November 10, 2006


Pandemic flu forum -- Mercy Medical Center, Weinberg Center, 227 St. Paul St. / Receive free flu shots and learn current information regarding the threat of a flu pandemic. Noon-1 p.m. Thursday. Registration: 410-332-9513.

Lung cancer seminar -- St. Agnes Hospital, 900 Caton Ave. / Dr. Eisner Cole, chief of medical oncology, and Dr. Gavin Henry, director of thoracic surgical oncology, will speak. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: 410-368-3330.

Heart Healthy Weekend -- Owings Mills Town Center, 10300 Mill Run Circle, Owings Mills / Free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings and discussions with health care professionals. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

Flu shots -- The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will offer free flu shot clinics at various locations through Nov. 30. 410-222-7343.


Prepared comprehensive childbirth -- Franklin Square Hospital, 9000 Franklin Square Dr. / Six-week course begins 2 p.m. Sunday. Fee. Registration: 888-74-OBTLC.

Smoking cessation -- Harbor Hospital LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. / Six-week course begins 6 p.m. Monday. $15. Registration: 410-350-2563.

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.

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.


Prostate screening -- Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Radiation Oncology lobby, 6701 N. Charles St. / 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 443-849-3080.

Breast and cervical screenings -- Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover St. / Screenings for women ages 40 to 64 who meet income requirements and live in the city. Free. 410-350-2001.

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

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.

Stroke -- Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie / 6 p.m. Tuesday. 410-787-4118.

Diabetes -- Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223 / 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday. 410-787-4940.

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

Holiday eating -- Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 6569 N. Charles St., Towson / 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Thursday. 443-849-2408.

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.

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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