Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

November 29, 2006

Seminar to address questions on joints

Do you have a question about the pain in your hips or knees? Log on to www.askaamc.org and ask the specialists at Anne Arundel Medical Center, who will respond to the questions this evening at a free seminar featuring a panel of AAMC specialists.

"The Hip and Knee Pain Seminar" will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 250 of the Sajak Pavilion at the AAMC Medical Park campus.

The Annapolis hospital performed more than 71,000 joint-replacement surgeries last year. Patients who come to AAMC's Joint Replacement Center for surgery participate in its Joint Camp, a specialized program to help them get back to a normal life as quickly as possible after surgery.

Every few months, the center's staff invites patients back for a reunion and to collect their input on how the rehabilitation program can be improved.

To register for this seminar, call 443-481-4000 or 800-MD- NURSE.

Lee invited to speak on robotic surgery

Dr. Kenneth Adam Lee, director of thoracic surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center and medical director of its Institute for Robotic Surgery, was among a panel of physicians invited to speak at the First International Symposium on Robotic Surgery, held last month in Chicago.

Medical center sets December activities

Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer the following activities next month:

Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., free blood pressure screenings, main lobby of medical center, 301 Hospital Drive. 410-787- 4367.

Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., prostate cancer support group meets, Tate Center, first-floor conference room. 410-553-8129.

Dec. 12, 6 p.m., stroke support group meets. 410-787-4118.

Dec. 19, 11 a.m. to noon, Tate Cancer Center offers information on nutrition for cancer patients. Reservations. 410-553- 8129.

Dec. 20, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Joslin Circle hosts a diabetes support group at the Joslin Diabetes Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223. 410-787-4940.

Information: 410-787-4367.

Hospital in need of blood donors

Anne Arundel Medical Center reports a critical shortage of all blood types, especially O-positive and A.

The blood bank is open for donations:

Mondays, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Fridays, 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

To donate, call 443-481-4215 to schedule an appointment.

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