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Estrogen Study


The UCLA Mood Disorders Research Group is looking for depressed post-menopausal women ages 50 to 65 for a research study on the ability of estrogen replacement therapy to boost the effectiveness of antidepressant medication. Participants will undergo a psychiatric examination and a brain-imaging test and receive medication. (310) 794-9913.


* Tuesday: "Mindful Meditation" will teach stress-reduction techniques. North Valley Family YMCA, 11336 Corbin Ave., Northridge. 7 p.m. Free. (818) 885-5482.

* Tuesday: "Beating Stress Before It Beats You: Simple Steps to Change Your Life Through Relaxation and Meditation." Agape Chiropractic, 14330 Ramona Blvd., Baldwin Park. 7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (626) 960-2346.

* Tuesday: "Coping With Caregiving." UCLA, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Westwood. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.

* Wednesday: "Diagnosing and Treating Ulcers." Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 409-8100.

* Thursday: An internal-medicine specialist will lecture on the ups and downs of weight management. Palisades Branch Library, 861 Alma Real Road, Pacific Palisades. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 516-5323.

* Thursday: "A Celebration of Life for Cancer Survivors." Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 2801 Atlantic Ave. 5-7 p.m. Free. (562) 933-1650.

* Thursday: "Boys to Men: A Transition to Adulthood." Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, 333 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood. 6-8 p.m. Registration: (800) 356-2824.

* Thursday: "Will You Run Out of Money Before You Run Out of Life?" Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Reservations: (818) 409-8100.

* Saturday: "The Great Prostate Cancer Roundup" will cover treatment and screenings. Good Samaritan Hospital, 637 Lucas Ave., Los Angeles. Free. Registration: 8-9 a.m. Program: 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (213) 977-2331.

* Saturday: "Women's Health Today: Taking the Risks and Rewards Seriously." Marina Beach Marriott Hotel, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. 8-11:30 a.m. Free. Registration: (800) 356-2824.


* Monday: Health and Wellness Expo, offering health screenings, will benefit Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Flo-Jo Memorial Community Empowerment Foundation and Simon Youth Foundation. Simon Laguna Hills Mall parking lot, Laguna Hills. 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. (949) 452-3466.

* Sunday: Fitness Fair and Expo will include classes in cardio kick boxing, spinning and hip-hop. Mid Valley Athletic Club, 18420 Hart Ave., Reseda. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $35 in advance/$50 day of event. Proceeds to benefit the Steven S. Cohen Heart Fund, which supports the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Department of Cardiology. (310) 423-3664.


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

* Saturday: "Kids Circle: When Mom or Dad Has Cancer" will provide support and education to children ages 4-16. Wellness Community,West Los Angeles 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Reservations: (310) 314-2555.


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