The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Mark the release to the attention of Tharon A. Giddens and include a contact name and phone number.
YOGA: 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, St. Joseph Hospital; $40 a month, 481-7604.
YOGA: 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Columbia Augusta Professional Building, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Suite 210; and 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Columbia Augusta Medical Center, 3651 Wheeler Road; $5, class; 651-6122.
DE-STRESS YOUR LIFE: 3 p.m. today, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Uptown, Room 3C-104; register, 733-0188, Ext. 7989.
CHILD ABUSE AND INJURY PREVENTION: 4 p.m. today, Family and Parenting Resource Center, 3970-B Columbia Road, Martinez; for child-care staff and providers; register, 863-3843.
HEALTH TALK: Cardiac Emergencies: When to Come to the Emergency Department; 7 tonight, Columbia Augusta Medical Center, 3651 Wheeler Road, Classrooms 1-2.
COMMON HERBAL TREATMENT: 3 p.m. Tuesday; Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center; benefits and risks of supplementing herbal remedies in your diet; downtown, Room 2D-114; register, 733-0188, Ext. 7989.
HOSPICE VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP: Part One: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; Part Two: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24; St. Joseph Home Health Care Services, Daniel Village, 2803 Wrightsboro Road; register, 729-6330.
EPILEPSY: 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18; Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Uptown, Room 3C-104; register, 733-0188, Ext. 7989.
HEALTH TALK: How to Care for Problem Wounds; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, Columbia Augusta Medical Center, 3651 Wheeler Road.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL, LEARNING CENTERS AND SCIENCE FUN:8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, Family and Parenting Resource Center, 3970-B Columbia Road, Martinez; design for child care staff and providers; register, 863-3843.
COUPLE TALK: For couples only; 7-9 tonight, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; cost is $10 per couple, register, 481-7604.
STEPPING INTO MANHOOD: 6-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, St. Joseph Family Life Center; 481-7604.
DISCIPLINE IN THE CRITICAL YEARS: 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; register, 481-7604.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN: Children's program coordinator works with dependent children of women attending group; 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays; Domestic Violence Intervention Center of the CSRA (Safe Homes of Augusta); 736-2499.
BRACHIAL PLEXUS CLINIC: Second Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8560 for appointment.
CH.A.D.D.: ADD/ADHD group; Attention Deficit Disorder in the Schools; 7-9 p.m. first Tuesdays, St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 3321 Wheeler Road; for parents, adults with ADD, teachers and interested individuals; free to members and educators, $1 for nonmembers; 650-9568.
PARENT TO PARENT: Group for parents of children with disabilities and chronic illness; 7 p.m. last Tuesday of each month, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road.
HORMONE, MENOPAUSE, PMS GROUP: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Bernie Ward Recreation Center, 1925 Lumpkin Road.
LA LECHE LEAGUE: Support group for mothers who breastfeed; 9:30 a.m. third Saturdays, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; 860-6965; Aiken group meets first Tuesdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9324.
NEW MOTHERS SUPPORT GROUPS: University Hospital Medical Center, 4106 Columbia Road; Mommy Talk, 10-11:30 a.m. first Tuesdays; Mom's Night Out, 6-7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays.
CRADLE CLUB: Classes on childbirth preparation, baby care, sibling education and maternity section hospital tours for Columbia Augusta Medical Center, 3651 Wheeler Road; 651-2229.
BREASTFEEDING FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aiken Regional Medical Centers, sixth floor, Classroom A, 655 Medical Park Drive.
WELLNESS RESOURCE ROOM: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital; information about cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, asthma and other general topics; Carol Pardue, 823-8797.
DIABETES TESTING AND SUPPORT: 2 p.m. first Mondays, St. Joseph Hospital; 2260 Wrightsboro Road; 481-7524.
BLOOD TESTS: $10; triglycerides and blood sugar; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; St. Joseph Hospital Family Care Center, Suite 180, Summerville Professional Center, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; 481-7604.
HEALTH TESTS: blood-pressure, blood-sugar, cholesterol and colorectal-cancer screening; blood lipid profile test; all tests $5; 7:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, Columbia Augusta Medical Center, 3651 Wheeler Road.
PULMONARY FUNCTION AND OXYGEN LEVEL SCREENINGS: 2-3 p.m. third Wednesdays, University Hospital, Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center; free; 774-5864.
TALK WITH A NURSE: Nurse provides health information and blood-pressure checks; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Tuesdays, Aiken Mall; free health screenings and educational fairs, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. third Fridays; (803) 641-5926.
FAMILY HEALTH FAIR: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 6, Augusta Mall, lower level; services include blood chemistry, cholesterol, colorectal kits, joint replacement and dental exams; 724-8483.
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly support group, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 2005 Windsor Spring Road; 798-9510.
CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH FAIR: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center; presented by the Augusta Dental Society; the fair will include face painting, dental education and screenings.
HOME ALONE:Class for ages 8-11; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, Aiken Regional Medical Centers, sixth floor, Classroom A, 655 Medical Park Drive; registration required; (803) 641-5926.
STAYING HOME ALONE: Class for ages 9-12; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, St. Joseph Hospital; $15; register, 481-7604.
VOICES VS. VIOLENCE: 5:30 p.m. today, Children's Medical Center, the Medical College of Georgia; sponsored by Mental Health Association of Greater Augusta; for Columbia and Richmond counties; 721-3141.
THE GREAT ESCAPE TRAVEL SHOW: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Club House, Washington Road; presented by the Vacation Shoppe; booths will feature travel and vacation vendors; benefits Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services at University Hospital, $5 at door; 724-5200.
MARDI GRAS BALL: Presented by Walton Foundation; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Marion Hatcher Center; 501 Greene St.; $60 in advance, $75 at door; benefits Walton Foundation of Independence Inc.; 823-8559.
LIFELINK: Public speakers available from agency that coordinates organ and tissue donations for Georgia; group is also seeking volunteers to assist with educational programs; (800) 544-6667.
RECONDITIONED HEARING AIDS: University Hospital's Speech and Hearing Center needs donated hearing aids; 722-1957.
WHEELCHAIR AND EQUIPMENT CLINIC: 2 p.m. third Wednesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8560.
CEREBRAL PALSY FOUNDATION: Seeks families with children affected by cerebral palsy interested in starting a new chapter; financial and emotional support and free services; (800) 967-3341.
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE REFERRAL SERVICE: University of South Carolina School of Medicine; (800) 922-1107.
AMPUTEE CLINIC: Third Thursdays, Walton Way Rehabilitation, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8511.
TONE MANAGEMENT: Walton Rehabilitation Hospital; addresses medication, seating, surgical intervention and evaluations for Baclofen pump; 823-8560.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: For information and support for care-givers and family members, call 731-9060; 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Brandon Wilde, 868-9800; Augusta Night meeting, 7 o'clock second Tuesdays, Resource Center on Aging, Daniel Village; 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Heritage Inn, Sandersville, Ga.; 9:15 a.m. first Thursdays, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 731-9060.
ALZHEIMER'S: Daylight Centre Group activities and respite program; 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesdays; $15 per session; support group 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays; call Aiken Area Council on Aging to register, (803) 648-5447.
BETTER BREATHERS PULMONARY SUPPORT GROUP: Noon third Tuesdays, Columbia Augusta Professional Building, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Suite 302; 651-2270.
BRAIN INJURY: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Walton West Transitional Living Center, 2501 Center West Parkway, West Augusta; 737-9300.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT: 7 p.m. first Thursdays, Medical College of Georgia Cancer Clinic.
CANCER SHARE SUPPORT: 7 p.m. second and last Thursdays, University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way, 774-2902 or 774-5803.
CHRONIC PAIN: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8555.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, even months, Columbia Augusta Medical Center, 3651 Wheeler Road.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: First Mondays; free blood-sugar testing, 2-3 p.m.; support group, 3-4 p.m., St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; 481-7604.
EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Columbia Augusta Medical Center, mobile office behind day-surgery entrance, 3651 Wheeler Road.