Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

June 27, 2007

Lecture focuses on skin cancer

Anne Arundel Medical Center invites senior citizens to a lecture on skin cancer prevention and a complimentary dinner July 10 in AAMC's Garden Cafe.

Healthy Skin Tips for Cancer Prevention is part of AAMC's Food for Thought series.

On the second Tuesday of each month, seniors are invited for a free dinner at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by a talk on a health-related topic. Those registered for the program also receive 25 percent discounts on evening meals any weeknight at the Garden Cafe.

Future topics include "Nutrition for Disease Prevention" on Aug. 14 and "Dermatology: Skin and Aging" on Sept. 11.

Participants must be members of the AAMC Food for Thought program.

Information: 443-481-4000 or 800-MD-NURSE.

Grieving teens can join retreat

Hospice of the Chesapeake is accepting applications for Phoenix Rising, a retreat for grieving teens, which will be held July 20-22 at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Road in Millersville.

Designed for high school students, Phoenix Rising provides a challenging and interactive program supported by a professional staff and team of trained volunteers to help teens:

Share feelings and memories in a safe, accepting environment.

Discover they are not alone in this experience

Learn about grief.

Explore appropriate coping strategies in dealing with grief.

Make new friends and have fun.

Information: 410-987-2129 or kfrank@hospicechesapea ke.org.

Hospice offers grief support

Hospice of the Chesapeake's Spiritual and Bereavement Care Center announces support groups beginning next month.

A six-week bereavement group for ages 18 years and older who are mourning the death of a loved one will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from July 10 to Aug. 14. The registration fee is $60, except for families whose loved one was cared for by Hospice of the Chesapeake.

For those who are grieving the death of a spouse or partner, a six-week adult bereavement group will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays from July 11 to Aug. 15. The registration fee is $60, except for families whose loved one was cared for by Hospice of the Chesapeake.

The registration deadline for the groups is July 3.

All groups will meet at Hospice of the Chesapeake's Spiritual & Bereavement Care Center, 445 Defense Highway in Annapolis.

Information: 410-987-2129.

Hospital offers foot screenings

Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer foot screenings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow at its Arundel Mills Outreach Center, located between Dave and Buster's and entrance No. 4. Information: 410-787-4367.

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