Go, Do, Learn

May 01, 2006

Depression program

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A one-hour program on depression will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court. The program will include a 40-minute guided imagery relaxation technique to learn how to change depression.

The workshop is free; advance registration is required. For information or to register, call Larry Crawley-Woods at 1-304-267-1870 or 1-304-264-0406, or e-mail

Health-care leadership seminar

In celebration of National Nurses Week, a seminar entitled, "Leading the Day! Lessons in Leadership," will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Robinwood Medical Center, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. The seminar is sponsored by The Center for Continuing Education at Hagerstown Community College, Washington County Hospital and the Nursing and Allied Health Advisory Committee.

The seminar is recommended for nurses who serve as managers or charge nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, radiographers and others who provide oversight within the healthcare profession. Participants will learn how to embrace change, develop leadership skills, and encourage others to feel empowered and be accountable. The presentation includes lecture, humor, group discussion and video clips.


Professional continuing education units will be provided. The fee, which includes meals and hand-outs, is $99 per person, or $89 each for three or more.

For more information, call Angela Stoops, HCC manager of health professions, at 301-790-2800, ext. 397. To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, and reference course No. NRS 705A.

Celebrex study

FREDERICK, Md. - The Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland in Frederick needs volunteers for a 24-week investigational medication research study using Celebrex.

Are you between the ages of 18 and 80? Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee and/or hip? Are you currently taking an NSAID? If so, you may qualify for this study. Eligible candidates will receive study-related medication, physician visits, lab tests and exams at no cost.

For information, call 1-301-694-5800 or 1-888-71- STUDY.

Flavocoxid trial

FREDERICK, Md. - A food-based medication, flavocoxid, will be the subject of a clinical trial at the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland. The drug will be evaluated in patients with osteoarthritis.

"For centuries, many civilizations have recognized the value of certain foods in combating arthritis," says Dr. Nathan Wei. "Phytochemical compounds called polyphenols, which are found in a number of fruits and vegetables, have anti-inflammatory effects. These polyphenols are similar to those found in red wine, green tea and cocoa."

Flavocoxid is a drug that is generally regarded as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information about participating in the clinical trial, call the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland at 1-301-694-5800.

Karate clinic

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Grandmaster Leo Fong will conduct a three-hour Wei Kune Do karate clinic from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 549 N. Queen St.

The cost is $25 per person and $10 for ages 12 and younger. The fee is payable at the door.

Heart screening

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -A heart screening will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 17, at Franklin County Heart Center in Chambersburg. To register or for information, call 1-717-217-6868.

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