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Health-related classes, programs and screenings

Oct. 16, 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:

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP, 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, resource room, 1340 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington. The October group meeting will feature a presentation from Dr. Paul Ferguson, a neurologist with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. For more details, call 304-526-2695 or email seniors@chhi.org.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB - LUNG DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, Center for Lung Health at Cabell Huntington Hospital, 1305 Elm St., Huntington. Learn to manage your lung disease and live better. The Center for Lung Health at Cabell Huntington Hospital and the American Lung Association host the Better Breathers Club for anyone with chronic lung disease. Patients and loved ones are invited and registration is not required.

FREE BREAST CANCER SCREENING, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, St. Mary's Breast Center, 2900 1st Ave., Huntington. Receive a coupon for a discounted mammogram. Open to the public. Registration is required by calling 304-526-1492.

HEALTH SCREENINGS -- GREENUP, 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 18, Helping Hands, Main Street, Greenup, Ky. Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital's Healthy Community Services will offer free blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. For more information, call 606-833-CARE.

SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS EDUCATION, 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 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. For more details, call 888-377-KDMC.

CUTS FOR THE CURE, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, Lee David Salon, 148 W. 8th Ave., Huntington. $30 donation per hair cut. No appointment necessary. Refreshments available. All proceeds go to St. Mary's Pink Ribbon Fund, which provides free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women. For more details, call 304-522-3100.