Health Notes


July 26, 2006

Harbor Hospital sets August activities

Harbor Hospital will offer the following activities next month:

Aug. 10, noon, Rest in Peace, how to stop snoring, LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., registration, 410-350-2563.

Aug. 14, 11 a.m., Harbor Seniors, food safety, LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., registration. 410-350-2563.

Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m., "Dinner with the Doc: A Second Opinion on Back Pain," including what to do before trying surgery, Ecker Business Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, registration. 410-350-2563.

Aug. 23, 6 p.m., "How to Lose 10 Pounds a Month," LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., registration, 410-350-2563.

Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m., "Dinner with the Doc, The Aches of Arthritis," Ecker Business Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, registration. 410-350-2563.

Aug. 30, 11 a.m., Diabetes Q&A, LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., 410-350-2563.

Information: 410-350-2563.

Schools change immunization list

The Anne Arundel County Health Department has announced that immunization requirements for children in preschool through ninth grade have changed this year.

The department is offering free immunizations for county children from birth to age 18. Vaccinations are free, but a $10 donation is appreciated.

Contact the health center in your area for an appointment or schedule of walk-in clinics at Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St. (410-222-7247), or Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A St., N.W., Glen Burnie (410-222-6633).

For further information on state school immunization requirements, visit the Health Department's Web site at, or call the Immunization Services Program at 410-222-4896.

Screenings planned at Arundel Mills

Baltimore Washington Medical Center is offering free screenings and activities at the Arundel Mills Outreach Center, between Dave and Buster's and mall entrance No. 4:

Tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.

Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings. Information: 410-787-4367.

Hospital in need of blood donors

Anne Arundel Medical Center reports a critical shortage of all blood types, especially O-positive.

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.

Appointments: 443-481-4215.

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. on 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. Registration: 410-956-0055.

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 a schedule for household hazardous-waste disposal days:

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.

Medical center plans yoga classes

Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering these 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.

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