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Colon Cancer

March 12, 2001

On Tuesday, "Colon Cancer: Prevention and Detection," led by a gastroenterologist, will focus on symptoms and risk factors. Little Company of Mary Hospital, Del E. Webb Center, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 7-9 p.m. Free. Reservations requested. (800) 618-6659.


* Tuesday: "Blood Sugar Patterns and Glycoslated Hemoglobins: What Do They Mean?" led by a certified diabetes educator. San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, CHEC Building, 261 Junipero Sera Drive, San Gabriel. Support group at 6:30 p.m. Speaker at 7:15 p.m. Free. (323) 283-2061 or (626) 284-5451.

* Tuesday: "Your Health Care Wishes: Who Will Decide Them if You Are Unable to?" a seminar for senior citizens, will include a discussion of how to control life support. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2396.

* Wednesday: "What You Need to Know About Panic Disorder," led by a psychiatrist and a neurologist. Pacific Clinic, Wilson Auditorium, 909 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena (corner of Hurlbut and Fair Oaks). Support group at 7:30 p.m. Lecture at 8:30. Free. (626) 798-2871.

* Thursday: "Girl Talk About Menopause," sponsored by Centinela Hospital Medical Center and led by doctors, will focus on what to expect while going through menopause. Crown Plaza Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport, 5985 W. Century Blvd. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (888) 600-5600.


* Saturday: Diabetes screenings, blood glucose testing and diabetes education. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Trailer 10, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills, 1:30-4 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) 422-8820.


* Wednesday: Families of aging parents group. (Meets second and fourth Wednesdays.) Sherman Oaks Hospital, Third Floor, Education Room, 4911 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. (818) 205-1917.

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

* Thursday: Mental disorders group for family members and people with the disorders. (Meets first and third Thursday of each month.) Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. Free. (818) 885-5348.

* Thursday: Breath Savers, for people with chronic lung disease. Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inter-Community Campus, 210 W. San Bernardino Road, Covina. Luncheon ($5) at noon. Speaker at 1 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (626) 915-6283 or (626) 966-0085.

* Thursday: Bereavement group. (Meets first and third Mondays and Thursdays.) Huntington Memorial Hospital, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call first. (626) 397-3600.

* Thursday: Cancer group for Spanish-speakers. (Meets first and second Thursdays.) Santa Rosa Church, 668 S. Workman St., San Fernando. Free. (818) 898-4683.

* Friday: Stroke group. (Meets first and third Friday of each month.) Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. Free. (818) 502-1900, Ext. 4787.

* Saturday: West Los Angeles trigeminal neuralgia group. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Gracie Allen Drive, Educational Conference Center. 1 p.m. Free. (323) 897-9173 or (310) 826-4514.


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