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Acupuncture physician to present pain management workshop in Clearwater for women

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pain management lecture for women

Acupuncture physician, doctor of oriental medicine and certified yoga teacher Dr. Grace Pampo will present a workshop that will give women information on pain management 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. today at Healingtrust Acupuncture & Wellness Center, third floor, Suite 300, 28870 U.S. 19, Clearwater.

Other topics include managing stress, mental clutter and how to achieve a clear, focused mind.

Donations will be accepted.

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The "Young at Heart" Senior Health Fair and Fun Fest will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature free health screenings, including ear wax removal, balance and fall risk, body fat percentage/BMI, aorta and blood sugar, free pneumonia and flu shots (with proper insurance), free bingo for prizes, free food, and prizes and giveaways.

A representative from Largo Medical Center will speak at 9 and 11 a.m.

For information, call the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center at (727) 771-6000 or visit

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Dr. Halima Ghafoor, internal medicine specialist, will provide the latest information on the relationship of good and bad cholesterol to the health of your heart, as well as a review of current medications and other therapeutic interventions during a free seminar at 1 p.m. Friday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Questions from the audience will be encouraged. Light refreshments will be available.

Call (727) 943-3600, anytime, to reserve your seat at the seminar.

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Clearwater's Aging Well Center will begin hosting a lecture series on topics related to aging as part of its regular programming.

Dr. Diana Pollock, a board- certified neurologist, will be the initial speaker at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Aging Well Center in the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road.

The free program will focus on Alzheimer's disease and include information about treatment options and prevention strategies.

Reservations are recommended. Call (727) 253-4076.

Information about the Aging Center can be found online at or by calling (727) 724-3070.

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A workshop for dealing with depression and bipolar illness is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater.

Topics will include medications, tools for recovery, self-esteem, and being on a spiritual path.

For information and to register, call Les at (727) 822-3480 or (727) 418-3464.

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More than 500 competitors of all ages met on the campus of Morton Plant Hospital recently for the inaugural Morton Plant Mease Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness Race.

Area residents took the overall winners category with Joe Torzok, 43, of Tampa, with a time of 18 minutes, 18 seconds and Amy McClenathan, 50, of St. Petersburg, with a time of 20 minutes, 50 seconds as the male and female winners. For results for male and female winners in all age groups, log on to

Presented by Urology Specialists of West Florida, the Inaugural Morton Plant Mease Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness 5K was a run and walk featuring a Kids Dash for ages 10 and under. The event benefits prostate cancer programs at the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease, and proceeds from this race will be used to provide community screenings, education and counseling services.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month and the race was part of Morton Plant Mease's prostate cancer awareness events, which include screenings and lectures. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in American men. One out of every six males will be diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime.

For information on Morton Plant Mease and its prostate cancer programs, call (727) 253-4056 or log on to

Acupuncture physician to present pain management workshop in Clearwater for women 09/15/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:27pm]
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