Let’s Brunch: Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview and Marshall have scheduled the “Girlfriend’s Guide to Great Health” with a panel of physicians discussing essential aspects of women’s health. Two community events are planned: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 3 at Holiday Inn Infinity Event Center, 300 Tuttle Circle in Longview, and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 7 at Marshall Civic Center, 2501 East End Blvd. South in Marshall. Tickets to the brunch are limited; cost is $25 or $300 for VIP table of eight. RSVP by calling (903) 315-5284.

Prescription drug drop boxes: Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed of 24 hours a day, seven days a week by using the drop boxes in the lobbies of the Longview Police Department, 302 W. Cotton St., and White Oak Police Department, 108 E. Old Hwy. 80. Syringes can be safely disposed of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Longview Fire Department, Central Station, 100 E. Cotton St. Limit 10 syringes per person/month.

Grief support group: HeartsWay Hospice offers a grief support group at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the HeartsWay Hospice office, 4351 McCann Road in Longview. This group focuses on emotions with losing a loved one. For information, call (903) 295-1680.

Breast cancer support group: The Hope Breast Cancer Support Group of Longview meets 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Center for Breast Care of Longview Regional Medical Center, 709 Hollybrook Drive, Suite 5604. For information, call (903) 235-2611.

Autism support group: Living in the Puzzle, a support group for families of autistic children, meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Motion Church, 110 Triple Creek Circle, Suite 30, in Longview. Child care is available with advance notice. For information, email Livinginthepuzzle@yahoo.com or search Living in the Puzzle on Facebook.

Cancer support group: Texas Oncology offers a cancer support group for patients, caregivers and family members noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at 1300 N. Fourth St. in Longview. For information, call Christy Collins at (903) 757-2122.

Drug addiction help: The Living Recovery Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 12:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily at 3713 W. Marshall Ave. There also is a 10 a.m. Saturday meeting for women. The group offers a weekly meeting for family members of addicts, Nar-Anon, at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 3713 W. Marshall Ave. For information, call (903) 234-5449. Narcotics Anonymous-New Attitudes meets at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Newgate Mission, 207 S. Mobberly Ave., in Longview.

Parkinson’s support group: The Longview Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month in the Friendship Room of Buckner Westminster Place, 2201 Horseshoe Lane in Longview. For information, email hettiep@juno.com or call (903) 736-8872.

Multiple Myeloma support group: The East Texas Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at The Gardens of Gladewater, 108 Lee St. in Gladewater. For information, call (903) 431-6291.

— To have information considered for publication, send it by 5 p.m. Wednesday to clerks@news-journal.com; fax to the attention of Health Digest at (903) 757-3742; or mail to P.O. Box 1792, Longview, TX 75606.

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