Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

September 21, 2004

Free, walk-in clinics offer immunizations for youngsters

The Anne Arundel 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 11 a.m., foot screenings.

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

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

Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., neck and shoulder massages, computerized neck and back screenings.

Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure and anemia screenings; 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., story time for parents and children.

Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., information from the Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association.

Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Oct. 13, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., information on colon cancer; 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., information on diabetes; and 9 a.m. to noon, cholesterol screenings.

Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to noon, back screenings.

Oct. 18, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., information on services offered by the county Department of Aging.

Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Oct. 28, the hospital's Human Resources Department will hold a job fair. 410-787-4367.

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 procedures and rescue for victims age 8 and older. Courses are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday 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 Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd. Cost: $42.

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

Information: 410-358-2900.

Blood pressure checks, discussions planned

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

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

Friday, 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.

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