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HEALTH NOTES

Free vision checks for children as young as 2 1/2 years old and for adults will be given Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. in area Sears, Roebuck and Co. stores in keeping with the fifth annual All American Eye Check Day. The check takes five to seven minutes to complete and no appointment is necessary. Further visual evaluation and a comprehensive eye examination will be recommended when a check indicates a possible vision problem. The event is co-sponsored by Sears and Prevent Blindness America.

"Everything You Need to Know About the First Two Years of Life," 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 or arrange for child care, call 631-3193.

A health fair that includes health screenings, entertainment and food will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Caro Medical Center, 7020 Erie Road (Route 5), Derby. For information, call 947-9147.

A four-week intensive summer workshop for children ages 6 to 16 who stutter will begin Saturday in Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, 50 E. North St. For information, call Joseph Sonnenberg at 885-8871, Ext. 231.

"Baby Basics and Beyond," a two-session class on infant care, development, sickness and parenting issues, will be held Monday and Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. To register, call 568-3628. Infant massage and infant CPR classes also are available.

"When Every Bite Counts," a free program for cancer patients on improving nutritional intake while undergoing treatments, will be held Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. in Sisters Hospital. For reservations, call 862-1087.

Sibling classes to prepare children for the birth of a brother or sister will be held Aug. 6 and Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. and Aug. 16 at 9 and 10:30 a.m. in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. For reservations, call 568-3628.

A back care program will be presented by physical therapists Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. in Sisters Hospital. A physician referral is required. For information, call 862-1170.

Diabetes education classes for those living with diabetes will begin Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital. To register, call Helen Jones at 859-2857.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include polycystic kidney disease, Monday at 7 p.m. at 2495 Kensington Ave., Williamsville, 674-8116 . . . chronic fatigue syndrome, Monday at 7 p.m. in Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville . . . Buffalo General Hospital perinatal bereavement program, next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in East Seneca Community Free Methodist Church, 1907 Center Road, West Seneca, 859-1769 . . . prostate cancer, next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, survivors will speak and treatment options will be discussed, 626-3933 . . . dizziness and balance disorders, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in White House Building at Medaille College, 886-2305 . . . breast cancer, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda, 690-2277 or 692-4264.

Diabetes education classes will begin next Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Upper Mountain Fire Company, Lewiston. To register, 298-2145.

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