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Free Screenings for Diabetes, Blood Pressure

May 01, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

Monday-Saturday: Diabetes screenings and blood pressure checks, held by All About HEALTH (Helping Everyone Achieve Long Term Health) Medical Group, 1661 Hanover Road, City of Industry. Through Friday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. On Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. (626) 964-7192.

EDUCATION

Friday: A baby-sitting class for youths 12 and older will teach infant care, accident prevention and what to expect from children of all ages. Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. $30. Reservations: (800) 618-6659.

* Saturday: A baby care class for expectant parents will include instruction on bathing infants and baby-proofing a home. Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th St. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $50 per couple. Registration: (310) 826-7554.

LECTURES

* Tuesday: "Preparing for Menopause," led by an obstetrician-gynecologist, North Valley Family YMCA, 11336 Corbin Ave., Northridge. 7 p.m. Free. (818) 885-5482.

* Wednesday: "Homeopathic Approaches to PMS and Menopause," Capitol Drugs, 4454 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. (818) 905-8338.

SCREENINGS

* Tuesday-Thursday: Tay-Sachs disease testing will be offered at UCLA. Times and specific locations vary. Pregnant women and people under 18 will not be tested. Free. (818) 881-1061.

* Wednesday: In honor of National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day, health professionals will screen people with symptoms that include constant worrying, phobias, sleep difficulties or poor concentration. Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center's Behavioral Health Services, 1420 S. Central Ave. 10 a.m.-noon and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. (818) 502-2356.

* Wednesday: A dermatologist will inspect skin and evaluate moles in a skin cancer screening at Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. (Also Thursday at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro. 5:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.) Free. Registration: (310) 543-5981.

* Friday: Blood pressure screening, Glendale Memorial Hospital's Senior Services Center, 131 Eulalia St. 10:30 a.m. Free. (818) 502-2396.

* Saturday: Children's Hospital of Orange County will offer immunizations for school entry to children up to age 17. A parent must be present, and the child's immunization records must be presented. CHOC Clinic, 455 S. Main St., Orange. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. (714) 532-8361.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Wednesday: A stroke support group will discuss the emotional and physical realities, role changes, issues of sexuality and increasing self-esteem. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. (818) 365-8051.

* Wednesday: ADD/ADHD support group for adults with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Family Service of Long Beach, 5500 Atherton St. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $15. (562) 493-1496.

* Thursday: Adult caregivers support group, Jewish Family Service, Valley Storefront, 12821 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood. 2-3 p.m. (818) 984-1380.

* Thursday: Community Outreach Prostate Education is designed to educate and support men with prostate cancer. Huntington Memorial Hospital's Huntington Walker Cancer Center, 50 Bellefontaine St., Pasadena. 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Reservations: (626) 535-2425.

* Friday: Parkinson's support group, Northridge Hospital's Sherman Way Campus, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (800) 987-3667, Ext. 2004.

* Saturday: Irritable bowel syndrome support group, St. Johns Hospital, 1328 22nd St., Santa Monica. 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Frank Brown, (818) 884-5602.

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