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November 11, 2002

Education

"Living Well." Discussion of nutrition, sexuality, hormones and skin care; for women in their 50s and beyond. Tuesday. Hoag Conference Center-Newport Beach, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (949) 574-6970.

"The Pain Is Mainly in Your Brain." A lecture on the psychological factors that cause variability in pain sensation. Tuesday. UCLA, Neuropsychiatric Institute Auditorium, Los Angeles. 11 a.m.-noon. Free; parking $7. (310) 825-5300.

"Diet and Diabetes." Sponsored by the American Diabetes Assn. Tuesday. San Gabriel Valley Medical Center's CHEC Building, 261 Junipero Sera Drive, San Gabriel. Support group at 6:30 p.m.; speaker at 7:15 p.m. Free. (323) 283-2061.

Lung cancer. Discussion of advances in research and treatment. UCLA, RPB Auditorium (adjacent to the Jules Stein Eye Institute), Los Angeles. Tuesday. 7-9 p.m. Free; parking, $7. (310) 794-6644.

"New Technologies in Cardiac Electrophysiology." Predicting cardiac risk factors. Tuesday. Little Company of Mary Hospital. 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 7-9 p.m. Free. Reservations. (800) 618-6659.

Prescription discount programs. Discussion for seniors. Wednesday. Glendale Memorial Hospital. 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 502-2396.

"Understanding Lung Cancer." Wednesday. Saddleback Memorial Hospital, 24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills. 10-11 a.m. Free. Reservations. (949) 452-7255.

"All About Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome X." Led by a diabetes specialist. Day's Inn, 1320 Newbury Road, Thousand Oaks. 2 p.m. Free. Reservations; limited seating. (805) 495-7143.

"To Sleep or Not to Sleep." Information on sleep disorders. Wednesday. Hoag Conference Center, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (949) 760-5545.

"Lung Cancer and Lung Function." Wednesday. Hoag Cancer Center, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. 6:30 p.m. Free. (949) 760-5542.

Alzheimer's caregivers. Workshop will explain how to create a partnership with a doctor. Thursday. HealthView Adult Day Health Care Center. 2280 Lomita Blvd., Lomita. 2-4 p.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 602-0123, Ext. 103.

Diabetes forum. On prevention, management, self-care and monitoring. Thursday. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Bob Dolores Hope Conference Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 6 p.m. Free. Reservations. (866) 776-8496.

Diabetes. Information on the illness. Friday. Citrus Valley Medical Center-Queen of the Valley Campus, 11155 Sunset Ave., West Covina. 12-1:30 p.m. $8 for lunch. Reservations. (626) 814-2479.

Lymphedema. Workshop on causes, symptoms and treatment; for cancer patients, families and friends. Saturday. Wellness Community-Orange County, 540 N. Golden Circle Drive, Suite 315, Santa Ana. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. (714) 543-3200.

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Involvement

Western Medical Center in Santa Ana.

Orientation will provide overview of opportunities. Saturday. Hospital auditorium, 1001 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. (714) 953-3450.

Support Groups

Parkinson's disease. Today. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, in the auditorium. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. (800) 522-8855.

Parkinson's caregivers. Sponsored by Parkinson's Resource Organization. Wednesday. Foothill Nursing Center, 401 W. Ada Ave., Glendora. 7 p.m. Free. Reservations. (877) 775-4111.

Prostate cancer. Meets third Saturdays. Wellness Community-Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. (805) 379-4777.

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Vaccinations

Flu shot clinic. For seniors. Sponsored by Little Company of Mary Hospital. Saturday. Salvation Army Adult Day Care Center, 4223 Emerald St., Torrance. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. (800) 618-6659.

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