Health Notes


July 06, 2008

Support group for cancer patients

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. July 15 at Harford Memorial Hospital.

The program will be a discussion: "Communicating Concerns and Feelings" from the "I Can Cope" module.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Help for kids facing various addictions

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

The 2008 program is Rainbow of Hope. The 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 for the program, but scholarships are available for those in need.

For information and to register for the program, call 800-799-HOPE, ext. 227.

Free seminar on joint pain July 15

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a free seminar on joint pain with Dr. Brian DeMuth, board certified orthopedic surgeon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 15 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 with joint pain.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Program available for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a "Look Good, Feel Better" program for cancer patients at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

The program also will be held at 5 p.m. July 14 at the Oncology Center at Riverside. To register, call 410-272-9224.

The program provides make-up and hair techniques to combat the effects of treatment.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Foundation elects five board members

Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation has announced the election of board members, effective immediately.

The board elected five new members: Allen J. Fair, William R. Minton, Steven J. Glock, Patrick L. Hess and Steven D. Linkous.

Fair is a realtor with BCH Real Estate in Havre de Grace. Minton is president and chief executive officer of Jarrettsville Builders Inc. Glock is a principal of Glock Smidt Engineering Inc. Hess is president and CEO of operations management at W.D.P.B. Inc., which operates seven Denny's Restaurant franchises in Maryland. Linkous is president/CEO of Harford Mutual Insurance Company.

Class offered on bariatric surgery

Upper Chesapeake Health is offering a free informational class on "Bariatric Surgery: New Course for Life" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Participants can learn whether this surgery is right for them from the staff of Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery.

A support group for those who have had the surgery will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Information: 800-515-0044.

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