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Analyzing Your Foot Faults

August 21, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

Today, UCLA Healthcare's 50 Plus program will sponsor "Aching Feet," a discussion led by podiatrists focusing on prevention and treatment of common foot ailments. UCLA Medical Center, Stein Plaza Auditorium (Westwood Boulevard and LeConte Avenue), Westwood. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.

EDUCATION

* Today: In association with UCLA Medical Group, a family physician will discuss healthy sleeping habits and how to identify sleep disorders. Santa Monica Place shopping mall, (Broadway and 4th Street), Santa Monica. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.

* Wednesday: "Find Out If You're a Candidate for Hip or Knee Replacement," Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Harvey Morse Conference Center, South Tower, Plaza Level, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) CEDARS-1.

* Wednesday: Podiatrists will discuss foot conditions and proper foot care. Northridge Hospital, Sherman Way Campus, Physicians Dining Room, Basement Level, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. Reservations: (818) 885-5482.

* Thursday: "The Latest Advances in Treating Urinary Incontinence," Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Harvey Morse Conference Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) CEDARS-1.

SCREENINGS

* Today: Anonymous HIV testing. AIDS Service Center, 1030 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena. Free. Appointments: (888) 448-9242.

* Wednesday: Blood pressure screening. UCLA Medical Center, Cafeteria Conference Rooms 2 and 3, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. (800) 516-5323.

* Wednesday: Body fat analysis. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital's Senior Life Center, 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations: (562) 698-0811. Ext. 2444.

STUDIES

* UCLA researchers are looking for adults age 75 and older to help with a nine-week study of depression. Participants must be experiencing symptoms such as low energy, lack of appetite, sadness and lack of concentration. Volunteers will receive a blood pressure test and an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (310) 794-4619.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Wednesday: The American Liver Foundation is sponsoring a liver support group meeting for people with liver disease and their families. Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 7:30 p.m. (310) 477-4615.

* Wednesday: Lupus support group. Sherman Oaks Hospital, Doctors Conference Room, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 7 p.m. Contact: Sherrie, (818) 702-6080.

* Wednesday: Cancer support group for people newly diagnosed, in remission or coping with recurrent cancer. Providence Holy Cross Cancer Center, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 6-7:30 p.m. (818) 898-4410.

* Wednesday: Bereavement group for people who have recently lost a spouse. Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica. 1-2 p.m. (310) 576-2554, Ext. 373.

* Thursday: Prostate cancer support group. Sherman Oaks Hospital, Doctors Conference Room, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 6:30 p.m. (818) 205-1900.

* Thursday: Parkinson's disease support group. WISE Senior Services, 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. 3-4:30 p.m. Contact the American Parkinson Disease Assn. at (800) 908-2732.

* Saturday: Prostate cancer networking group will discuss dietary and exercise programs. Wellness Community-South Bay Cities, Suite 100, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 6-8 p.m. Registration: (310) 376-3550.

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