Health Notes

Health Notes

June 05, 2005

Carroll hospital offers advice on pain for women

Carroll Hospital Center will hold a program on "Women and Chronic Pain " from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Women's Place on Stoner Avenue in Westminster.

Dr. Vajira Gunawardane will present information on living and dealing with chronic pain.

Information: 410-848-2244.

Family support group focuses on dementia care

Copper Ridge, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter, will hold a Family Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Kershner Room.

The video, He's Doing This to Spite Me: Emotional Conflicts in Dementia Care, will be shown. Anyone who is a caregiver of a patient with dementia is welcome.

Registration is requested. Copper Ridge is on Obrecht Road in Sykesville.

Information: 410-795-8808, ext. 214.

Free workshop planned for female cancer patients

The American Cancer Society will offer a "Look Good ... Feel Better" workshop for female cancer patients from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 13 at the Carroll Hospital Center Women's Place.

The free program is open to women who are learning to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Topics will include makeup techniques, hair care, wig styles and accessories.

Registration is required. The Women's Place is at 291 Stoner Ave.

Information: 888-535-4555.

Child car safety-seat check set June 17 at Wantz

The Carroll County Health Department will hold a child car safety-seat check from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 17 at Wantz Chevrolet.

The safety seat check is sponsored by Safe Kids/CRASH Coalition. Trained, certified personnel check the seats for proper installation, including seat belts being locked and locking clips used correctly.

Staff will answer questions about car seats and other child safety restraints.

Appointments are required.

Information: 410-876-4448.

Conference to educate adults on risky behaviors

The Carroll County Health Department will hold its ninth annual Risky Business Prevention Conference from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 21 at the Best Western Conference Center in Westminster.

The goal of the conference is to educate the community on current risky behaviors that county youth may be participating in or be exposed to. The aim is to educate professionals and parents on ways to address teen issues in their families.

This year's theme is "Getting the Pulse on Family Dynamics: A Recipe for a Healthier Family." A panel discussion on "Teen Suicide and Self-Mutilation in Carroll County" will include professionals' perspectives on teen suicide.

The cost is $10. Registration deadline is Friday.

Information: 410-876-4965.

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