Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

December 28, 2008

Upper Chesapeake Cardiology is formed

Upper Chesapeake Health System has joined with nine cardiologists from Mid-Atlantic Cardiovascular Associates to create Upper Chesapeake Cardiology, effective Thursday.

The cardiologists from the Ambulatory Care Center at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and the Havre de Grace site near Harford Memorial Hospital will be employed by Upper Chesapeake Health, with practices remaining at both medical facilities.

Upper Chesapeake Cardiology will be part of Upper Chesapeake Health's Cardiovascular Institute and provide advanced technology and accredited diagnostic services.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Help for bereaved parents

Upper Chesapeake Health offers a Perinatal Bereavement Support Group for parents who have lost a child 1 year old or younger.

The group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Maryland Room.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Diabetes support group

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a Parish Nurse Diabetes Support Group at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 6 at the Aberdeen Senior Center.

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

Men with prostate cancer

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center will hold a "Man to Man Prostate Support Group" at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Physicians Pavilion II at 510 Upper Chesapeake Drive.

Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families are welcome.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Safety course for sitters

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Family Birthplace will hold a Sitter Safety Program from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 in the third-floor conference room.

The class is an educational program on safe baby sitting for boys and girls 13 and older.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Crohn's, colitis support

The Crohn's and Colitis Support Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 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.

The group is run under the auspices of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's Maryland Chapter.

Information: 800-618-5583.

Look good, feel better

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a "Look Good, Feel Better" program for cancer patients at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Physicians Pavilion II. To register, call 800-515-0044.

The program also will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 12 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.

Dine with the doctors

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a "Dining with Docs" dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

The UCH Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Team will present "Is Work a Pain in the Neck?" Tips will be given on how to set up home and work office space and children's computer and gaming areas to avoid neck, back and shoulder pain.

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

Information: 800-515-0044.

New cancer support group

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

Individuals who have been newly diagnosed, have a recurrence or have a loved one with cancer, are welcome.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Physicians Pavilion II.

Information: 800-515-0044.

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