Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

September 14, 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:

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

Monday, 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:

Today, 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.

Tomorrow, 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.

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

Friday, 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 this 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.

Adult CPR and First Aid Basics, teaching rescue breathing, how to clear an obstructed airway, and how to perform one-rescuer CPR on victims age 8 and older. Course also includes first aid basics on treating life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Edgewater, 3475 Pike Ridge Road, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at Severna Park. Cost: $42.

Infant and Child CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants and children from birth to age 8. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis. Cost: $37.

Infant and Child CPR and First Aid, emphasizing first aid for those who work in child care settings and including infant and child CPR certification. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Annapolis. Cost: $42.

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

Information: 410-358-2900.

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