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Health Watch

November 05, 2001

EDUCATION

Tuesday

* "Visualization and Stress Reduction," for cancer patients, their families and friends, will focus on a variety of meditative techniques to reduce stress and stimulate the immune system.

Wellness Community-South Bay, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 1-1:45 p.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 376-3550.

* "Pancreatic Disease Pain Management," led by a physician. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Harvey Morse Auditorium, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 6:30-8:15 p.m. Free. Reservations. (800) CEDARS-1.

Wednesday

* "You've Just Been Diagnosed With Diabetes ... Now What?" will launch a four-lecture series on diabetes. (Held on consecutive Wednesdays.) St. Luke Medical Center's Education Center, 2632 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. (800) 240-8081.

* "Yoga for Health and Fitness," a six-session class. Northridge Hospital's Roscoe campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 6-7 p.m. $45. Reservations. (818) 885-8500, Ext. 2855.

Saturday

* "Re-Engineering of Surgical Treatment in the 21st Century," a public seminar led by UCLA surgeons, will include the topics "Minimally Invasive Breast Cancer Surgery," "Prospects of Tissue Regeneration Using Stem Cells," "Into the Brain: Applications of Digital Neurosurgery," "New Technologies in Cardiac Surgery" and "What's New in Pediatric Surgery." Louis Jolyon Auditorium, 760 Westwood Plaza, Westwood. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. (Parking $6.) (310) 794-1958.

Various

* "Look Good ... Feel Better," sponsored by the American Cancer Society, National Cosmetology Assn. and Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Assn., teaches makeup, wig and turban tips to help cancer patients cope with the effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Various locations and times. Free. Reservations. (949) 261-9446.

EVENTS

Tuesday

* Diabetes Fair, sponsored by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Steven Spielberg Building, 8723 Alden Drive, Los Angeles. 1-4 p.m. Free. Reservations requested. (310) 423-2686.

Upcoming

* Terry Fox Run, benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Institute, will be held Nov. 18. The event will include a 5K run/walk, entertainment, expo booths and children's activities. Veterans Administration Park, West Los Angeles. The 5K registration fee is $20 in advance, $25 after today. (310) 582-7073.

SCREENINGS

* Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Anonymous HIV testing. UC Irvine Health Education Center, Student Center, Irvine. 2-3:45 p.m. Free. (949) 824-9355.

SH SUPPORT GROUPS

Tuesday

* Survivors of brain injury group. (Meets first Tuesdays.) Coastline Community College, 2990 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa. 7-9 p.m. Free. (714) 241-6214.

Wednesday

* Latino cancer survivors group. (Meets first and third Wednesdays.) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Reservations. (310) 423-5351.

* Breast cancer group. (Meets first and third Wednesdays.) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Ambulatory Care Center, 8723 Alden Drive, Los Angeles. 7-9 p.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 423-5351.

* TOPS, or Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Meets Wednesdays.) Temple Akiba, 5249 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. 9:30 a.m. Free for first session. (310) 837-5970.

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