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Wellness Program

September 18, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

"Return to Wellness," a program sponsored by the Wellness Community-Foothills, the Methodist Hospital of Southern California and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, will address the needs of people with breast cancer. Topics include sexuality and intimacy issues, nutrition, hormone replacement, physical fitness and lingering side effects of treatment. Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Free. Reservations (626) 796-1083. Next eight-week session (classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.) starts Oct. 10.

EDUCATION

* Tuesday: "ABCs of Infant CPR and Safety" will teach lifesaving techniques for a new baby. White Memorial Medical Center, 1720 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles. 6 p.m. $10 for a single person, $15 per couple. Also in Spanish, Nov. 7, 6 p.m. Reservations: (323) 265-5050.

* Wednesday: The Los Angeles Unified School District's department of adult education, in conjunction with Santa Monica College, will present a lip-reading class for the hard of hearing. Claude Pepper Senior Center, 1762 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. (Also Thursday at 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Registration: (323) 931-1026.

* Thursday: "The A-Z Facts: Obstructive Lung Disease" will provide information on the common forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, prevention, detection and treatment. Northridge Hospital, Sherman Way Campus, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 5-6 p.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 885-5482.

* Sunday: The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a standard first-aid class, including adult CPR. 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $30. Registration: (818) 243-3121.

EVENTS

* "Women Working with Arthritis," the Foothill Arthritis Connection's third annual rheumatic disease conference, will be held Saturday at Citrus College in Glendora. $10. (626) 335-4516.

LECTURES

* Tuesday: "Overview of Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment." Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Education Center Auditorium, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: (818) 409-8100.

* Wednesday: "Early Strategies to Avoid the Flu Bug." San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro. 7-9 p.m. Free. Reservations: (800) 618-6659.

SCREENINGS

* Wednesday: Digital rectal exam and PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test. $10. Huntington Hospital Ambulatory Care Center, Pasadena. Appointments: (800) 820-3463.

* Friday: Digital rectal exam and PSA blood test. Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Conference Room, 24551 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills. 3-7 p.m. Free. Appointments: (949) 452-7255.

* Saturday: Blood test. Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Roscoe Boulevard Campus, Education Auditorium. 9:30-10 a.m. Free. Appointments: (818) 885-5482.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: Parkinson's disease support group, sponsored by the National Parkinson's Foundation, will include health experts discussing various coping techniques. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Auditorium, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive. 1:30-3 p.m. Contact the foundation at (800) 522-8855.

* Today: Group for those facing a terminal illness, City of Hope National Medical Center, Support Group Room, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. 3-4:40 p.m. Contact Shirley Otis-Green at (626) 359-8111, Ext. 2783.

* Wednesday: Arthritis support group, Glendale Memorial Hospital's Senior Services Center, 1330 S. Glendale Ave. 1-3 p.m. (818) 502-2396.

* Thursday: Orange County Parkinson's disease group will meet at the Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Conference Room A, 9900 Talbert Ave., Fountain Valley. 2-4 p.m. Contact the American Parkinson Disease Assn. at (800) 908-2732.

* Thursday: Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma support group, sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in conjunction with Los Robles Hospital. Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 6:30-8 p.m. (805) 379-4777.

* Saturday: Pulmonary hypertension support group, Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W. Carson St., Torrance. Contact Joy Beckman at (310) 222-3560.

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