September 15, 2006


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.


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.


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.


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 or mail typed news releases to Health Calendar, Features, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.