Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

December 07, 2005

Orientations for health professions

Anne Arundel Community College will offer the following health professional orientations next month:

Jan. 9, 10 a.m., emergency medical technician, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 9, 5 p.m., patient care technician/geriatric nursing assistant, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 10, 10 a.m., radiology technology, Florestano Building, Room 418.

Jan. 11, noon, human services and gerontology, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 12, 4 p.m., pharmacy technician, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 12, 6 p.m., radiologic technology, Florestano Building, Room 419.

Jan. 17, noon, phlebotomy, Florestano Building, Room 114.

Jan. 17, 5 p.m., human services and gerontology, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 18, 5 p.m., emergency medical technician, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 23, 10 a.m., physical therapist assistant, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 25, 10 a.m., LPN to RN Upward Mobility Program, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 25, 5 p.m., registered nurse, Florestano Building, Room 101.

Jan. 26, 4 p.m., therapeutic massage, Florestano Building, Room 402.

All orientations are free. Information and registration: 410-777-7318, or aacc.edu/ healthprofessions.

County to offer flu vaccinations

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has updated its schedule for flu vaccinations.

Vaccine will be provided from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday on the lower level of the Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis.

The Department of Health will also provide flu vaccines for children 6 months and older and adults by appointment. Contact the Glen Burnie Health Center (410-222-6633) or the Parole Health Center (410-222- 7247) to schedule an appointment. Vaccinations are free, though a $20 donation is encouraged. Medicare Part B cards may be used to cover the donation.

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

Medical center offers yoga classes

Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering the following yoga classes:

Beginning Yoga, the 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, for children ages 6 to 11, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturdays this month and January.

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

Therapeutic Yoga, which 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, designed for expectant mothers (all trimesters are welcome; physician's consent required), 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Classes are $10 each and will be held on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion.

Information: 800-MD-NURSE or askaamc.org.

Harbor Hospital support groups

Harbor Hospital of Baltimore 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 lung cancer patients 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. 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.

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:

Monday, 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.

Monday, 6:30 p.m., Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, first-floor conference room, Tate Center. 410-553-8130.

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

Tuesday, 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.

Dec. 28, 8:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screening, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie.

Jan. 9, 10 and 12, yoga and Pilates classes beginning. Cost: $30.

Information: 410-787-4367.

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