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HEALTH NOTES

The department of dermatology at Buffalo General Hospital is seeking men and women over age 50 who have spent most of their work and/or leisure time in the sun. If your face and arms have rough, scaly skin -- and you've spent a lot of time in the sun -- call 859-3749 to learn how to participate in a clinical study for sun-damaged skin.

"Mercy Medical Night," a free program of blood pressure and asthma screenings and demonstrations of home health care equipment, will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in Century Cafeteria & Conference Center, 301 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. To register, call 631-1007.

"Rehabilitation After Stroke," a public forum, will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital. For information, call 859-2201.

Thyroid, diabetes and cholesterol screenings will be conducted by the Diabetes-Endocrinology Center of Western New York, an affiliate of Millard Fillmore Health System, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tops Market, 3865 Union Road, Cheektowaga. For information, call 858-6976 or 858-7863.

A community wellness fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, North Tonawanda, will feature blood pressure screenings, CPR demonstrations and information on nutrition and cardiac rehabilitation. Representatives of DeGraff Memorial Hospital will answer questions about skilled nursing care, adult day care and therapies.

A childbirth preparation seminar for expectant parents will be held Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Sisters Hospital. To register, call 862-1945.

Persons with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, an inherited disorder of connective tissues, are invited to attend a meeting to organize a local branch of Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Amherst Main Library on Audubon Parkway. For information, call Lou VanWert at 688-2756.

An expectant parents class will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. For information, call 298-2145.

Diabetes education classes will begin May 8 at 2 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital's Amherst facility, 4955 N. Bailey Ave.; to register, call 833-4575. Classes also are conducted in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston; for information on dates, call 298-2145.

Other support group meetings include "Us Too" prostate cancer group of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst; call Donna Wilkinson at 845-8741 . . . National Stuttering Project, Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Room 123 Park Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus; call (800) 364-1677 . . . congestive heart failure, Thursday at 4 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital; call Carolyn Kellogg at 859-2160 . . . juvenile diabetes parent support, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation office, 331 Alberta Drive, Amherst; call Jan at 833-2873 . . . Endometriosis Association, Monday at 7 p.m. in Sisters Hospital; to register, call 693-2045 . . . neuromuscular disease, Monday at 7 p.m. in Lackawanna Public Library; call the Muscular Dystrophy Association at 626-0035 . . . parents of children with attention deficit disorder, next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Jewish Center of Greater Buffalo, Getzville; call 626-4581 . . . SHHH of Western New York for hearing-impaired persons and their families, May 8 at 7 p.m. in St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Amherst; call 875-1093 (voice and telephone device for the deaf), 649-6491 or 633-8433.

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