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February 04, 2000

Eating disorders expert to speak at Shippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Ruth Striegel-Moore, an expert on eating disorders, will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Shippensburg University's Old Main Chapel. She is the keynote speaker during Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Striegel-Moore, a professor of psychology at Wesleyan University and a visiting professor of psychology at Harvard University, has devoted her career to the study and treatment of eating disorders. She is a founding member and past president of Academy for Eating Disorders.

She served as clinical director of Yale Eating Disorders Clinic for four years, then as a researcher for Yale University's psychology department.

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She is the principal investigator of a research project funded by National Institutes of Health to examine the risk and protective factors for bulimia and binge eating in young women.

 

Eating disorder screenings to be offered next week

In recognition of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Behavioral Health Services of Washington County Health System Inc. will offer free eating disorder screenings the week of Monday, Feb. 14, to Friday, Feb. 18.

Screenings can be arranged by calling 301-714-1026 or 1-800-635-2774.

 

Parents-to-be can take prepared childbirth classes

Prepared childbirth classes are offered at Washington County Hospital, Pangborn Hall, Room 122 A/B, 251 E. Antietam St. in Hagerstown on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. or Thursdays at 7 p.m.

The class also is offered Tuesdays at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St. in Williamsport, at 6:30 p.m.

The six-week course is designed to help mothers and support persons cope with labor and delivery.

The cost is $60. Register around 20 weeks of pregnancy.

To register, call Barb Tingle at 301-790-8214 or 301-791-0563.

 

Penn State Mont Alto to offer yoga classes

MONT ALTO, Pa. - The continuing education department of Penn State Mont Alto, 1 Campus Drive, is offering yoga classes Thursday evenings, Feb. 10 to March 30. A beginners class and an advanced class will be held in the Multipurpose Activities Center on the campus. Donna Kauffman will teach the classes.

For information or to register, call the continuing education office at 1-717-709-0778 or stop by Penn State Mont Alto Chambersburg Center in Chambersburg Mall in Chambersburg, Pa.

 

Meeting planned at Hoodfor breast cancer walk

FREDERICK, Md. - People interested in participating in the Avon Breast Cancer three-day, 60-mile walk from Frederick to Washington, D.C., starting Friday, May 5, from Hood College may attend an informational meeting Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the college's Coblentz Hall, Trustee Dining Room, 401 Rosemont Ave. in Frederick.

Event organizers will recruit walkers, crew members and volunteers to help with the Day Zero/Registration Day Thursday, May 4, and opening ceremonies Friday, May 5, both at Hood College.

Funds raised support nonprofit breast health programs and medical research.

For information, call Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day toll-free at 1-888-3-DAY-AVON.

Early pregnancy class scheduled for Feb. 23

Washington County Hospital offers free early pregnancy classes on what to expect during pregnancy. The next class will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, 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.

 

Lactation consultant teaches breast-feeding classes

Breast-feeding classes are offered by Washington County Hospital at Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Room 102, Hagerstown, on the second Monday of each month from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Lactation consultant Beth DeLauter teaches advantages, positioning, potential problems and how to avoid or minimize them, storage of breast milk and some normal baby behavior.

The cost is $15. To register, call DeLauter at 301-790-8530.

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