April 28, 2006


Medical Laboratory Expo -- Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Key Highway entrance / Browse vaccine development and disease exhibitions and hear doctors speak on bioterrorism and mad cow disease. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 866-272-3531.

Oral health education -- Baltimore County's Department of Aging will offer presentations to seniors on dental care and how to spot oral cancer. The presentations are at local senior centers through May 12. Free. 410-887-2594.


Smoking cessation -- Chase Brexton Health Services, 10 W. Eager St. / Six-week class starts Monday. Free. Registration: 410-545- 4481, ext. 1700.

Type 2 diabetes -- Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center, 6569 N. Charles St., Physicians' Pavilion West, Room 300, Towson / Days and times vary. Registration: 443-849-2036.


Walking program -- Harbor Hospital, held at the Centre at Glen Burnie, 6711 Ritchie Highway / Daily, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free. Registration required. 410-350- 8255.

Indoor walking program -- Wheels Skating Center, 1200 Odenton Road, Odenton / Co-sponsored by Baltimore Washington Medical Center and O'Malley Senior Center. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Free. Registration required. 410-222-6227.

Indoor walking program -- White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd. / Sponsored by Franklin Square Hospital Center, Mommies in Motion invites new mothers to bring their babies (in strollers) and learn exercise routines. Expectant mothers also welcome. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Participants meet at the mall's information desk. Free. 888-746-2852.

Medical fitness -- Union Memorial Hospital, 201 E. University Parkway / A physician-referred program for people who can benefit from clinical supervision during exercise, such as those with arthritis, asthma, cancer and diabetes. Registration: 410- 554-2877.


Stroke prevention and osteoporosis screenings -- Life Line Screening offers ultrasound and bone-density screenings to gauge risk of stroke or osteoporosis, at locations in the Baltimore area this month. A stroke prevention screening is $109, and a stroke and osteoporosis screening is $129. For locations and to register: 800-697- 9721.

STD screenings -- Chase Brexton Health Services, 1001 Cathedral St. / Free. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 410-837-2050, ext. 1240.

Breast and cervical screenings -- Union Memorial Hospital, 201 E. University Parkway, or Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover St. / Annual screenings for Baltimore residents ages 50 to 64 who meet income requirements. Free. For times and dates of screenings at either hospital: 410-350-2001.

Blood pressure screenings -- Good Samaritan Hospital's Good Health Center, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd. / Free. No appointment necessary. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 410-532-4100.

Breast and cervical screenings -- Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive / Screenings for women ages 40 to 65 who meet income requirements. Free. 443-777- 8138.

Support groups

Crohns disease and colitis -- St. Joseph Medical Center, Canticle Room, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / 7 p.m. Monday. 410-337-1479.

Breast cancer -- HopeWell Cancer Support, 10628 Falls Road, Brooklandville / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday. 410-832-2719.

Lung cancer -- Harbor Hospital's LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. / 7 p.m. Tuesday. 410-350-8255.

New mothers -- St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays. For mothers of infants up to 5 months old. 410-337-1880.

Parkinson's disease -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road / 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 301-776-3426.

Bipolar disorder -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road / 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636.

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