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TODAY

BARIATRIC SURGERY GROUP: 5:30 p.m., University Hospital; support for people who have had or are considering bariatric surgery; (706) 868-3241.

LEUKEMIA AND MYELOMA SUPPORT: 7-8:30 p.m., Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; (800) 399-7312.

PINK MAGNOLIAS BREAST CANCER: 6:30 p.m., University Hospital, Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205; for partners of women with breast cancer; free; (706) 774-4141, (866) 774-4141.

TUESDAY

ALZHEIMER'S LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: Noon to 1 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 919 15th St.; seminar for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias; lunch provided; reservations required; (706) 721-0609.

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

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

THURSDAY

LIVING WITH DIABETES: Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; physician referral is required; call for times; (706) 481-7535.

ALS SUPPORT GROUP: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Ambulatory Care Center, 1447 Harper St., fourth floor, Room 4306; learn about preserving the independence and quality of life for ALS patients and their loved ones; lunch provided; registration required; (888) 636-9940.

INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, 1120 15th St., seventh floor, Room 7524;(706) 721-3832.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7 p.m., Augusta Oncology Associates, 3696 Wheeler Road; free; (706) 651-2283, www.doctors-hospital.net.

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

SATURDAY

BLOODLESS MEDICINE SEMINAR: 1-4 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 919 15th St.; specialized service for patients who wish to avoid the use of donor blood during medical and surgical procedures; refreshments provided; free; (706) 721-2677.

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


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