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North Pinellas health notes for April 21

Athlete exams: Morton Plant Mease physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists will provide Pinellas County high school student-athletes free athletic physicals 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday at Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St., Suite 101, Clearwater.

Checks include height, weight, blood pressure, vision, lungs and musculoskeletal system. The Morton Plant Mease Lung Center also will offer information on managing asthma. Students needing treatment will be referred to a Morton Plant Mease specialist.

The exams are free but some schools may impose a booster club fee. Students attending without a parent must bring a signed parental consent registration form. Call (727) 953-6877.

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Weight loss: BayCare Health System offers support and resources for surgical weight loss, from the medical and surgical components to nutritional and psychological support.

Learn more about surgical weight loss at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bardmoor Medical Arts Building , 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. Dr. Theodore Small will discuss the adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.

Contact, call (727) 953-6890 or visit

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Alzheimer's caregivers support group: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, weekly, Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. (727) 787-1837.

Overeaters anonymous meetings: 10:15 a.m. Mondays, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor, (727) 781-2597; • 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin, (727) 733-6858; • 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Palm Harbor Presbyterian Church, 2021 Nebraska Ave., (727) 784-3375. Open to all. Free.

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

Recovery International: Abraham Low Self-Help System, a weekly support group for people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms of fear and anger, meets at: • 1 p.m. Mondays, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 813 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, (727) 785-4506; • 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Lakeview Community Church, 475 East Lake Road N, Tarpon Springs, (727) 942-4095; • 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 942-9008; • 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 586-2585 or leave a message at (727) 525-1749. Free, but offerings are appreciated.

the mid-pinellas brain trauma support group: 6 p.m., first and third Thursdays monthly, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Christian Life Enrichment Center, Room 201, Second Floor, 1498 Rosary Road, Largo. Call Kathy Kiley at (727) 442-1819, e-mail, or visit

North Pinellas health notes for April 21 04/20/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:18pm]
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