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Health notes and events in Pinellas County

The city of Clearwater, with the support of a consortium of civic clubs, presents the 15th annual Children's Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road.

Children age 6 months to 19 years will be offered free services such as cardiovascular screening, immunizations, school physicals, dental exams, hearing tests, spine-scoliosis exams and safety information.

Free hot dogs and other goodies will be available.

Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must provide an immunization record for the child.

No reservations are necessary. For details, call (727) 725-3345.

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Dianne Couris, master of science training and development, talk radio host, author, parenting coach and behaviorist, will facilitate a Parent Support Group meeting from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday at Impact Health, 180 Alt. U.S. 19, Suite B, Palm Harbor.

The group meets twice monthly with a half-hour Q & A after each meeting.

Reservations are suggested. Cost is $25 at the door; $20 with discount code "Happy Child."

For details, call (727) 415-9238.

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Each year, more than 50,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer.

If recognized in an early stage, the chances of recovery are good.

Learn why annual skin exams in sunny states like Florida are a must when Bo Sabala, D.O., discusses "Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers" during a free health lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

Call (727) 443-6703.

Schedule of seminars and support groups

(Free unless otherwise noted.)

Co-dependents anonymous (Central pinellas): 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Bible Fellowship Church, 4670 East Bay Drive, Largo, (727) 365-4896.

Co-dependents anonymous (Monday Women's CODA): 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 2785 State Road 580, Clearwater, (727) 736-0546.

T.O.P.S (Take off pounds sensibly): 8-10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St., Largo, (727) 538-2361. Fee.

Strong for life fitness (senior exercise for 50-plus): noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the Oldsmar Senior Center, 127 State St., (813) 749-1195. Fee for nonmembers.

Epilepsy support group (adult): 5:30 p.m., Monday, Conference Room 4, Mease Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., (727) 462-7500.

Cancer patients' hope group: 2 p.m., Wednesday, Meeting Room 4, Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

Cancer caregivers support group (women): 2 p.m., Wednesday, Meeting Room 3, Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

Birth center tour: 7:15 and 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

Boot camp for new dads: 10 a.m., Saturday, Tuttle Auditorium, Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500. Fee.

Infant/child CPR: 6 p.m., Thursday, Tuttle Auditorium A through D, Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500. Fee.

Fit for life program: 6 a.m., Monday-Friday, Tarpon Springs Community Center gymnasium, 400 S Walton Ave., (727) 942-5628. Fee.

Health notes and events in Pinellas County 07/21/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 4:33pm]
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