Health Notes

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Medical center offering exercise classes this month

Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer exercise programs in conjunction with Major Changes Inc. this month. They include:

Joints in Motion, a gentle program for before and after joint-replacement surgery, and for those experiencing joint, muscular, cardiovascular or neuromuscular limitations, from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Stretch, Tone and Balance, which begins with a full-body warmup and progresses with toning exercises and the use of hand-held resistance equipment, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

PACE, a program for people with arthritis, developed by the Arthritis Foundation, in which gentle activities are used to maintain muscle strength, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The program is not limited to people with arthritis. Participants must be ambulatory.

Forever Fit, which offers low-impact aerobics, light toning and gentle stretching exercises for mature people, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

All classes will be held on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion at the medical center's main campus in Annapolis.

Registration: 443-481-4000.

Screenings, lectures planned at North Arundel Hospital

North Arundel Hospital is offering the following services:

Tomorrow, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., free glaucoma and vision screening at Brooklyn Park Senior Center. Reservations: 410-222-6847.

Monday, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., "Motherhood Experiences" a seminar for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Reservations: 410-626-8982. The seminar will also be offered Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.

Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., nutritional information for cancer patients, family members and caregivers. Reservations. 410-553-8129.

Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to noon, Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center will offer a Breastfeeding Support Group. Reservations. 410-626-8982.

Feb. 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Special Beginnings and Women's Center will hold a class on breastfeeding basics, Fee: $10. Reservations. 410-626-8982.

Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Joslin Diabetes Center, lower level. Joslin Circle, a diabetes support group, will discuss diabetes management. 410-787-4940.

Feb. 16, 4 p.m., Joint School discussion on preparation, recovery and benefits from hip and knee surgery, Courtney Conference Center, lower level, Tate Center. Reservations: 410-553-8282.

Feb. 21, 7 p.m., lecture on spinal stenosis, Leo and Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center. Reservations: 410-787-4367.

Feb. 28, various times, beginning and intermediate yoga classes, Introduction to Pilates and Pilates I classes. Experience might be required. Fee: $30. 410-787-4367.

Information: 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

Free screenings, exhibits planned at Arundel Mills

North Arundel Hospital will offer free screenings and educational exhibits at its Arundel Mills storefront, between Entrance 4 and Jillian's:

Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon, back screenings.

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

Feb. 17, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung-capacity screenings.

Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., back and neck screenings.

Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., a representative from the county Department of Aging will provide information on services and answer questions.

Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings; 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.

Information: 443-755-8773.

Harbor Hospital plans discussions, screenings

Harbor Hospital will offer health programs this month on the hospital's campus, 2990 S. Hanover St. in Baltimore:

Tomorrow, 11 a.m., Life Resource Center auditorium. Discussion of acid reflux disease. Registration. 410- 350-8255.

Thursday, 11 a.m., Life Resource Center auditorium. Discussion of women's health problems. Registration. 410- 350-8255.

Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m., Life Resource Center, Room A. Free cholesterol screening and light heart-healthful breakfast. Appointment required. 410- 350-8255.

Feb. 21, 10 a.m., Harbor Hospital Health Park, Education Room, 8105 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. Discussion of osteoporosis. Registration. 410- 350-8255.

Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Life Resource Center. Free dinner seminar and discussion on knee pain. Bring latest X-ray of your knee. If none is available, a free one will be taken. Registration is limited to 20 people ages 40 or older. 410-350-8255.

Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Life Resource Center, Room A. Discussion of chest discomfort. Registration. 410-350-2563.

Information: 410-350-8255.

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