`Course in Miracles' at medical center

HEALTH NOTES

November 04, 2007

Upper Chesapeake Health is offering "A Course in Miracles" weekly with Dr. Dahlia Hirsch.

Guest lecturer Jim Goldstein will share insights on how to help people improve their situations, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Information: 410-676-9691.

`Look Good' slated for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a "Look Good, Feel Better" program for cancer patients at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

The program provides makeup and hair techniques to combat the effects of treatment.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Free seminar to address joint pain

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a free seminar on joint pain with Dr. Brian DeMuth, an orthopedic surgeon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Harford Memorial Hospital in the side section of the cafeteria.

Participants can learn how to improve their quality of life and hear discussions on different options for individuals suffering with joint pain.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Dental implants topic of seminar

Upper Chesapeake Health is offering a free dental implant seminar at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Dr. W. Michael Kenney will discuss the various options and procedures for dental implants and the benefits over dentures and partials.

Reservations are required at 410-879-2460.

Bel Air workshop set on reiki therapy

A workshop focusing on the benefits of reiki as an alternative therapy will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Complementary Health Services LLC, 407 E. Churchville Road, Suite 203, Bel Air.

The workshop is in response to numerous questions after The Sun published an article, "From a curiosity to a cure," on Oct. 7.

Reiki is being used at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and the results have many wondering how the technique works.

Registration is $20.

Information: 410-638-6688.

Bariatric surgery Web site launched

Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery has launched a new Web site to educate and assist individuals considering weight-loss surgery.

The site is www.upperchesapeakebariatricsurgery.org, and it can be accessed from the Upper Chesapeake Health System main Web site at www.uchs.org.

"This Web site informs individuals of the known benefits and risks associated with laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and gastric banding," said Dr. Terrence M. Fullum, medical director of the Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery program.

The Web site offers testimonials from patients who have had weight-loss surgery, as well as an opportunity to ask Fullum questions about the procedures. A list of questions for patients to ask their health care provider is also available.

Profiles on the bariatric surgery team are provided on the Web site.

Information: 443-843-6360.

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