Health Notes

January 18, 2008

Hospital plans car diovascular clinic

As part of its partnership with The Mall in Columbia, Howard County General Hospital will hold a cardiovascular clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 in the Lord & Taylor court at the mall.

Cardiologist Dr. Monica Aggarwal will speak about "Your Heart: What You Should Know About Risk Factors and Prevention" at 10 a.m. Blood pressure, cholesterol and carotid artery screenings will be offered, along with body mass index and pulmonary function testing.

Information on nutrition, cardiac rehabilitation, acupuncture and programs such as Healthy Howard and Get Active Howard County will be available. A demonstration of seated massage is also planned.

Information: 410-740-7601.

Program on AIDS set for Feb. 16

In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Howard County Health Department and St. John Baptist Church will present an interactive program for adolescents and adults from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 at the church, 8910 Old Annapolis Road (Route 108) in Ellicott City.

The incidence of HIV/AIDS among African-Americans in Maryland is 12.2 times the rate for whites and 5.9 times the rate for Hispanics, according to a news release issued by the event's sponsors.

The program includes HIV/AIDS educational materials for all age groups, anonymous HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, a continental breakfast and refreshments, and child care.

Information: 410-992-6977.

Shoe sale to benefit hospital expansion

The Howard County General Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary will present a Designer Ladies Shoe Sale from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the hospital's cafeteria, 5755 Cedar Lane in Columbia.

Women's dress and casual shoes will be available. Proceeds will benefit the hospital's expansion program.

Information: 410-730-2495.

Send health announcements to howard.events @baltsun.com or fax to 410-715-2816.

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