Calendar

August 02, 2007

Events

Resources, Medicare facts and care options -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging is offering free discussions to help seniors find information about Medicare and other community health resources in area senior centers this month. The first is 11 a.m. Monday at the Lansdowne center, 424 Third Avenue. 410-887-2594.

Blood drive -- Laurel Regional Hospital's J.R. Jones Conference Room, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel / 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. Appointments: 301-497-7914.

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.

Screenings

Lung cancer -- Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover St. / Computerized tomography (CT) scans for those older than 50 with a history of smoking, 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.

Support groups

Autism -- Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, 1708 W. Rogers Ave. / 7 p.m. today. 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. today. 410-955-8795.

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

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

Crohn's 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.

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.

For calendar listings, e-mail releases four weeks in advance to healthcalendar@baltsun. com or mail typed news releases to Health Calendar, Features, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278.

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