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Benefits Talk

April 16, 2001

Join the director of Cancer Legal Resources, a nonprofit agency that assists cancer patients, for a discussion of disability, health insurance, government benefits and cancer in the workplace, on Saturday at the Wellness Community, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Redondo Beach. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 376-3550.

EDUCATION

* Today: "Update on Legal Issues of Aging." Granada Hills Community Hospital's CARE Center, 10339 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. (818) 366-1967.

* Tuesday: "Osteoporosis: Detection and Treatment." City of Angels Medical Center, 1711 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. (888) 819-9888.

* Wednesday: "On the Frontiers of Knowledge: The Future of Medicine." Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Harvey Morse Conference Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Reservations requested. (800) CEDARS-1.

* Wednesday: "New Urinary Incontinence Treatments Restore Options." Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Health Conference Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. 7:15-9 p.m. Free. (310) 517-4711.

* Thursday: "Skipped Beats, Pacemakers, Atrial Fibrillation." Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, Medical Education Conference Center, 333. N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood. Mended Hearts support group meeting begins at 6 p.m.; lecture begins at 6:45 p.m.

* Saturday: "Issues to Consider When Buying Drugs or Getting Information Online," led by a public affairs specialist from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will focus on perils of online drug purchasing and the credibility of online health information. Sponsored by the Los Angeles tinnitus support group, the meeting will provide guidelines and resources on how people can protect themselves from non-legitimate Web sites. UCLA Medical Plaze, Building 200, Westwood Plaza, Westwood. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. (310) 474-9689.

SCREENINGS

* Wednesday: Eating disorders screening. (Held first and third Wednesdays.) Day and evening appointments available, California Graduate Institute Counseling Center, 4199 Campus Drive, Suite E, Irvine. Free. Reservations required. (949) 737-5462.

* Thursday: Blood sugar screenings. (Held third Thursdays.) Monterey Park Hospital, Monterey Park Resource Center, 880 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park. Free. (626) 570-5725.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: Parkinson's disease group. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. (800) 522-8855.

* Wednesday: Cancer group for Spanish speakers. (Meets first and third Wednesdays.) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 423-5351.

* Wednesday: Fibromyalgia group. (Meets third Wednesdays.) Sherman Oaks Hospital, Doctors Conference Room, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 7:30 p.m. Free. (818) 901-9384.

* Saturday: Celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis group. (Meets in even-numbered months.) Foothill Education Center, 427 W. Carroll Ave., Glendora. 10 a.m. Free. (626) 335-0600.

* Sunday: Tourette's syndrome group. (Meets fourth Sundays.) Sherman Oaks Hospital, Doctor's Conference Room, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 1 p.m. Free. (626) 292-6828.

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