Health and Medicine

September 12, 2004

Monday

Blood pressure screenings will be conducted by Upper Chesapeake Health System from 10 a.m. to noon at the Highland Senior Center, 708 Highland Road, Street. Free. 800-515-0044.

Patients with Lupus,

a support group for patients and their families and friends, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Upper Chesapeake HealthLink, 800-515-0044.

Tuesday

Harford Hospice

will sponsor a five-week Young Widow/Widowers (under 55) Bereavement Support session at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. The dates are Sept. 14, 21 and 28 and Oct. 5 and 12. All meetings are from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Registration: 410- 931-0990, ext. 142.

Patients with Crohn's Disease,

a support group for patients and their families and friends, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Upper Chesapeake HealthLink, 800-515-0044.

Look Good, Feel Better:

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a program for cancer patients from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. The program provides make-up and hair techniques to combat the effects of treatment. Upper Chesapeake HealthLink, 800-515-0044.

Depression Support Group,

a support group for people diagnosed with depression or manic depression and their families, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Upper Chesapeake HealthLink, 800-515-0044.

Saturday

Sjogren's Support Group

will meet at 10 a.m. at Bel Air United Methodist Church, 21 Linwood Ave. Dr. Michael Block will be the speaker. 410-836-1040.

Sept. 20

Autism Society

of Harford County meets at 7 p.m. at the McFaul Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, every third Monday of every month and offers support for any individual affected by autism. Ruth Good, 410-879-4643.

Blood Drive

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Harford Memorial Hospital from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Havre de Grace Room. 800-515-0044.

Caregivers Support Group

will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish House of St. Mark's Church, Old Fallston and Reckord roads, Fallston. Take a brown bag lunch. The speaker will be Regina Forte, co-author of the book Making the Money Last. Lois F. Shabe, 410-879- 4538.

Sept. 21

Bariatric Surgery Support Group:

Upper Chesapeake Health offers a bariatric surgery support group for individuals who have had bariatric surgery and their families at 7 p.m. at Harford Memorial Hospital. Call 800-515-0044.

Breast Cancer Awareness Group

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a breast cancer awareness group meeting at 7 p.m. at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. 800-515-0044.

Sept. 22

Guided imagery:

Upper Chesapeake Health is offering a guided imagery program to promote mind and body healing. This type of therapy promotes well-being through body and mind intervention with a focus on stress-reduction. The program is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, and starts at 6 p.m. at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. 800-515-0044.

Sept. 25

Blood pressure screening:

Upper Chesapeake HealthLink will provide free blood pressure screenings at the Farmer's Market at Thomas and Bond streets in Bel Air from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. 800-515-0044.

Sept. 28

Infant safety class:

For mothers with babies younger than 12 months, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sponsored by Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Family Birthplace, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air. Free. Registration: 800-515-0044.

Oct. 6

Perinatal bereavement support group,

for parents who have experienced the loss of a child up to 1 year old, meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air. 800-515-0044.

Amputee support group

meets at 7 p.m. at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month. 410-262-0063.

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