Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

September 09, 2007

Parents of children who died get help

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold two eight-week support groups for parents and family caregivers of children who have died suddenly or traumatically.

A group for parents of deceased children ages 1 to 13 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 1. A group for parents of deceased children ages 14 to 25 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 29. Both will be held at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Colorectal cancer support group

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a support group, facilitated by a professional, for people affected by colorectal cancer.

Those who have had colorectal cancer and their partners and caregivers are welcome to join the group, which will focus on education, support and networking.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, third-floor conference room.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Leftover items from auction offered

Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding has some leftover auction items from its Aug. 25 fundraiser up for bid.

Items include a Spring Mobile phone and car charger, several one-night hotel stays, an audiometry and tymponometry exam, tickets to the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum and a child's jodhpurs.

Minimum bids are required on all items. Proceeds from the auction go to the center's Ridership Fund.

The deadline for bids is noon Friday.

Information: 410-569-4983.

Seminar Sept. 16 on joint pain

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a free seminar on joint pain with Dr. John Prodoehl, an orthopedic surgeon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Harford Memorial Hospital in the side section of the cafeteria.

Participants can learn how to improve quality of life and hear discussions of options for people with joint pain.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Hospital to hold annual 5K run

Harford Memorial Hospital will hold its 11th annual 5K Celebration Run Sept. 29, rain or shine.

The entry fee, which includes a race shirt, is $15 by Sept. 28 and $20 the day of the race. Race day registration will be held at the hospital from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. on South Union Avenue in Havre de Grace. Walkers will follow runners on an approximately one-mile course.

The race will end behind the hospital with an awards ceremony and trophy presentations to first-, second- and third-place overall male and female winners.

Medals will be awarded to the runners with the fastest time in the under 20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 and 60-plus age groups.

Information: 443-643-4200.

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