Hernando health and support news for May 26 and beyond

Brooksville and Spring Hill Regional Hospitals Offer Discount for Digital Mammography and Bone Density Screenings: The screenings will be offered throughout May for $65 each or both for $110. No prescriptions required. Appointments must be scheduled. Brooksville Regional is at 17240 Cortez Blvd.; call (352) 796-5474, option 2. Spring Hill Regional is at 10461 Quality Drive; call (352) 684-7555.

National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando: NAMI Hernando offers the following at the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive (Brothers I and II Plaza), Spring Hill:

• NAMI Basics, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting June 7. This is a six-week course with topics to include behaviors that are seen and affect children such as ADHD; oppositional disorders, conduct disorder, childhood onset schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders and depression. The course is for caregivers of children who may have behaviors of these disorders, or who have been diagnosed with them. There is no cost. Registration required. Call (352) 277-4049, (352) 544-0352 or (352) 684-0004.

• Family support group, 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. This group is for families to meet and talk with others who understand adult mental illness.

• Consumer support groups, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. The group is for adults who have been diagnosed with a mental illness who are interested in speaking with others who share similar problems.

Call the Beautiful Mind atd at (352) 684-0004. Visit namihernandofl.org or NAMI.org.

Spring Hill

Florida Cancer Institute Caregiver Support Group: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203 (Medical Arts Building at Spring Hill Regional Hospital). Pamela McGee, (352) 688-7744.

Free hearing screenings and ear wax removal for seniors: 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, Suite 105, Medical Arts Building at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10441 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. No appointments necessary; first come, first served. (727) 807-7082.

'Look Good, Feel Better' program for female cancer patients: 3 to 5 p.m. today, Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 7154 Medical Center Drive. This is a free program that teaches beauty techniques to help combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Open to all women cancer patients, no matter where you receive treatment. Reservations required. Mary Capo, (352) 596-1926, ext. 150.

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 May 26 and beyond 05/25/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:13pm]

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