Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

April 10, 2005

North Arundel Hospital offers April 22 health fair

Various screenings will be offered by North Arundel Hospital at an April 22 health fair at Friendship Victory Vision Ministry in Glen Burnie.

Prostate screenings will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and vascular screenings, cholesterol tests and blood pressure checks will be offered until 1 p.m. Information on breast cancer and heart disease will also be available.

Reservations are not required for the health fair, which is free. It will be held at 506 Lincoln Drive in Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4367.

AACC, hospice foundation to hold grief conference

Anne Arundel Community College will participate in the Hospice Foundation of America's 12th annual National Bereavement Teleconference, "Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life."

The program, being moderated by Cokie Roberts of ABC News, is being presented to more than 125,000 people in 2,000 communities.

The teleconference will be shown from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 at Anne Arundel Community College in the Florestano Building, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. A local panel discussion with area experts will be held from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event is free, although there is a $25 charge for students earning continuing education credits. Registration begins at 1 p.m.

Information: 443-837-1511.

Breast cancer scholarship essays due by May 31

The deadline for receiving essays for the Joan Lauffer Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund is approaching. All college-bound high school seniors who have, or had, a parent with breast cancer are encouraged to apply.

Essay writers must attend public or private school in Anne Arundel County and should write a one- to three-page essay. The essay should explain how cancer has affected the student's family, and how this scholarship will assist in his or her future. The scholarship fund will award up to $1,000 to the qualified participant.

Essays should be e-mailed to lauffer@toad.net by May 31, along with name, age, phone number, high school, and prospective college and major. 410-956-0791.

Program offers joint replacement information

Specialists from Advanced Orthopedics at North Arundel Hospital will offer "Joint School" to provide participants with a free opportunity to learn more about total joint replacement therapy.

The program is being offered at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Courtney Conference Center on the lower level of the Tate Center at North Arundel Hospital. The program explains the details of total joint replacement surgery and gives those who are contemplating such surgery an opportunity to ask questions and receive information on what to expect during preparation and recovery.

Reservations are required. 410-553-8282.

Calendar

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Anne Arundel Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays at the Brooklyn Park library, 1 E. 11th Ave., Brooklyn Park.

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