Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

August 21, 2005

Harbor Hospital offers seminars on health

Harbor Hospital has scheduled these events for next month:

Sept. 1, 10 a.m., LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., heart failure seminar. Registration.

Sept. 6, 11 a.m., LifeResource Center, discussion on diabetes and treatment plans. Registration.

Sept. 9, 9 a.m., LifeResource Center, Feel Good Friday session for men and women over 40, seminar on knee pain. Bring your latest knee X-rays. If you don't have one, a free X-ray will be taken. Registration.

Sept. 12 and 13, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., LifeResource Center, free prostate screening. Registration.

Sept. 19, 1 p.m., LifeResource Center, discussion on colon cancer, colorectal screening kits will be given out. Lunch. Registration.

Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m., Belmont Manor House and Conference Center, 6555 Belmont Woods Road, 10 a.m., back pain causes and treatment discussion follows dinner. Seating limited. Registration.

Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m., LifeResource Center, causes and treatment of knee pain will be discussed. Bring current knee X-rays, if you have none, a free one will be taken. Light dinner will be served. Space limited. Registration.

Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m., Belmont Manor House and Conference Center, information and discussion on menopause, space limited. Registration.

Sept. 29, 10 a.m., LifeResource Center, discussion on how indigestion and heartburn could be symptoms of a heart attack. Limited seating. Registration.

Information: 410-350-8255.

Red Cross offers CPR, first aid classes

Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid have been scheduled for next month at sites in Anne Arundel County by American Red Cross of Central Maryland. They include:

Adult CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and rescue for victims ages 8 and older. It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 3, 6, 17, and 24 at sites to be announced and Sept. 24 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd., Severna Park. Cost: $37.

First Aid Basics, training participants to identify and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries. You will learn how to control bleeding, minimize the effects of shock, and care for musculoskeletal injuries and sudden illness due to heat and cold and other emergencies. This course does not include Adult CPR. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 10. Severna Park. Cost: $35.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR, comprehensive CPR course trains for CPR on adult, infant and child victims, including rescue breathing, clearing obstructed airway and one-rescuer CPR. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 3 and 24 at locations to be announced. Cost: $42.

Adult CPR and First Aid Basics, learn rescue breathing, how to clear an obstructed airway, perform one-rescuer CPR on victims ages 8 and older. Course also includes first aid basics on how to treat life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at a site to be announced and Sept. 24 at Severna Park. Cost. $37.

Infant and Child CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants and children from birth to age 8. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 3, Severna Park, and Sept. 17, Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis. Cost: $37.

Infant and Child CPR and First Aid, including infant and child CPR certification, emphasizing first aid for those who work in child care settings. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 3 at Severna Park, and Sept. 17 in Annapolis. Cost: $42.

All courses are on a first-come, first-served basis, and pre-registration with payment is required. Information: 410-624-2060.

Prescription discounts available to residents

The county Health Department has announced that it is offering a prescription discount program to all county residents.

There are no age or income restrictions, and the program has no enrollment fee or monthly charge. Participants in the program receive a discount card, which provides savings averaging 21 percent and as high as 50 percent on prescriptions. The card, provided through ScriptSave, can be used at participating area pharmacies or mail-order services.

The program covers generic and brand-name medicines, vision exams, eyewear and contacts, diabetic and respiratory supplies, hearing exams and supplies, and home medical equipment and supplies.

Residents can apply for the program by calling ScriptSave at 800-700-3957 and mentioning group No. 586. Or go to the Web site at www.scriptsave.com, and log on with No. 586.

Information: www.aa health.org.

Health screenings offered at Arundel Mills

Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer these screenings and activities at its Arundel Mills storefront, between Jillian's and Entrance 4:

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

Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings, and 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

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