Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

February 08, 2009

Hospice of the Chesapeake names board member

The board of directors of Hospice of the Chesapeake Inc. has named Catherine J. Brady-Copertino, executive director for the Anne Arundel Medical Center's Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute, as a member of its board.

She has been executive director for the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute since 2007, leading the hospital's Breast Center, Radiation Oncology, Nurse Navigation and other programs.

Since 2005, she has served as vice president of corporate development and operations for Global Oncology Care, an Irish-owned company developing cancer centers in Ireland and Europe.

Brady-Copertino was executive director at Holy Cross Hospital's cancer institute in Silver Spring and for 16 years served as an administrator and oncology nurse at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Free cancer screening

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health provides free cervical cancer screening to women, ages 40 and older, who live in the county, are income-eligible and who have no health insurance or whose health insurance does not pay for Pap tests.

Pap tests provide detection of cervical cancer at an early stage when it is highly curable. Information or to determine eligibility: 410-222-6180.

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Arthritis kit : The Arthritis Foundation has created a free "Let's Talk RA" kit that provides tips for patients to discuss symptoms and pain of rheumatoid arthritis with their doctors, and also to discuss the condition with family members. The kit includes a health assessment questionnaire. To order, 800-568-4045 or arthri tis.org/LetsTalkRA.

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