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September 24, 1999

Hospital offers nutrition courses

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Hospital is offering three nutrition courses: "Going with the Grain," tonight; "Vitamin Supplementation 101," Monday, Oct. 4; and "Cooking Light and Recipe Modification" Monday, Oct. 11.

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They will take place at Chambersburg Hospital Lecture Center, Classroom 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The courses will be taught by Sarabeth Johnson. The cost is $25 for the three-part series or $10 individually, but is free to employees of any Summit Health entity.

The first course covers why fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products should be the base of your diet, how to read food labels and how to use the food guide pyramid.


The second course covers vitamin supplementation, antioxidants and popular herbals.

The final course explains how putting food on the table can be fun and healthy. Participants should bring favorite recipes to learn how to make them healthier, and how to add flavor without fat, using herbs and spices. To register, call 1-888-451-2010.


Seminars for caregivers scheduled in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - Seminars for caregivers will be hosted by Sunrise Assisted Living of Frederick, 990 Waterford Drive in Frederick, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.:

* Thursday, Sept. 30, prevention of falls. Speaker is Dr. Nisenfield of Orthopedic Associates.

* Thursday, Oct. 28, what to know from head to toe about diabetes. Speaker is Dr. Dara Tash.

Call 1-301-663-9500 to register.


Managing asthma, allergies program set for Oct. 6

Allergy and asthma specialist Dr. Nicholas Orfan and Nancy Sander, author, president and founder of Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, will speak on "Asthma 2000: Managing Asthma and Allergies in the New Millennium" Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at Robinwood Medical Center, Conference Center, Suite 122 A and B, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown.

Learn about new treatments and trends in allergy and asthma management for children, teens, adults and parents. The program is free and funded by an educational grant by Merck & Co. Inc. No registration is required.

Use the blue parking lot and enter at the courtyard entrance.

For information, call 301-790-8622 or use the telecommunications device for the deaf at 301-790-7984.

Individuals who require special accommodations should call the community education office at 301-790-8622 to make arrangements no later than 10 working days in advance.


Class explores what to expect in pregnancy

Washington County Hospital offers free classes on what to expect during pregnancy.

The next class will be Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Robinwood Medical Center, Community Room, Room 102, 11110 Medical Campus Road in Hagerstown. To register, call Connie Martin at 301-739-5229 after 1 p.m.


Free breast screening scheduled for Oct. 9

The second annual free breast health screening and education will be offered Saturday, Oct. 9, at Robinwood Medical Center, John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Suite 129, 11110 Medical Campus Road in Hagerstown. Use the orange entrance.

Health-care professionals will be present to perform breast exams and answer questions. Also, teaching models will be available to help individuals learn about self-breast exams.

This screening is not appropriate for women who have previously been diagnosed with breast cancer or breast disease.

Space is limited. For an appointment, call 301-665-4689 by Friday, Oct. 1.

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