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HEALTH NOTES/MEETINGS AND EVENTS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST

A free program on "The Advantages of Mini Incision Hip Replacement Surgery" will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. To reserve a seat, call 447-6204.

An American Heart Association CPR class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Summit Park Mall, Niagara Falls. For information and to register, call 655-8776.

A heart-healthy cooking class will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. To register, call 278-4523.

Infant sleep and feeding a baby from birth through age 2 years will be discussed at a free program for parents of infants and toddlers at 6 p.m. Monday in Women and Children's Hospital. To register, call Mary Beth Cunningham, EPIC program coordinator, at 332-4153.

Diabetes and hypertension screenings will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon next Tuesday in Tops Market, 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. Cholesterol and hypertension screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon next Tuesday in Tops at 150 Niagara St., Tonawanda.

SOS, Save Our Selves, has 11 support groups that meet in the Buffalo Niagara area that address recovery from alcoholism and addiction through self-empowerment. For information, call 636-4869, Ext. 3, or 636-7571, Ext. 226.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include brain tumor, 6:30 p.m. today in Dent Neurologic Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, Cheri at 824-1761 . . . osteoporosis, 10 a.m. Wednesday in Beechwood Center, 2235 Millersport Hwy., Amherst, 862-BONE . . . families and friends of people with eating disorders, 6 p.m. Monday in Eating Disorders Association of Western New York office, 70 Barker St., 819-1338 . . . bereavement, 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Ministry Center, 688-5060 . . . ovarian cancer, 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Southgate Plaza community room on second floor of former Ames Building, Marcia VanDewark at 662-2083.

WHYME House Foundation conducts monthly events for cancer survivors in Hope Lodge, 197 Summer St. Programs include drum circles, polarity/reiki, qi gong, support group meetings and Sunday teas. For information, call Charlene at 648-0285.

If you are a cancer patient, or have a family member or friend who has cancer, help is available through the Cancer Wellness Center Cancer Coach Program. Cancer coaches are people who have or have had cancer and are trained to listen to you, share information and resources, help you attain a more positive attitude and help you face your situation with knowledge and courage. For information, call 873-0905.

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