Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

August 17, 2008

Library to hold seminar on circulation tomorrow

Harford County Public Library will hold a health seminar at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Edgewood branch, 629 Edgewood Road.

Staff from Union Memorial Hospital will discuss leg pain, circulation problems in the arteries and veins, what may be causing pain and swelling in the legs, risk factors, diagnostic testing and treatments.

Information: 410-612-1600.

Free mammograms, exams available for women

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

Information: 410-612-1780.

Childbirth classes at Upper Chesapeake

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a prepared childbirth course from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 23, and Mondays, Sept. 22 to Nov. 3, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Weekend classes will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sept. 27-28.

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.

Agencies support primary care program

The Harford County Medical Society and Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation support HealthLink in providing free primary care to adults ages 19 and older who are uninsured or underserved.

Residents from Harford and Cecil counties who meet income requirements may be eligible to receive free and reduced-cost screenings for primary care services. Eligible residents include: the uninsured, those who are unable to meet their 20 percent Medicare co-pay, low-income individuals and the homeless.

The Upper Chesapeake HealthLink Primary Care Clinic is at Swan Creek Village Center, 2027 Pulaski Highway, Suite 206, Havre de Grace.

Information: 443-643-4222.

Health Department offers free colonoscopy tests

The Harford County Health Department's Colorectal Cancer Screening Program provides free colonoscopies to individuals who meet program guidelines.

For information on eligibility, call 410-612-1780.

Upper Chesapeake regatta raises $82,000 for foundation

Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation's ninth Harford Hospice Regatta earned the organization a record $82,000.

More than 700 people attended a gala dinner that included music and dancing, plant and money wheels and a silent auction.

The regatta featured 44 sailboats from the Tidewater Marina in Havre de Grace.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the construction of Harford's first inpatient residential hospice facility in Forest Hill.

Worthington honored for decades of service

Upper Chesapeake Health recently recognized the service of Randall P. Worthington Sr., who stepped down from the board of directors after almost three decades of service to accept a governor's appointment to the Maryland Health Care Commission.

One of UCH's longest serving board members, Worthington has been vice chairman of the board, chair of the planning committee and member of the executive, finance and quality of care committees.

Worthington of Havre de Grace was appointed to the Harford Memorial Hospital board in 1979, the UCH board in 1986 and the UCH Foundation board in 1995.

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