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Test Yourself

March 19, 2001

If you've put off those necessary but inconvenient health screenings, here's your chance to finally have them done. A health fair at Glendale Adventist Medical Center will offer free and low-cost health tests Sunday, as well as educational booths and exhibits. Health Education Auditorium, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. (818) 409-8100.

EDUCATION

* Tuesday: "Long-Term Care Options," for seniors. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2396.

* Tuesday: "New Frontiers of Pain Management." City of Angels Medical Center, 1711 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. 10-11 a.m. Free. (888) 819-9888.

* Wednesday: "Women's Health: Menopause, Osteoporosis and More," sponsored by Fullerton College Wellness Center and Personal Wellness Corporation. Wilshire Center Auditorium, 315 E. Wilshire, Fullerton. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. (714) 992-7705.

* Wednesday: "Stones, Tumors and Pain: Treating Urologic Conditions With and Without Surgery." Cedars-Sinai Harvey Morse Conference Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) CEDARS-1.

* Wednesday: "Obesity" will be a discussion of surgical weight loss. Temple Community Hospital, Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. 7 p.m. Free. (888) 576-FREE.

* Thursday: "Sports Injuries" will focus on foot and ankle injuries. Stein Plaza Auditorium at UCLA, Westwood Boulevard and LeConte Avenue, Westwood. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) 516-5323.

* Thursday: "Osteoporosis: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatments for the 21st Century." Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 2:15-3:15 p.m. Free. (310) 450-6060.

* Saturday: "Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer," sponsored by the Wellness Community Doubletree Hotel, 1707 4th St., Santa Monica. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 348-0356.

STUDIES

* The USC Keck School of Medicine is seeking headache sufferers for a study looking at multiple approaches to headache control. Evaluation and treatment will be provided. Free. (323) 442-2950.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Tuesday: Parkinson's disease group. (Meets third Tuesdays.) Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona, Santa Monica. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. For information on this and other Parkinson's support groups, call (800) 908-2732.

* Tuesday: "The Journey of Hope," a class for families and people with depression, bipolar conditions, anorexia-bulimia or schizophrenia, will meet every Tuesday for 12 weeks. Eddleman Westside Mental Health Center, corner of Olympia and Sepulveda, Los Angeles. Free. Reservations required. (310) 820-4626.

* Tuesday: "Humor and Wellness" for those with emphysema, asthma or chronic bronchitis. (Meets third Tuesdays.) 10445 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 1-2 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 831-6887.

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

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

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