Health calendar

The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Fax to (706) 722-7403 or e-mail to Please include a contact name and a telephone number.


Childbirth tours: 7:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays; 10:30-11:30 a.m. first Saturdays, Medical College of Georgia Hospital, seventh floor, Labor and Delivery, 1120 15th St.; registration required; free; (706) 721-9351

FAMILY FOCUSED CHILDBIRTH TOURS: 2-3 p.m. first Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. first Saturdays, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; (706) 481-7727


American Sign Language-Intermediate: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first-floor conference room, 1446 Harper St.; $40, plus $35 for text materials; (706) 721-6929

BREAST-FEEDING CLASSES: 7-9 p.m. third Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Medical Office Building, 1446 Harper St., fifth floor Room 5306; free; registration required; (706) 721-9351

BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141

CAR-SEAT CLASS: 5:45-8 p.m. second Thursdays, Medical College of Georgia Building 1010C, 1225 Walton Way; $10 registration fee; (706) 721-7606

Heart and Vascular Education: 8:25 and 9:25 a.m., 1:55 p.m. Wednesdays, University Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, Classroom 2, 1350 Walton Way;

HOME CARE ASSESSMENT: In-home clinical care or personal aides provided by University Home Health Services; free; (706) 774-4160

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Augusta Orthopaedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; tips on knee and hip pain causes; (706) 481-7604

LYMPHEDEMA EDUCATION CLASS: 5 p.m. first Tuesdays, University Hospital, Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; registration required; (706) 774-4141

MY BROTHAZ HOME INC.: HIV-prevention education and risk-reduction counseling; weekly educational groups; call for times and locations; (706) 798-0244

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH: 6 p.m. board meeting, 7 p.m. membership meeting, first Thursdays, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; for those interested in mental health issues; volunteers and computer needed; (706) 733-8838

WEE WISDOM -- CARING FOR NEWBORNS: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first floor, Family Resource Library, 1446 Harper St.; free; (706) 721-5437

WEEKENDER CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS: A complete childbirth preparation class designed for those with time constraints or fluctuating schedules; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, University Hospital Women's Center classroom, third floor; registration required; (706) 774-2825

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