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November 20, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

Diabetes Fair

On Tuesday, a diabetes health fair will include nutritional information, product displays and blood-sugar screenings. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Steven Spielberg Building, second floor, 8723 Alden Drive, Los Angeles. 6-7 p.m. Free. (310) 423-3870.

EDUCATION

* Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Take a walk indoors with Strutters, sponsored by UCLA Healthcare's 50 Plus. Group meets at the Community Room, Santa Monica Place, third level, near Gap Kids. Broadway Avenue and 4th Street in Santa Monica. 8-10 a.m. (800) 516-5323.

* Today: Speech reading and sign language class for people with hearing loss. Emerson Adult Center, 8810 Emerson Ave., Westchester. Noon-3:15 p.m. $5. Registration required. (310) 641-4867.

SCREENINGS

* Today: Anonymous HIV testing. AIDS Service Center, 1030 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena. 6-8 p.m. Appointments suggested. (888) 448-9242.

STUDIES

* The UCLA department of child and adolescent psychiatry is conducting a research study to uncover the genetic basis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Researchers are looking for families with two or more children age 5 or older who have ADHD or ADD. Participants will receive free psychological, cognitive and educational evaluations, along with financial compensation. (310) 825-8660.

* The UCLA Schools of Public Health and Nursing are looking for male smokers 18 and older to participate in a smoking cessation research study on reproductive health. Eligible men must be in good health and plan to quit smoking in a stop-smoking program. Financial compensation available. (310) 825-9559 or http://www.ph.ucla.edu/ehs/smoking.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: Parkinson's disease support group, sponsored by the National Parkinson's Foundation. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Auditorium, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive. 1:30-3 p.m. (800) 522-8855.

* Today: Ongoing bereavement group for adults who have lost a parent. Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, MetroWest Regional Office, Suite 270, 2050 S. Bundy Drive, Los Angeles. 7:45-9:15 p.m. Pre-group interview required. $20 per session. (310) 820-4111.

* Today: Caregiver support group, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica. 6-8 p.m. Also Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Other support groups available.) (310) 576-2550, Ext. 217.

* Tuesday: Lung cancer support group. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 6:30-8 p.m. (Meets first and third Tuesdays.) Contact Fran Onderwyzer, (818) 885-8500, Ext. 4619.

* Tuesday: Prostate cancer group. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Cancer Center, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 7-8:30 p.m. (Meets third Tuesdays.) (818) 898-4410.

* Wednesday: Lupus support group. Tarzana Hospital, Women's Pavilion, Women's Classroom, first floor. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For information on this and other support groups in the Los Angeles area, call (949) 833-2121.

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