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Heart Health Fair

February 19, 2001

Go to the "Heart Fair" on Thursday and get free blood-pressure and body-analysis screenings, see equipment displays, hear short lectures and receive consultations with physicians, pharmacists, nurses and nutritionists. Little Company of Mary Hospital, Del E. Webb Memorial Center for Health Education, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 3-7 p.m. Free. Registration required. (800) 618-6659.

EDUCATION

Tuesday: "Relieving Poor Circulation," led by a doctor, will focus on prevention and treatment. Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, Physician's Dining Room, 18300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 885-5482.

* Tuesday: "Coronary Heart Disease: An Equal Opportunity Killer," led by a doctor, will focus on preventive measures, diagnosis and treatment. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2580.

* Tuesday: "Hospice Care," led by a hospice worker, will explain hospice care. Silverado Senior Living Center, 25100 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 222-1000.

* Wednesday: "Advances in Treatment of Bipolar Disorder," led by a psychiatrist, will teach about treatment options. Huntington Memorial Hospital, Braun Auditorium, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena. Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch reservations required. $5. (626) 397-3147.

* Wednesday: "Understanding Hyperhidrosis: Treatment Options for Excessive Sweating," led by the hyperhidrosis center director and a thoracic surgeon. Cedars-Sinai Harvey Morse Conference Center, South Tower Plaza Level, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) CEDARS-1.

* Wednesday: "Subtle Clues Could Signal Potential Heart Problems," led by cardiologists, will include a discussion of the circulatory system, clot-busting drugs, cholesterol, heart-disease risk factors, congestive heart failure and treatment. Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Health Conference Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. 7:15 p.m. Free. No reservations required. (310) 517-4711.

EVENTS

* Saturday: "Super CPR Saturday," led by the Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, will offer a CPR class beginning every 20 minutes. (Last class starts at 1 p.m.) Participants will become certified in CPR. 1501 S. Brand Blvd, Glendale; $12 at the door. Save $2 with preregistration. 8 a.m. (818) 243-3121.

SCREENINGS

* Friday: Blood pressure screenings, UCLA Medical Center, Cafeteria Conference Rooms 2 and 3, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica. Free. 10:30-11:30 a.m. No reservations required. (800) 516-5323.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Wednesday: Caregiving group. (Meets first and third Wednesday of each month.) Glendale Memorial Hospital's Senior Service Center, 1330 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 3-4:30 p.m. (818) 502-2396.

* Wednesday: Liver group, sponsored by the American Liver Foundation. (Meets every other Wednesday.) Northridge Hospital Medical Center's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 7:30 p.m. (310) 670-4624.

* Wednesday: Dementia group for caregivers. (Meets first and third Wednesdays of each month.) Northridge Hospital Medical Center's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. (818) 872-3213.

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