Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

May 03, 2006

Screenings, exhibits set at Arundel Mills

Baltimore Washington Medical Center has scheduled the following free activities at its Arundel Mills Outreach Center, between Dave and Buster's and mall entrance No. 4:

Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

Monday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

May 11, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.

May 18, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings.

May 19, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

May 22, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

May 23, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

May 25, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.

Information: 410-787-4367.

Healing arts group schedules programs

The American Healing Arts Alliance is sponsoring these programs:

Second Tuesday of the month, Meditation and Healing Exchange, Peace Point, Edgewater, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Peace Dove Meditation, and 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Healing Hearts exchanges. 410-956-0055 for registration and directions.

May 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., discussion about trends in the media, movies, art, theatre and the Web. 410-956-0055 for registration and directions.

Fourth Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Peace Point. Book study group meets for self study of the workbook's 365 daily meditation lesson, text and manual for teachers. Registration: 410-956-0055.

Information: 410-956-0055.

Hospital offers support groups

Anne Arundel Medical Center offers several support groups for the community:

Alzheimer's Support Group for caregivers. Meets at 7 p.m., fourth Tuesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410- 721-3258.

Amputee Support Group. Provides informative topics for amputees, their families and health care providers. Meets at 7 p.m., fourth Thursday. Call for location. 410-268-6080.

Cardiac Support Group. Meets at 7:30, first and third Tuesday, Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 443-481-1925.

Celiac Support Group. Meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., second Friday. 410-672-5834.

Crohn's/Colitis/IBD Support Group. Meets at 7 p.m., first Wednesday in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410-626-7755.

Endometriosis/Infertility Support Group. Meets at 7 p.m., second Tuesday in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. For endrometriosis information: 410-721-2858. Infertility information: 410-729-0864.

Sickle Cell Support Group. Meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., third Saturday in Suite 250. 410-787-0294.

Liver and Hepatitis C Support Group. Meets from 6:30 p.m., first Monday, Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410-224-4887, ext. 432.

Nicotine Dependence Support Group. Meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. fourth Monday in Donner Pavilion waiting room. 443-481-5366.

Stroke Support Group. Meets at 1 p.m., third Saturday, Glenwood Hi-Rise Senior Center, 701 Glenwood Ave., Annapolis.

Subsequent Pregnancy Support Group, for pregnant women who have suffered the loss of a baby previously. 800-MD-NURSE.

Perinatal Loss Support Group, for those have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. 800-MD-NURSE.

United Ostomy Association Support Group. Meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday in the Sajak Pavilion. 443-481-5508.

Information: 443-481-4700.

County sets schedule for waste disposal

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

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.

Oct. 21, Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility.

Nov. 18, Glen Burnie Convenience Center.

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

Compiled by H.F. Brown

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