Health Notes


February 14, 2007

Program offers growth fitness

Hospice of the Chesapeake and Ridgely Retreat are offering a personal growth fitness program from March to June.

"Nia for Healing" combines Eastern and Western movements and philosophies.

Nia is well-suited for people who are grieving. It is self-paced and no prior dance or movement experience is needed.

The Nia sessions will be held March 11, April 22, May 20 and June 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Ridgely Retreat, 203 Ridgely Ave. in Annapolis.

The registration fee is $10.

Information: 443-433-0462.

Wound center moves to Clatanoff Pavilion

Anne Arundel Medical Center's wound center has moved from the sixth floor of the Acute Care Pavilion to a new and larger space on the first floor of the Clatanoff Pavilion.

The new site with its larger space provides easier access for patients, staff, and ambulance and other transportation services.

The wound center is a short walk from the main entrance and just inside the Clatanoff Pavilion, to the left of the lobby.

Information: 443-481-5187 or

Scholarships offered to nursing students

Harbor Hospital is offering scholarships to students pursuing a career in nursing. Each scholarship is valued at $4,000 a year and is renewable for up to three years.

Scholarship applications must be received by April 1 for consideration.

Interested students can apply online at www.harborhospital. org or call 410-350-3063 for more information.

AAMC names new staff president

Dr. Paul T. Elder has been named the new president of Anne Arundel Medical Center's medical staff. He succeeds Dr. Thomas Ducker, who completed a two-year term as the leader of more than 720 medical staff members.

An AAMC anesthesiologist, Elder has been on medical staff since December 1985. He moves into the president's role after serving two years as the medical staff's vice president.

Safety checks offered for child car seats

In observance of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will offer free child safety seat checks on the following dates:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow - Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane. 410-222-6620.

9 a.m. to noon Tuesday - Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St., Annapolis. 410-222-7249.

Appointments are required.

Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of injuries among young children in Anne Arundel County. A properly installed child car seat can help reduce motor vehicle injuries and fatalities. Parents should check the car manual and safety seat manufacturer manual for installation instructions.

Information: www.aahealth. org.

Medical screenings at Arundel Mills

Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer the following free screenings this month at its Outreach Center, Arundel Mills mall between Dave and Buster's and mall entrance No. 4:

Tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings.

Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.

Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings. Information: 410-787-4367

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