Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

June 28, 2006

Screenings planned at Arundel Mills

Baltimore Washington Medical Center is offering the following free screenings and activities at the Arundel Mills Outreach Center, between Dave and Buster's and Entrance 4:

Monday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure and anemia screenings.

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

July 11, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., information from Joslin Diabetes Center.

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

July 13, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.

July 14, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

July 17, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., county Department of Aging will offer information on its services.

July 20, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

July 24, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

July 25, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

July 27, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.

July 28, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

Call 410-787-4367.

Hospital in need of blood donors

Anne Arundel Medical Center is experiencing a critical shortage of all types of blood, especially O-positive. The center relies primarily on its own blood bank rather than donations from the Red Cross or on blood purchases.

The center's blood bank is open for donations:

Mondays, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Fridays, 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Call 443-481-4215 for an appointment.

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. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410-721-3258.

Amputee support group. Provides information for amputees, their families and health care providers. Meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Call for location. 410-268-6080.

Cardiac support group. Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 443-481-1925.

Celiac support group. Meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of the month. 410-672-5834.

Crohn's/Colitis/IBD support group. Meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410-626-7755.

Endometriosis/infertility support group. Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. Endometriosis information: 410-721-2858. Infertility information: 410-729- 0864.

Sickle Cell support group. Meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of the month in Suite 250. 410-787-0294.

Information: 443-481-4700.

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, starting at 7 p.m. 410-956-0055 for registration.

Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Peace Point book study group meets. Registration: 410-956-0055.

Information: 410-956-0055.

County schedules waste disposal

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

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.

Harbor Hospital plans PMS seminar

Harbor Hospital in Baltimore is offering the following activities:

Today, 6 p.m., Discussion about premenstrual syndrome. LifeResource Center. Registration. 410-350-2563.

Information: 410-350-2563 or harborhospital.org.

Medical center plans yoga classes

Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering the following yoga classes:

Beginning Yoga, the basics of Hatha yoga, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, or 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays.

Continuing Yoga, an intermediate class, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Mom and Baby Yoga and Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. The fee is $40 for four weeks.

Mommy and Me, which covers postpartum issues, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Fridays.

Therapeutic Yoga, covers comfort levels, breathing exercises and focus, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Prenatal Yoga, for expectant mothers (all trimesters; physician's consent required), 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are $10 each and will be held on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion. Monthly registration required.

Information: 800-MD-NURSE or askaamc.org.

Sports health classes available this month

The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department is offering classes on sports health at the Recreation Center gym:

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., toddler and preschooler open gym for ages 5 and under. Drop-in fee: $2.

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., introduction to soccer for ages 4 to 6. Fee: $55.

Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., soccer basics for ages 3 and 4 with a parent. Fee: $45.

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., "Be Active Together," parent-and-child interactive physical activity with nutrition lessons for ages 4 to 6; a class for ages 7 to 9 will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $45 per pair.

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