Free class offered on bariatric surgery

HEALTH NOTES

October 28, 2007

Upper Chesapeake Health is offering a free class, "Bariatric Surgery: New Course for Life," at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 13 in the Havre de Grace Room at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Participants will learn from the staff of Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery whether the procedure is right for them.

A monthly support group for people who have had the surgery will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 5, after the class.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Dinner lecture to focus on staph

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a "Dining with Docs" dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

Dr. Faheem Younus will discuss "Community Acquired Staph Infections: Managing the Risk of MRSA."

The cost is $5 (cash only). Reservations are required.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Cancer support group meets Nov. 7

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center will hold a Man to Man prostate support group at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Fallston Room.

Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families are welcome.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Health programs abound in county

Upper Chesapeake Health offers support groups and classes that are free to the public.

Many support groups for specific diseases and medical problems meet at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace.

Support group topics include bariatric surgery, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, food addiction, lupus and stroke.

The Upper Chesapeake Family Birthplace also offers classes and support groups for expectant parents, new parents, and pregnant teens, as well as baby-sitting safety and sibling classes at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Bereavement support groups for parents who have lost a child, and adults who have lost a spouse also are available.

Upper Chesapeake HealthLink provides free blood pressure screenings throughout Harford County.

For schedules and details about programs, call 800-515- 0044.

Campbell named a `Good Neighbor'

Diane Campbell, a student in the Master of Science nursing program at College of Notre Dame of Maryland, has received the Good Neighbor Award from the Sexual Assault Resource Center in Bel Air.

The award is presented to a person or organization who promotes awareness of the Sexual Assault Resource Center.

Campbell, of Havre de Grace, is an education specialist with Upper Chesapeake Health. She represents Upper Chesapeake on Harford County's Domestic Violence Prevention Committee, a volunteer group that includes law enforcement, the judicial system, the Health Department and other agencies.

She was honored for her work promoting the awareness of domestic violence and its prevention in the community. Her efforts include work with the Domestic Violence Prevention Committee, outreach to nursing personnel at Upper Chesapeake and teaching a registered nurse refresher course at Harford Community College.

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