Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

May 06, 2007

County to hold rabies clinics today

The Harford County Health Department will sponsor rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Clinics will be held at these volunteer fire departments: Joppa-Magnolia, Route 7 and Mountain Road; Darlington, 1209 Castleton Road; Jarrettsville, 3825 Federal Hill Road; and Aberdeen, 21 N. Rogers St.

The fee is $5 per animal. Dogs must be leashed. Cats and ferrets should be in a pet carrier or box with air holes.

Information: 443-643-0300, or www.harfordcountyhealth. com.

`Look Good' session 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 counter the effects of treatment.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Free screening for varicose veins

The Upper Chesapeake Cardiovascular Institute is offering a free varicose vein screening from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Upper Chesapeake Surgical Pavilion in the Ambulatory Care Center.

Individuals who have spider veins, large veins or pain and swelling in their legs at the end of the day can have their leg veins examined by a certified vascular physician and discuss treatment options.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Lecture series focuses on seniors

Upper Chesapeake HealthLink will hold a Senior Fest in honor of Older Americans Month.

The dinner and lecture series is designed for seniors, their adult children, caregivers and for those who work with the elderly.

All lectures will be held at 5 p.m. at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in the Chesapeake Conference Center.

Lectures are:

"Medicare: All That You Have Asked But Didn't Get Answered," Wednesday. Topics include Medicare coverage, Medicare Part D, secondary coverage and identity fraud.

"Growing Older: Decisions To Be Made," May 23. Topics include safety concerns inside and outside of the home, living independently and long-term care versus assisted living.

"Preparing For End Of Life Issues," May 30. Topics include avoiding conflicts when creating advance directives, health care agents and hospice care.

A $5 fee per session (cash or check only) will include dinner.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Lecture teaches car seat safety

The Upper Chesapeake Family Birthplace will hold a car seat safety lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Parents will learn the proper way to install a child safety seat and learn what seat is right for their child.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Vascular screenings available Friday

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer free vascular health screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Upper Chesapeake Cardiovascular Institute.

Residents who think they may be at risk for peripheral vascular disease, carotid artery disease or abdominal aortic aneurysm should call for an appointment.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Show caters to new parents, babies

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold the Harford County Baby Shower from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Harford Mall.

Vendors will offer products for new parents and babies.

UCH and its Family Birthplace will hold a fashion show with children's fashions for spring and summer. Family Birthplace educators and nurses will hand out information on prenatal health and wellness, post-delivery health, breast-feeding and child safety.

Information: 800-515-0044.

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