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Health briefs

March 06, 1998

Health briefs

Quit smoking program starts tonight

FREDERICK, Md. - American Cancer Society's Freshstart Quit Smoking Program will be offered tonight, Wednesday, March 11, Monday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Hospital Wellness Center, Fitness Room Francis Scott Key Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike in Frederick. Call 1-301-662-2357 to register for this program.

Osteoporosis screening offered in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cumberland Valley Medical Services will offer a screening for osteoporosis today through Friday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Church in Chambersburg. The cost is $25. It is estimated that at age 50, a woman has nearly a 40 percent chance of developing an osteoporotic fracture during her remaining lifetime. A woman's risk of hip fracture is equal to the combined risk of developing breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. To schedule an appointment, call Cindy Hoover at 1-717-263-9555, extension 210.

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James Rumsey to give LPN admission exams

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The pre-admission exam for the 1998/99 Licensed Practical Nursing class at James Rumsey Technical Institute on W.Va. 9 will be given every Thursday through the end of March. Tests are given from 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. On the last Thursday of the month, there also will be an evening session from 6 to 9 p.m. It costs $35 to take the exam. Registration is required. For information, and to register, call James Rumsey Learning Center at 1-304-754-9712.

Public invited to intervention program Tuesday

The public is invited to attend the Local Interagency Coordinating Council of Washington County Early Intervention Program Tuesday, March 10, from 8:15 to 10 a.m. at Marshall Street School, 1350 Marshall St. in Hagerstown.

The program offers comprehensive services to infants and toddlers with, or at risk for, development delay. For information call 301-766-8217.

Cancer patients can attend 'Look Good ... Feel Better'

FREDERICK, Md. - American Cancer Society's Frederick County Unit will hold a "Look Good ... Feel Better" program Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at American Cancer Society Office, 1011 E. Patrick St. in Frederick.

This is a free program, open to all cancer patients learning to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Makeup techniques, hair care, wig styles and accessories will be demonstrated.

If interested in participating, or for information, contact American Cancer Society at 1-301-662-2357.

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