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Center offers free cancer screenings

Free skin cancer screenings will be offered 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 18 at Morton Plant Mease's Turley Family Health Center, 807 N Myrtle Ave., Clearwater.

Approximately 60 appointments are available and registration is required. Call (727) 953-6856.

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Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital sponsors a support group for stroke survivors at noon Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Recreation Center, 400 S Walton Ave.

Facilitated by Sheree Leppinen, RN, the mission is to offer an opportunity for stroke survivors and caregivers to network and support each other and promote health, independence and well-being.

The group is open to the public and free of charge. A light lunch will be provided.

To reserve a seat, call (727) 943-3600.

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A free seminar entitled "Medicare Information 2010: Learn About the Changes," is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave.

Speakers will be Norm Weiss, who has 25 years of experience in Medicare, Mediciad, and other health care financial issues; and attorney Luis Garcia-Rivera, who will discuss basic estate planning.

Reservations are required. Call (727) 943-3600, weekdays.

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A free Nia workshop facilitated by Terri Smith, a certified Nia White Belt Instructor, will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo.

Nia is a form of aerobic exercise that combines martial arts, dance and healing arts to provide cardiovascular and whole-body conditioning.

This introductory workshop is open to adult age 18 and older. Call (727) 518-3125 or visit

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The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers will offer free informational talks about the latest treatments for knees and how to know what's best for your ailment at 10 a.m. Monday at Largo Medical Center, 201 14th St.

Call (727) 446-5633 or visit

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Dr. Cesar Abreu will discuss bladder health and incontinence at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Barrington, 901 Seminole Boulevard, Largo.

He will provide a brief overview and answer questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served.

Call (727) 585-5900.

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Nar-Anon is a fellowship of people who gather to share their experience, strength and hope for recovery from the ravages that a loved one's drug addiction has brought to their lives. Recovery begins with meetings. For information call toll-free 1-888-947-8885 or visit

Seminars, classes, support groups

RECOVERY INC., SUPPORT GROUP FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater; 1 p.m. Mondays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 812 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 525-1749.

Cancer support group (women): 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, fourth floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 953-6829,

Apnea support group: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-5, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 953-6829,

Cpap/bi-pap clinic: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mease Countryside Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 120, 1840 Mease Drive, Safety Harbor, (727) 953-6829,

Early stage Alzheimer's support group for patients: 1 p.m. Monday, PTAK Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Conference Center, Room 114, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater, (727) 953-6829,

Pinellas health briefs 02/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 4:27pm]
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