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HEALTH NOTES

The Elmwood Health Center, 2128 Elmwood Ave., is offering free diabetes screenings as part of American Diabetes Month. The screenings are from 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through November. To make an appointment, call 874-4500.

The WHYME House Foundation has a series of events taking place in November in the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, 197 Summer St. Sunday: Yoga at 2 p.m.; tea at 3 p.m. Nov. 11: "Tools for Healing," 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. tea. Nov. 18: Art expression, 2 p.m.; tea at 3 p.m. For information, call 876-4323.

An open dialogue with professionals on the effects of recent terrorism on families will be held for parents at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville. Call 688-4114, Ext. 331.

Ken Moore, Monroe County veterans benefits counselor, will speak on Hepatitis C during the monthly support group meeting of the American Liver Foundation, 6:30 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Hospital Community Room. Call the American Liver Foundation at (877) 716-3850.

A free tour and consultation is being offered in the Neurotherapy Center of Buffalo, 2314 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. The center specializes in treating symptoms of fibromyalgia, brain injury/concussion, ADD/ADHD, depression and pain. Call 565-9381.

Kaleida Health VNA is offering immunizations clinics through November. Flu shots are $15; pneumonia shots are $25 with the cost covered by most insurance carriers. A clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Tuesday in Alterra Clare Bridge of Williamsville, 6076 Main St., Williamsville. Call 632-7123. A clinic also takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 30 in Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St. Call 278-4569 or 843-7482.

"Health Care Insurance Options for Seniors with Medicare" is the topic of a talk from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Medical Conference room of Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls. Call (800) 453-1910. The center is also hosting an educational class on asthma at 6 p.m. next Tuesday. Registration is required. Call 691-5864.

Dr. Phillip Aliotta will speak in an open discussion on prostate problems and treatments in the next meeting of Us Too! of W.N.Y. The meeting is 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Room 1109C, VA Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. Call (716) 515-3933.

The Lupus Foundation of Western New York hosts a workshop on fibromyalgia and lupus from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday in W.C.A. Hospital, Jamestown. Call (800) 300-4198.

The Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center is sponsoring various activities through November for people with speech impairments. The asphasia therapeutic support group meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in November (except Thanksgiving). The laryngectomy therapeutic support group meets at 2 p.m. Nov. 9. All meetings take place in the center, 50 E. North St. Call 885-8318.

Gaucher Disease is the topic of the ongoing health program "To Your Good Health," 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road. To register for the free program, call 688-4114, Ext. 334.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include Parkinson's disease, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St., Niagara Falls. Call 278-1840 . . . SHARE, families that have lost a baby, 7 p.m. Thursday in Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway. Call 878-7773 . . . smoking cessation, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Call 690-2074 . . . PODS (parents of diabetics), 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday in the Aesthetic Associates Office, 2500 Kensington. Call 689-8453 . . . fibromyalgia, 11 a.m. Thursday in the Arthritis Foundation, 462 Evans St., Williamsville. Call 626-0333.

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