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Health-related classes, programs and screenings

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 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:

Parkinson's Disease Support Group, 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, resource room, 1340 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington. Meeting is open to anyone affected by Parkinson's disease as a patient, caregiver or family member. For more details, call 304-526-2695.

Surgical Weight Loss Information Session, 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 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 details.

Living Well with Cancer, noon to 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, room G99, 1340 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington. Living Well with Cancer is an educational series focused on the different stages of living with cancer. This week's topic is "Problem Solving -- Part II." A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 304-526-2444.

Mobile Mammography -- Ironton, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, KDMC Ironton Family Care Center, Ironton. Call 877-304-1935 to schedule an appointment for a mammogram. A limited number of free mammograms are available to uninsured and underinsured women. To learn more, call 888-377-KDMC.

Health Screenings -- Greenup, 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 21, Helping Hands, Main Street, Greenup, Ky. Free blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings presented by Healthy Community Services at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Call 606-833-CARE for more information.

Colon Cancer Awareness Event -- Ashland, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, March 25, Ashland Town Center, Ashland, Ky. Free exhibit called "The Incredible Colon," free blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings and information about colon cancer prevention. For additional details, call 606-833-CARE.



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