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Take a look at health sciences

Howard Community College will host a program on careers in the health sciences from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the admissions and advising office (Room 242) of the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall.

Professionals representing dental hygiene, physician assisting and physical therapy will share information about their careers, and a representative of the University of Maryland will discuss entrance requirements for the School of Pharmacy. The program is free and open to the public.

HCC is at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia.

Information: Paul Martin, 410-772-4855, or pmartin@

Latino Health Fair to be held March 15

Howard County General Hospital will present the fourth Latino Health Fair from noon to 4 p.m. March 15 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia.

The fair will offer blood pressure, hearing and vision, and colorectal cancer screenings; skin analysis; glucose and cholesterol screenings; stroke awareness information; dental screenings for children; clinical breast examinations; HIV testing; educational materials about diabetes, nutrition and physical activity; mental health information; Spanish language materials about health; and refreshments and giveaways.

Admission is free. 410-740-7696 or 410-740-7601.

Hospital starting stroke support group

Howard County General Hospital is starting a stroke support group, which will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month on the second floor of the hospital's Ambulatory Care Center. The group's first meeting is scheduled for March 26.

Information: HCGH Wellness Center at 410-740-7601.

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