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May 22, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

Bone Research

The USC Bone and Exercise Group is looking for exercising women, ages 18 to 30, for a one-month research project on hormones and bone density. For more information, contact Dr. Victoria Jaque at (323) 442-2726.

EDUCATION

* Tuesday: "Managing Your Medications: How to Protect Your Health and Feel Your Best," South Pasadena-San Marino YMCA, 1605 Garfield Ave., South Pasadena. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (626) 799-9119.

* Tuesday: "Attention All Females" will provide information on incontinence. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1520 S. Central Ave. 9:30-11 a.m. Free. (818) 502-2396.

* Tuesday: "Allergies and Asthma in Children: What to Do," Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 7-8 p.m. Free. (818) 885-5482.

* Wednesday: "Diabetes and Depression," Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 3-5 p.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 885-5482.

EVENTS

* Wednesday: "Live Longer--Live Stronger," a health fair for older adults, will include screenings for high blood pressure and osteoporosis, plus fitness testing. South Pasadena-San Marino YMCA, 1605 Garfield Ave., South Pasadena. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. (626) 799-9119.

LECTURES

* Today: "Older Adults Learning How to Sleep Better," UCLA Jules Stein Auditorium, Westwood. 3 p.m. Free for UCLA Center for Aging members; $15 for nonmembers. (310) 794-0676.

* Wednesday: Latest treatments for Alzheimer's disease, UCLA campus, Louis Jolyon West Auditorium, 720 Westwood Plaza, Westwood. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.

* Wednesday: "Preserving Vision: The Retina's the Thing," Huntington Memorial Hospital, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Lunch available for $5. Reservations: (626) 397-3147.

* Thursday: "Menopause, Mood and Memory," UCLA campus, Louis Jolyon West Auditorium, 720 Westwood Plaza, Westwood. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.

SCREENINGS

* Mondays through Fridays: Osteoporosis screenings will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Orthopaedic Hospital, DEXA Center, 2400 S. Flower St., Los Angeles. $59. Appointments: (213) 742-1193.

STUDIES

* The Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute is looking for children, ages 5 to 11, to participate in a research study on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The child must have not responded well to two different calming medications or treatments. (310) 222-1663.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: Group for cancer patients and their families, Wellness Community-South Bay Cities, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 6:30-8 p.m. (310) 376-3550.

* Wednesday: New cancer support group for lesbians and their partners or family members, City of Hope's West Los Angeles Cancer Center, 11645 Wilshire Blvd., West Los Angeles. 2-4 p.m. (310) 798-9085.

* Saturday: Winners on Wheels, a support group for children with disabilities, meets the second and fourth Saturdays. 2-4 p.m. Free. 408 Elm St., No. 303, Long Beach. (562) 436-1597.

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