Health Notes

ACS plans workshop for female cancer patients

The American Cancer Society will offer a "Look Good ... Feel Better" workshop to female cancer patients from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 19 at the Carroll Hospital Center Women's Place.


The free program is open to women who are learning to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Topics will include make-up techniques, hair care, wig styles and accessories.


Registration is required. The Women's Place is at 291 Stoner Ave. Information: 888-535-4555.

Brain injury group plans benefit walk, bike ride

The Brain Injury Association of Maryland will sponsor its annual "Eat a Peach Challenge Bike Ride and Fun Walk" from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center.

The event is part of the Carroll County Farmers' Market's annual Peach Festival, featuring fresh peaches and peach foods.

The walk will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants are asked to get at least $25 in pledges. Registration fee is $10 before Aug. 1, and $15 afterward.

Registration for the bike ride is $30 before Aug. 1 and $35 afterward, with a minimum of $50 in pledges requested. Routes are 12, 33, 40, 67 and 100 miles.

The Brain Injury Association is a nonprofit organization that serves individuals who have suffered a brain injury.

Information: 410-448-2924.


Carroll Hospital Center medical staff elects leaders

The Carroll Hospital Center medical staff has elected Dr. Flavio Kruter, medical oncologist, as its new president for 2004-2005.

He succeeds Dr. Khalil Freiji, who was president the past two years.

Kruter has been on the hospital staff since 1993 and is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology (cancer), with specialized training in hematology (blood disease). He is medical director of the Carroll County Cancer Center and Carroll Hospice.

Dr. Duleep Pradhan, vascular surgeon, was elected vice president of the medical staff. A staff member since 1986, Pradhan is board-certified in general and thoracic surgery.

Dr. Jed Rosen was re-elected to his ninth term as secretary/treasurer. He joined the medical staff in 1992 and is division chief of head and neck surgery. He is board-certified in otolaryngology (diseases and disorders of the ears, nose and throat).


Dr. Samuel Matz, orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Mokhtar Nasir, nephrologist, will serve as members-at-large. Matz is chief of the division of orthopedic surgery and former president of the medical staff. Nasir, a member of the staff since 1995, is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology (kidney disease).