Sinnott named to Deerfield advisory panelLaura Fique...


Sinnott named to Deerfield advisory panel

Laura Fique Sinnott has been named to the advisory committee of Deerfield Senior Services in Westminster.

A graduate of Western Maryland College, she is one of six professionals who have been asked to serve one year on the organization's advisory board.

A licensed social worker, Ms. Sinnott has worked for Carroll Lutheran Village for the past four years. Carroll County General Hospital (CCGH) recently announced two new staff appointments.

Catherine Wayne is the new director of the hospital's laboratory division.

A 1980 graduate of Loyola College, she holds a master's degree in business administration from the Johns Hopkins University.

Previously, she worked at Leland Hospital in Prince George's County and Montgomery General Hospital in Olney.

Dr. Bob Vance has been named assistant director of the hospital's pharmacy. A graduate of Ohio State University, he received his doctorate in pharmacology from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Before joining CCGH, he was a clinical coordinator of the pharmacy at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. He also has served as an assistant clinical professor at Auburn University's School of Pharmacy.

Health fair planned by Northwest Hospital

Northwest Hospital Center will sponsor a health fair starting at 9 a.m. April 22 at Health and Fitness in Carrolltowne Center, Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

Free blood pressure, colorectal cancer and breathing screenings will be available. Blood health profiles will be performed for those 18 and over for a nominal charge, but registration is required.

Information: (410) 521-5968.

'Community First Aid' course set Saturday

The American Red Cross is offering "Community First Aid and Safety" from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll County YMCA, 1719 Sykesville Road, Westminster.

The course will cover cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid. The cost is $30.

Information: 848-3660 or 876-1194.

Sinusitis will be topic of April 19 seminar

"Sinusitis: The Cold That Never Goes Away" will be the topic of a seminar by Dr. Jong Won at the April 19 meeting of the Maryland Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation.

The group will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Carroll County General Hospital, 200 Memorial Drive, Westminster.

Information: (410) 532-4135.

Angels to be discussed at Joyful Living event

Find out how to connect with your personal guardian angel at the Celestial Outreach Mission from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 19 at Joyful Living Associates, Suite 103, Winfield Medical Center, 1200 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

The cost is $22. Reservations are required.

Information: (410) 635-2262.

Lupus medications will be discussed

The Maryland Lupus Foundation is sponsoring a free education program, "Understanding Medications Used to Treat Lupus," at 7:30 p.m. April 18 at the Westminster Church of the Brethren, 5 Park Place.

Bob Vance, clinical pharmacist and assistant director of clinical services at Carroll County General Hospital, will discuss medications that help reduce the symptoms of lupus.

Although there is no complete treatment for lupus, certain medications are able to suppress the disease process, decrease inflammation, alter the immune system function and help maintain function in other body systems.

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the body's immune system forms antibodies that attack healthy tissues and organs.

Information: (800) 777-0934.

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