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Upcoming Health-Related Classes, Programs and Screenings

Sep. 18, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A number of health-conscious classes, programs and screenings are scheduled in the Tri-State this week. Some of the activities offered in the area:

BETTER BREATHERS, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Lung Health Center, 1340 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington. For people with chronic lung disease and their loved ones. For information, call 304-526-2529.

SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS EDUCATION, 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, King's Daughters Medical Center, Health Education Center, 2201 Lexington Ave., Ashland. Laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric band information session for surgical weight loss. Call 888-377-KDMC for more information.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cabell Huntington Hospital, 1340 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington. For people with any type of cancer and their loved ones. Call 304-526-2443 for more details.

VASCULAR SCREENINGS, Thursday, Sept. 20, St. Mary's Regional Heart Institute, vascular lab, 2900 1st Ave., Huntington. Screenings include peripheral vascular disease, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm. Cost is $45 for each test or $99 for all three, payable by cash or check only. To schedule a screening, call 304-526-1492.

DIABETES TODAY SUPPORT GROUP, 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Bellefonte Centre, 1000 Ashland Drive, Russell, Ky. Open group for those with diabetes. Kick-off event on Sept. 20 will explain the group and its upcoming speakers, field trips and educational opportunities. For more details, call 606-473-9838.

FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, St. Mary's Urology, Outpatient Center, 2900 1st Ave., Huntington. Screenings are by appointment only and will consist of a professional exam. To schedule your free screening, call 304-526-1492.