Health Notes


May 20, 2007

Health screenings offered at center

Upper Chesapeake Healthlink's Community Wellness Center at 626A Revolution St. in Havre de Grace offers free blood pressure, sleep disorder and body composition screenings.

Also available are cholesterol screenings for $10, osteoporosis screenings for $25, and full cardiac risk assessments for $20 (cash or check only).

No appointments are necessary. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday.

Osteoporosis screenings require a scan of the bare foot; dress so that socks or stockings may be easily removed.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Hospice regatta set for June 1

Harford Hospice will hold its eighth annual regatta from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 1 next to Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace.

The regatta begins with a reception for sponsors and ends with a shore party for all guests. A steak and chicken dinner donated by Outback Steakhouse is included, along with activities and entertainment.

Tickets are $45 and include food, beer and sodas, entertainment, and a silent auction and raffle. A cash bar is available.

Since 1999, the regatta has raised more than $300,000 for hospice patients and their families. All proceeds go to Harford Hospice to support programs and services to patients in need of palliative care.

For tickets and information: 443-643-3460.

Support groups, classes available

Upper Chesapeake Health offers various support groups and classes that are free to the public.

Many support groups for specific diseases and medical problems meet at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air while others meet at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace.

The Upper Chesapeake Family Birthplace also offers classes and support groups for expectant parents, new parents and pregnant teens, as well as baby-sitting safety and sibling classes at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Program focuses on diabetes control

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a diabetes self-management outpatient education program.

Participants will learn ways to control their diabetes. The program includes meetings with a diabetes educator and a registered dietitian to develop an individualized meal plan.

A written prescription or referral from a physician is required to participate in the diabetes program.

For appointments: 443-843- 7000 or 800-301-4799.

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