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Health notes for March

Alzheimer's Family Organization: Caregiver support groups — 2 p.m. today, Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road, Spring Hill. 1 p.m. Mondays, Brooksville Regional Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 120, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville; 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Regional Hospital Medical Arts Building, Suite 105, 10441 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Maria Curley, (727) 992-1358.

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Crescent Community Clinic: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. , 656 S Broad St. This is a volunteer-based walk-in clinic for low- to moderate-income residents who do not have insurance. Proof of income and a photo ID is required for services. Patients are asked to not arrive before 9:30 a.m. The clinic is open on the first, second and third Saturday of each month. Donations are welcome (the clinic does not receive federal, state or county funding and relies on donations). (352) 799-5500; Maureen Soliman,; or Barbara Sweinberg,

"The Trembling Web — Balancing Stress Hormones and Women's Health": 7 p.m. Tuesday, Get Healthy Vitamins and Natural Foods, 1254 S Broad St. The speaker is Cheryl Myers, a registered nurse and natural medicine practitioner. Myers has been working directly with dietary supplements for more than 12 years. She is the head of scientific affairs and education for EuroPharma. RSVP to (352) 796-9708.

Hernando County Multiple Myeloma Support Group: 6 p.m. today, Senior Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. There will be a report on the latest advances in myeloma therapy. (715) 271-5037 or

Leukemia, Lymphoma & Multiple Myeloma Support Group: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521, 5214 Mariner Blvd. (813) 963-6461, ext. 11.

"Look Good, Feel Better" program for female cancer patients: 3 to 5 p.m. March 24, Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 7154 Medical Center Drive. The program teaches beauty techniques to help combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Free. Reservations required. Mary Capo, (352) 596-1926, ext. 150.

"Lumbar Spinal Stenosis" is next For Your Health seminar: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Dr. George D. Giannakopoulos, a neurological surgeon, will discuss nonsurgical and surgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis. Topics include signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, medications, nonsurgical treatments, minimally invasive surgery and rehabilitation approaches. Reservations are required. (352) 597-6333.

Send information to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or e-mail Deadline is two weeks before event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Health notes for March 03/16/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:00pm]
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