Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

October 05, 2008

Diabetes support group to meet

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

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

'Dining with Docs' to hold series of discussions

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

Terrence Fullum, board certified in bariatric surgery, will discuss "New Course for Life Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday.

Syed Shaukat, board certified in neurology and psychiatry, will discuss "Brain Attack - Stroke," the warning signs, Wednesday.

Brent Birely, board certified in plastic surgery, will discuss "Reversing the Physical Effects of Pregnancy" on Oct. 15.

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

Information: 800-515-0044.

Support group planned for Crohn's and Colitis

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America offers a support group at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, 10 Lexington Road, Bel Air.

The group is led by a qualified volunteer, nonclinical facilitator. Patients, family and friends are welcome to meetings. No registration is required.

Information: 800-618-5583.

Free 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. Oct. 14 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 Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, and at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 Harford Memorial Hospital.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Training for parents with special-needs kids

Harford County Health Training, Information, Education and Support will hold a training event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Christian Church, 1824 Mountain Road, Joppa.

Training is free and open to parents of children with special needs. Parents will learn how to navigate the health system and advocate for their children with disabilities.

The day will feature workshops, lunch, time with Parents' Place and Maryland Coalition of Families, and information about community resources.

Information: 800-394-5694.

Program for children facing addictions

The Father Martin's Ashley Children's Program is offered to children ages 7 to 12 who 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.

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