March 16, 2007


Look good, feel better -- Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Physicians Pavilion East, 6565 N. Charles St., Towson / A licensed cosmetologist helps women undergoing cancer treatment address hair and skin changes. Free. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday. Information and registration: 443-849-2037.

Women's health conference -- Sheraton Baltimore City Center, 101 W. Fayette St. / This conference, titled "Why Women Cry II," discusses women's physical and mental health issues, including heart disease, HIV, hepatitis C, breast cancer, substance abuse and healthy relationships. Free, pre-registration required. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. 410-383-1903.


Lupus education -- C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick / Hosted by Lupus Mid-Atlantic. Free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 800-777-0934.

Type 2 diabetes -- Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center, 6569 N. Charles St., Physicians' Pavilion West, Room 300, Towson / Days and times vary. Registration: 443-849-2036.


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.

Indoor walking program -- White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd. / Sponsored by Franklin Square Hospital Center, Mommies in Motion invites new mothers to bring their babies (in strollers) and learn exercise routines. Expectant mothers also welcome. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Tuesdays. Participants meet at the mall's information desk. Free. 888-746-2852.


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, Rosedale / Screenings for women ages 40 to 65 who meet income requirements. Free. 443-777-8138.

Support groups

Ostomy -- St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 410-337-1845.

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.

Anxiety and depression -- Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Room B008, 6501 N. Charles St., Towson / 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 410-879-5909.

Diabetes -- Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223, Glen Burnie / 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.

New mothers -- St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / For mothers of infants up to 5 months old. 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays. 410-337-1880.

Parkinson's disease -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road / 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 301-776-3426.

Bipolar disorder -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road / 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636.

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