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May 17, 2004

Health fair and tea



A health fair and tea will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Zion Baptist Church, 61 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown. The event is sponsored by The Women's Ministry of Zion Baptist Church.

Presentations will include: Dr. Thomas Haywood, cardiology; Paula Russo, family practice; Dr. Christine Lewis, gastroenterology; and speech language pathologist Tina Davis, long-term care study for geriatrics, Alzheimer's, dementia and strokes.

Men and women are invited to the event. Food and child care will be provided. For information, call 301-739-5616.




Menopause discussion



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dr. Jean Lessard, an obstetrician and gynecologist with Potomac OB/GYN, will discuss menopause at a free education program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Waynesboro Hospital's main conference room.

For most women, menopause is a time of beginnings, as well as endings. A variety of therapies can help women deal with menopausal symptoms, including lifestyle and dietary changes and hormonal replacement therapy.

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Space is limited to 50 people. To register or for information, call MedQuest at

1-888-318-7855.




Focus on childbirth



FREDERICK, Md. - A Birth Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Baker Park Gazebo, West Second Street and Dulaney Avenue. The rain date is Saturday, June 5.

Celebrate natural childbirth and learn about the options available in the Tri-State area for women who are pregnant and those who plan to become pregnant. To those who are pregnant as well as those who plan to become pregnant.

Acoustic guitar music will be provided by Lynda and Brian Bell of Sharpsburg. There will be exhibit tables including birth centers, midwifery groups and doula services, and a silent auction table.

For information, call 1-240-446-4419 or go to www.birthingcircle.org on the Web.

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