Health Notes


December 17, 2006

Holiday depression to be discussed

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a support meeting and offer educational materials on mental illness at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bel Air United Methodist Church, 21 Linwood Ave.

Kim Bennett-Setby, assistant director of Villa Maria Behavioral Health Center in Harford County, will discuss holiday-related depression and how to help loved ones through the holidays.

Information: 410-893-4968.

$10 million pledged for hospital projects

Upper Chesapeake Health has announced that more than $10 million has been pledged by the community for expansion and renovation projects at Harford Memorial Hospital and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

The Nov. 11 announcement marked the start of the public phase of Upper Chesapeake Health's fundraising campaign.

Upper Chesapeake is investing more than $150 million over the next five years to support capital expansion and community health initiatives.

Information: 443-643-4204.

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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