Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

September 10, 2006

`Look Good' program for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a "Look Good, Feel Better" program for cancer patients from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

The program provides makeup and hair techniques to counter appearance-related effects of treatment.

Information and registration: 800-515-0044.

Disabilities panel to give out awards

Wednesday is the deadline to nominate Harford County residents, employers and groups who promote the hiring of persons with disabilities for the Harford County Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities' annual awards.

Recipients will be honored at a luncheon Oct. 19.

Johnny Hudson will be the keynote speaker. Hudson, who is disabled, works as a salesperson at Best Buy and recently acquired his driver's license.

The committee will present awards in the following categories: Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year, Harford County Student Worker of the Year, Barrier-Free Design Award, Ruth Helen Thompson Memorial Community Service Award, and Print or Electronic Media Award.

Nomination forms are available by calling 410-638-3373, voice/TTY, or online at www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/disabilities.

Cancer screenings offered this month

Upper Chesapeake Health is offering free prostate cancer screenings.

Urologist Dr. Robert Hoofnagle will provide the screening for men from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Community Wellness Center, 626A Revolution St., Havre de Grace; and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Medical Mobile Van in the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center parking lot.

Appointments are required by calling HealthLink at 800- 515-0044.

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