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Satcher to Speak

April 09, 2001

U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will speak Tuesday on "Improving Years and Quality of Life: The Surgeon General's Prescription." He also will address health disparities. UCLA Medical Center, Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles. 3-4 p.m. Free. Seating is limited. (310) 312-0531.

EDUCATION

* Tuesday: "Heart Disease: Update for the New Millennium." USC Health Science campus, 1500 San Pablo St., Los Angeles. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (800) USC-CARE.

* Tuesday: "Complications of Diabetes." San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, 261 Junipero Serra Drive, San Gabriel. 7:15 p.m. (Support group begins at 6:30 p.m.) Free. (323) 283-2061 or (626) 284-5451.

* Wednesday: "Lip-Reading and Coping Skills for the Hearing Impaired." Spouses are encouraged to attend. House Ear Institute, 2100 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. 2:15-4 p.m. Free. (626) 585-8766.

* Wednesday: "Signs, Symptoms and Treatments for Prostate Cancer." USC Health Science campus, 1450 San Pablo St., Los Angeles. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. (Lunch: 1-1:30 p.m.) Free. Reservations. (800) USC-CARE.

STUDIES

* UCLA researchers are seeking women with irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia or both for a study on how stress affects these chronic disorders. (310) 794-3120.

SCREENINGS

* Monday-Friday: Colorectal cancer screening kits are available at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in the Senior Life Center, 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier. Free. (562) 692-0811.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Tuesday: Parkinson's disease group (meets second Tuesdays). Monterey Park Resource Center, 900 S. Atlantic Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Free. (626) 570-5725.

* Tuesday: Support group for family members, friends and caregivers of people with cancer (meets every Tuesday). Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 6 p.m. Also: Valley Beth Shalom Counseling Center, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. 7 p.m. (805) 379-4777 or (310) 314-2564.

* Wednesday: Caregivers group (meets second Wednesdays). Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd. 9:30-11:00 a.m. Free. (818) 990-2573.

* Wednesday: "Singles Facing Cancer" (meets second Wednesdays). Wellness Community, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 376-3550.

* Wednesday: Lymphedema group (meets second Wednesdays). Wellness Community, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 7-9 p.m. Free. (310) 820-6065 or (310) 490-5989.

* Wednesday: Multiple sclerosis group (six-week session begins this week). Multiple Sclerosis Society, Orange County chapter, 17500 Redhill Ave., Irvine. $25 per person, scholarships available. Preregistration required. (949) 752-1680 or (800) FIGHT MS.

* Thursday: Group for people who suffer from manic depression (meets every Thursday). Child and Family Guidance Center, 9650 Zelzah, Northridge. (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Free. (818) 893-7393.

* Thursday: Lymphedema group (meets second Thursday). 7080 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 957-9571.

* Thursday: Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chemical sensitivity group will learn about relaxation's benefits (meets second Thursday). Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. (626) 287-5436.

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