Health Notes


Red Cross to offer February classes in CPR, first aid

American Red Cross of Central Maryland will offer several scheduled courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid next month at several sites in Anne Arundel County. Classes include:

Adult CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims age 8 and older: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 3, Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road, Edgewater; 9 a.m. Feb. 7, Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis; Feb. 14, Edgewater; Feb. 14, Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd.; Feb. 21, Severna Park; and Feb. 28, Edgewater. Cost: $37.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR, provides training for use with adults, infant and child victims in variety of emergency situations, including performing rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and performing one-rescuer CPR: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21, Severna Park. Fee: $42.

CPR for the professional rescuer, provides advanced-level course for those with a job-related duty to act in emergency situation such as lifeguards, law enforcement and health care professionals: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7, Edgewater, Cost: $45.

Adult CPR and First Aid Basics, teaches rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway, performing one-rescuer CPR on victims age 8 and older, first aid basics on how to treat life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb 3 and 5, Edgewater; Feb. 14, Severna Park; Feb. 14, Edgewater; and Feb. 28, Edgewater. Fee: $42.

Baby Sitter Training, interactive program for youths ages 11 to 15, giving them knowledge , skills and confidence to care for infants through primary school-age children. Includes reacting to emergencies and sudden illness, playing with and supervising children. State law requires children younger than age 8 to be in the care of someone age 13 or older. The course will offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Annapolis. Cost: $65.

Crime Avoidance Training, interactive training that focuses on empowering individuals to take responsibility for their safety. The class, organized around a typical day, covers security awareness, tough-target strategies, safety on the move, using an automated teller machine and responding to threatening situations. Instructors will go to a facility, group or organization at a time that is convenient for the group. A minimum of 10 people is required. The fee is $9.95 per person. Information: 410-764-7000, Ext. 7235, or

All courses are first-come, first-served. Pre-registration with payment is required. Information: 410-764-4609.

North Arundel offers health screenings

North Arundel Hospital will offer health screenings at various locations this month.

Tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. to noon, free blood pressure screenings, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie.

Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., blood pressure screenings, Relaxation Station, Marley Station mall.

Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., free computerized neck and back screenings, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton.

Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., free foot screenings, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.

Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., free security and safety seminar, Pasadena Senior Center. Reservations are required. 410-222- 0030.

Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., osteoporosis screenings, the hospital's Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, third floor. Reservations are required. The cost is $20 (make checks payable to North Arundel Hospital). 410-787-4367.

Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screening, Harundale Presbyterian Church. 410-787-4367.

Health-related events set at Arundel Mills mall

North Arundel Hospital offers screenings and educational exhibits at its Arundel Mills storefront between Jillian's and mall entrance No. 4.

Today, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings.

Tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., information on colon cancer; 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., discussion on diabetes and diet; and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., cholesterol screenings.

Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings, and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings.

Thursday, 8 a.m., Arundel Mills will celebrate the third anniversary of the Mills Milers Walking Program (in the Food Court); and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the county Department of Aging will offer information on its services and answer questions.

Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Jan. 22, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the hospital's human resources department will present a job fair.

Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings; and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure screenings. 410-787-4367.

Health-career orientations scheduled for this month

Anne Arundel Community College will offer free orientations about careers in health care. They include:

Today, 10 a.m., radiologic technology, Florestano Building, Room 418.

Today, 6 p.m., patient care technician/geriatric nursing assistant, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Tomorrow, 10 a.m., "LPN to RN Upward Mobility Program," Florestano Building, Room 402.

Tomorrow, noon, human services, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Tomorrow, 4 p.m., therapeutic massage, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Tomorrow, 5 p.m., registered nursing, Florestano Building, Room 101.

Thursday, 6 p.m., radiologic technology, Florestano Building, Room 418.

Jan. 20, 6 p.m., pharmacy technician, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 26, 10 a.m., physical therapist assistant, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 26, 6 p.m., medical assisting, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Jan. 29, 10 a.m., medical assisting, Florestano Building, Room 114.

Information: 410-777-7318 or

Health Department offers 13 information kits

The county Health Department offers 13 health information kits, including:

Healthy Eating Kit: Contains healthful recipes and menu ideas, and cancer-prevention ideas.

Women's Health Kit: Features facts on breast and cervical cancer prevention, screenings, immunization information and tips for healthy skin and bones.

Colorectal Cancer Kit: Provides brochures on the risk factors and prevention of the disease. It also contains information on nutrition and exercise.

To order: Learn to Live Line, 410-222-7979 or www.aahealth. org.

Hospital adds hours for blood donations

Anne Arundel Medical Center is seeking donors to help ease a blood shortage. The medical center's Blood Donor Center has expanded its hours for donor appointments to:

Mondays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., with evening hours by appointment.

Wednesdays, 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with evening hours by appointment.

Thursdays, 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Fridays, 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The donor center is on level one of the Acute Care Pavilion, 2001 Medical Parkway. Information: 443-481-4215.

AAMC offers yoga classes for beginners and experts

Anne Arundel Medical Center offers yoga instruction. Classes, unless noted, meet on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion:

"Beginning Yoga," 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

"Continuing Yoga" (experience required), 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Class meets at 25 Shaw St., Annapolis.

"Yoga for Beginning and Advanced Students," 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

"Yoga Mid-Day" (beginning and advanced), 11 a.m. and noon Tuesdays and noon Wednesdays.

"Weekend Stretch" (beginning and advanced), 5 p.m. Fridays.

"Gentle Yoga," 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

"Yoga for the Young at Heart," for ages 40 and older, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

"Yoga for Stress Management," 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Thursdays.

"Yoga for Weight Loss," 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Class meets at 25 Shaw St.

"Ashtanga, or Power Yoga" (yoga coupled with breathing exercises). Call for date and time.

"The Mix" (a combination of yoga and Pilates), 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Saturdays.

Information: 443-481-4000.

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