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Hernando health and support news starting Sept. 16

Family Planning Assistance offered at Hernando County Health Department: Family planning services are available at both the Brooksville office at 300 S Main St. and the Spring Hill office at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd. Family planning strategies are to help prevent unintended pregnancies, including teen pregnancy. Visits include testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and education on preventing infections. All services are based on FDA-approved methods, which include: condoms, birth control pills, Depo-Provera, IUDs, diaphragms, abstinence and natural family planning methods; counseling on vasectomy services; pregnancy testing; and a comprehensive exam. Fees are based on client income; there is no charge for those with incomes up to 100 percent above the federal poverty level. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (352) 540-6800.

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Brooksville

Alzheimer's Support Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Oaks Assisted Living, 7251 Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 277-6277.

Hernando Gift Room: This free service, provided by the American Cancer Society, is open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at 14540 Cortez Blvd., Suite 203, in the Pinebrook Regional Medical Center, west of Brooksville. The Gift Room provides uninsured and under-insured patients with free wigs, hats and head coverings (scarves, kerchiefs, beanies and knitted caps), prosthesis and mastectomy bras, as well as emotional support for people going through chemotherapy. To learn more, call the American Cancer Society toll-free at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Spring Hill

Free blood pressure screenings at Moose Lodge: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Moose Lodge, 5214 Mariner Blvd. The Hernando County Fire Corps will conduct the blood pressure tests and will test monitoring equipment. Members will also discuss what the organization does. (352) 686-5666.

Healthy Water Seminar: Offered 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Learn how alkaline antioxidant water can improve hydration and how it acts as a nutritional catalyst. Those attending will receive free samples. Free. For location and reservations, call Joan, (352) 686-8180.

'Look Good, Feel Better' support group for female cancer patients: 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 7154 Medical Center Drive. The free program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients to help combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment. All women cancer patients welcome. Reservations required. Mary Capo, (352) 596-1926, ext. 150.

Nature Coast Multiple Myeloma Support Group: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. For myeloma patients, family and friends. Herb and Dianne Terry, (352) 621-0672 or hterry1@tampabay.rr.com, or Richard Blustein, (352) 666-2772 or blustein22@aol.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: TOPS 604, weigh-in from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., meeting 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Visitors are welcome at the first meeting free. TOPS is a weight-loss management program for men and women that has a philosophy of combining healthy eating, regular exercise, wellness education and support from others. Doris, (352) 666-9525, or Nancy, (352) 592-1088.

Pasco County/New Port Richey

Falls Prevention Awareness Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19. Hosted by Pasco County Falls Prevention Coalition, Community Hospital, Oak Hill Hospital and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Free health screenings offered include bone density heel scans to detect osteoporosis, hearing screenings and blood pressure readings. Includes numerous booths of businesses and agencies, and live entertainment. (727) 834-5630.

Hernando health and support news starting Sept. 16 09/15/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:32pm]
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