Health Notes


May 04, 2007

Program addresses kids' home safety

A member of Johns Hopkins Medicine will present "Home Sweet Home," a program for children ages 9 to 12 and their parents on safe, enjoyable ways for children to stay home alone.

The program will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Howard County General Hospital's Wellness Center, Suite L-9 of the Columbia Medical Center, 11055 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

An osteoporosis screening will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 15 at the same location. The cost is $35.

A free skin cancer screening will be offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 15 and May 17 at the Central Maryland Rehabilitation Center, 6300 Woodside Court, off Broken Land Parkway in Columbia. Because of the time required to perform a full-body examination, the dermatologist will examine only one or two areas of concern.

Information or to register: 410-740-7601.

Chiropractor to discuss new book

Chiropractor and researcher Joe Dispenza will discuss his new book, Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 17 at Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road, North Laurel.

He will talk about spontaneous remissions, neuroplasticity (adaptability in the brain) and how the brain can evolve, discussing recent studies in neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology and biology, and what they reveal about healing and disease.

A book signing is also planned.

The fee is $25. Information or to register: 410-888-9048, ext. 6611.

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