Health Notes

Community college schedules series of talks on psychology

The psychology program at Carroll Community College is presenting a free guest speaker series that is open to the public.


The series is for those interested in psychology or a subfield, or in discovering how psychology relates to other fields.

All lectures are from 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. at the college's 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.


Scheduled programs are:

Thursday: Psychology Applied to Consumer Behavior by Nancy Kimble, Room M157-159.

March 11: Psychology Applied to Business by Sherri Hughes, Room L287.

April 1: Psychology Applied to the Legal System by Richard Ortega, Room L287.

April 15: Psychology Applied to Animal Training by Terri Sawyer, Room M157-159.

April 22: Psychology Applied to Health by Peter Koeppl, Room L287.

April 29: Psychology Applied to Mental Illness by Renee Feller, Room L287.

May 6: Psychology Applied to Education by Brent Myers, Room L287.


Information: 410-386-8100.

Prostate cancer program offered at hospital center

The American Cancer Society and Carroll Hospital Center will offer a "Man to Man" prostate cancer education and support program at 6 p.m. March 10 in the hospital cafeteria.

Dr. Michael Kane will discuss "Urinary Incontinence after Treatment for Prostate Cancer."

The program is a forum for men to learn about diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer in a comfortable and confidential environment.

Refreshments will be served. Family members are welcome. Registration is recommended.


Information: 888-ACS-NEED or 410-848-2244.

Cancer society installs board members for 2004

The Carroll County unit of the American Cancer Society recently installed its new board for this year.

Members of the ACS board are Lou Yeager, president; Susan Rinehart, secretary; and Pat Baile, Earlene Bradford, Bonnie Cooper, Cindy Frantz, Joan Moser, Nancy Reppe and Barbara White.

Carroll County's ACS unit includes volunteers from the business, education and health care communities, service clubs and churches, as well as professionals at health care agencies.

Information: 888-535-4555; or Lou Yeager, 410-861-8969.


Vending company donates $1,300 to hospital auxiliary

A Sykesville-based snack and beverage vending machine company, 4 2 Tykes Vending Inc., recently donated the proceeds from its candy machines to the Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary.

Bulk candy canisters from 4 2 Tykes are located throughout Carroll Hospital Center and local businesses. The auxiliary has pledged $1 million to the hospital's expansion project.

The vending company has donated more than $1,300 to the auxiliary since the candy machines were introduced at the hospital last summer.

Baby shower promotes healthy pregnancies

Maryland's Largest Baby Shower in Carroll County will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 20 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.


The goal of the baby shower, which is sponsored by county health agencies, is to promote healthy pregnancies and babies. Educational exhibits and materials are featured.

Speakers will be Dr. Robert Wack, a pediatrician, who will discuss infant care, and Aaron Rehkopf, news director at WPOC and WSMJ radio stations, who will talk about fatherhood.

The shower is free to pregnant women. Guest tickets are $12. Reservations are required by March 10.

Information: Sherry Osborne, 410-876-4825.