Health and Medicine

September 19, 2004

Tomorrow

Autism Society of Harford County meets at 7 p.m. at the McFaul Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, the third Monday of every month and offers support for people 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. Bring a brown bag lunch. The speaker will be Regina Forte, co-author of Making the Money Last. Lois F. Shabe, 410-879-4538.

Tuesday

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. 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.

Wednesday

Guided imagery:

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

Saturday

Blood pressure screening:

Upper Chesapeake HealthLink will provide free blood pressure screenings at the farmers' market at Thomas and Bond streets in Bel Air from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. No appointment 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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