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August 07, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

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* Today: "Look Good . . . Feel Better," for cancer patients undergoing treatment, will answer questions about appearance after chemotherapy. City of Hope, Conference Room B, Food and Nutrition Services Building, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Reservations: (626) 359-8111, Ext. 3842.

* Today: A two-day class that teaches CPR for adults, children and infants will be held at the American Red Cross, Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter, 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 6 to 9:30 p.m. (Also Tuesday.) $30. Registration: (818) 243-3121.

* Tuesday: "Religion, Spirituality and Aging," Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave. 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 502-2396.

* Tuesday: "Fit for Childbirth," an ongoing exercise class for women at least 12 weeks pregnant, will help mothers-to-be strengthen their bodies with low-impact aerobics and learn about the physical changes during pregnancy. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 Chevy Chase Drive. $5 per class. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Also Thursdays.) Reservations: (818) 409-8070.

* Wednesday: "Osteoporosis," led by a rheumatologist. Glendale Memorial Hospital, Center Auditorium, 1520 S. Central Ave. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Registration: (818) 502-2348.

* Wednesday: CPR course will teach how to identify and care for breathing emergencies and heart attacks. American Red Cross, 1450 11th St., Santa Monica. 6 to 10 p.m. $25. (310) 394-3773.

* Wednesday: "Tired of Snoring?" will focus on latest treatments. UCLA Campus, Louis Jolyon West Auditorium, 720 Westwood Plaza, Westwood. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.

* Thursday: An oncologist will discuss the signs, symptoms, treatment and prevention of prostate cancer. UCLA, Marisa Leif Conference Room, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Westwood. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.

* Thursday: "Caring for Our Caregivers" will teach family members how to provide comprehensive at-home care. (Series continues Aug. 17 and 24.) Northridge Hospital, Roscoe Campus, Leavey Conference Room, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 885-8500, Ext. 2855.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: Living Well With Diabetes, a support group, will present a question-and-answer forum for diabetics and their families. City Terrace Bible Church, 1441 N. Herbert Blvd., Los Angeles. 7 to 9 p.m. Contact Art Lerma at (323) 722-8354.

* Tuesday: A psychotherapy group for people with Parkinson's disease will meet to share coping mechanisms and provide information on treatment. Huntington Memorial Hospital, Della Martin Center, 760 Pasadena Ave., Pasadena. 1 to 2 p.m. Call the National Parkinson's Foundation for information: (800) 522-8855.

* Tuesdays and Thursdays: A brain injury support group for survivors and caregivers will meet at the Betty Clooney Foundation, 4426 Village Road, Long Beach. 11 a.m. (562) 938-9005.

* Wednesday: Better Breathers Club, San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, East Conference Room, 1st Floor, 1300 W. 7th St. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (310) 832-3311, Ext. 6268.

* Saturday: A dermatologist will provide information on skin cancer prevention, signs of skin cancer and sun protection. Gelson's Market, Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 22277 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. (818) 223-8656.

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Vaccine Trial

USC's department of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine is seeking people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis for a vaccine trial to halt the progression of the disease. Treatment will be provided for free. (323) 224-5333.

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