Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

November 20, 2005

Medical center offers yoga classes

Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering the following yoga classes:

Beginning Yoga, basics of Hatha yoga, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, or 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays.

Continuing Yoga, an intermediate class, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Children's Yoga, introduction to yoga for children ages 6 to 11, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturdays next month and January.

Mommy and Me, covers postpartum issues in strengthening the pelvis, abdominal muscles and core alignment, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Fridays.

Therapeutic Yoga, covers comfort levels, breathing exercises and focus, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Prenatal Yoga, class is designed for expectant mothers (all trimesters welcomed but physician's consent is required), 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Classes will be held on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion. Fee: $10. 800-MD-NURSE, or askAAMC.org.

Harbor Hospital has support groups

Harbor Hospital offers the following support groups:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information: 410-350-2563.

Medical center offers activities

Anne Arundel Medical Center will be offering the following activities:

Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., introduction to Reiki class, showing how to reduce stress and pain, second floor, Sajak Pavilion. Fee: $25. 800-636-8773.

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

Dec. 8 and Jan. 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., class on maintaining a healthy neck and back, second floor, Sajak Pavilion. Fee: $30.

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

Screenings, exhibits set at Arundel Mills

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

Tomorrow, 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.

Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Dec. 2, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure and anemia screenings, and a story time for parents and children from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., discussion on stress and diabetes.

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

Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Dec. 15, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings.

Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Dec. 16, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Dec. 19, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., county department of aging will offer information on its services and answer questions.

Dec. 22, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.

Information: 410-787-4367.

Medical center schedules services

Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer activities and screenings at various locations.

Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screenings, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie. 410-787-4367.

Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screenings, main lobby.

Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, Tate Center Conference Room, first floor. 410-553-8130

Dec. 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., seminar on weight management and wellness, Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Center. Registration. 410-328- 8940.

Dec. 13, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Stroke Support Group meets. 410-787-4367.

Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., nutritional education program for patients, first-floor conference room, Tate Center.

Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., monthly meeting of Joslin Circle, a Diabetes Support Group, lower level, Joslin Diabetes Center.

Information: 410-787-4367.

County clinics offer free flu vaccines

The county Health Department will offer flu vaccinations to county residents from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Severn Fire Station, 7860 Telegraph Road, Severn.

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