The Department of Health offers information on how to prevent the spread of rabies and what to do in the event of exposure. Rabies is most often seen in raccoons, bats, foxes and skunks. Information: 410-222-7168 or visit aahealth.org.
Vision and hearing
The Department of Health offers vision and hearing screenings in public schools for children in preschool, kindergarten, first and eighth grade, and also for students new to Anne Arundel County schools. Students in the following schools and programs will be screened in May.
•Creative Beginnings Preschool, Monday
•St. Mary's Elementary, Monday and Tuesday
•Right Start Academy, Wednesday and Thursday
•Odenton Day Nursery, Friday
For additional information, contact Kim Roussey, vision and hearing technician supervisor 410-222-6838.
The Department of Health's alcohol and drug abuse prevention and education services have been awarded a Maryland grant of $31,132, which will aid programs aimed at reducing underage drinking. Grant target areas are Brooklyn Park, Curtis Bay, Glen Burnie and Pasadena. Information: Sandy Smolnicky, prevention specialist, 410-222-6724.
The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health offers a free archive of more than 675 healthy recipes. Most recipes are low in saturated and trans fats and high in fiber. Many are suitable for diabetic, meatless and low-sodium diets. To view recipes and to print out free recipe cards, go to learntolivehealthy.org and click on "Recipes Search" under "Food and Fitness."
The Learn To Live program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health offers quit-smoking and power-to-quit-smoking kits. Kits are available from the Learn To Live Line, 410-222-7979, or from the Spanish-language line, 410-222-4479. Also, quit-smoking classes are offered at the following health providers:
•Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2000 Medical Parkway, Health Sciences Institute, Annapolis. Information: 443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE. Free self-help information to help adults and teens quit smoking. Visit aamcevents.com.
•Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Tate Cancer Center, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4367 or visit mybwmc.org.
•Owensville Primary Care, 134 Owensville Road, West River. Information: 410-867-4700.
Women's pelvic health
Baltimore Washington Medical Center physicians Dr. Christiana Enzmann and Dr. Mara Holton will discuss urogynecological problems, pelvic pain and endometriosis at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, third floor, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Pre-registration is requested: 410-787-4367.