Conference today focuses on women's health care

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

November 03, 2007

Johns Hopkins University faculty will offer 32 presentations covering issues in prevention, treatment and diagnosis of diseases affecting women from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. today at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

Topics of the 13th annual health conference, titled "A Woman's Journey," include aging, heart disease, breast cancer, global warming, stress, weight loss and depression.

The keynote speaker is Leslie Mancuso, president and chief executive officer of JHPIEGO, a Johns Hopkins affiliate and international health organization that works to improve health care conditions in 50 countries.

The lunch speaker is Brittany Lietz, 22, a former Miss Maryland and national spokeswoman for the American Academy of Dermatology, who will talk about her experience with melanoma from using tanning beds.

Baltimore

: Southeast

17-year-old is fatally shot

A 17-year-old was shot yesterday morning in the 1300 block of Ballard Way in the O'Donnell Heights neighborhood of Southeast Baltimore and later died of his injuries at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, city police said.

Lawrence Jones suffered several gunshot wounds to the upper body, according to Agent Donny Moses. He was pronounced dead at about 1:50 p.m.

Druid Hill Park

Dragon made of flowers on display

A 10-foot dragon made of nearly 1,000 orange and red chrysanthemums will be on display starting today at the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Druid Hill Park.

The Asian-inspired garden is part of the city's annual fall chrysanthemum display. The flowering herb is thought by some to bring long life and happiness. The display, sponsored by the city's Department of Recreation and Parks, will run through Nov. 25. Today's event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free.

Baltimore County

: Essex

Drive-through flu vaccinations

Franklin Square Hospital Center and the Baltimore County Department of Health will hold a free drive-through flu vaccination clinic beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

Shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The line will start at Rossville Boulevard and College Drive.

To expedite the process, individuals are asked to print out the online consent form at franklinsquare.org and complete the top portion.

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