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Health Watch

June 03, 2002

EDUCATION

TODAY

* Breast self-exam lecture and demonstration. Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 2 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 885-5488.

WEDNESDAY

* "Advancements in Hernia Repair," led by a surgeon. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 502-2396.

* Diabetes 101 group, for the new diabetic or those with diabetes who never quite got the hang of it. (Meets first three Wednesdays of every month.) Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Classes are covered by Medicare and other insurances with a doctor's authorization. Reservations. (626) 574-3571.

* "Kids and Asthma" will explore the symptoms and methods for controlling asthma. South Coast YMCA, 29831 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel. 6 p.m. Free. (949) 495-9622.

* "Introduction to Lung Cancer" will provide an overview and explain causes and treatments. Hoag Cancer Center, One Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (949) 7-CANCER.

THURSDAY

* "Ask the Doctor About Incontinence." Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 885-5488.

FRIDAY

* Braille Institutes Mobile Solutions Van, which brings programs and services to people unable to travel, will be at the Felicia Mahodd Center, 11338 Santa Monica, Los Angeles. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. (323) 663-1111.

EVENTS

SATURDAY

* North Valley Safety Fair, sponsored by the Greater Valley Medical Group and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, will offer exhibits, health screenings and information. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Indian Hills Parking Lot, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. (818) 898-4577.

* Hawaiian Health and Wellness Conference, led by Hawaiian physicians, traditional healers, community members and civic leaders. Traditional luau after conference. Cal State Dominguez Hills, School of Health-Center for Health Partnerships, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, in the Extended Education Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 243-3367.

SCREENINGS

WEDNESDAY

* Prostate screenings, for men 50 and older who have not had a screening in the last 12 months. Men ages 40 to 49 can participate only if they have an immediate family history (father, brother) of prostate cancer. Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. 4-7 p.m. Free. Reservations. (626) 574-3515.

SUPPORT GROUPS

TUESDAY

* Mental illness group, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. (Meets Tuesdays.) Verdugo Mental Health Center, 1552 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 248-8045.

WEDNESDAY

* Spanish-speaking bereavement group, "Reflexiones." (Meets first and third Wednesdays.) Huntington Memorial Hospital, Valentine Building, 100 California Blvd., Pasadena. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations. (626) 256-8695 (Spanish); (626) 256-8626. (English).

* Osteoporosis group. (Meets first Wednesday of even-numbered months.) Little Company of Mary Hospital, Del Webb Health Education Building, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 7 p.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 325-7048.

THURSDAY

* Caregivers of people with Parkinson's rap session. California Federal Bank, 12001 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood. 7 p.m. Free. Reservations requested. (310) 476-7030.

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