Health Notes

January 25, 2008

Support-group train ing planned

The Maryland/Southern Delaware chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation will hold a training workshop for support-group facilitators from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel.

The workshop is designed for those interested in forming a support group or enhancing the work of a support group.

Dinner will be provided. Registration is required.

Information: 443-276-0861, or www.ccfa.org.

HPV discussion for parents of girls

Howard County Hadassah will sponsor a discussion for parents of teenage girls about the human papilloma virus (HPV) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.

If left untreated, the sexually transmitted infection can lead to cervical cancer. A new vaccine also promises some protection.

Dr. Marcie Weil, a pediatric oncologist from the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's National Medical Center, will talk about the identification, treatment and prevention of the disease.

Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

The event will be held at the offices of the Jewish Federation of Howard County, Suite 400, Century Plaza 1000, 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Information: 410-531-6476.

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

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