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Community briefs

January 16, 2003

Church to offer stroke, bone density screenings



Residents living in and around the Hagerstown community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke through Life Line Screening at Harvest Baptist Church, 951 Woodland Way on Jan. 21. Appointments begin at 9 a.m.

Strokes are ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second among women. Preventive screenings can reduce stroke risk.

Screenings involve the use of ultrasound technology to scan for potential health problems.

A bone density screening to assess the risk for osteoporosis is offered for men and women.

Each screening requires 10 minutes or less to complete. A complete vascular screening package costs $99. A complete vascular package and the osteoporosis screening is $125.

For more information, call 1-800-643-6188. Preregistration is required.

HCC to hold nurse refresher course



Hagerstown Community College offers registered nurses and practical nurses the opportunity to maintain or re-establish an active license during a nurse refresher course starting in February.

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The course includes 84 hours of theory and 60 hours of clinical instruction. The theory portion is offered in a distance learning format Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays beginning Feb. 4 through April 29 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and three Saturdays in March from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The clinical portion of the refresher course is limited to eight students. Times will be announced at a later date.

Cost is $595 for the theory portion and $475 for the clinical.

For information, contact Angela Stoops, RN, BS, MBA, manager, health professionals program, at 301-790-2800, ext. 397, fax registration to 301-393-3685, or send e-mail to stoopsa@hagerstowncc.edu.

Marine Corps League seeking members



The Marine Corps League is holding a recruiting drive.

The league is an organization of former Marines who have served honorably or Marines now on active duty.

The Bull Dog Detachment of the MCL meets on the first Monday of each month at American Legion Post 42, 405 Northern Ave., Hagerstown.

Marines who are interested in joining may call Bob Glausier at 301-432-5289.

Ship's reunion group looking for shipmates



A United States Navy ship's reunion group is looking for crew members of the USS Canberra for an annual reunion in October 2003.

The reunion commemorates the loss of shipmates when an enemy torpedo struck the ship in 1944 off the coast of Japan during World War II. Shipmates span the period of World War II through the Vietnam War.

The 2003 Memorial Reunion will be held Oct. 8, 9, 10, 11 in St. Louis, Mo.

For information, contact: Bryan L. Humphrey, P.O. Box 1758, Ocean Pines, MD 21811, call 1-410-208-4911, fax 1-410-208-3846, e-mail kandokangaroo@mchsi.com or Kenneth C. Minick, 2115 Pride Ave., Belpre, OH 45714-1113, call 1-740-423-8976, e-mail kcm4@charter.net.

Pediatrician to host educational seminar



Bruce E. Weneck, M.D., board-certified pediatrician, announces a free educational seminar on school problems, hyperactivity, poor grades, and decreased attention span.

The 60-minute discussion will take place at Partners in Pediatrics near Hagerstown City Park, Jan. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Admission is free and open to teachers, parents and day-care providers.

Call 301-791-7060 to register.

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