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HEALTH NOTES

"When Every Bite Counts," a free program on nutritional intake during cancer treatment, will be held Nov. 6 at 1:30 p.m. in Sisters Hospital. The program will focus on understanding the effects of cancer and its treatment on nutritional intake, strategies for coping with side effects, improving nutritional intake when you can't eat as usual, and recipes to prepare during cancer treatment. For reservations, call 862-1087.

A Lamaze childbirth preparation class will be taught by a certified Lamaze instructor Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Binner/Maryvale Community Education Center, 777 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. For information, call 759-2687.

A breast-feeding program will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Sisters Hospital. To register, call 862-1945.

"What Shots Does My Child Need Now?" is the title of a free seminar on vaccines for children next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Century Cafeteria & Family Conference Center, 301 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. To register, call 631-1007.

"Taking Charge of Your Diabetes," a three-session program for day-to-day management, will start next Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston; to register, call 298-2145. A three-session diabetes education program also begins Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital; to register, call 859-2857.

Back care programs will be held Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in Sisters Hospital and Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Amherst-General, 4955 Bailey Ave. Physician referrals are required. For information on the Sisters class, call 862-2739; for the Amherst-General class, call 833-4575.

Coordinated Care will present Erie County CHOICES -- a conference, resource fair and luncheon -- Nov. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hearthstone Manor. The program for persons over age 50 and their families will focus on information about financing health care and community resources available in Erie County for persons 50 years and older. To register, call 858-2368.

Support group meetings include neuromuscular disease adult group, Monday at 7 p.m. in Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road; for information, call the Muscular Dystrophy Association at 626-0035 . . . chronic fatigue syndrome, Monday at 7 p.m. in Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville . . . fibromyalgia, next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Here's Health, 1954 Clinton St.; to register, call 822-5351 . . . obsessive-compulsive disorder, next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital Community Mental Health Center . . . prostate cancer, next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St.; for information, call 626-3933 . . . Buffalo General Hospital perinatal bereavement program, next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in East Seneca Community Church, 1907 Center Road, West Seneca; for information, call 859-1769.

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