Calendar

August 09, 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. 410-887-2594.

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

Colorectal cancer -- Baltimore County Department of Health, 6401 York Road / Free colorectal cancer screenings for Baltimore County residents who meet income and age requirements. 410-887-3456.

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.

Support groups

Parkinson's disease -- Johns Hopkins Green Spring Station, 10753 Falls Road, Lutherville / 2 p.m.-4 p.m. today. 410-955-8795.

Thyroid cancer -- Sinai Hospital Cancer Institute, Conference Room, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave. / 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. 410-601-4688.

Bay Bridge Breathers -- Harbor Hospital's LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. / noon Monday. For those with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis. 410-350-8255.

Stroke -- Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie / 6 p.m. Tuesday. 410-787-4118.

Cardiac patients -- St. Agnes Hospital's Community Room A, 900 Caton Ave. / noon Tuesday. 410-368-2246.

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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