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HEALTH NOTES
COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS

"Breast Cancer, A Family Affair" is the theme of the 11th annual Breast Cancer Education Day to be sponsored by Breast Cancer Network of Western New York from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13 in Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St., Clarence. Speakers include a breast cancer survivor and experts from Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Buffalo Medical Group. The registration fee is $5 and includes a complimentary breakfast and luncheon. For information, call Marcia Heaney at 688-9177.

A free program on "Understanding Memory Loss" will be presented by by Dr. Eugene Kalmuk at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Marian Professional Center, 515 Abbott Road. Reservations are required; call the Catholic Health System HealthConnection at 447-6205.

"Autism: In Search of a Genetic Map" is the topic of a free talk by Dr. Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, director of the Duke Center for Human Genetics, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Summit Educational Resources, 300 Fries Road, Town of Tonawanda. To register, call Jackie Saint at 827-2441, Ext. 122.

A smoking cessation series of classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. For information and to register, call 278-4523.

"Mind/Body Medicine," a free program by Dr. Sanford Levy, will be held at at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Village Glen Tennis & Fitness Club, 162 Mill St., Williamsville. The topic will focus on how mental and emotional states can affect health or alter the outcome of an illness. Reservations are required; call 633-1635.

A free stroke awareness program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Millard Fillmore Hospital, Gates Circle. Free parking and blood pressure screenings are available. For information, call 887-4431.

A free diabetes education program covering topics from dental care to foot care will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Marian Professional Center, 515 Abbott Road. Screenings will be conducted for peripheral vascular disease and osteoporosis and speakers will include an ophthalmologist, dentist, podiatrist and dietitian. Call Catholic Health System HealthConnection at 447-6205.

An ALS Association free educational session for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) patients, their families and caregivers will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Amherst Public Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder. For reservations, call (866) 499-7257 or e-mail info@alsupstateny.org.

A free parenting workshop on "Listening and Responding to Children" will be held at 5 p.m. next Tuesday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. For information, call 278-4640.

Womanfocus will begin a seven-week women's workshop on "Health Relationships" Nov. 10. For information, call Mary Ellen at 884-3256.

A Baker Victory Services parenting program on learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in St. Joseph Hospital. Reservations are required; call 828-9313.

Stroke risk screenings will be conducted by Life Line Screening Radiology Nov. 10 in Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave. Appointments start at 9 a.m. For fee information, call (877) 237-1344.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include stuttering, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 17 in Room 187 Park Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus, Bonnie Weiss at 838-3999 or e-mail blweiss@buffalo.edu . . . Parkinson's disease, 2 p.m. Sunday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 754-4052 . . . family and friends of people with eating disorders, 6 p.m. Monday in Eating Disorders Association of Western New York, 70 Barker St., 819-1338 . . . breathing problems, 2 p.m. next Tuesday in Elderwood Health Care/Heathwood, 815 Hopkins Road, Williamsville, 681-2242.

Mental Health Association of Erie County conducts REACH support groups for families and friends of individuals with mental illness or neurological disorders. Meetings this month are: 7 p.m. Monday in Elderwood Health Care/ Heathwood, 815 Hopkins Road; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in Spectrum Human Services, 227 Thorn Ave., Orchard Park; and 7 p.m. Nov. 23 in St. Andrew Catholic Church, Town of Tonawanda. For information, call Maxine at 886-1242, Ext. 18.

Shelter From the Storm, a support group for children ages 5 to 17 and their caregivers who are coping with a serious illness of a loved one, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturdays, beginning this week and continuing through Dec. 18, in Life Transitions Center, 3580 Harlem Road. For fee information, call 836-6460. Scholarships are available.

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