Health Notes


May 13, 2007

Seminar focuses on pain in joints

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a free seminar on joint pain with Dr. John Prodoehl, an orthopedic surgeon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Harford Memorial Hospital in the side section of the cafeteria.

Participants can learn about options for addressing joint pain.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Support available for mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a support meeting and offer educational materials on mental illness at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bel Air United Methodist Church, 21 Linwood Ave.

Sharon Lipford and Shawna Brown will discuss local mental health issues and insights into outpatient psychiatry.

Information: 410-893-4968.

Wellness fair offers activities for kids

Upper Chesapeake HealthLink will hold a Children's Health & Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 626 Revolution St. in Havre de Grace.

The fair will highlight health and safety information for children, and feature clowns, Ferrous from the Aberdeen IronBirds, free caricatures, games, car seat safety education, bike helmet fittings and more.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Free skin cancer screenings offered

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer free skin cancer screenings to identify the risk of the disease.

Screenings will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, 626 Revolution St., Havre de Grace; and 4 to 7 p.m. May 29 at the HealthLink Medical Mobile Van, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Parking Lot M.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Benefit walk set for Saturday

The Upper Chesapeake Health Joint Center, in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, will hold the fourth annual Joint Center Celebration Walk on Saturday at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation.

The walk will celebrate the graduates of the UCH Joint Camp and help raise awareness and funds to support arthritis research.

Participants can walk one or three miles around Ripken Stadium; write an inspirational message on the Wall of Heroes; enjoy games, prizes and refreshments; and learn about the Joint Center and Arthritis Foundation through informational exhibits.

Information: 443-643-4214.

Men's fitness club offers free trial

Cuts Fitness for Men of Bel Air will be open free to the public May 18 to 20 as part of the national "Get Active America!" campaign.

The open house is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 8 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20.

The open house will allow area residents to try out the facilities at Cuts Fitness for Men and learn about the health benefits of a 30-minute circuit workout free of charge.

Members are invited to bring a friend or family member in for free from May 14 to 20 to try out the facilities.

The club is at 804 Conowingo Road in Bel Air.

Information: 410-399-0069.

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