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HEALTH NOTES

A women's health fair featuring massage, skin care and screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, bone density and cholesterol will be presented by the Catholic Health System from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in McKinley Mall community room. For information, call 447-6205.

A "winter blues" workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Audubon Counseling, 1660 Hopkins Road, Amherst. Registration is required; call 689-3110.

Free thyroid screenings will be conducted from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday in Marian Professional Center, 515 Abbott Road, and from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21 in Sisters Hospital Marillac Room. To register, call 447-6205.

A free healthy-heart fair for seniors will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Augustine Center, 1600 Fillmore Ave. For reservations, call 897-4110.

A family wellness fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Whole Family Chiropractic, 5373 Transit Road, Williamsville. For information, call 568-2151.

A free home birth lecture will be held at noon Saturday in Life Cycles Wellness Center, 640 Breckenridge St. A fertility awareness workshop will be held at 3 p.m. that day. To register for either event, call 885-2229.

Cancer survivors are invited to attend the following WHYME House programs this month in Hope Lodge, 197 Summer St.: 1 p.m. Sunday, Reiki healing; 2 p.m. Feb. 18, art expression; 2 p.m. Feb. 25, color therapy. A tea is held after each event. For information, call 876-4323.

Postpartum exercise classes begin at 8:15 a.m. Monday in Jewish Community Center, Getzville. For information, call Shauna Stisser at 688-4114, Ext. 323.

A free fibromyalgia seminar on the Jaffe-Mellor Technique to reduce pain will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Positive Health & Wellness Center, 3316 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Reservations are required; call (888) 362-1439.

A three-session Stop Smoking Clinic starts at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Roswell Park Cancer Institute. To register, call 845-8046.

Recovery Inc. offers self-help will training for people whose nervous symptoms range from panic attacks, irritability, jealousy and obsessions to fears of crowds, high places, light or darkness and being alone. Meetings are held weekly at 17 locations in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties. For more information, call 694-0104.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include Alzheimer's disease, 2 p.m. Thursday in Harris Hill Nursing Facility, Williamsville, 632-5217, and 4 p.m. next Tuesday in Deaconess Center, 887-8272 . . . laryngectomy therapeutic, 2 p.m. Friday and Feb. 23 in Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, 50 E. North St., 885-8318 . . . Mended Hearts, 1 p.m. Saturday in Veterans Hospital, 691-3730 . . . gluten-free diet, 10 a.m. Saturday in Mercy Hospital, Abbott Road, 636-6021 . . . people using CPAPs for sleep apnea, 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Hospital, Mary Kennedy at 859-1890 . . . parents of children with diabetes, 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Aesthetics Associates Centre, 2500 Kensington Ave., Joni Shatkin at 689-8453 . . . fibromyalgia, 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Kenmore Alliance Church and in Lockport Memorial Hospital, 626-0333.

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