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September 16, 2002

EDUCATION

TODAY

* Arthritis Community Ed- ucation Forum. Norman P. Murray Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. 10 a.m. Free. Reservations. (714) 436-1623.

* "Effects of Microgravity on an Older Person," a lecture by the first civilian astronaut. UCLA School of Medicine, Lecture Hall 63-105A, Los Angeles. 8 p.m. Parking $7. Reservations. (661) 775-3995, Ext. 2511.

TUESDAY

* "Working Tools for Caregivers." Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 1-3:30 p.m. Free. (818) 502-2396.

* Lecture on cardiovascular disease prevention, with free cholesterol/lipid screening. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, North Building Conference Rooms, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 7-9 p.m. Free. Reservations. (866) 776-8496.

WEDNESDAY

* "2002 Update: Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease," cosponsored by the Los Angeles Alzheimer's Assn. and held at Granada Hills Community Hospital's Center for Aging, Research and Evaluation. 10339 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 4-6 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 366-1967.

* Five-week program for newly diagnosed lung cancer patients. Hoag Cancer Center, One Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (949) 7-CANCER.

THURSDAY

* "Diagnosis Diabetes" will focus on how to live a healthy life and control the disease. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. (818) 502-2396.

EVENTS

SUNDAY

* Alive and Running, a 5K/10K walk/run, will benefit the Suicide Prevention Center of Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center. Race begins at La Tijera Parkway and 88th Street. Race begins at 8 a.m.; "Kiddie K" at 9:30 a.m. $20 before Sept. 17, $25 after, $10 for kids' race. Reservations. (310) 751-5373.

SCREENINGS

WEDNESDAY

* Prostate cancer screenings for men 50 and older or African American men 40 and older. 4-7 p.m. Free. Huntington Ambulatory Care Center, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena. 4-7 p.m. Reservations. (800) 903-9233.

THURSDAY

* Prostate cancer screenings. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. 6-9 p.m. $10. Reservations. (818) 409-8100.

SUPPORT GROUPS

TODAY

* Food Addicts Anonymous. (Meets weekly.) Beit T'Shuvah Treatment Center, 8831 Venice Blvd., in the board room, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. (310) 412-6620.

TUESDAY

* Liver and hepatitis group. (Meets third Tuesday of each month.) Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington Blvd., Arcadia. Classroom No. 3, 5:30-7 p.m. (310) 670-4624.

WEDNESDAY

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

* Mental illness support group. Mental Health Center, 14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys, 6:45-9 p.m. Free. (818) 994-6747.

* Diabetes group for seniors. (Meets third Wednesday of each month.) Gardena Senior Center, 1670 W. 162 St., Gardena. 10 a.m. (310) 217-9553.

THURSDAY

* Breath Savers group, for people with chronic lung disease. Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inter-community Campus, 210 W. San Bernardino Road, Covina. 1 p.m. $5 lunch. Reservations. (626) 915-6283.

SATURDAY

* Trigeminal neuralgia group. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Gracie Allen Drive, South Tower entrance, conference room B, Los Angeles. 1 p.m. Free. (323) 897-9173.

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