Calendar

January 12, 2007

Events

Listen to the Beat -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging, in partnership with Cardiophonics, will offer free cardiac arrhythmia screenings at area senior centers this month. Appointments are required. For times and locations, call 410-887-3423.

Classes

Smoking cessation -- Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 11055 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia / This eight-class session is certified by the American Lung Association. $60. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: 410-740-7601.

Breastfeeding -- St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / A lactation consultant will teach proper breastfeeding methods. $20 per couple. Tomorrow. For class time and registration: 410-337-1880.

Exercise

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.

Screenings

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

Breast cancer -- HopeWell Cancer Support, 10628 Falls Road, Brooklandville / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday. 410-832-2719.

Cancer of 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.

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

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.

For calendar listings, e-mail releases four weeks in advance to healthcalendar@baltsun.com or mail typed news releases to Health Calendar, Features, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278.

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