September 08, 2006


Women's health seminar -- Truman Semans Conference Room, second floor, Weinberg Center, 227 St. Paul St. / Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein, director of the Weinberg Center for Women's Health and Medicine and the Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy, will talk about cervical cancer. Noon-1 p.m. Thursday. Free. For more information, call 410- 234-2580.

Eating Disorders Association conference -- Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda / Speakers include Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby; Dr. Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health; S. Anthony McCann, secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Fees vary. 800-931-2237 or nationaleating


Yoga for the abs -- Northwest Hospital Center, 5401 Old Court Road / Tighten and tone abdominal muscles. A 13-week class starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow. $143. Pre-registration required. 410-521-5968.

Smoking cessation -- Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., / 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday. Free. Information and registration, 410-532-4100.


Running clinics -- St. Agnes Hospital, 900 Caton Ave. / 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. tomorrow. Therapists, dieticians and physicians from St. Agnes Hospital will discuss topics such as sports medicine, race and injury prevention, exercise techniques and nutrition. Free. 410-368-3330.

Indoor walking program -- Wheels Skating Center, 1200 Odenton Road, Odenton / Co-sponsored by Baltimore Washington Medical Center and O'Malley Senior Center. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Free. Registration required. 410-222-6227.

Indoor walking program -- White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd. / Sponsored by Franklin Square Hospital Center, Mommies in Motion invites new mothers to bring their babies (in strollers) and learn exercise routines. Expectant mothers also welcome. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Tuesdays. Participants meet at the mall's information desk. Free. 888-746- 2852.


Blood pressure screenings -- Good Samaritan Hospital's Good Health Center, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd. / Free. No appointment necessary. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 410- 532-4100.

Breast and cervical screenings -- Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive / Screenings for women ages 40 to 65 who meet income requirements. Free. 443-777-8138.

Support groups

Shy bladder -- Arundel Mills Mall, Hanover / 11 a.m. Sunday. 410-868-7975.

Bay Bridge Breathers -- Harbor Hospital's LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. / Noon on Monday. For those with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis. 410-350-8255.

Cardiac patients -- St. Agnes Hospital's Community Room A, 900 Caton Ave. / 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 410-368-2246.

Parkinson's disease -- Johns Hopkins Green Spring Station, 10753 Falls Road, Brooklandville / 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. 410-832-2719.

Clutterers Anonymous -- St. John's of Hamilton Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue / 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 410-254-3245.

Parkinson's disease -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road / 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 301-776-3426.

Bipolar disorder -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road / 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636.

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