Calendar

September 15, 2006

Events

Dinner with the Doc -- Ecker Business Center, Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia / Harbor Hospital spine surgeon Benjamin Carr will discuss causes of and treatments for back pain. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 410-350-2563.

Pint for a pint blood drive -- Wegmans, 122 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley / Donate a pint of blood and get a coupon for a free pint of Wegmans ice cream. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. 410-773-3900.

Classes

Lifestyle management -- Northwest Hospital Center, 5401 Old Court Road, Randallstown / Learn healthy eating alternatives, ways to cope with stress and other ways to improve lifestyle. The three-class series starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. $25. Pre-registration required. 410-521-5968.

Type 2 diabetes -- Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center, 6569 N. Charles St., Physicians' Pavilion West, Room 300, Towson / Days and times vary. Registration: 443-849-2036.

Exercise

Walking program -- Harbor Hospital, held at the Centre at Glen Burnie, 6711 Ritchie Highway / 8 a.m.-10 a.m. daily. Free. Registration required. 410-350-8255.

Screenings

Glaucoma screenings -- Krieger Eye Institute, Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave. / Free. No appointment necessary. 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 410-420-8132.

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

Breast cancer -- HopeWell Cancer Support, 10628 Falls Road, Brooklandville / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday. 410-832-2719.

Cancer of the head and neck -- Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Milton J. Dance Head & Neck Rehabilitation Center, 6701 N. Charles St., Towson / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 443-849-2087.

Families of children with leukemia or lymphoma -- Sinai Hospital's Pediatric Oncology Conference Room, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave. / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration, 410-601-9355.

Adults with epilepsy -- Abilities Network, 8503 LaSalle Road, Towson / 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. 410-828-7700, ext. 1220.

New mothers -- St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / For mothers of infants up to 5 months old. 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays. 410-337-1880.

For calendar listings, e-mail releases four weeks in advance to healthcalendar@baltsun.com or mail typed news releases to Health Calendar, Features, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278.

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