Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

April 05, 2006

County sets schedule for waste disposal

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works has announced the schedule for household hazardous waste disposal days:

Friday, Sudley Convenience Center, 5400 Nutwell Road, Deale.

May 20, Glen Burnie Convenience Center, 100 Dover Road, Glen Burnie.

June 10, Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility, 389 Burns Crossing Road, Severn.

July 15, Sudley Convenience Center, 5400 Nutwell Road, Deale.

Sept. 9, Glen Burnie Convenience Center, 100 Dover Road, Glen Burnie.

Oct. 21, Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility, 389 Burns Crossing Road.

Nov. 18, Glen Burnie Convenience Center, 100 Dover Road, Glen Burnie.

Drop-off times for all dates and locations are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 410-222-7951.

Harbor Hospital plans seminars

Harbor Hospital in Baltimore is offering these activities:

Friday, 9 a.m., Feel Good Friday, information on knee pain, LifeResource Center Auditorium, 2990 S. Hanover St. Bring current X-rays of your knees for review; otherwise the hospital will take free X-rays for you. Registration. 410-350-2563.

April 13, 10 a.m., Heart Lessons, lecture on symptoms of a heart attack. LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., Registration. 410-350-2563.

April 18 and 19, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., discussion on the risks and causes of heart failure, as well as medications and devices to treat the problem. LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. Registration. 410-350-2563.

April 24, 11 a.m., "Senior Exercises: Put the Spring Back into Your Step," discussion on workout exercises for seniors. LifeResource Center. 2990 S. Hanover St. Registration. 410-350-2563.

April 25, 6 p.m., Total Joint Tuesday, lecture on causes and treatment of knee pain. Bring X-rays of your knees; if you have none, the hospital will take free X-rays for you. LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. Registration. 410-350-2563.

April 27, 5:30 p.m., "Caring for an Aging Parent," discussion of special needs of the aged and options for long-term health care. LifeResource Center. 2990 S. Hanover St. Registration. 410-350-2563.

Information: 410-350-2563 or harborhospital.org.

Medical center plans 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.

Mom and Baby Yoga and Infant Massage - 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. The fee is $40 for four weeks.

Mommy and Me - covers postpartum issues in strengthening the pelvis, abdominal muscles and core alignment, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Fridays.

Yoga and Meditation - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All levels welcome.

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 - for expectant mothers (all trimesters; physician's consent required), 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.

If not noted, classes are $10 each and will be held on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion. Monthly registration required.

Information: 800-MD-NURSE or askaamc.org

Sports health classes available this month

The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department is offering these classes on sports health at the Recreation Center Gym:

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., toddler and preschooler open gym for ages 5 and younger. Slides, tunnels, mats and balls. Drop-in fee: $2.

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., introduction to soccer for ages 4 to 6. Fee: $55.

Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., soccer basics for ages 3 and 4 with a parent. Fee: $45.

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., "Be Active Together," parent-and-child interactive physical activity with nutrition lessons for ages 4 to 6; a class for ages 7 to 9 will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $45 per pair.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., "What's Cooking? Introduction to Healthy Foods That Taste Good" for ages 4 to 6; a class for ages 7 to 9 will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Fee: $40.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., "When It's Too Cold or Wet to Walk Outside, Stop by the Gym." Free.

Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., adult Pilates workouts. Fee: $50.

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and noon to 1:15 p.m., Hatha yoga, beginning and continuing-level course. Fee: $65.

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., therapeutic yoga, strengthening body and enhancing breathing with gentle stretching. Fee: $65.

Information and registration: 410-263-7958.

Harbor Hospital has support groups

Harbor Hospital of Baltimore offers the following support groups:

Adult Day Care Center: medical day care for frail, elderly and mentally disabled 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.

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