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Hernando health and support news for April 14 and beyond

Alzheimer's Family Organization: Caregiver support groups — 2 p.m. April 21, Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road. 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.

Crescent Community Clinic: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 656 S Broad St. This is a volunteer-based walk-in clinic for low- to moderate-income level 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 the first, second and third Saturday each month. Donations are welcome (the clinic does not get federal, state or county funding and relies on donations). (352) 799-5500; Maureen Soliman,; or Barbara Sweinberg,

Hernando County Ostomy Association: 2 to 4 p.m. April 21, Brooksville Regional Hospital, conference room 2, 17240 Cortez Blvd. New members welcome. Call Linda Ravenhorst, ostomy nurse, (352) 686-7956, or Ellen Boldt, (352) 597-5426.

Spring Hill

Antioch Annual Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Includes free cholesterol and glucose testing, physician Q&A, mammogram information, door prizes, free food and smoothies. There will also be a free program, "The Importance of Estate Planning," from 10:30 to 11 a.m., presented by the law firm of Dupree Hill & Hill. Some subjects to be discussed include wills, living wills, health care surrogates, durable power of attorney and revocable trusts. The event is hosted by Antioch Fellowship Baptist Church. (352) 688-6019 or (352) 650-9885.

Fibromyalgia Support Group: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Anyone diagnosed with this syndrome is welcome. The group shares information on alternative approaches, medicines, current research and personal experiences. Irene, (352) 666-2803, or Joan, (352) 686-0238.

Look Good, Feel Better Program for Female Cancer Patients: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 (medical arts building at Spring Hill Regional Hospital). Peggy Beckett, (352) 688-7744.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Partner's Club at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. A dinner buffet will be served at no cost. Tips on being a good patient will be discussed as well as the latest advances in myeloma therapy. Pat Killingsworth, (715) 271-5037.

Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes: Support group meeting, 7 p.m. April 21, Spring Hill Elementary School, media center, 6001 Mariner Blvd. Parents are encouraged to bring their children with diabetes to the meeting. Kelly Muller, (352) 797-7030, ext. 200.

'Understanding Neuropathy — The First Step on the Road to Recovery' seminar: 4 p.m. April 21, Martinez Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 10520 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker is Dr. Robert J. Martinez. Topics include the seven signs of neuropathy, who gets neuropathy, how it affects you, how it affects balance and available treatment options. Seating limited; reservations required. Susan, (352) 686-1686.

'What You Need to Know When You Have to Go and Go ... Real Solutions for Urinary Incontinence' seminar: 4 p.m. April 21, My Gynecologist, 11175 County Line Road. The free seminar is presented by Dr. Natalie Leibensperger. Space is limited to 25 guests; reservations required. RSVP to (352) 686-8884, ext. 3.

Send information for the Health and Support column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or e-mail Deadline for this news 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. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Hernando health and support news for April 14 and beyond 04/13/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 4:02pm]
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