Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

September 08, 2004

Free, walk-in clinics offer immunizations for youngsters

The county Health Department offers free, walk-in childhood immunization clinics on the following days:

Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St., Annapolis.

Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Odenton Health Center, 1370 Odenton Road.

Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Parole Health Center.

Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A St. S.W., Glen Burnie.

While immunizations are free, a $10 donation is appreciated. Parents should bring a copy of their child's current immunization record to the clinic. 410- 222-4896.

Free screenings, exhibits planned at Arundel Mills

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

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

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

Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., health fair, in Neighborhood 4, with various exhibits and screenings.

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

Sept. 16, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung screenings, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Sept. 20, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., county Department of Aging will offer information about its services and answer questions.

Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings and blood pressure screenings.

Information: 410-787-4367.

Blood pressure checks, discussions planned

North Arundel Hospital will be offering free screenings and discussions this month in the county:

Tomorrow, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., free Cancer Talk lecture. Reservations required. 410- 53-8129.

Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., neck and back screenings, Pasadena Senior Center; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings, Arnold Senior Center; and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Stroke Support Group discusses stroke recovery and prevention at the Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Center. 410-787-4118.

Wednesday, 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 diabetes management on the lower level of the Joslin Diabetes Center; 410-787-4940. At 4 p.m., an educational session on preparation, recovery and benefits of hip and knee replacement will be held at the Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Center. 410-553-8282.

Sept. 16, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., blood pressure screening, Community Center, Holy Grounds Youth Center, Glen Burnie.

Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., "Ask the Pharmacist" session at Brooklyn Park Senior Center. Reservations required. 410- 222-6847.

Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screening at Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie,

Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., neck and back screenings at Pasadena Senior Center.

Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., skin cancer lecture at O'Malley Senior Center.

Information: 410-787-4367, or www.northarundel.org.

Red Cross schedules CPR, first aid classes

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

Adult CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims age 8 and older. Courses are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd. Cost: $37.

First Aid Basics, training participants to identify and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries, including how to control bleeding, minimize the effects of shock, and care for muscular skeletal injuries and sudden illness due to heat and cold and other emergencies. This course does not include Adult CPR. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Severna Park United Methodist Church. Cost: $35.

All courses are on a first-come basis, and preregistration with payment is required.

Information: 410-358-2900.

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