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Back pain seminar: Neurosurgeon George Giannakopoulos will present a free lecture on minimally invasive options to treat lumbar spinal stenosis at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Conference Center at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. Reservations required. Call (727) 869-5498 or (877) 663-7746.

Health and heart show: The free show features health care and wellness exhibits, giveaways, blood pressure and dermatology checks, spinal adjustments, and other health care, Medicare, and wellness information from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the center court of Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Call (727) 848-3858.

Tools to quit smoking: Medical Center of Trinity and Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center offer a free seminar to help tobacco users quit, with optional nicotine replacement therapy available. The seminar is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. May 1 in Conference Room C, Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54. Registration is required. Call (813) 929-1000. To find other programs, visit gnahec.org.

Neuro intervention seminar: Board-certified neuroradiologist Nasser Razack presents a free seminar during Stroke Awareness Month at 3 p.m. May 1 at Rao Musunuru, MD Conference Center at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. Call (727) 869-5498 or (888) 741-5119.

The Weekend Warrior: Stephen Hanff, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will present a free seminar on common orthopedic injuries at noon May 3 at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54. He will discuss sports-related and traumatic injuries to shoulders, elbows, knees and toes. Light lunch provided. Reservations required. Call (727) 834-5630 or email MedicalCenterTrinity@HCAHealthcare.com.

Gentle yoga classes: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department is offering a new 45-minute yoga class, which incorporates traditional Chinese holistic health exercises and somatic exercises into yoga stretching and breathing. The class meets at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays starting May 4 at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. $5 per class. Call (727) 942-5628.

Boot camp: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department is offering a boot camp program for adults looking for an exercise class with calisthenics, weight training, running and an emphasis on the individual's exercise goals. The class is offered from 6 to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday in the Tarpon Springs Gymnasium, 400 S Walton Ave. The first class is free, then the cost is $33.21 per month for nonresidents. Call (727) 942-5628.

Adult day care: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at CARES Claude Pepper Senior Center, 6640 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. Licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration to provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, activities, and nurse monitoring. Charges are based on the level of care needed and are discussed at the time of admission. Call (727) 844-3077.

Pasco health notes 04/16/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:33pm]

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