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Cancer Care

September 04, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

Saturday: "Complementary Medicine: Where and How Does It Fit into Comprehensive Cancer Care," Wellness Community-West Los Angeles, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Santa Monica. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations: (310) 314-2555.

EDUCATION

* Wednesday: CPR class for adults, sponsored by the American Red Cross Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter, will meet at the Glendale Fire Department, 421 Oak St. 6-10 p.m. $25. Registration and information: (818) 243-3121.

* Wednesdays and Fridays: Beginning today and continuing through Sept. 22, a smoking cessation program will be offered at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Sherman Way campus, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. $75 (half of fee is refundable upon completion). For times, reservations: (818) 908-8667.

* Thursday: PACE (People With Arthritis Can Exercise) sponsors a class for people with arthritis designed to help improve a person's stamina, strength and flexibility. Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills. 9-10 a.m. Free to residents of Beverly Hills; $1 for others. Registration: (310) 550-4761.

* Sunday: Childbirth preparation class, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 Chevy Chase Drive. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $65. Registration: (818) 409-8100.

SCREENINGS

* Tuesday: Blood pressure checks for those 55 and older. Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Free. 9 a.m. (818) 238-5353.

STUDIES

* Stanford University researchers are investigating the benefits of online breast cancer support groups and are looking for women to participate in a 12-week group. Participants who do not have access to a computer may be able to borrow one from study organizers and receive free Internet access for the study. Contact Mary Rauner, (650) 723-2229.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Tuesday: Adult grief group, offered by Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Arcadia Church, 275 E. Colorado St., Arcadia. 7-8 p.m. For information about other bereavement groups, contact the chaplain's office at the medical center, 1509 Wilson Terrace. Times vary. (818) 409-8008.

* Tuesdays: Ongoing brain injury group for survivors and caregivers. Betty Clooney Foundation for Persons With Brain Injury, 4426 Village Road, Long Beach. 11 a.m. (Also Thursdays). Contact Robert or Kim, (562) 938-9005.

* Wednesday: A clinical social worker will lead a meeting for women with breast cancer. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 4:30-5:30 p.m. (818) 898-1516.

* Wednesday: Attention Deficit Disorder group for adults. Family Service of Long Beach, 5500 Atherton St., Long Beach. $15. (Based on sliding scale.) 7-8:30 p.m. (562) 493-1496.

* Wednesday: Visually impaired adults support group, designed to help people of all ages function independently. Center for the Partially Sighted, 12301 Wilshire Blvd., West Los Angeles. 4-5:30 p.m. (310) 458-3501, Ext. 248.

* Thursday: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is sponsoring a support group for people with family members who have a mental illness. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 7-9 p.m. (818) 885-5348.

* Thursday: Parkinson's disease support group. Cedars Sinai-Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 2-3:30 p.m. Contact the American Parkinson's Disease Assn. at (800) 908-2732.

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