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

SPECIALS

celiac disease support group: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, Summerville Professional Building, Suite 120, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; also for gluten intolerance; (706) 738-8253, roseforhealth@aol.com

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTION: FIRST FRIDAYS, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA ANNEX II, 15TH STREET; HOW TO USE A CAR SEAT PROPERLY; FREE; (706) 721-7606

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

HOME CARE ASSESSMENT: 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, AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, 2607 COMMONS BLVD.; HELPS WOMEN CANCER PATIENTS MAINTAIN APPEARANCE AND SELF-IMAGE DURING TREATMENT; MAKEUP KIT FOR 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, 818 St. Sebastian Way; free; ap-pointments required; (706) 774-5777

take off pounds sensibly chapter GA 110: 5:15-6:15 p.m. social and private weigh-in, 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting and motivation, Mondays, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Fellowship Hall, 2321 Lumpkin Road; nonprofit weight loss support group; Joy Southern (706) 737-1120, www.tops.org

classes

cpr and first aid training: Single sessions; 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 30, and Oct. 28, Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; $20; 2 year certification earned; (706) 955-0911, www.firstresponsecpr.com

american sign language-beginners level: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, second floor, terrace dining, Magnolia Room, 1120 15th St.; $40 per course level, $35 textbook; (706) 721-6929

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. and 12:15-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building, 1355 Independence Drive; $37.50 per month; (706) 823-5294

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR EXERCISE: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; (706) 823-5294

BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141

CAR SEAT CLASSES: 9:30 a.m. to noon third Mondays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first floor classroom, 1446 Harper St.; safety, education and training; $10 registration fee; registration required; must be Medicaid or Peach Care eligible; Rene Hopkins (706) 721-7606

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION AND PARENT PREPARATION: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. second Saturdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St., first-floor conference center; discussion with tools and techniques; plan to attend during fifth to ninth months of pregnancy; $50; registration required; (706) 721-9351

FIBROMYALGIA AQUATICS: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building, 1355 Independence Drive; $32 per month; (706) 823-5294

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 A.M. THURSDAYS, AUGUSTA ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC, 1521 ANTHONY ROAD; CAUSES OF KNEE AND HIP PAIN AND LATEST TREATMENTS, TIPS ON MEDICINE, FOOD AND EXERCISE; (706) 481-7604

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

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH: 6 p.m. board meeting, 7 p.m. general membership meeting, first Thursdays, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; for those interested in mental health issues; volunteers and computer needed; (706) 733-8838

PROJECT LINK LECTURE SERIES: 6:30-8 p.m. first Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center main conference center BT 1810, 1446 HARPER ST. ; free; educational resources and guidance for families who have children with developmental disabilities and special health concerns; (706) 721-5437

WEE WISDOM-CARING FOR NEWBORNS: NOON TO 1 P.M. WEDNESDAYS, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER, FIRST FLOOR, FAMILY RESOURCE LIBRARY, 1446 HARPER ST.; FREE; FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN UNDER 5; VARIOUS TOPICS ON NEWBORN CARE; (706) 721-5437

support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous: Call for times and locations; (706) 860-8331

ALZHEIMER'S CARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care, 1901 CENTRAL AVE. ; (706) 738-5039

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