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Health Watch

July 29, 2002

EDUCATION

TODAY

* Arthritis education forum, led by a rheumatologist, will focus on osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Talbert Medical Group, 19066 Magnolia Ave., Huntington Beach. 2-3 p.m. Free. Reservations. (714) 436-1623.

TUESDAY

* "Communicating Effectively with Health Care Professionals," a workshop led by a registered nurse. Little Company of Mary Hospital. Del E. Webb Memorial Center for Health Education, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 2-3 p.m. $10 (includes lunch and materials). Reservations. (310) 540-9631.

* "Surfing for Life: Documentary Film on Healthy Aging," sponsored by Little Company of Mary-San Pedro Hospital. Harbor Terrace Retirement Community, 435 W. 8th St., San Pedro. 2-3 p.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 514-5333.

TUESDAY, THURSDAY

* Lively Lungs Exercise group, a fitness class for people with lung disease. (Group meets twice weekly.) Little Company of Mary-San Pedro Hospital, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro. 10 a.m.-noon. $40 for every 10 sessions. (310) 832-3311, Ext. 6268.

WEDNESDAY

* "Falling ... The Unexpected Trip," for seniors. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 502-2396.

THURSDAY

* "What You Need to Know About Mixing Vitamins, Herbs and Prescription Medications," for seniors. Sherman Oaks/ Van Nuys Senior Center, 5040 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 1:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 874-1446 or (818) 784-1677.

SATURDAY

* Therapeutic Touch class, about an energy flow technique, will be sponsored by Manhattan Beach Recreation Department. Joslyn Center, 1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. 9-11:30 a.m. Free, but charge for optional materials. Donations accepted. Reservations. (310) 545-4686.

SCREENINGS

TODAY

* Stroke screenings. First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, Fireside Room, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. Walk-ins from noon to 2 p.m. $40. Other screenings also offered. Gall bladder and abdominal testing requires six hours of fasting. (877) 676-7836.

FRIDAY

* Blood pressure screenings. Glendale Memorial Hospital's Senior Service Center, 1330 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 10:30 a.m. Free. (818) 502-2396.

STUDIES

* UCLA researchers need people, ages 18-69, who have symptoms of depression and are of Mexican American origin, for a study on responses to antidepressant medications. (310) 825-6677.

SUPPORT GROUPS

TODAY

* "Stillness in the Midst of Cancer," a meditation circle. (Meets weekly.) Wellness Community-Foothills, 200 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena, Suite 118. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. (626) 796-1083.

* Cardiac group. (Meets every other week.) Beach Cities Health Center Cardio Pulmonary Education Room, 514 N. Prospect, Redondo Beach. 5-6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 937-1970.

TUESDAY

* Breast cancer group. (Meets weekly.) Hoag Cancer Center, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach, in the Auditorium. Noon-2 p.m. Free. (949) 7-CANCER.

THURSDAY

* Burn survivors group. (Meets first and third Thursdays.) Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 7 p.m. Free. (818) 907-4584.

UPCOMING

* Family-to-Family Program, a 12-session program sponsored by the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill, will begin Aug. 5 for families of the mentally ill. Good Shepherd Church, 400 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. Limited space. (626) 577-6697.

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