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Health Watch

July 08, 2002

EDUCATION

TUESDAY

* "Senior Cancer Update," led by an oncologist, will offer updates on prevention, screenings and treatment. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2396.

* "Cancer, the Law and You." UCLA's RPB Auditorium, Los Angeles. 7 to 9 p.m. Free; parking, $7. (310) 794-6644.

WEDNESDAY

* "A Caregiver's Journey" will offer strategies for being an effective caregiver while maintaining one's own physical and emotional well-being. Hoag Cancer Center, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. (949) 760-5542.

* "Stress Doubles the Trouble" will explain how to manage stress. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale, in the auditorium. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2396.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday July 09, 2002 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 6 inches; 244 words Type of Material: Correction
Seminar on stress--The Health Watch listing in Monday's Health section included an incorrect day for "Stress Doubles the Trouble," a seminar for seniors at Glendale Memorial Hospital. The seminar is scheduled for today. For reservations, call (818) 502-2396.
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FRIDAY

* "Science of Sight Experience," an interactive exhibit showing how the eye works, will offer information and activities emphasizing the importance of eye care. Through Sunday. Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Free. (561) 243-2900.

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SCREENINGS

FRIDAY

Blood pressure screenings. Foothill Presbyterian Hospital's Foothill Education Center, 427 W. Carroll Ave., Glendora. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. (626) 857-3006.

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STUDIES

* Researchers at City of Hope's Gonda Diabetes Center are seeking people older than 50 who have cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular risk factors for a study about slowing and preventing diabetes. (800) 826-4673.

* City of Hope Cancer Center researchers are seeking postmenopausal women who have an increased risk of breast cancer for a study of the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene. (626) 301-8844.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

TODAY

* Parkinson's disease rap session. Parkinson's Resource Organization, Suite 102, 74-090 El Paseo, Palm Desert. 7 p.m. Free. Reservations requested. (760) 773-5628 or (877) 775-4111.

TUESDAY

* Polyneuropathy group. (Meets second Wednesday of each month.) UCLA Medical Plaza, Building 300 (third floor), Los Angeles. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. (310) 286-7442.

WEDNESDAY

* Lung cancer group. (Meets weekly for five weeks.) Hoag Cancer Center, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach, in Conference Room A. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (949) 7-CANCER.

* Parkinson's disease group for people diagnosed at an early age. (Meets second Wednesday of every other month.) Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, 9920 Talbert Ave., Fountain Valley. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (714) 970-6514 or (877) 610-2732.

* AIDS group. (Meets weekly.) Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Free. Call for information. (818) 889-9259.

* Families of Aging Parents group. (Meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.) Sherman Oaks Hospital, Education Room, 4911 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Call for information. (818) 990-2573.

THURSDAY

* Macular degeneration group. (Meets second Thursday of each month.) UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, 100 Stein Plaza, Los Angeles. Free. (818) 782-6381.

* Diabetes group for Type 2 diabetics. (Meets second Thursday of each month.) Glendale Memorial Hospital, Health Center, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 7 p.m. Free. (818) 507-4616.

SUNDAY

* Dystonia group. Encino Hospital, 16237 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Meeting starts at 1 p.m., followed by presentation from a neurologist specializing in movement disorders. (818) 344-9996.

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