Health Notes


April 30, 2006

Two from Forest Hill win $1,000 health scholarships

Two Forest Hill residents attending St. Mary's College of Maryland recently won $1,000 scholarships from the St. Mary's County Health Department.

Meghan Geraghty, a biology major, and Jacquelyn McGill, a biochemistry and psychology major, were two of four Maryland students to earn the scholarships.

Community colleges in sonography training effort

Harford and Cecil community colleges are collaborating with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to bring training in diagnostic medical sonography to the state's northeast region this year.

Information sessions on the programs and related careers will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Higher Education and Conference Center at HEAT in Aberdeen.

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 for acceptance.

Information; 443-543-5457.

Class on bariatric surgery set for May 9 at hospital

Upper Chesapeake Health offers a free informational class, "Bariatric Surgery: New Course For Life," at 5:30 p.m. May 9 in the Havre de Grace Room at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Participants can learn whether this surgery is right for them. Staff of Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery present the classes.

Information: 410-800-515-0044.

`Dining with Docs' event to focus on snoring

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a "Dining with Docs" dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. May 10 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

Dr. Thomas Burke, board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine, will discuss the impact of snoring on the heart, brain and other vital organs in "Snoring: The Not So Silent Killer."

The cost is $5 (cash only). Reservations are required as seating is limited.

Information: 800-515-0044.

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