Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

June 04, 2006

Hospital to hold Parkinson's talk

As part of the Senior Series 2006 educational luncheons, Carroll Hospital Center will present "Parkinson's Disease," at noon June 13 at the Women's Place.

Rebecca Dunlop, registered nurse of the Johns Hopkins Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center, will discuss the disease and treatment options. A question-and-answer session will follow and lunch will be served.

Registration is required at 410-848-2244.

Camp SHAKE focuses on health and safety

Carroll Hospital Center will hold a summer Camp SHAKE (Safety and Health Care Awareness for Kids Everyday) for boys and girls entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades in the fall of 2006.

This interactive camp will give youths the chance to learn how to stay healthy and safe and show what it's like to work in various health careers. Instructors are hospital staff, including community health educators who are registered nurses.

Two sessions will be offered: Session 1, healthy eating, exercise, introduction to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19-23; and Session 2, first aid and CPR continued, health care careers, avoiding risky behavior, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 17-21 (for graduates of Session 1 or 2005 campers).

The cost per session is $150. Snacks and supplies are included.

Information: 410-848-2244.

Sprint Triathlon set for June 18

The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation will sponsor the fourth annual Sprint Triathlon June 18 at the South Carroll Swim Club, 1900 W. Liberty Road, Winfield.

Proceeds from the "Tri-to-Win ... the Fight Against Melanoma" will go to the Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.

The triathlon is an established event for first-timers and experienced racers alike.

The triathlon includes a 400-meter swim at the club, followed by a 14-mile bike ride and 5-kilometer run around Carroll County.

In acknowledgement of Father's Day, prizes will be given to the "Fastest Father/Son and Father/Daughter" teams.

Race awards are also presented to the three fastest female and male athletes overall, and the top three female and male finishers.

Entry fee is $60 and tax deductible. No entries will be taken after June 16.

Information: 410-635-2551 or 410-857-4890.

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