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November 19, 2001


* "Ask the Doctor About Lung Cancer," for cancer patients and their families and friends. Wellness Community, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, upper level Pier Plaza, Redondo Beach. 6-8 p.m. Free. Reservations requested. (310) 376-3550.


* "Exercise to Combat Weight Gain," a seminar on individualized exercise programs, will feature demonstrations of cardiovascular strengthening and flexibility exercises. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 8:30-10 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2348.


* City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte is seeking postmenopausal women who have an increased risk of breast cancer for the study of the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene (STAR) trial. (800) 826-4673, Ext. 2.



* Mammograms are available for low-income women 40 years and older. Sponsored by Crystal Stairs, YWCA, Queen of Angeles-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Mobile Mammograms. The screenings will be available at Crystal Stairs, 1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena. Free. Reservations required. (323) 421-1107 (English); (323) 421-1109 (Spanish).


* Braille Institute will offer consultations for people with poor vision. The sessions will include an assessment of visual skills and an explanation of what vision devices are needed. Pacific Inn Retirement Community, 5481 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (323) 663-1111, Ext. 1279.



* Huff and Puff, a group for those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, will feature a speaker addressing "Unit Dose Medication for Nebulizers Versus Metered Dose Inhalers." (Meets third Tuesday of each month.) Granada Hills Community Hospital, 10455 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 1-2 p.m. Free. (818) 831-6887.

* Breast cancer group. Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. (805) 379-4777.


* Arthritis group. (Meets third Wednesdays.) Glendale Memorial Hospital's Senior Service Center, 1330 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 1-3 p.m. Free. (818) 502-2396.


* Food Addicts Anonymous. (Meets Sundays.) Grace Lutheran Church, 4427 Overland Ave., Culver City. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 412-6620.

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


* Community Mental Health Center offers a survivors-after-suicide group for family members and loved ones. Sliding scale fees. (310) 751-5382.

* Teen Rap, a support group for teenagers whose parent or grandparent has cancer. Group and individual counseling available. Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. (805) 379-4777.


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