Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

February 04, 2007

Cholesterol to be topic of discussion

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a Dining with Docs dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

Dr. Lynne Einbinder, certified in cardiology and internal medicine, and Dr. Carol Bowman, certified in internal and holistic medicine, will discuss "Cholesterol: A Comprehensive Approach to Managing Your Numbers."

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

Information: 800-515-0044.

Nutritionist to offer free consultations

The Edgewood Senior Center will hold a program with Jennifer Drzik, senior center nutritionist, on Thursday.

She will offer free one-on-one consultations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are required and will be made first come, first served.

Information will be provided on diet modification to lower cholesterol and triglycerides, better blood-sugar control, weight loss and recommendations for healthful eating based on the new food pyramid guidelines.

Information: 410-612-1622.

Mental illness group offers free course

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free, comprehensive 12-week course for families of people with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder.

The class will offer emotional support and information on self-care and coping skills.

Classes start Thursday.

Information: 443-910-4977.

Program offered for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a "Look Good, Feel Better" program for cancer patients from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

The program provides makeup and hair techniques to combat the effects of treatment.

Information and registration: 800-515-0044.

Bariatric surgery to be focus of class

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a free informational class, "Bariatric Surgery: New Course For Life," at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Havre de Grace Room at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Participants can learn whether the surgery is appropriate for them. Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery staff members will present the classes.

Information: 800-515-0044.

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