Health notes

April 02, 2008

Activities to mark Public Health Week

The Department of Health is observing National Public Health Week, April 7 to April 13, with the theme "The Environment and Your Health."

The Eastport, North County, Provinces, Severna Park and South County public library branches will have book and poster displays, along with fact sheets about recreational water quality, sun safety, Lyme disease, the Bay Restoration Fund and other topics for a healthier community.

Anne Arundel Community College's annual health fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 at the Student Union Dining Hall, will feature information on topics including healthy eating and physical activity, sun safety, alcohol and drug addiction services and reproductive health.

The Department will host a free anti-smoking rock concert for teens from noon to 4 p.m. April 12 at the Annapolis Harbour Center. The concert is part of the Kick Butts Tour, sponsored by the Learn to Live Smoking Stinks program of the Department of Health. The concert will feature this year's Battle of the Bands winners: Stockyard, Choice, Kramer & Nelson and Mount Weather.

Information: www.aahealth.org.

Technician of the Year is named

The Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists has named Carolyn Majerowicz of Pasadena as its Technician of the Year. A certified pharmacy technician, she has worked at Baltimore Washington Medical Center since 1977. Majerowicz fills intravenous bags with the appropriate nourishment and antibiotics.

"She is a true team player whose dedication to patients and BWMC is apparent every day," said Brian Cotter, director of the health center's pharmacy.

Medical center lists planned activities

Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer the following activities next week:

Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Stroke Support Group meets in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center. 410-787-4732.

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Surviving Breast Cancer education and support group meets in the first-floor conference room of Tate Center, 305 Hospital Drive. 410-787-4367.

April 9, 8:30 a.m. to noon, free blood pressure screening at Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie.

April 9, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Caregivers Support Group will meet in first-floor conference room, Tate Center, 305 Hospital Drive, 410-787-4367.

Information: 410-787-4367.

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