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Health Briefs

The Palo Alto-based Health Library presents a Stanford associate professor of dermatology who will discuss common skin conditions that bring a patient to the dermatologist. This free program will be from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Hoover Pavilion Room N128, 211 Quarry Road, Palo Alto. For more information, call 498-7826.

Chinese medicine, an introduction

The Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center presents a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who will give an introduction to traditional Chinese medicine at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the senior community room of the Center, 655 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto. For more information about this free talk, call 493-0563 Ext. 257.

Breathing improvement

for lung disease sufferers

The San Jose-based American Lung Association of Santa Clara County begins a six-session program Thursday. The pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed for adults with chronic lung disease. Class is $60. For more information, call (408) 998-5864.

Free testing

for diabetes

The American Diabetes Association presents a free glucose screening for diabetes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Tuesday at Stanford Hospital, 300 Pasteur Drive, Palo Alto, in front of the hospital cafeteria. For more information, call 725-2609.

Feldenkrais awareness

through movement

The Hillview Senior Center of Los Altos presents a series of classes, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. beginning March 26. These verbally-guided lesson use small, gentle movements, usually lying on the floor, to increase comfort, develop flexibility and balance, while reducing stress. The class is appropriate for all ages and conditions. Cost is $8 for seniors over 55. For more information, call 940-1333.

50-Plus Association fitness weekend

The 50-Plus Fitness Association sponsors its 15th annual fitness weekend that begins at 9:30 a.m. on March 28 on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto and continues to March 29. The event includes the American distance runner, Bill Rogers, a panel of experts, races and multi-generation family relays. On Sunday there will be a health fair with sports activities in the Stanford Stadium. For more information, call 323-6160.

Palo Alto allergist speaks on hay fever

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation presents a Palo Alto allergist who will speak on "Sneezin' and a-Wheezin,'" from 7-8:30 p.m. on March 31. This presentation, held at the PAMF Auditorium above urgent care, 920 Bryant St. in Palo Alto, is designed to help people cope with all kinds of allergies. For more information, call 321-4121.

Information offered on long-term care

The Stanford-based Health Library offers a free program on long-term care from 7:30-9 p.m. April 2 in Room N128 at the Hoover Pavilion, 211 Quarry road, Palo Alto. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, which will be making the presentation, is a not-for-profit volunteer-based program that helps seniors with Medicare and other insurance issues. HICAP services are free and volunteers do not sell, endorse or recommend any specific insurance or HMO. For more information, call 498-7826.

Depression in the elderly program given April 8

The Older Adult Resource Center of El Camino Hospital presents a program on "Depression in the Elderly," from 9:30-11 a.m. April 8 in the Park Pavilion, Rooms L and M, at 2400 Hospital Drive, Mountain View. The Center is located behind the hospital. Cost is $3, free to Over 55 members. For more information, call (800) 216-5556.

50-Plus Fitness leads weekly events

The Stanford-based 50-Plus Fitness Association offers weekly bike rides, swims, walks and jogs throughout the Bay Area. This national organization supports the active lifestyles of older adults who are interested in becoming or remaining fit. For more information, call 323-6160.

Lyme Disease support group

The Mid-Peninsula Lyme Disease Support group meets regularly and offers sharing experiences and procedures regarding Lyme Disease treatment. For more information, call 851-1787.

El Camino Hospital

seeks volunteers

The El Camino Hospital Auxiliary has openings in several areas and seeks volunteers. For more information, call 940-7214.

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