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Clinical Trials

September 25, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

"Ask the Doctor About Clinical Trials," led by an oncologist, will focus on purpose and types of clinical trials. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Wellness Community-Foothills, 200 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 118, Pasadena. (626) 796-1083.

EDUCATION

* Tuesday: "Making Sense of Medicare; Unraveling the Mysteries of Medi-Cal." Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 990-2573.

* Wednesday: "An Update on Women's Cancers." Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Conference Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) CEDARS-1.

* Wednesday: "Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication Consultations," led by a pharmacist, will allow participants to bring prescriptions, vitamins and supplements for review of possible interactions and side effects. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital's Senior Life Center, 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444.

* Thursday: Breastfeeding class, White Memorial Medical Center, 1720 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles. 9-10 a.m. Free. Registration required. (323) 265-5050.

EVENTS

* Saturday: The 5-a-Day Power Play! Family Festival, featuring live jazz, food and game booths, will encourage children and their families to eat more fruits and vegetables. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Exposition Park South Lawn, 700 State Drive, Los Angeles. Free. (323) 838-4542.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: Prostate cancer support group and family networking group. A urologist will conduct a question-and-answer session. Wellness Community-South Bay Cities, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 6-8 p.m. Registration: (310) 376-3550.

* Today: Coping and Caring, an ongoing cancer support group, will meet at the City of Hope Cancer Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. 3-4:30 p.m. (626) 359-8111, Ext. 2282.

* Today: Dementia caregivers group. Northridge Hospital's Sherman Way Campus, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 4-5:30 p.m. (Meets second and fourth Mondays.) (818) 908-8713.

* Tuesday: Brain injury support group. Center for Rehab at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 7 p.m. (Also Wednesday at 3 p.m.) Contact Mindy Elkabetz, (818) 885-8500, Ext. 4865.

* Wednesday: West Los Angeles V.A. support group for Parkinson's disease. West L.A. Veterans Administration, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 10:30 a.m.-noon. (Other support groups will meet Thursday in Santa Monica and Laguna Hills.) For information, call the American Parkinson Disease Assn. at (800) 908-2732.

* Wednesdays: Young widow and widower support group. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace. 7-8:30 p.m. (Also Thursdays.) (818) 409-8008.

* Wednesday: Children of Aging Parents. Sherman Oaks Hospital's Medical Building, 4911 Van Nuys Blvd. 6-7:30 p.m. (Meets fourth Wednesdays.) (818) 205-1917.

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