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Health Watch

June 10, 2002

EDUCATION

TODAY

* "Meeting the Challenge: A Prostate Cancer Symposium," led by a urologist and sponsored by the Wellness Community. 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Santa Monica. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 314-2555.

TUESDAY

* Advances in prostate cancer research, led by a urologist/oncologist. UCLA's RPB Auditorium, adjacent to the Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles. 7 to 9 p.m. Free; parking, $6. (310) 794-6644.

* Sisters in Motion, a fitness and nutrition program for black women. Black Women for Wellness, 4336 11th Ave., Los Angeles. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Reservations. (323) 290-5957.

WEDNESDAY

* A public forum, with a biologist and a theologian, explores the scientific and ethical issues of stem cell cloning. City of Hope Cancer Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (800) 535-1390, Ext. 65669.

* "Sleep Changes in Older Adults," for seniors. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 502-2396.

SATURDAY

* "Ask the Doctor: Clinical Trials and Lung Cancer," sponsored by the Wellness Community. 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Santa Monica. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. Light lunch served. Reservations. (310) 314-2555.

* Asthma classes will teach how to manage and control asthma. Huntington Hospital, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena. Pediatric class, 10 a.m. to noon; adolescent/adult class, 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Reservations. Classes also available in Spanish. (626) 397-8637.

EVENTS

THURSDAY

* Azusa Senior Health Fair, co-sponsored by Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, will offer free blood-pressure, cholesterol, glaucoma and other screenings. Azusa Senior Center, 740 N. Dalton Ave., Azusa. 9-11:30 a.m. Lunch: $1.50 for those 60 and older, $3 otherwise. Reservations; lunch deadline is Tuesday. ( 626) 812-5204.

SATURDAY

* National Kidney Foundation Walk at Lake Sherwood in Westlake Village. Registration at 7:30 a.m.; 5K walk at 9 a.m.; kids' 1K walk at 10 a.m. $20. (800) 747-5527.

STUDIES

* UCLA researchers need volunteers for a National Institutes of Health study on how to help delay or prevent the development of Type 1 diabetes. Researchers hope to learn whether avoiding intact cow-milk proteins in the first six to eight months of life can decrease the incidence of the disease by age 10 in genetically at-risk babies. Participants must be newborns at the highest risk of Type 1 diabetes. (310) 825-5487.

SUPPORT GROUPS

TODAY

* Coping and Caring cancer group, for patients, families and caregivers. (Meets second and fourth Mondays.) City of Hope Supportive Care Conference Room 2, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (626) 256-8626.

WEDNESDAY

* Group for people with a loved one suffering from mental illness. Mental Health Center, 14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 6:45 to 9 p.m. Free. (818) 994-6747.

THURSDAY

* Brain tumor group for adults with primary and metastatic tumors. Families welcome. (Meets second and fourth Thursdays.) City of Hope Cancer Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. 6-7 p.m. Free. Reservations. (626) 359-8111, Ext. 68403.

* Macular degeneration group. (Meets second Thursdays.) UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, 100 Stein Plaza, Los Angeles. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 782-6381.

* Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Long Beach/Lakewood chapter. Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood. 6 p.m. Free. (562) 429-7150.

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