Originally created 02/20/03

Health calendar

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 Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.


CHOLESTEROL AND CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICATIONS: 5:30 p.m. registration and buffet dinner, 6-7 p.m. seminar today, University Hospital Cafeteria, 3500 Walton Way; with Kellie V. Lane, M.D.; $8 Seniors Club members, $9 advance, $10 at door; registration required; 736-0847.

BREAKFAST WITH THE DOCTOR: 9-11:30 a.m. today, University Hospital Cafeteria Dining Rooms 1, 2 and 3, 3500 Walton Way; sponsored by University Seniors Club; with Abdulla Abdulla, M.D. on Prevention - The Key to Heart Health; members admitted free, $3 nonmembers; 738-2580 or (800) 413-6652.

SPREAD THE WORD: OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS CONFERENCE: 3-9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3377 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta; Heather Garland, (404) 885-9596, Ext. 25.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, The Auditorium, Memorial Hospital, 4600 Waters St., Savannah, Ga.; for individuals newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; free; pre-registration required; (800) 344-4867.

DOCS AND DESSERTS: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Elmcroft Assisted Living, 515 The Pass, Martinez; with Dr. Tom Jackson; desserts by Boll Weevil Cafe and Sweetery; free; reservations required; 731-9060.

LUNCH WITH THE DOCTOR: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, University Hospital Cafeteria Dining Rooms 1, 2 and 3, 3500 Walton Way; sponsored by University Seniors Club; with Steven M. Roth, M.D. on Vascular Disease-Leg Pain; members admitted free, $5 nonmembers; 738-2580 or (800) 413-6652.

TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH - A PROGRAM FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES: Registration and buffet dinner, 5:30 p.m. and physician presentation, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 27, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; $8 Senior Club members, $9 advance registration, $10 at door; 736-0847.

FREE DIET COUNSELING: For diabetics or high cholesterol problems; CSRA Partners in Health, Augusta West Parkway; class times and schedules to be announced; 860-3001.

VOLUNTEERS FOR UNITED HOSPICE OF AUGUSTA: Need volunteers for United Hospice of Augusta to lend support to terminally ill patients; training done at convenience of volunteers; Kathy Gerstein, 650-1522.

ALZHEIMER'S CARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care; adult day center and homecare available; provides families and caregivers a break during day and provides activities; 738-5039.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES PREVENTION STUDY: CSRA Partners in Health, Inc. needs volunteers for type 2 diabetes study; study participates must be nondiabetic, at least 50 years old and have some of common risk factors for developing diabetes; 860-3001.

FREE WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINIC: 6-8 p.m. first, third and fifth Tuesdays, Salvation Army and Welfare Center, 1383 Greene St.; pap smears, breast exams, diagnosis and treatment of STDs; 828-3444.

VOLUNTEERS FOR 12-WEEK STUDY: The Medical College of Georgia Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care needs volunteers for a study on long-term treatment for asthmatic adults; compare inhaled steroid use alone to inhaled steroid combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pill; participants must have moderate, persistent asthma for at least six months; will be compensated; Betsy Willis, 721-7405.

PILATES-BASED EXERCISE CLASSES: 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, The Core Center, Ron Jones Academy of Ballet, 639 Furys Ferry Road; pay by class or multiple-class packages; 399-9715.

TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION ADVOCACY GROUP MEETING: Sponsored by Safe Communities Coalition Augusta, Inc.; noon to 1:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Health Department training room, Building D, 1916 North Leg Road; area businesses provide lunch; members provide surveys, letters to editor, exhibits and fact sheets; Priscilla Bence, 667-4691.


DONATIONS NEEDED: Unwanted exercise equipment can be donated to Generations Unlimited; donated equipment will be used to start wellness program for physician-referred patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and obesity; (803) 541-1249.


WEE WISDOM PROGRAM: Free parenting sessions for families with children 5 years old and younger; noon Wednesdays, Children's Medical Center Family Resource Library, 1446 Harper St.; topics include discipline, nutrition, keeping children healthy, keeping children safe, the medically fragile child and finding quality child care, "differently-abled" children and child care for children with disabilities; 721-KIDS.


LA LECHE LEAGUE: 10 a.m. second Thursdays, St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church nursery, Monte Sano Avenue and McDowell Street; 736-1893.


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