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Hernando health and support news for April 7 and beyond

Brooksville

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 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, mosey217@hotmail.com; or Barbara Sweinberg, sweinbergb@bellsouth.net.

Spring Hill

Antioch Annual Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16, 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.

Florida Cancer Institute Caregiver Support Group: 4:30 p.m. April 14, Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, Suite 203, Medical Arts Building at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10441 Quality Drive. Pamela McGee, (352) 688-7744.

Health Hearts Support Group: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oak Hill Hospital, cafeteria conference room, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Mary-Anne Flowers, a registered dietician, will speak on "Heart Healthy Eating Habits." Flowers has been the clinical nutrition manager at Oak Hill Hospital since 2002. Complimentary refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP to (352) 597-6333.

'Quit Smoking Now' tobacco cessation program: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, April 12-May 17, Pasco-Hernando Early Learning Coalition, 15506 County Line Road. Classes are facilitated by a trained tobacco cessation specialist, and include education on and access to free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum and/or lozenges), and support after quitting. Sponsored by Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center, Pasco-Hernando Early Learning Coalition and the Florida Department of Health. To register, call (813) 929-1000.

What You Need to Know When You Have to Go and Go ... Real Solutions for Urinary Incontinence: 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 are 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 pday@sptimes.com. 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 7 and beyond 04/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2011 9:39am]
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