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

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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