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Health Watch

January 21, 2002

EDUCATION

TUESDAY

* "The Wonderful World of Modern Dentistry," for senior citizens, will focus on ways to repair damaged teeth and restore them to their original appearance. Valley Presbyterian Hospital, 15107 Van Owen, Van Nuys. 5-7 p.m. $4 (includes dinner). Reservations required. (818) 902-3911.

* "Advice on Aching Joints," for senior citizens, will address arthritis research, medications, diet, exercise and treatment. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2396.

* "Caregivers," a workshop for caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients. Arcadia Senior Center, 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (626) 574-5130.

* "Urinary Incontinence" will address causes, prevention and treatment. UC Irvine, University Club, Irvine. 10 a.m. Free. (877) UCI-DOCS.

WEDNESDAY

* "Staying Healthy Over 50," led by a doctor. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 8-10:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-1900.

* "Eating Disorders" will teach how to get help for yourself or those you love. Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 885-5482.

THURSDAY

* "Science-Based Alternative Medicine and Acupuncture," sponsored by Northridge Hospital, will focus on the role of alternative medicine in the treatment of cancer. Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 7-9 p.m. Free. (805) 379-4777.

* "Seniors Learn About Vision and the Aging Eye," led by an ophthalmologist, will focus on macular degeneration and other eye conditions. Jules Stein Auditorium , UCLA. 3 p.m. Free for members of center; others $5. Reservations required. (310) 794-0676.

SATURDAY

* "Alzheimer's Disease: What You Should Know--What You Can Do," led by experts from UCLA and USC, will focus on research, resources and support services. State Farm Insurance Co., 31303 W. Agoura Road, Westlake Village. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. (805) 496-3530.

SCREENINGS

WEDNESDAY

* Harbor Free Clinic of San Pedro offers free physical exams for men, ages 18 to 64, who lack health insurance, on "Men's Night" (every Wednesday). Harbor Free Clinic, 599 W. 9th St., San Pedro. 6-9 p.m. Reservations requested. (310) 547-0202.

SUPPORT GROUPS

WEDNESDAY

* Fibromyalgia group, sponsored by the American Fibromyalgia Foundation. Hoag Hospital Cancer Center Auditorium, One Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. 7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (714) 840-8038.

* Mental illness group, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Mental Health Center, 14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 6:45-9 p.m. Free. (818) 994-6747.

FRIDAY

"Walk and Talk," sponsored by Team Survivor for breast cancer survivors. (Meets second and fourth Fridays.) Meets at Nikegoddess, Fashion Island, Newport Beach. 10 a.m. Free. (949) 275-3888.

SATURDAY

* Scleroderma group, sponsored by the Scleroderma Foundation. Garden Grove Hospital, 12555 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. (714) 839-7034.

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