Calendar

June 01, 2007

Events

Public forum on vascular diseases -- Hurd Hall, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe St. / Learn vascular disease diagnosis, potential risk and prevention strategies. 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Information: 831-373-0508.

Female issues and male perspectives -- Pikesville Hilton, 1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville / The state chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation sponsors a discussion about inflammatory bowel disease in men and women. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. Pre-registration required: 877-807-5271.

Classes

Type 2 diabetes -- Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center, 6569 N. Charles St., Physicians' Pavilion East, Suite 507, Towson / Days and times vary. Registration: 443-849-2036.

Prepared childbirth comprehensive course -- Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive / Parents can prepare for the emotional and physical changes of pregnancy. A six-week class starts at 6 p.m. Sunday. Registration: 443-777-7000.

Exercise

Walking program -- Honeygo Run Regional Park, off Honeygo Boulevard / 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays. Free. Information: 888-74-OBTLC.

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.

Screenings

Lung cancer -- Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover St. / Computerized tomography (CT) scans for those older than 50 with a history of smoking, or exposure to asbestos or secondhand smoke. $50. 410-350-2563.

Breast and cervical screenings -- Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive / Screenings for women ages 40 to 65 who meet income requirements. Free. 443-777-8138.

Stroke prevention and osteoporosis screenings -- Life Line Screening offers ultrasound and bone-density screenings to gauge your risk of a stroke or osteoporosis, at various locations. A stroke prevention screening is $109, and a stroke and osteoporosis screening is $129. For locations and to register, call 800-697-9721.

Support groups

ALS -- St. Johns Episcopal Church, Center for Ministry and Education Auditorium, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City / 1 p.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow. 301-978-9855.

Adults with epilepsy -- Abingdon library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon / 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday. 410-828-7700, ext. 1247.

Crohns disease and colitis -- St. Joseph Medical Center, Canticle Room, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / 7 p.m. Monday. 410-337-1479.

Breast cancer -- HopeWell Cancer Support, 10628 Falls Road, Brooklandville / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday. 410-832-2719.

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

Autism -- Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, 1708 W. Rogers Ave. / 7 p.m. Thursday. 410-655-7933.

Parkinson's caregivers -- Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station Pavilion II, 10753 Falls Road, Lutherville. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Thursday. 410-955-8795.

New mothers -- St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays. For mothers of infants up to 5 months of age. 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, Laurel / 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636.

Clutterers Anonymous -- St. John's of Hamilton Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue / 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 410-254-3245.

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