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February 14, 1996

If you tend to hunker down at the computer without taking any breathers, you might want to look into a $40 computer program by Bodysavers. The company's software puts prompts on the screen that gently remind you to take breaks and do some stretching to ward off repetitive strain injury. You can order by calling (800) 618-2732.

Events

Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders will hold a group meeting for families on Thursday at 7 p.m. Free. 4333 Marina City Drive, Marina del Rey. Call (310) 305-8845 for information . . . The Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inter-Community Campus, along with the American Heart Assn., is holding a "Cardiac Care Open House" on Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m, 210 W. San Bernardino Road, Covina. Free. Call (818) 814-2423 for details.

Briefly

Impotence Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Board Room, 301 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For written information, call (800) 445-7367 . . . African Americans who are 21 to 71 and have mild hypertension can participate in a study at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will evaluate the effects of transcendental meditation. 1780 E. 118th St., Los Angeles. Call (213) 563-9307 for more information . . . Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, 333 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood, has opened a Sexual Assault Treatment Center. Services are provided at no cost to the patient . . . Researchers at UCLA and the Veterans Administration Wadsworth Medical Center are seeking volunteers for a study on irritable bowel syndrome. Participants with the ailment should be 20 to 60 years old. They should not have other major chronic diseases and should not be on immunosuppressant medication. Call Lucy or Deloris at (310) 206-0196 . . . Aerobic exercise helps children avoid cholesterol problems, according to a report by Brigham Young University, but only if the exercise makes them lose weight.

* This health roundup appears on Wednesdays.

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