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Health notes

By MICHELLE JONES
Published March 18, 2007


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A fundraising event to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will be held at the Zen Forrest from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 26. It will consist of a seven-course food tasting, including Asian dishes. There will be an auction of donated items and a raffle. The restaurant is at 4148 Rowan Road in New Port Richey. Call Chris Popp at (727) 374-6883 for reservations.

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A free seminar: "Don't Let Urinary Incontinence Shut Down Your Life" will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. The speaker is Dr. David Jacob, an urologist from the medical staff. Call (727) 943-3600 weekdays for reservations. A light lunch will be served to those who attend.

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A free total cholesterol and diabetes screening, sponsored by Trinity Pharmacy, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Trinity Pharmacy, 9945 Trinity Blvd., Suite 107, New Port Richey. Call (800) 713-3301.

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Nicotine Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive in Holiday. All that is needed is a desire to quit smoking. Call (727) 937-1396.

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The Pasco County Chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness offers support groups for family members and friends of persons with mental illness of any kind. There are daytime meetings the first and third Monday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Regency Park Community Building, and evening meetings the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Community Hospital Resource Room. Call (727) 992-9653.

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The Depressive Bipolar Support Alliance of West Pasco meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the A Club, 5650 W. Missouri in New Port Richey. Call Bob at (727) 819-9427.

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The Alzheimer's Family Organization offers three support groups this week. Two groups meet on Tuesday. One group meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Claude Pepper Senior Center, 6640 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. Call Barbara Olenski at (727) 844- 3077. Another group meets at 2:30 p.m. at the New Port Inn, 6120 Congress St., New Port Richey. Call Dina Giannet at (727) 848-3617. On Wednesday another group meets at 2 p.m. at the Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 6630 Kentucky Ave., New Port Richey. Call Lea Mahoney at (727) 845-8726. The Alzheimer's Family Organization is sponsoring the Chasco Main Street Mile, a one-mile competitive foot race along the Chasco Fiesta Parade Route at 12:30 p.m. March 24. Registration is at 10 a.m. at the Schwettman Education Center, corner of Grand Boulevard and Gulf Drive in Port Richey. Cost is $10 for students, $15 for adults and $20 for everyone at the event. T-shirts are available on a first-come basis. Call (727) 848-888 for an application or register online at www.active.com. All proceeds benefit the organization and the Gulf High School Athletics Booster Club.

[Last modified March 17, 2007, 19:35:50]


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