Harbor Hospital sets August activities
Harbor Hospital will offer the following activities next month.
Aug. 10, noon, Rest in Peace, how to stop snoring, LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., registration, 410-350-2563.
Aug. 14, 11 a.m., Harbor Seniors, food safety, LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., registration. 410-350-2563.
Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m., "Dinner with the Doc: A Second Opinion on Back Pain," including what to do before trying surgery, Ecker Business Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, registration. 410-350-2563.
Aug. 23, 6 p.m., "How to Lose 10 Pounds a Month," LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., registration, 410-350-2563.
Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m., "Dinner with the Doc, The Aches of Arthritis," Ecker Business Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, registration. 410-350-2563.
Aug. 30, 11 a.m., Diabetes Q&A;, LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., 410-350-2563.
Schools change immunization list
The Anne Arundel County Health Department has announced that immunization requirements for children in preschool and in kindergarten through ninth grade have changed this year.
The department is offering free immunizations for county children from birth to age 18. Vaccinations are free, but a $10 donation is appreciated.
Contact the health center in your area for an appointment or schedule of walk-in clinics at Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St. (410-222-7247), or Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A St., NW, Glen Burnie (410-222-6633).
For further information on state school immunization requirements, visit the Health Department's Web site at www.faahealth.org, or call the Immunization Services Program at 410-222-4896
Screenings planned at Arundel Mills
Baltimore Washington Medical Center is offering these free screenings and activities at the Arundel Mills Outreach Center, between Dave and Buster's and Entrance 4:
Tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood-pressure screenings.
Monday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood-pressure screenings.
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., blood-pressure screenings.
July 27, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.
July 28, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., computerized neck and back screenings. Information: 410-787-4367.
Hospital in need of blood donors
Anne Arundel Medical Center reports a critical shortage of all blood types, especially O-positive.
The center's blood bank is open for donations:
Mondays, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Fridays, 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Hospital offers support groups
Anne Arundel Medical Center offers several support groups for the community:
Alzheimer's support group for caregivers. Meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410-721-3258.
Amputee support group. Provides information for amputees, their families and health care providers. Meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Call for location. 410-268-6080.
Cardiac support group. Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 443-481-1925.
Celiac support group. Meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of the month. 410-672-5834.
Crohn's/colitis/IBD support group. Meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410-626-7755.
Endometriosis/infertility support group. Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. Endometriosis information: 410-721-2858. Infertility information: 410- 729-0864.
Sickle cell support group. Meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month in Suite 250. 410-787-0294.
Healing arts group schedules programs
The American Healing Arts Alliance is sponsoring these programs:
Second Tuesday of the month, Meditation and Healing Exchange, Peace Point, Edgewater, starting at 7 p.m. 410-956-0055 for registration.
Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Peace Point book study group meets. Registration: 410-956-0055.