Go, Do, Learn

November 01, 2004

Caregivers' luncheon

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Take a break from care-giving challenges to attend a program and Dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Shoney's Restaurant in Martinsburg.

The program includes caregiving tips, resources and a speaker. Complimentary two-hour respite care is available by calling Berkeley Senior Services at 1-304-263-8873, ext. 114.

Physicians' health talks

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Surgical Center will offer a series of free health seminars at the center, 915 Toll House Ave., Suite 103. Each session includes a question and answer period and refreshments. For reservations, call 1-301-694-3400. All sessions begin at 7 p.m.

The seminars include:

· Tuesday, Nov. 2 - Lithotripsy: non-surgical kidney stone removal. Frederick urologists Mark Coyne, Robert Crouch, Cynthia Moorman and Bert Williams will present information and answer questions about a shock wave procedure that gets rid of kidney stones without surgery.


· Thursday, Nov. 4 - Diabetic foot care. Dr. Brenna Steinberg will present information and answer questions. Steinberg is a podiatrist with Frederick Foot and Ankle Specialists, P.C., in Frederick.

· Tuesday, Nov. 9 - Women and incontinence. Dr. Gerrit J. Schipper will present information and answer questions. Schipper is a gynecologist and obstetrician with Frederick OB-GYN Professional Group.

· Thursday, Nov. 11 - Latest techniques in cosmetic surgery for the face and body. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Scott Andochick will present information and answer questions about some of the latest techniques in cosmetic surgery for individuals thinking about breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, skin care, liposuction and eye lifts.

· Tuesday, Nov. 16 - New options for heavy periods. Gynecologist Janet Parnes will present information and answer questions about new treatments, both surgical and nonsurgical.

Volunteer orientation

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Hospice of the Panhandle will offer a volunteer training class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, Tuesday, Nov. 9, Thursday, Nov. 11, and Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Wesleyan Chapel in Berkeley Springs.

Volunteers are needed in every facet of the program but especially in the area of patient care and family support. Volunteers are needed in Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan and Hampshire counties.

There is no cost to participate, and completion of the 25-hour series does not obligate one to become a volunteer. For information, call Pam Shanklin at 1-304-264-0406 or 1-800-345-6538.

Cancer center update

A newly updated high-resolution portal imager is being used by John R. Marsh Cancer Center.

Doctors can now take high-quality digital pictures of the tumors instead of grainy X-rays on films. These digital photos are clearer than X-rays and are available instantly on a computer to those treating the patient.

John R. Marsh Cancer Center is in suite 129 of Robinwood Medical Center in Hagerstown. Use the green entrance to the complex. For more information, call 301-665-4650.

Seminar on attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity and school problems

Dr. Bruce E. Weneck, president of Partners in Pediatrics, will present a free seminar on attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity and school problems from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Partners in Pediatrics, 303 W. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown.

Topics will include poor attention span, overactivity and impulsiveness.

To register, call 301-791-7060.

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