Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

June 08, 2008

Health Department shifting offices

The Harford County Health Department is relocating many of its clinical services from 119 Hays St., Bel Air, to 1321 Woodbridge Station Way, Edgewood.

The Women, Infants and Children program will close its Edgewood site and reopen at the Woodbridge Station Way site tomorrow. For appointments or information about WIC, call 410-273-5656. Services will remain at the Aberdeen location.

The Division of Health Education, including its smoking-cessation and cancer screening programs, will relocate to Edgewood. Starting tomorrow, call 410-612-1781 for information and to enroll in smoking-cessation classes; and for cancer screening programs, 410-612-1780. Through Tuesday, the Health Department will shift some of its clinical services, particularly pregnancy testing, from Bel Air to the Aberdeen location. Reproductive health, family planning services and communicable disease clinics will resume in the Woodbridge offices Wednesday. As of tomorrow , call 410-612-1779 for information on these services.

Clinical services at the Havre de Grace Health Department location will continue as usual Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Information: http://www.harfordcountyhealth.com.

Cardio seminars planned at library

Harford County Public Library is offering a series of cardiovascular seminars this summer presented by Union Memorial Hospital.

The first seminar, Hospital Heart Lessons, is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Edgewood branch, 629 Edgewood Road. Learn how the heart works, risk factors for heart disease, heart-healthy diet, what to do if you experience chest pain, diagnostic testing and treatment options.

The series continues July 21 with stroke prevention and Aug. 18 with leg pain.

Information: 410-612-1600.

New cancer support group started

Upper Chesapeake Health has a new cancer support group for individuals who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer, and their families.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and at 2 p.m. June 17 at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Kids facing addiction can get help

The Father Martin's Ashley Children's Program is offered to children ages 7 to 12 who are facing addiction to drugs or alcohol in their family.

The 2008 program is Rainbow of Hope. The monthly program meets from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at 800 Tydings Lane, Havre de Grace.

There is a small fee, but scholarships are available.

For information and to register, 800-799-HOPE, ext. 227.

Support group for diabetes

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a Parish Nurse Diabetes Support Group at 9:30 a.m. June 17 at Aberdeen Senior Center.

For information and to register, call 410-273-5666.

A Diabetes Education Support Program will be held at 6 p.m. June 17 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

To register, for the evening program, call 800-515-0044.

Seminar offered on joint pain

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a free seminar on joint pain with Edward O'Mara, board certified orthopedic surgeon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 17 at Harford Memorial Hospital, Cafe 501.

Participants can learn how to have a better quality of life and hear discussions on different options for individuals suffering from joint pain.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Information offered on gastric banding

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a free information session on laparoscopic gastric banding, a new procedure in the Bariatric Surgery Program.

The session will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 17 at Harford Memorial Hospital in the Havre de Grace Room.

A monthly support group for people who have had the surgery will be held after the class at 7 p.m. June 17

Information: 443-643-4200.

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