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April 22, 2002

TUESDAY

* "Learning about Lymphedema," for seniors. Valley Presbyterian Hospital, 15107 Van Owen St., Van Nuys. 5-7 p.m. $4 includes dinner. Reservations required. (818) 902-3911.

* "The New Lipid Testing: Amazing Help for Your Heart," for seniors. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2396.

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WEDNESDAY

* "Count Your Blessings; Count Your Teeth" will include a discussion of new treatments. Huntington Hospital, Braun Auditorium, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena. 12:30-1:30 p.m. $5 for lunch. Reservations required. (626) 397-3147.

* "Spots and Dots: What Do They Mean?" will focus on skin conditions, such as liver spots and moles, and how they change over time. Hoag Health Center, 4870 Barranca Parkway, Irvine. 6 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) 514-HOAG.

* "Take Charge of Your Health: Dealing With Anger." Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 576-2550, Ext. 390.

* "Back Surgery? There Is Hope," sponsored by UCI Medical Center. Oasis Senior Center, 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. 1 p.m. Free. Call for information. (877) UCI-DOCS.

* "Asthma and Allergies," sponsored by St. John's Health Center, will focus on the latest research in management and treatment. Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium, 1343 6th St., Santa Monica. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Also Thursday, 2-4 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 829-8453.

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THURSDAY

* "Playing It Safe" will focus on risks of outdoor activities. Hoag Health Center, 1190 Baker St., Costa Mesa. 6 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) 514-HOAG.

* "Diabetes: Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference," for seniors. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2396.

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SATURDAY

* Spondylitis Assn. of America seminar focusing on treatments and therapy for people with the disorder. Burton W. Chace Park Community Center, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 981-1616, Ext. 223.

* "Childhood Asthma for Parents," offered in English and Spanish. Children's Hospital of Orange County, CHOC West Building, 455 S. Main St., Orange, in Conference rooms A, B and C. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (714) 532-8525 (English) or (714) 532-8582 (Spanish).

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EVENTS

TODAY

* Braille Institute's Mobile Solutions Van, which offers programs and services to people unable to travel to the Sight Center, will be at the Boyle Heights Senior Center, 2839 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Reservations required for low-vision consultations. (323) 663-1111.

SUNDAY

* "Revive and Survive," sponsored in part by the American Red Cross, will offer CPR classes in English and Spanish. Rose Bowl, Court of Champions, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $5 preregistration; $10 walk-in registration. (800) 627-7000.

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SCREENINGS

FRIDAY

* Skin cancer/melanoma screenings, performed by dermatologists. Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, 24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills. 3-7 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (949) 452-7255.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

TODAY

* Macular degeneration group will focus on "Coping With Frustration and Limitation." Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cafeteria Conference Room B, Street Level, South Tower, Los Angeles. 12-1:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 423-6455.

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