Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

February 08, 2005

Medical center offering exercise classes this month

Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer exercise programs in conjunction with Major Changes Inc. this month. They include:

Joints in Motion, a gentle program for before and after joint-replacement surgery, and for those experiencing joint, muscular, cardiovascular or neuromuscular limitations, from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Stretch, Tone and Balance, which begins with a full-body warmup and progresses with toning exercises and the use of hand-held resistance equipment, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

PACE, a program for people with arthritis, developed by the Arthritis Foundation, in which gentle activities are used to maintain muscle strength, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The program is not limited to people with arthritis. Participants must be ambulatory.

Forever Fit, which offers low-impact aerobics, light toning and gentle stretching exercises for mature people, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

All classes will be held on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion at the medical center's main campus in Annapolis.

Registration: 443-481-4000.

Screenings, lectures planned at North Arundel Hospital

North Arundel Hospital is offering the following services:

Tomorrow, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., free glaucoma and vision screening at Brooklyn Park Senior Center. Reservations: 410-222-6847.

Monday, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., "Motherhood Experiences" a seminar for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Reservations: 410-626-8982. The seminar will also be offered Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.

Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., nutritional information for cancer patients, family members and caregivers. Reservations. 410-553-8129.

Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to noon, Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center will offer a Breastfeeding Support Group. Reservations. 410-626-8982.

Feb. 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Special Beginnings and Women's Center will hold a class on breastfeeding basics, Fee: $10. Reservations. 410-626-8982.

Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Joslin Diabetes Center, lower level. Joslin Circle, a diabetes support group, will discuss diabetes management. 410-787-4940.

Feb. 16, 4 p.m., Joint School discussion on preparation, recovery and benefits from hip and knee surgery, Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Center. Reservations: 410-553-8282.

Feb. 21, 7 p.m., lecture on spinal stenosis, Leo and Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center. Reservations: 410-787-4367.

Feb. 28, various times, beginning and intermediate yoga classes, Introduction to Pilates and Pilates I classes. Experience might be required. Fee: $30. 410-787-4367.

Information: 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

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

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

Feb. 17, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung-capacity screenings.

Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., back and neck screenings.

Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., a representative from the county Department of Aging will provide information on services and answer questions.

Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings; 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Information: 443-755-8773.

Harbor Hospital plans discussions, screenings

Harbor Hospital will offer health programs this month on the hospital's campus, 2990 S. Hanover St. in Baltimore:

Tomorrow, 11 a.m., Life Resource Center auditorium. Discussion of acid reflux disease. Registration. 410- 350-8255.

Thursday, 11 a.m., Life Resource Center auditorium. Discussion of women's health problems. Registration. 410- 350-8255.

Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m., Life Resource Center, Room A. Free cholesterol screening and light heart-healthful breakfast. Appointment required. 410- 350-8255.

Feb. 21, 10 a.m., Harbor Hospital Health Park, Education Room, 8105 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. Discussion of osteoporosis. Registration. 410- 350-8255.

Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Life Resource Center. Free dinner seminar and discussion on knee pain. Bring latest X-ray of your knee. If none is available, a free one will be taken. Registration is limited to 20 people ages 40 or older. 410-350-8255.

Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Life Resource Center, Room A. Discussion of chest discomfort. Registration. 410-350-2563.

Information: 410-350-8255.

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