Howard County health briefs

April 27, 2011

Blood donations

The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region of the American Red Cross is requesting blood donations. Eligible donors can call 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment. Platelet donors should call 800-272-2123.

Calendar

Spiritual reflections: Bon Secours Spiritual Center will offer spiritual enrichment programs at 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville. Information: http://www.bonsecoursspiritualcenter.org. Registration: 410-442-1320.

Health fair: Laurel Regional Hospital will sponsor a community health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at the hospital, 7300 Van Duesen Road, Laurel. The fair will feature free screenings for blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, glaucoma, hearing, lung function and vision. There will also be fun fitness activities for children. Participating organizations include the American Cancer Society, WomenHeart of Central Maryland and the Mental Health Association of Prince George's County.

Health education programs: Sponsored by Howard County General Hospital. All programs will be held in the Medical Pavilion, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia unless otherwise noted. Information: 410-740-7601 or register online at http://www.hcgh.org.

Couples massage: Learn to reduce stress and promote well-being. Upper body massage from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6. Register by couple: $50 for one class or $90 for both classes.

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