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Health Notes / News and events of community interest

Roswell Park Cancer Institute will host a three-session stop-smoking clinic from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 20 and June 27 in the Research Studies Center at the hospital, located at Elm and Carlton streets. The clinic fee of $10 is covered by most insurance plans. Registration is required. Call 845-8046 for more information.

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VA Healthcare Network, Upstate New York will hold a "Stand Down" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in AMVETS Medallion Post 13, 25 Review Place. Veterans, who should bring discharge papers with them, can get information on health care, housing, employment opportunities and other veterans' benefits. For information, call 881-5855.

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Mount Olive Baptist Church will partner with Jericho Road Ministries to host a community health fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church, 701 E. Delavan Ave. There will be free medical testing for high blood pressure and diabetes, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, mammogram screening and referral and insurance enrollment. For information, phone Anna Lisa Condon at 895-7494.

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"Diabetes Extravaganza" will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium. Presented by the Diabetes & Endocrinology Center of Niagara, it will feature up-to-date information, products and services to manage diabetes and a panel of experts will give a presentation and answer questions. Free parking in hospital ramp. To register, phone 278-4604 or visit NFMMC.org/extravaganza.

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"Know the Facts About Skin Cancer" will be the topic when the Transplant Support Group of Western New York meets next Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Cleveland Heights Christian Church, Cheektowaga. Linda Smith from Roswell Park Cancer Institute will speak. For information, contact Mike Martino at 685-4799 or www.tsgwny.org.

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Support groups and phone numbers to call for information include: eating disorders, 6 p.m. Monday, 1313 Main St., 819-1338; grief, for adults coping with the pain of the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one, 6 p.m. next Tuesday, S-6 Meeting Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4604 or 433-3780.

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