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HEALTH NOTES

Free seminars on the benefits and limitations of Medicare managed care programs will be presented Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga, and next Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. For reservations, call Mercy Health System's HealthConnection at 447-6205.

A parenting program on feeding and sleep struggles with toddlers will be presented Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Century Cafeteria & Family Conference Center, 301 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. For reservations, call 631-3193.

A public flu shot clinic will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Summit Park Mall. For information, call Independent Nursing Care at 655-8776.

Breast-feeding classes will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m. and Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. To register, call 568-3628.

A smoking cessation class on use of the nicotine patch will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital. For information, call Mary Kennedy at 859-1890.

"Managing Psychiatric Symptoms at Home," a Buffalo General Hospital free workshop, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at 80 Goodrich St. For information, call Mark O'Brien at 859-2682.

Diabetes education classes for adults will begin Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital. To register, call Helen Jones at 859-2857.

Sibling classes to introduce children to the hospital setting and prepare for the arrival of an infant brother or sister will be held Oct. 8 and Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. To register, call 568-3628.

"Health Care Proxy: Medical and Legal Aspects," a free community education program, will be presented Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Medical Office Building, 1542 Maple Road, Amherst (behind Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital). For reservations, call 843-7531.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include fibromyalgia, Thursday at 7 p.m. at Here's Health, 1954 Clinton St., 822-5351 to register . . . prostate cancer, Thursday at 7 p.m. in Marian Professional Building, 515 Abbott Road, discussion on incontinence, Walt at 652-5127 or hot line (515-3933) . . . chronic fatigue syndrome, Monday at 7 p.m. in Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville . . . polycystic kidney disease, Monday at 7 p.m. at 2495 Kensington Ave., Williamsville, 674-8116 . . . breast cancer, next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Temple Beth Zion on Delaware Avenue, a surgeon will talk about treatments and options, Roberta Gerlach at 823-4212 or Judy Lustig at 688-6519 for reservations . . . prostate cancer, next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, a psychologist will speak, 515-3933 . . . perinatal bereavement, next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Ebenezer Free Methodist Church, West Seneca, 859-1769 . . . lupus, new patient orientation, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Lupus Foundation, 3871 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, 835-7161 . . . self-help for the hard of hearing, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst, 875-1093 (voice and telephone device for the deaf) or 649-6491.

An introductory class on dowsing will be held Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Here's Health, 1954 Clinton St. To register, call 822-5351.

Free treatment for women suffering from premenstrual syndrome is being offered by the biobehavioral program of the University at Buffalo. For information, call Judy at 898-5089.

EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) free workshops and discussion groups for parents on topics that include communication, building self-esteem, peer pressure and preventing substance abuse are held in Buffalo and suburban churches, schools, community centers and health facilities. For information, call 884-4064.

Diabetes management classes will begin next Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Upper Mountain Fire Company, Lewiston. To register, call Mount St. Mary's Hospital at 298-2145.

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