Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

July 03, 2005

Water quality readings available online, by phone

Water-sampling results from 101 county beaches are available online and by phone through Labor Day. See www.aahealth.org or call 410-222-7999.

The Web site and phone line also announce emergency closings of beaches and waterways.

During such times, the areas are closed to recreational uses such as swimming and other water sports.

Free health screenings, panels at Arundel Mills

North Arundel Hospital is offering free screenings and discussions at its Arundel Mills storefront:

Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., diabetes discussion.

Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., blood pressure screening.

July 11, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screening.

July 13, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., information on colon cancer.

July 13, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., cancer risk assessments.

July 13, 9 a.m. to noon, cholesterol screenings.

July 15, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

July 18, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the Department of Aging will offer information on its services.

July 21, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings.

July 25, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

July 26, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.

July 26, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

July 29, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings. 410-553-8129.

Screenings, exhibits set at North Arundel

North Arundel Hospital is offering free screenings and exhibits in the main lobby:

July 10, noon to 3 p.m., Community Fun Day with free health screenings, educational exhibits, moon bounce and face painting.

July 12, 6 p.m., free weight-loss education seminar. Registration. 800-492-5538.

July 18, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, a motherhood seminar for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Reservations. 410-626- 8982.

July 19, 10 a.m. to noon, Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, breast-feeding group meets. 410-626-8982.

July 19, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center will offer a sibling preparation class for parents and children for the new arrival. Reservations. Fee: $10. 410-626-8982.

July 20, 1 p.m., lecture on melanoma, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, 410- 222-6680.

July 20, 4 p.m., lecture on preparation, recovery and benefits of knee and hip replacement surgery. Leo and Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Center. Reservations. 410-553-8282.

July 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Joslin Circle, diabetes support group meets, Joslin Diabetes Center, lower level. Reservations. 410-787-4940.

July 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, Breastfeeding Basics class. Fee: $10. Reservations. 410-626-8982.

July 21, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., blood pressure screenings, Community Center in Severna Park.

July 25, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center will hold a motherhood seminar for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Reservations. 410-626-8982.

July 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., osteoporosis screening, Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, third floor. Reservations. 410-787-4367.

Information: 410-787-4367.

Hospital has urgent need for blood donations

Anne Arundel Medical Center is urgently seeking blood donations. Although some hospitals purchase blood or use donations from the Red Cross, AAMC depends solely on donations made at the hospital.

The hospital's blood bank is open for donations from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday; 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday; and 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday.

Any healthy adult between the ages of 17 and 70 who weighs at least 110 pounds is eligible to donate.

Appointments: 443-481-4215.

Hospital offers program on joint replacement

Specialists from Advanced Orthopedics at North Arundel Hospital will offer a Joint School to provide participants with a free opportunity to learn 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 joint replacement surgery and gives those who are contemplating such surgery an opportunity to ask questions and receive information on what to expect.

Reservations are required. 410-553-8282.

Calendar

Knee care:

Harbor Hospital will offer a seminar on knee pain at 9 a.m. Friday at the hospital's LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. The seminar will cover knee pain and care, as well as review any knee X-rays brought. For those who do not have current X-rays, free films will be taken. The program is for men and women at least 40 years old. Registration. 410-350-8255.

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