Health Notes


November 26, 2006

Upper Chesapeake to hold flu clinics

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold flu clinics for ages 12 and older:

Today: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harford Mall.

Friday: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church.

Flu hot line: 443-643-2800.

Medical van offers screenings

Upper Chesapeake HealthLink's new medical mobile van will be in the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's parking lot from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Free blood pressure, sleep disorder and body fat analysis screenings will be offered.

Also available will be cholesterol screenings for $10; osteoporosis screenings for $15; and cardiac risk assessments for $20 (cash or check only).

Information: 800-515-0044.

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D

Janet Wright from the Office of Aging will be available for open enrollment for Medicare Part D at the Aberdeen Senior Center at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Information: 410-273-5666.

`Dining with Docs' explores HPV

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a "Dining with Docs" dinner, lecture and discussion at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

Dr. Jon Bellantoni, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, will discuss "HPV: Knowing These 3 Letters Can Save Your & Your Daughters' Lives." Topics will include cervical cancer, HPV and HPV testing as a part of the normal gynecological exam.

The cost is $5 (cash only). Reservations are required.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Boblitz named planning director

Michael C. Boblitz has been appointed director of planning for Upper Chesapeake Health.

He will be systemwide coordinator for development and implementation of business projects and corporate initiatives.

He also will manage key business development databases, and administer the Certificate of Need process with the Maryland Health Planning Commission and other agencies.

Boblitz is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., with a bachelor's degree in health services administration and business. He is completing the executive master's of business administration program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Free session focuses on eating

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, a 12-step program for those suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia, will present a free community information meeting at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13.

The meeting will be held at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in the Chesapeake Conference Center. There will be no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Everyone is welcome, including those who think they might have a food problem or are concerned about someone who does.

Information: 877-805-2823 or

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