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March 02, 2009

Sleep-breathing disorders displays



The Sleep-Breathing Disorders Center will have two public information displays this week. The center will have a table in the atrium of the Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown on Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Martinsburg Mall, 800 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va., on Thursday, March 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sleep-Breathing Disorders Center specializes in the treatment of sleep apnea, snoring and other sleep disorders. For more information, call 301-733-5971.

CPR training



Save-A-Life Saturday is scheduled for March 7. The Washington County Red Cross, located at 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, will host free adult CPR training, first aid training and CPR recertification from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space is limited so participants are encouraged to call 301-739-0717, ext. 201, to register. Free food and drinks and nail art donated by Bella Salon will also be available. A blood drive will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and free blood pressure screenings will be available.

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Strength training for women



Penn State Cooperative Extension will conduct the StrongWomen Program in Franklin County.This is a six-week program geared for women who are middle-aged and older. Participants will meet twice a week for one-hour sessions. There is a $45 fee. Some weights will be provided. Classes will be offered at the following locations

o Memorial Lutheran Church, 34 East Orange Street, Shippensburg, Pa., Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 10 through April 16, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

o Church of the Brethren, 260 South 4th St., Chambersburg, Pa., Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 10 through April 16, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

o New Guilford Brethren In Christ Church, 1675 Mont Alto Road, Fayetteville, Pa., Mondays and Wednesdays, March 16 through April 22, 9 to 10 a.m.

Contact Mary Ann Oyler at the Penn State Cooperative Extension office at 263-9226 or mko4@psu.edu.

Family health fair



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A family fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14, at Greencastle-Antrim School. Service organizations and businesses will provide information. Among those attending will be state, county and federal government, service agencies, local banks, attorneys and health-care agencies. Vision screenings, blood pressure checks and bone density scans will be available, as well as child fingerprinting. For information, call 717-597-2224.

Healthy lifestyle program for teens



TeenShape is a healthy eating and physical activity program for overweight kids ages 14 to 18 and their families. It emphasizes eating management, fun activities to get teens moving, and small group classes designed to support families as they make healthy lifestyle changes. Classes will be held at 5:45 p.m. for six weeks on Tuesdays, beginning April 14. For more information, call Washington County Hospital at 301-790-8907.

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