Southern Maryland wellness calendar,April 18-25

April 18, 2013

Better Breathers club For people living with pulmonary disease. Topics include breathing techniques, home health care and exercise. April 18, noon-1 p.m., St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections, outpatient pavilion, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Call Beth Slick, 240-434-7143. Free.

“Dinner With a Dietician” Information about a gluten-free diet. April 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. $10.

Aphasia group People who have had a stroke or brain injury can practice speech, reading and writing with a speech pathologist and trained volunteers. Wednesday and Friday, 10:30-
11:30 a.m. Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-609-4000. $15 per visit.

CPR course Meets requirements for health-care providers. Receive a CPR card valid for two years. Use of barrier devices and automatic external defibrillator will be covered. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Calvert Memorial Arts Center, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233 or 301-855-1012, Ext. 8233. Cost: $55.

Zumba Rescue squad fundraiser. Tuesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. Mechanicsville Fire Department, 28165 Hills Club Rd. 301-884-4709. $6 per class.

Blood-borne pathogens course Learn how to protect yourself and others from blood or materials containing blood while performing CPR or first aid. Meets Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections, Outpatient Pavilion, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019. Cost: $15.

Vascular screening Offered by Calvert Memorial Hospital’s vascular lab, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. Call for an appointment. 410-414-4539. Free.

Mental illness support Connection recovery support from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. First and third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 301-737-1988. Free.

Free exams and mammograms For people 40 and younger. St. Mary’s County Health Department, 21580 Peabody St., Leonardtown. Call Mary Hansley, 301-475-4391.

Breast-feeding support group For new mothers. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019. Free.

Diabetic self-management program Offered by Calvert Memorial Hospital. Information on nutrition, medications, monitoring and establishing goals. 410-414-4809. Free.

Colo-rectal cancer screening For Charles County residents ages 50-64 with limited insurance coverage. 301-609-6843. Free.

Body composition analysis By appointment. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019. $15.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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