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. Send information by fax to (706) 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan.wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIAL

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

HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday of each month; Medical College of Georgia Movement Disorders Program building, 1429 Harper St., Room 1122; those interested in learning more about Huntington's disease are welcome to attend; to join the mailing list or R.S.V.P. for a meeting, call (706) 231-2775 or (706) 721-2798

MCG BRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30-6:30 p.m. third Tuesday of each month; Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 15th Street; for patients with brain tumors, their families and loved ones; (706) 721-0193

MCG BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30-8 p.m. second Thursday of each month; Mammography area, Medical College of Georgia Breast Health Services; (706) 721-4726

SEMINARS, CLASSES

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP FOR CHILDREN: 10 a.m. third Saturdays, University Hospital Education Center, third floor; for infants through elementary school age; (706) 863-5557

BETTER BREATHERS: 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays; University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, St. Sebastian Way at 13th Street; bring covered dish; (706) 774-5864

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

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Meetings throughout the week: open discussion, closed discussion (addicts only), open text study, step study; smoking, nonsmoking; (706) 855-2419

ALZHEIMER'S CARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care; (706) 738-5039

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Call for meeting locations; (706) 860-8331

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays; Alzheimer's Association, Augusta chapter, 1899 Central Ave.; (706) 731-9060

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. and 12:15-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital's Outpatient Building; $37.50 a month; (706) 823-5294

FIBROMYALGIA AQUATICS: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital's Outpatient Building; $32 a month; (706) 823-5294

BARIATRIC SUPPORT: 5:30 p.m. first Mondays, University Hospital Weight Management and Nutrition Center, St. Sebastian Street at 13th Street; (706) 774-8917

BRAIN-INJURY SUPPORT: 6 p.m. second Thursdays; Walton West, 2501 Center West Parkway; (706) 737-9300

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR EXERCISE: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital; (706) 823-5294

BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m. second Mondays; Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 1350 Walton Way; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141

CANCER SHARE SUPPORT: 7 p.m. first Mondays; University Hospital, Cancer Learning Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 104,1350 Walton Way; registration required; (706) 774-7000

CAR SEAT CLASSES: 9:15 a.m. to noon third Monday of each month; Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center classroom, BT 1805; classes about children and restraint safety, education and training; $10 per child and families receive a $10 gift card if they attend a child safety seat inspection after the class; registration required; call Rene Hopkins (706) 721-7606 or visit MCGHealth.org/SafeKids

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION AND PARENT PREPARATION: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. second Saturday of every month; Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center Conference Center, first floor; offers expectant individuals or couples the opportunity to gain skills and support needed for a confident childbirth experience; $50; registration required; (706) 721-9351


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