Information call vision and hearing technician supervisor Kim Roussey 410-222-6838.

Healthful eating

The Learn To Live program of the Department of Health offers a free archive of more than 675 healthy recipes; most are low in saturated and trans fats and high in fiber. Many are suitable for diabetic, meatless and low-sodium diets. To view recipes and to print out free recipe cards, go to Click on "Search Recipes" under "Food and Fitness."

Rabies prevention

The Department of Health offers information on how to prevent the spread of rabies and what to do in the event of exposure. Rabies is most often seen in raccoons, bats, foxes and skunks. Information: call 410-222-7168 or visit

VA outpatient clinic

The Department of Veterans Affairs has opened a 13,300-square-foot facility to serve veterans in Anne Arundel and Howard counties. The clinic is at 2479 Fifth St., adjacent to the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center on the Fort George G. Meade Installation. Services include general outpatient medical care, preventive health and education services, various medical screenings, TeleHealth services and referrals to specialized programs and inpatient services available throughout the VA Medical Health Care System. Information: 410-305-5300.

Men's health kits

The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health offers free men's health kits with information on prostate health and colorectal cancer screening, as well as HIM magazine, which includes information on sun safety, smoking, nutrition and other men's health tips. To order a kit, call Learn to Live at 410-222-7979. Information:

Health email alerts

The Department of Health has a community health email alert system to provide timely notices about department services and community health issues. Also, a recreational water-quality email alert system has been in effect since 2006. It alerts subscribers when a closure or advisory is issued for a county waterway. Information: 410-222-4508 or

Quit smoking

The Learn To Live program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health offers quit-smoking and power-to-quit-smoking kits. Kits are available from the Learn To Live line, 410-222-7979, or from the Spanish-language line, 410-222-4479 or visit Free classes include counseling and may include nicotine replacement. Pre-registration is required at the following sites:

Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Classes on going. Information: 410-777-2480.

•Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Tate Cancer Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Classes begin in April. Information: 410-787-4367 or visit

•Anne Arundel Medical Center, Health Sciences Institute, 2000 Medical Parkway. Annapolis. Classes begin in May. Information: 443-481-4000 or visit

•Owensville Primary Care, 134 Owensville Road, West River. Classes begin in April. Information: 410-867-4700 or visit

Continuing services

Visit Anne Arundel Health at and become a follower for healthy recipes, get moving activities and obesity prevention.

•April is Child Abuse Prevention month. The Department of Health offers pregnancy and baby care kits available online or to take the free online "Taking Care of a Baby" and "Home Safety" classes, go to or call 410-222-7223. For car seat inspection dates go to the Maryland Kids in Safe Seats (KISS) website,