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Health Watch

October 14, 2002

Education

Cancer Awareness. Physicians panel will discuss prevention, detection, treatment and support. Tuesday. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 7-9 p.m. Free. Reservations. (866) 776-8496.

Ask the Doctor: Pelvic Floor Issues. Discussion of incontinence, pain. Tuesday. Hoag Health Center, 26671 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (800) 514-HOAG.

Reconstructive Surgery Questions and Answers. For breast cancer patients. Tuesday. Wellness Community-Foothills, 200 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena, Suite 118. 7:30-9 p.m. (626) 796-1083.

Not Getting Enough Sleep? Discussion, led by a physician, of sleep-related breathing disorders. Tuesday. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital's Flo and Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444.

The Well-Informed Senior. Discussion of home-care agencies, care insurance and other life plans, sponsored by Glendale Memorial Hospital. Wednesday. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 502-2396.

Long-Term Care Insurance Options. For seniors. Wednesday. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 502-2396.

The Business of Medicine Today. Explanation of medications' cost and how insurance works. For seniors. Thursday. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 502-2396.

Functional Fitness for Parkinson's. Led by a personal trainer and sponsored by the Parkinson's Resource Organization. Thursday. California Federal Bank, 12001 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, in the Community Room. 7 p.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 476-7030.

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. Conference with breakfast and lunch. Saturday. Good Samaritan Hospital's Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center, 637 Lucas Ave., Los Angeles. 8:45-2 p.m. Free. Reservations required by today. (800) GS-CARES or www.goodsam.org.

Events

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. A 5K walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Sunday. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. 9 a.m. Free, but walkers encouraged to collect pledges. (888) 778-5900.

Screenings

Breast exams. Sponsored by the Encore Plus Program of the YMCA of the harbor area, for uninsured, low-income women over 40. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Various locations. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 547-0831.

Studies

Pituitary problems. Charles R. Drew University researchers need participants for a study on testosterone replacement in women. (323) 563-9353.

Support groups

Parkinson's disease. Meets third Tuesday of each month. Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Blvd., Santa Monica. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. (800) 908-2732.

Mental illness. Featuring an expert on public mental health services in the San Fernando Valley. Wednesday. Mental Health Center, 14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 6:45-9 p.m. Free. (818) 994-6747.

Macular degeneration. Meets third Wednesday of each month. 6502 Wilkinson Ave., North Hollywood. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. (818) 766-0657 or (818) 782-6381.

Diabetes. Meets third Tuesday of each month. Gardena Senior Center, 1670 W. 162 St., Gardena. 10 a.m. Free. Reservations. (310) 217-9553.

Lou Gehrig's disease. Meets third Thursday of each month. Loma Linda University Medical Center's Faculty Medical Offices, 11370 Anderson St., Loma Linda, Suite B250. Free. Reservations. (800) 558-6297.

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CA 90012.

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