Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

February 15, 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 program of gentle movement for patients before and after joint-replacement surgery, and for people 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 warm-up 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 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.

Classes, support groups slated at North Arundel

North Arundel Hospital is offering the following services:

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

Today, 10 a.m. to noon, Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center will offer a breastfeeding support group. Reservations: 410-626-8982.

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

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

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

Monday, 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. The cost is $30. 410-787-4367.

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

Free screenings, exhibits offered 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-capacity screenings.

Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., back and neck screenings.

Monday, 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. They are at the hospital's campus, 2990 S. Hanover St., Baltimore, unless otherwise noted:

Today, 8:30 a.m., free cholesterol screening and a light heart-healthful breakfast at Life Resource Center's Room A. An appointment is required. 410-350-8255.

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

Feb. 22, 6 p.m., free dinner seminar and discussion on knee pain at Life Resource Center. 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., discussion of chest discomfort at Life Resource Center, Room A. Registration: 410-350-2563.

Information: 410-350-8255.

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