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Breath of Life Women’s Health and Birth Center in Largo is prepared for patients who choose water birth.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2009)

Breath of Life Women’s Health and Birth Center in Largo is prepared for patients who choose water birth.

Sleep apnea lecture in Tarpon Springs is free

Dr. Eva Jacobi will explain the symptoms and treatments for sleep apnea during a lecture at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Freedom Inn Tarpon Springs, 1651 S Pinellas Ave. Refreshments and a raffle will follow the talk. Sonesta Sleep Centers of Florida Hospital North Pinellas will provide educational materials and provide a screening tool.

Free admission, but reservations are required. Call (727) 943-3600.

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Get the answers to questions about breast cancer from surgical oncologist Dr. Robert Davidson during his lecture, "Breast Cancer: Where Do We Stand," at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the North Pinellas Branch YMCA, 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. Current treatment regimens and reconstructive options will also be discussed.

For more information visit BayCare.org.

Monday

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: Free. 7 p.m., Bardmoor Outpatient Center, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. (727) 953-6877.

Tuesday

Zumba: A high energy, motivating Latin music and dance class. $5-$6. 5:30 p.m., Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628.

Wednesday

Laughter Yoga: Laughter Yoga is fun for all ages, combining laughter exercises with yoga breathing to improve overall health and relieve stress. $5 members/$7 nonmembers (per class). 6:30 p.m., Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 733-7296.

Recurring

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, the Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 787-1837.

Nar-Anon Family Group: Meetings are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, at Crystal Beach Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 8 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church of Dunedin (behind church in fellowship hall), 411 Wood St.; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church Annex, Open Arms Resource Center, 1897 Highland Ave., Largo; and 10 a.m. Saturdays at United Methodist Church, Manahan Hall, 207 Buckingham Ave., Oldsmar. Call toll-free 1-888-947-8885. Visit naranonfl.org.

Caregiver Support Groups: Local author and senior advocate Linda S. Burhans facilitates caregiver support groups at the following times and locations: 3 p.m. every Tuesday at Harmony Home Health, 13787 Belcher Road S, Suite 220, Largo; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (meets the first Wednesday of every month) at Grand Villa of Largo, 750 Starkey Road; 10 a.m. Thursday (meets the last Thursday of every month) at Barrington Terrace, 333 16th Ave., Largo. Burhans presents a journaling workshop for caregivers at 10 a.m. Saturday (meets the first Saturday of every month) at Pacifica Senior Living, 620 Belleair Road, Clearwater.

Co-dependents Anonymous: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Union Street United Methodist Church, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. This 12 Step meeting welcomes both men and women. Call (727) 798-7069.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, (727) 501-2125, and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, (727) 786-3113. Both at Clearwater Community Church, Room 103, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin. Donations accepted. Visit foodaddicts.com.

Mid Pinellas Brain Trauma Support Group: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Christian Life Enrichment Center, Room 201, second floor, 1498 Rosery Road, Largo. Call (727) 442-1819. Visit midpinellasbrain traumasupportgroup.com.

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Breath of Life Women's Health and Birth Center in Largo received its accreditation status from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers, becoming Florida's only accredited birth center.

The CABC is an independent authority that accredits birth centers in the United States, according to national standards established by the American Association of Birth Centers.

Breath of Life is staffed by three certified nurse-midwives who specialize in women's primary and gynecological health care.

In addition to birth center maternity services, women's health care from adolescence through menopause and annual well-woman exams are offered.

Breath of Life has served the Tampa Bay community for five years.

Health notes 10/17/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:29pm]
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