Health and Medicine

September 26, 2004

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday Sept. 29

Drug abuse education:

Parents of middle and high school students and young adults can attend a presentation by Mike Gimbel, director of substance abuse education for Sheppard Pratt Health System, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Willoughby Beach Road and Sequoia Drive, Edgewood, across from Edgewood High School. 410-676-8063.

Teenagers sound off:

Teen Talk, a cable effort by Harford Cable Network, Sheppard Pratt Health System and the Harford County public schools, airs at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Thursdays and noon Saturdays on Comcast Channel 21 and Clearview Channel 7. The 30-minute program will provide a forum for teenagers to discuss such issues as bullying, relationships, prejudice, substance abuse, underage drinking and the presidential election. 410-938-3154.

C-section class:

Upper Chesapeake Family Birthplace at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is offering a class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for expectant mothers who are scheduled for a Caesarean section or are having a repeat C-section at the hospital. The one-hour class will include information and a tour of the Family Birthplace. Registration is required. HealthLink: 800-515- 0044.

Oct. 6

Ticket to Work Training,

a new Social Security Administration employment and health care initiative for people age 18 to 64 with disabilities who want to work, will be presented from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3 of the Bel Air Branch of the Harford County Library, Hickory Avenue in Bel Air, or from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the County Administrative Office Building, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air. The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is sponsoring the sessions. For more information, to register for this free training or to request disability-related accommodations to attend the training, contact Sharon Grzanka at 410-638-3373 voice/TTY, email disability@co.ha.md.us, or visit the commission's Web page at www.co.ha.md.us/services/disabilities.

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.

Prostate cancer support group

meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month. 800-515-0044.

Oct. 7

Brain injury support group

will meet at 7 p.m. at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air. 410-803-7399.

C-section class:

Upper Chesapeake Family Birthplace at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is offering a class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for expectant mothers who are scheduled for a Caesarean section or are having a repeat C-section at the hospital. The one-hour class will include information and a tour of the Family Birthplace. Registration is required. HealthLink: 800-515- 0044.

Oct. 18

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.

Oct. 27

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.

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