Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

October 30, 2005

Medical center offers activities

Anne Arundel Medical Center will be offering the following activities:

Nov. 8, Dec. 14, and Jan. 14, 11 a.m., knee and hip pain seminar, "Top 10 Things to Do for Arthritis," second floor, Sajak Pavilion, registration.

Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m., class on treatment options for back and neck pain, second floor, Sajak Pavilion. Registration.

Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., class on proper posture, exercise, body mechanics and stretching to maintain a health neck and back. Second floor, Sajak Pavilion. Fee: $30. Registration.

Nov. 17, Dec. 15, and Jan. 19, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., power walk through Westfield Shopping Town Annapolis Mall. Participants will receive a free blood pressure screening and health information.

Information and registration: 800-MD-NURSE, or ask.aamc.org.

County clinics offer free flu vaccines

The county department of health will be offering flu vaccinations to county residents.

Free injectable and nasal spray vaccines will be available, but the department would appreciate donations of $20. Medicare Part B will cover the $20 donation; Medicaid cards will be required.

Vaccinations are recommended for high priority groups, such as people age 65 and older; those with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and HIV/AIDS; children 6 months to 23 months; pregnant women; health care personnel who provide direct patient care; and out-of-home caregivers of children younger than 6 months old.

Flu clinics are scheduled for:

Tomorrow, Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Owensville Primary Care Health Fair, 134 Owensville Road, West River, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nov. 8, Armiger Fire Station, 304 Mountain Road, Pasadena, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov. 14, Anne Arundel Community College, Cade Building, Ritchie Highway, Arnold, noon to 3 p.m.

Nov. 16, Glen Burnie Improvement Association, Crain Highway and 1st Avenue, Glen Burnie, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Nov. 21, Severn Fire Station, 7860 Telegraph Road, Severn, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit aahealth.org or call 410-222-7343.

CPR, first aid classes offered by Red Cross

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

Baby sitter training, an interactive course for children age 11 to 15. The course will offer the knowledge, skill and confidence to care for children up to primary school age. Topics include interview skills and reacting to an emergency or sudden illness. Graduates will receive a baby sitter's tote containing first aid supplies, emergency information note pad and a flashlight. (State law requires that anyone younger than age 8 be cared for by someone age 13 or older.) The class will run from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd. The cost is $65.

Infant and child CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR on children from birth to age 8. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Severna Park United Methodist Church. The cost is $40.

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. Nov. 12 at Severna Park United Methodist Church. The cost is $45.

Adult CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims age 8 and older. It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at Stanton Community Center in Annapolis.

Adult, infant and child CPR, including rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and one-rescuer CPR. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at Stanton Community Center. The cost is $45.

All courses are on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration with payment is required before the first class. Information: 410-624-2060.

Screenings, exhibits set at Arundel Mills

Baltimore Washington Medical Center has scheduled screenings and exhibits at its Arundel Mills storefront:

Tuesday , 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., discussion for diabetics on "Meter Checkup."

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

Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure and anemia screenings, with story time for parents and children from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. foot screenings.

Nov. 11, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings.

Nov. 21, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., county Department of Aging to offer information on services.

Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

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