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Health Watch

January 28, 2002

CLASSES

FRIDAY

* Tai chi class. (Meets Fridays in February.) Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. $4 per session. Register in class. (818) 409-8057.

EDUCATION

TODAY

* "Early Detection Can Be Lifesaving," led by a physician, will focus on routine cancer screenings for senior citizens. Malibu Public Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) 516-5323.

TUESDAY

* "Snore No More," led by a surgeon, will focus on minimally invasive treatments for snoring. Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica, in cafeteria conference rooms 2 and 3. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) 516-5323.

* "Keep Your Pace: Partial Knee Joint Replacement" is sponsored by Little Company of Mary Hospital. Beach Cities Health Center, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) 618-6659.

* "Managing Hepatitis C" will be led by a gastroenterologist and a surgeon. Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 885-5482.

THURSDAY

* Fibroid lecture, sponsored by Huntington Memorial Hospital, will explain uterine artery embolization. Pasadena Central Library, Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Free. Reservations requested (limited seating). (626) 397-8550.

* Northridge Hospital will offer an open house and lecture for its integrative medicine program. Roscoe Campus, Women's Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. Open house, 5-7 p.m.; lecture on chronic pain or disease, 7-8 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 885-5482.

* "Taking Care of Your Feet" will address common foot problems and treatments. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale, in the Hospital Auditorium. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2348.

* "Stroke Treatment Revolution" will be led by a doctor. Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 7-8 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 885-5482.

FRIDAY

* Arthritis self-help course, offered by Kaiser Permanente at Bellflower, is a six-week program (beginning today) to help people manage their osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 10 a.m.-noon, Kaiser Permanente-Imperial Satellite Building, 12200 Bellflower Blvd., Downey. Course is free; optional course material is $12. Reservations required. (562) 461-3344.

SATURDAY

* "Taking Care of Business: Taking Back Control," a workshop for cancer patients on legal issues such as health care, employment, disability and financial planning. Wellness Community, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Santa Monica. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 348-0356.

SUPPORT GROUPS

TODAY

* "Relieving Cancer Pain," sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will allow cancer patients and their loved ones to discuss pain management. Wellness Community, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Santa Monica. 6-8:15 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 348-0356.

* Hepatitis and liver disease support group. Veterans Affairs Grounds, 114 Eisenhower St., Los Angeles. 5:30-7 p.m. (310) 670-4624.

FRIDAY

* Go-Go Stroke Club of Beverly Hills. (Meets Fridays.) Roxbury Park Auditorium, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills. 12:30-2:15 p.m. $18 a year. (310) 306-9239.

* Parkinson's education group. (Meets first Fridays.) Presbyterian Hospital, 12401 E. Washington Blvd., Whittier. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. No reservations. (562) 698-3253.

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