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December 10, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
A new women's support group focusing on achieving health and wellness in senior years meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Laguna Beach Senior Center, 384 Legion St. Gerontologist Karen Rabin, a licensed psychologist on staff at South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach, leads the weekly discussions. The support group, sponsored by the hospital, is free to senior women in the community. Information: (714) 499-7202.
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November 18, 1997 | From Associated Press
Most older women fear cancer, especially breast cancer, more than other diseases and may not take precautions against bigger killers such as heart attacks and Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests. "If women don't get the right information about their risk for disease, they may make the wrong decisions about their health," James Firman, president of the National Council on the Aging, said Monday. The council asked more than 1,000 women ages 45 to 54 what disease they fear most.
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October 8, 1997 | CATHERINE WYATT-MORLEY, Catherine Wyatt-Morley is the author of the new book "AIDS Memoir: Journal of an HIV-Positive Mother" (Kumarian Press)
"All control is thine. . . ." I wrote this in my journal, looking in a mirror at a reflection that had somehow changed. A foreign antibody called HIV stared back at me. A middle-class, married mother of three living in a small town, I was supposed to be immune. But in April 1994, I, a faithful wife with no "risk behaviors," was stunned to be handed a diagnosis of HIV. I left my doctor's office suddenly stripped of control, with no useful information about the virus or what to expect.
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February 28, 1997 | LORENZA MUNOZ
More than two dozen exhibitors are expected to participate in an expanded Women's Health Forum in Oxnard next week. The forum, which will address women's health issues including cancer and diabetes prevention, fitness and skin care, is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 8 at the Radisson Suite Hotel in Oxnard. The forum will offer a variety of on-site health screenings, including blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat and skin cancer.
NEWS
July 10, 1996 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
A new emphasis on methods for preventing the spread of AIDS through sexual contact and a major new clinical trial of techniques to stop its transmission from mothers to children were announced here Tuesday as the 11th International Conference on AIDS focused on women's health concerns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1996
A free women's health program will offered be Saturday at the Albert E. Barnett Center for Education and Research from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Friendly Hills HealthCare Foundation, the event will feature two discussions, "The Superwoman Syndrome: Being Everything to Everybody" and "Heart Healthy Lifestyle: Control Your Destiny." Sessions on nutrition and cooking, learning disabilities, teen drug use, skin wellness, communication and premenstrual syndrome will also be offered.
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April 25, 1996 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Dr. Susan Love, famed breast cancer surgeon, author and advocate for women's health, is quitting patient care and resigning from the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center, which she brought to national prominence in four years as founding director. "I have been caring for patients for almost 20 years and personally feel the need for a break in order to pursue other activities," she said in a letter sent to 4,000 patients. Her last day on the job will be May 15, she said in an interview.
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April 3, 1996
Friendly Hills Health Care Foundation's second annual Mothers, Daughters and Friends women's health seminar is planned for May 4. Workshops will cover a variety of topics ranging from nutrition to family communication. The free public event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Albert Barnett Center for Education and Research, 501 S. Idaho St. Information and reservations: (310) 905-3075.
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October 28, 1995
UCLA Medical Center will begin a three-year study of women in the South Bay next week to help build a database on women's health issues during midlife. The study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, which is using seven clinical centers throughout the country to conduct a multiethnic study of women. The study will focus on 450 Japanese American, Japanese-born and white women ages 40 to 55. Greendale said that UCLA is concentrating on Gardena, where many Japanese Americans reside.
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