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April 05, 2010

National Public Health Week begins today



FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Health Department announces that April 5 to 11, is National Public Health Week. For more than a decade, communities around the country have celebrated National Public Health Week (NPHW) each April to help protect and improve our nation's health.

This year, the 2010 theme is "A Healthier America: One Community at a Time."

During NPHW the FCHD will host H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccination clinics. There is no charge for the H1N1 vaccine.

The seasonal flu vaccine is available at a cost of $20. At this time, the Health Department does not have seasonal FluMist vaccine available. H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine will be available during the following dates and times on a walk-in basis.

  • Today, 1:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 6, 1:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 8, 1:30 to 5 p.m.

  • Friday, April 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    On Wednesday, April 7, vaccinations will also be available for zostavax, Tdap, Hepatitis B and others. These vaccines are available by appointment, and there is a cost associated with each vaccine.

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To schedule an appointment for one of these vaccines or for more information, call 301-600-3342.




Screenings for stroke, artery disease offered



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Screenings for stroke and carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm will be held on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Central Surgical Associates office located at Summit Health Center, 757 Norland Ave., Suite 104, Chambersburg. Registration is required. Call 717-217-6800 to register.

The three screenings are being offered by South Central Surgical Associates, an affiliate of Summit Health. The cost will be $60 for all three screenings or $25 for one.

People older than 40 with risk factors or symptoms could benefit from these preventative health screenings.




Fat facts about heart health eating



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Morgan County War Memorial Hospital's Center for Rehab & Wellness, 261 Berkmore Place, Suite 2A, will offer a free presentation "Fat Facts for Heart Healthy Eating" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 19.

Sara Kuykendall, a registered and licensed dietitian, will discuss which fats are best for your heart health. Class size is limited.

For more information or to register, call 304-258-8377.

Seminar to highlight health care careers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A free seminar, "Steps to a Healthcare Career," will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Chambersburg Hospital Lecture Center, 112 N. Seventh St.; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Waynesboro Hospital's Main Conference Room, 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa.

Call 717-709-4755 to register or e-mail aaustin@summithealth.org">aaustin@summithealth.org.

The seminar is designed for seventh- to 12th-grade students and their parents or guardians.

For information on health care careers, or career exploration activities, visit http://www.summithealth.org/discoverhealthcareers.

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