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Health, wellness area programs

You may know your body fat percentage, but do you know your visceral fat rating? Are you carrying excess fluid or are you unknowingly dehydrated? Is your muscle mass in a healthy range, and how dense are your bones? What's your metabolic age? And what would you score in a test of your body's antioxidant levels?

Susan Bucci of LifeWorks Wellness Center will discuss these questions and more at a free seminar "Health by Numbers" at 6:15 p.m. today at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

Call (727) 443-6703.

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Bring the family to "Eggstravaganza for Autism," an event featuring an egg hunt, games, a bounce house and prizes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clearwater Branch of the YMCA of the Suncoast, 1005 S Highland Ave.

Dr. David Minkoff, pediatrician and founder of LifeWorks Wellness Center, will be on hand to answer questions about autism and any other health concern.

All proceeds from the event help support Camp COAST (Children On the Autism Spectrum Together).

Call (727) 461-9622.

Classes and support groups

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at 517 Crystal Beach Ave., Crystal Beach; 7 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Friendship Hall, Room F108, 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Room 102, Largo. E-mail

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (women): 6 p.m. Monday and April 20 (the first and third Mondays of every month), Powell Cancer Center, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

Early stage alzheimer's support group for patients: 1 p.m. Monday and April 20, Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

Natural Childbirth: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sarah Walker Women's Center, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500. Fee.

Pelican Coffee Club: 9 a.m. Saturday, Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

Waterbirth: 7 p.m. Monday, Sarah Walker Women's Center, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500. Fee.

Health, wellness area programs 03/30/09 [Last modified: Monday, March 30, 2009 6:38pm]
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