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August 25, 2008

Free community health expo

A free community health expo will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at The Job Center at Elizabeth Hager Center, 14 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. Free breast cancer exams and glucose meter screenings will be given. Exhibits include diabetes education; skin damage analyzer and skin cancer education; prostate and colon cancer education; breast and cervical cancer education; tobacco prevention and cessation; prescription and healthcare assistance; caregiver and grief support; pantry on wheels; social services programs; nutrition and wellness; and depression, hypertension and dental education.

For information, call 240-420-1796.

Free screenings at community center

Washington County Hospital and the American Heart Association will host free diabetes and cardiovascular disease screenings from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Elgin Station Community Center in Hagerstown. Screenings for adults ages 18 and older will determine their risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Blood will be drawn to test for cholesterol and blood sugar. Those wishing to have their blood checked, must fast from food or drink (except water and prescribed medicine) for 14 hours before the event. Blood pressure checks, weight and body mass index, and health information is also included. A light breakfast will be provided. To register, call 301-790-8907.

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Free book available about childhood arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation has published "Raising a Child with Arthritis," about the concerns parents have about juvenile arthritis from diagnosis and treatments to family and financial issues.

To order a free copy of "Raising a Child with Arthritis," as well as other materials, call 800-365-3811, ext. 239.

Childbirth preparation classes

Two classes in prepared childbirth are offered at Robinwood Medical Center each month. Classes are held from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month. Classes are held in suite 122. The cost is $80 per couple and covers both classes. Light snacks are included. For information or to register, call 301-790-8214.

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