Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

April 09, 2006

Support for parents of kids with ADHD

CHADD of Harford County, a support group for parents of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bel Air Library, 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave.

Ramon Martinez, martial arts instructor, will discuss such instruction for children with ADHD.

Information: 410-377-0249.

New health plan for chronically ill

Care Improvement Plus, a new health plan focusing on the needs of the chronically ill, will offer assistance to Maryland residents who are Medicare beneficiaries and who have diabetes, heart failure or end-stage disease and need to choose a Medicare Part D drug plan.

Information sessions and lunch will be held at 11 a.m. April 17 and 18 at Bob Evans, 14 Bel Air South Parkway; and at 11:30 a.m. April 19 at Golden Corral, 706 S. Philadelphia Ave., Aberdeen.

Care Improvement Plus tailors care and services to the needs of the individual.

Reservations are required by calling 800-211-3084 or 800-713-1603 (TTY).

Doctor to lecture on breast cancer

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a "Dining with Docs" dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. April 19 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

Dr. Sankari Sivasailam, who is board-certified in oncology hematology, and internal medicine, will discuss "Breast Cancer: Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment."

Another program will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 26. Dr. Sean Curtin, board-certified in internal medicine, will provide information on "Minimizing Sports Injuries." Participants can learn ways to protect their children and themselves from injuries that can occur when participating in athletic activities.

The cost is $5 (cash only) for each program. Reservations are required.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Sonography training to be offered in Cecil

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County Training Centers is expanding its diagnostic medical sonography program to Cecil Community College's Elkton Station at 107 Railroad Ave.

Information sessions will be presented about the program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 19 and 10 a.m. to noon April 29.

The UMBC diagnostic medical sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Admission requirements include completion of 60 college credits. Reservations for the information session are requested.

Information: 443-543-5400 or e-mail info@umbctrainingcen ters.com.

Hospital noted for curbing infection

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center was named a Mentor Hospital by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for its efforts in eliminating hospital infection rates.

As a Mentor Hospital, UCMC assists hospitals across the country in implementing best practices relating to reduction in infections, such as ventilator-associated pneumonia and catheter-related blood stream infections.

Klein's markets give $250,000 to hospital

Klein's Family Markets, a family-owned, Harford County-based grocery store chain, recently made a $250,000 commitment to the Upper Chesapeake Health's "We're Here for Life" capital campaign.

The gift will be used toward the expansion project at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and major renovations to Harford Memorial Hospital.

In recognition of their gift, the UCH Foundation awarded Klein's the Good Corporate Citizen honor.

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