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Health digest: Oct. 4

From Staff Reports
Oct. 3, 2012 at 11 p.m.


<strong>Hearing loss</strong>

The Hearing Loss Association of Longview will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wesley McCabe United Methodist Church, 1115 S. Mobberly Ave.

Guests are invited to come at 10:15 a.m. to visit before the meeting. Debra Myers will present "What Our Association Is Doing for the Hearing Loss Community." Hearing devices will be provided during the meeting.

For information, email Dan Leonard at mmdct@juno.com.

<strong>LeTourneau health fair</strong>

LeTourneau University's annual Get it Together health fair will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Solheim Arena on the LeTourneau University campus, 2100 Mobberly Ave.

The event is free and open to the public.

Good Shepherd Medical Center will provide free medical lab tests that include complete lipid profiles and glucose testing.

More than 70 businesses and health care professionals will set up in the Solheim Arena. Participants can save hundreds of healthcare dollars on assessments and education. Door prizes also are given away every few minutes.

<strong>Alzheimer's support</strong>

The monthly Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group Meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Big Sandy Community Center, 107 Gilmer St.

For information, contact Support Group Leader Sandi Brenton at (903) 636-4979 or Julie Rucker, manager of Family Services East Texas, at (903) 291-1720.

<strong>Cancer support group</strong>

Texas Oncology holds a cancer support group for patients, caregivers and family members from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at 1300 N. Fourth St.

For information, call Christy Collins at (903) 757-2122.

<strong>Drug addiction help</strong>

The Living Recovery Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 12:15 and 8 p.m daily at 3713 W. Marshall Ave. There is also a Friday session at 11 p.m. and a Saturday session at 10 a.m.

The group also holds weekly meetings for family members of addicts. For information, call (903) 812-3937.

Also, New Attitudes Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. nightly at Inspiration House, 734 S. Green St.

<strong>Unforgettable Tuesdays</strong>

Unforgettable Tuesdays Day Club meets each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greggton United Methodist Church in Longview.

This is a social club with special programming for people diagnosed with dementia. Pre-registration is required.

For information, call Julie Rucker at the Alzheimer's Association at (903) 291-1720 or Director Nancy McCaghren at (903) 235-4436.

<strong>Cancer survivor support</strong>

Women Survivors Supporting Survivors - the S3 Support Group - is for women with any type of cancer. S3 Support meets the first Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in The Hub at Pine Tree Church of Christ, 33221 Dundee Road.

For information, contact Debbie Windsor with Texas Oncology at (903) 235-6135.

<em>- To have information considered for publication, send it by 5 p.m. Monday to Mike Elswick at melswick@newsjournal.com; or fax to the attention of health digest at (903) 757-3742; mail to P.O. Box 1792, Longview, TX 75606.</em>

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