on preparation for hip and knee replacement surgery, recovery and benefits at Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Cancer Center. Reservations. 410-553-8282.

Aug. 19, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., blood pressure screenings at the Community Center, Holy Grounds Youth Center, Severna Park.

Information: 410-787-4366.

Medical center expands blood donation schedule

The Anne Arundel Medical Center Blood Donor Center has announced an expanded appointment schedule.

The blood bank will now be open for appointments:

Mondays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Tuesdays from 7:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. (evening hours by appointment).

Wednesdays from 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (evening hours by appointment).

Thursdays from 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The donor center is on Level 1 of the Acute Care Pavilion, 2001 Medical Parkway. To make an appointment, call 443-481-4215 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Red Cross seeks volunteers for summer blood drives

The Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services region is seeking youths to work as volunteers at blood drives this summer. Teens 14 or older can earn service learning credits and develop job skills by helping the blood collections staff. Training is provided.

Volunteers will welcome donors to the reception area and help care for them in the refreshment area after donations. A commitment of 40 hours over the summer is required. Blood drives last four to six hours and are held daily around the state.

Volunteers will help with blood drives in Baltimore and in Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. Registration for training: 800-272-0094, ext. 1; or e-mail

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