Health Notes


March 11, 2007

`Look Good' class 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. Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

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

Information: 800-515-0044.

Skate-a-thon set to fight cancer

The Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will hold a Lace Up for Leukemia Skate-A-Thon on Saturday at Ice World in Abingdon.

The event for skaters of all ages will raise money for the fight against blood cancers.

Registration starts at 5 p.m., and skating goes on from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Lace Up for Leukemia participants will skate laps for pledges they collected to help fund research for blood cancers, and support past and present leukemia patients.

Information: 410-527-0220, ext. 21.

Joint-pain seminar offered March 20

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a free seminar on joint pain with Dr. Brian DeMuth, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 20 at Harford Memorial Hospital in the side section of the cafeteria.

Participants can learn to improve their quality of life and hear discussions on options for dealing with joint pain.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Osteoporosis talk set for March 21

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a "Dining with Docs" dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. March 21 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon John Prodoehl will discuss "Osteoporosis: How to Beat It."

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

Information: 800-515-0044.

Gala to support cancer research

The Chesapeake Cancer Alliance will hold a gala and tribute dinner March 23 at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs.

The gala will include an honor to Shirley Klein and Virginia Drescher for the contributions they have made to the community through Upper Chesapeake Health.

The alliance is a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting cancer patients, and their families and friends in Harford County.

Information and tickets: 410-942-1399 or 410-879-1833.

Conference planned for caregivers

The Geriatric Assistance and Information Network and the Harford County Office on Aging will present the 10th annual "Caregivers Conference: Caring for Those Who Care" from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 31 at the McFaul Activities Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air.

This year's conference will focus on balancing caregiving issues and healthy aging. Other topics include Medicaid changes, medication information, Parkinson's disease and dementia.

Sponsor exhibits will provide resource and service information available for caregivers and their loved ones.

The conference is free. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is recommended.

To register and for information, call the Harford County Office on Aging at 410-638- 3025.

Free adult day care service will be available by reservation only by calling Family and Children's Adult Day Services of Harford at 410-838-3222.

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