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March 31, 2000

Health fair set for Thursday at HCC

The health fair, "Win With Wellness!," will be Thursday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College, Athletic, Recreation and Community Center on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown.

Free screenings and demonstrations include hearing, blood pressure, lead screening for children, flexibility and strength tests and massage therapy by Meg Freize, massage therapist.

Blood tests include nutrition assessment, blood pressure measurement, body composition and follow-up with a registered dietitian.

The cost for a lipid profile and glucose test is $25. A 12-hour fast is required. Drinking water is advised. The test includes lipid profile with total cholesterol-HDL-LDL-Triglycerides and glucose. The hemoglobin A1C diabetes control test costs $15. Fasting is not required.



Pneumonia immunizations are $7.

An appointment is required for the blood tests. Call 301-791-3039.

The free lectures include:

* Beating the Blues - 10 to 11 a.m., presented by Wendy Pettit of Washington County Health System Inc.

* Acupuncture and Herbs - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., presented by Sandra Cifor, staff anesthesiologist and co-director of Pain Management Services, Washington County Health System Inc.

* Stress and You - 1 to 2 p.m., presented by Susan Lindstrom of Brook Lane Health Services.

There also will be wellness walks, exhibits and door prizes.


Drug awareness forum in Greencastle set for Tuesday

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - There will be a drug awareness forum at Greencastle-Antrim High School cafeteria, Tuesday, April 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Speakers include Trooper Edward Asbury from Pennsylvania State Police, Jim Edwards from Medical Services Inc., Eileen Grennell from Franklin County Drug and Alcohol, Ginger Nitterhouse from Roxbury Treatment Center and Chief Terry Sanders from Greencastle Police Department.

A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers' presentations. There will be supervised child care, pamphlets and other materials and displays.


Workshop to focus on Attention Deficit Disorder

A free workshop, "Working with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disorder Children," will be offered Thursday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave. in Hagerstown.

Carol Little and Charlotte Baker of Partners for Success will speak.

Prior to the workshop, there will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m.

Call 301-739-7431 for information.


Arthritis Foundation and HCC to present pain forum

Hagerstown Community College and the Arthritis Foundation will present "Managing Your Chronic Pain," a free public forum with Michael Recaian, a doctor with the Panhandle Medical Association in Martinsburg, W.Va., Tuesday, April 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Kepler Theater.

Recaian will discuss chronic pain management and present updated information on osteoporosis and new medications for arthritis. A question-and-answer session will follow.

For information or to make reservations, contact Julie House at 301-790-2800, ext. 442.


Washington County Hospital offers classes for siblings

Sibling classes are offered at Washington County Hospital's Dorsey Hall, 251 E. Antietam St. in Hagerstown, on the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. The class prepares children ages 3 to 8 for the birth of a sibling. The class is taken the month prior to delivery date. The cost is $10 in advance with snacks included. To register, call The Family Birthing Center at 301-790-8214.

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