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Cholesterol Study

May 15, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

The Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute is looking for women 55 and older to participate in a double-blind cholesterol research study. Participants must be post-menopausal and have high or borderline-high cholesterol. Free cholesterol-lowering medication and coronary screening will be offered. Contact Andrene at (310) 222-8015.

EDUCATION

* Tuesday: Infant and child CPR class, American Red Cross, 1450 11th St., Santa Monica. 6-10:30 p.m. $25. (310) 394-3773.

* Tuesday: "The Way to a Better Heart With Nutrition," Northridge Hospital, Sherman Way Campus, Physicians' Dining Room, basement level, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 885-5482.

* Tuesday: "There Is Help for Caregivers: Resources Galore" will include a panel of experts in the field of aging who will lead a question-and-answer session. Granada Hills Community Hospital's Center for Aging, Research and Evaluation, 10339 Balboa Blvd. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 366-1967.

* Wednesday: Breast-feeding class will address nipple care, breast pumps, nursing positions and proper storage of milk. Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Classroom A, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (310) 319-4947.

* Wednesday: "Congestive Heart Failure: What You Should Know" will cover the signs, causes and treatments. Glendale Memorial Hospital, Homan Center, 125 Eulalia St. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 502-2348.

LECTURES

* Tuesday: "Fighting Fatigue" will include information on steps to improve stamina. Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Classroom Room B, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.

* Tuesday: "How to Recognize Sleep Disorders" will cover topics such as narcolepsy, parasomnias and sleep apnea. San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, 1300 W. 7th St. 7-9 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 618-6659.

* Wednesday: "Myths and Facts of Hysterectomy," Northridge Hospital's Sherman Way Campus, Conference Room 1, second floor, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 885-5482.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Tuesday: Widows and widowers bereavement group, Torrance Memorial Hospital, Health Conference Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. 3-4:40 p.m. Registration: (310) 373-0103.

* Wednesday: Fibromyalgia support group, Sherman Oaks Hospital, Doctors Conference Room, 4911 Van Nuys Blvd. 7:30 p.m. (818) 901-9384.

* Saturday: "Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia in the 21st Century," led by a neurosurgeon, will be the topic of discussion in a support meeting. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Educational Conference Room B, North Tower, 8700 Gracie Allen Drive, West Los Angeles. 1 p.m. Contact Ida Biskar, (323) 879-9173.

STUDIES

* Adolescents, ages 7-17, are needed to participate in research of an experimental anti-depressant medication for children. Participants will receive a complete psychiatric evaluation, continued follow-up care and medication. For more information, call (310) 222-1663.

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