Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

November 06, 2005

Harbor Hospital offers the following support groups:

Adult Day Care Center, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., medical day care for frail elderly and mentally handicapped adults. 410-350-8260.

Lung Cancer Support Group, at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, for those with lung cancer diagnoses and their families. LifeResource Center Library. 410-350-3163.

Arm-in-Arm, third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., for breast cancer patients and their families, LifeResource Center Library. 410-987-4316.

Bay Bridge Breathers, Noon, second Mondays, for people with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis, LifeResource Center Auditorium.

Harbor Hikers, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., informal walk-on-your- own program for people seeking heart-healthy exercise, with free blood pressure screenings every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Centre at Glen Burnie.

Marley Milers, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily, informal walk-on-your own program, Marley Station.

Information: 410-350-2563.

Medical center offers activities

Anne Arundel Medical Center will be offering the following activities:

Tuesday, 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.

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

Thursday, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., class on proper posture, exercise, body mechanics and stretching to maintain a healthy 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 Health Department will offer 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:

Tuesday, 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 First 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.

Information: aahealth.org or 410-222-7343.

CPR, first aid classes offered by Red Cross

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

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:

Tomorrow, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Nov. 29, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings. Information: 410-787-4367.

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