Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

June 15, 2008

'Dining with Docs' diabetes talk planned

Upper Chesapeake Health will host "Dining with Docs," a dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

Dr. Julie Ducharme, who specialized in internal medicine, will give an overview of diabetes, possible complications and treatment options.

The cost is $5 (cash only). Reservations are required.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Childbirth class at Upper Chesapeake

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a weekend prepared childbirth course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 28 and 29 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

The cost is $50 for couples delivering at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and $80 for those delivering elsewhere.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Drug prevention symposium set

The Faith Activated Community Empowering Intervention Training coalition will hold the "Harford County Symposium: Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment" June 25 and 26 at C. Milton Wright High School, 1301 N. Fountain Green Road, Bel Air.

The symposium will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 with the keynote address by Larry Magid on "MySpace Unraveled," and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 with guest speaker Stanton E. Samenow discussing "Inside the Criminal Mind -- Juvenile ... Adult ... Out of Character."

Workshops will be offered both days on various topics.

In conjunction with the symposium, a Youth Empowered to Succeed leadership training for teens in seventh grade and up will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25.

For information and registration for either event, call 410-638-3333.

Free mammograms, gynecological exams

The Harford County Health Department's Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program is sponsoring free mammograms and gynecological exams for women who meet program guidelines.

Women aged 40 to 64, who have limited income and little or no health insurance may be eligible.

Information: 443-643-0350.

Family donates land for eight-bed hospice

The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation has announced that Shirley and Ralph Klein and their family have donated approximately one acre of ground to be used for the construction of a free-standing, eight-bed hospice facility in Forest Hill.

Harford's first residential hospice facility will be used for patients with terminal illnesses who are no longer able to be cared for at home. It will provide 24-hour medical, spiritual and personal care in a home-like environment.

The donated land is zoned commercial and located on the north side of Klein Plaza Drive. The Klein family has made significant donations to Upper Chesapeake Health in recent years.

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