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HEALTH NOTES

The Greater Buffalo chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a variety of health and safety courses during August at sites throughout Western New York. Courses include baby sitting, community first aid and safety, community CPR, CPR for the professional rescuer and CPR review. For information, call 878-2380.

"Bed-wetting and Toilet Training," a parenting program, will be presented Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Century Cafeteria and Family Conference Center, 301 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. To register and arrange for child care, call 631-3193.

A sibling preparation class for children ages 2 to 10 years who are awaiting arrival of a baby brother or sister will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. To register, call 298-2145.

A free Complementary Health and Wellness Fair will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Here's Health of Western New York, 1954 Clinton St. For information, call 822-5351.

A childbirth education class for expectant parents will be conducted Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Mercy Hospital. To register, call 447-6205.

Sibling preparation classes in Children's Hospital will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. for children ages 2 to 4 years and at 12:30 p.m. for children over 5 years. To register, call 878-7342.

A childbirth preparation class will be held Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. in Children's Hospital Amherst Health Center, 3580 Sheridan Drive. To register, call 878-7342.

Free programs in Mercy Ambulatory Care Center, 3671 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, include "Staying Active," a discussion on safe ways to begin physical activity, next Tuesday at 2 p.m., and "Aging and Loss," a discussion on coping with losses that come with aging, July 31 at 2 p.m. To register for either program, call 652-7073, Ext. 122.

"Early Intervention and Screening of At-Risk Children," a free workshop for persons working with infants and toddlers at risk for developmental disabilities, will be held next Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Century Cafeteria & Family Conference Center, Cheektowaga. For information, call 853-7706, Ext. 351.

Basic life support skills will be taught July 30 from 8 a.m. to noon in Buffalo General Hospital. To register, call 859-2105.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include cancer patients and their families, Thursday at 7 p.m. in Orchard Park United Presbyterian Church, 689-6981 . . . Breast Cancer Network of Western New York, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Daemen College, Schenck Hall, Monika at 832-8722 . . . perinatal loss, Monday at 7 p.m. in Sisters Hospital, 862-1670 . . . families and friends of the mentally ill, Monday at 4 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital Community Mental Health Center, 80 Goodrich Street, Mark O'Brien at 859-2682 . . . genital herpes confidential self-help group, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Planned Parenthood offices at 210 Franklin St., 853-1771.

A women veterans group will meet every Friday at 10 a.m. in Veterans Hospital to share strategies for coping with life changes that include "suddenly single," job change/job loss and "empty nest." For information, call Faith Hoffman at 862-3557.

"Info-Fair," a free health and wellness program for persons age 50 years and over, will be held Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Inter-Community Memorial Hospital of Newfane.

Free dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants will be offered for uninsured children through age 18 years, Friday and July 31 in Conewango Valley Medical Center, 5712 Route 62, Conewango Valley. Call 287-2731 for an appointment.

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