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 lindsay.thetford@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIALS

GROWING BOYS: 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; ages 9-12 accompanied by father, male relative or friend; information on what to expect in the pre-adolescent years; (706) 481-7604, www.trinityofaugusta.com

WHAT PARENTS AND TEACHERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVE DISORDER: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Doctors Hospital, 3623 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Education Classroom, Medical Office Building I, Third floor, Suite 309; information on the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficits in children; free; registration required; (706) 651-2450 or www.doctors-hospital.net

ON BEING A GIRL: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; ages 9-12 accompanied by mother, a female friend or relative; focuses on physical and emotional changes of puberty; (706) 481-7604, www.trinityofaugusta.com

HOSPITAL TOUR: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, Doctors Hospital, 3623 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Education Classroom, Medical Office Building I, Third floor, Suite 309; tour of obstetrical department; registration required; (706) 651-2450 or www.doctors-hospital.net

infant massage: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road, Medical Office Building I, Cradle Club Classroom, Suite 310; teaches infant massage, which can relieve discomfort from congestion, teething, colic and gas; registration required; (706) 651-2229 or www.doctors-hospital.net

living with diabetes: Thursday, Feb. 14, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; teaches skills needed to manage diabetes; physician referral is required; call for times; registration required; (706) 481-7535

community Health Screenings: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, H2U Building, 3651 Wheeler Road, use side entrance; cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure screenings; free; (706) 651-6716 or www.doctors-hospital.net

stepping into manhood: 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; ages 12-15 accompanied by father, male relative or friend; discussions on sexuality, peer pressure and responsible decision-making; $10; (706) 481-7604 or www.trinityofaugusta.com

The Birds, The Bees & Me: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; girls ages 12-15 accompanied by mother, female relative or friend; discussions on sexuality, peer pressure and responsible decision-making; content deals with the changes, challenges and decisions that confront teenage girls; $10; (706) 481-7604 or www.trinityofaugusta.com

Family Focused Childbirth Tours: Tours of the mother/baby wing; Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; by appointment; (706) 481- 7727, www.trinityofaugusta.com

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

LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER: 5-7 p.m. third mondays, university hospital, american cancer society, 2607 commons blvd.; help women cancer patients maintain their appearance and self-image during treatment; free makeup kit given to each participant; free; registration required; (706) 731-9900

pulmonary function screenings: 10-11:30 a.m. third Wednesdays, University Hospital, Professional Center 2, Suite 200; free; appointments required; (706) 774-5777

CLASSES

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES: 7-9:30 P.M. MONDAYS THROUGH Feb. 4, or Feb. 11 through March 10; or 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 5, or Feb. 12 through March 18, Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road, Medical Office Building I, Cradle Club Classroom, Suite 310; signs, symptoms and stages of labor; registration required; (706) 651-2229 or www.doctors-hospital.net

Super Sitters: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; ages 11-14; includes first aid, CPR, child development and parent/babysitter responsibilities; (706) 481-7604, www.trinityofaugusta.com

Our New Baby Brother or Sister: 4-5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Trinity Hospital of Augusta Women's Health Services Classroom, third floor, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; (706) 481-7727, www.trinityofaugusta.com

Saturday Express Childbirth Preparation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road, Medical Office Building I, Cradle Club Classroom, Suite 310; signs, symptoms and stages of labor; (706) 651-2229 or www.doctors-hospital.net

Baby care classes: 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road, Medical Office Building I, Cradle Club Classroom, Suite 310; class covers the basics of caring for your newborn; (706) 651-2450 or www.doctors-hospital.net

Infant CPR: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 and Feb. 28, Doctors Hospital, 3623 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Education Classroom, Medical Office Building I, Third floor, Suite 309; foreign body airway obstruction and CPR; registration required; (706) 651-2229

Joint efforts: 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Augusta Orthopaedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; answers about knee and hip pain; learn about the causes of your problem and the latest treatments, tips on medicine, food and exercise; (706) 481-7604 or www.trinityofaugusta.com

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

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

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

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

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

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION AND PARENT PREPARATION: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. second Saturdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center Conference Center, first floor; discussion of labor and birth with tools and techniques; plan to attend during fifth to ninth months of pregnancy; $50; registration required; (706) 721-9351

PROJECT LINK LECTURE SERIES: 6:30-8 p.m. first Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center main conference center BT 1810; free; educational resources and guidance for families of children with developmental disabilities and special health concerns; (706) 721-5437

SUPPORT GROUPS

COPING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS GROUP: 6-7 p.m. thursday, jan. 24, doctors hospital, 3651 wheeler road, medical office building i, cradle club classroom, suite 310; meeting for those coping with grief and loss; light refreshments; (706) 650-1522 or www.doctors-hospital.net

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

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE-RICHMOND COUNTY: 10 a.m. first thursdays, alzheimer's association, augusta office, 1899 central ave.; (706) 731-9060

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE-WESTWOOD: 3 p.m. third Thursdays, Westwood Nursing Facility Conference Room, 561 University Drive; (706) 731-9060

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

BARIATRIC SURGERY GROUP: 5:30 P.M. MONDAYS, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL; FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD OR ARE CONSIDERING BARIATRIC SURGERY; (706) 868-3241

bariatric information: 3-5 p.m. third Mondays, University Hospital; information sessions for people who have had or are considering bariatric surgery; (706) 868-3241

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

BREAST SELF-EXAM: 4 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205; free; registration is required; (706) 774-4141 or (866) 774-4141

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

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7 p.m. second thursdays, augusta oncology associates, 3696 wheeler road; cancer support forum for patients; free; (706) 651-2283 or www.doctors-hospital.net

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 2-3 p.m. second Tuesdays, Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road, Medical Office Building I, Cradle Club Classroom, Suite 310; for all types of caregivers; (706) 651-2283 or www.doctors-hospital.net

Coping with Grief and Loss Group: 6-7 p.m. third Thursdays, Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road, Medical Office Building I, Suite 110; for those coping with grief and loss; light refreshments; (706) 650-1522 or www.doctors-hospital.net

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

HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE GROUP: 6:30 p.m. last Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Movement Disorders Program building, Room 1122, 1429 Harper St.; learn about Huntington's disease; (706) 231-2775, (706) 721-2798

LEUKEMIA AND MYELOMA SUPPORT: 7-8:30 P.M. SECOND MONDAYS, WARREN BAPTIST CHURCH, 3203 WASHINGTON ROAD; (800) 399-7312

LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES: 5 p.m. second Thursdays, University Hospital Cafeteria Conference Rooms 1 and 2; an adult support group; (706) 868-3241

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

MCG PREGNANCY LOSS GROUP: First Tuesdays; for friends, family and anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby; (706) 721-8299 for times and location

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

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