Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007

Montgomery Health Calendar

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Wednesday, Aug. 22,Friday, Aug. 24, andSaturday, Aug. 25

Maryland Heart, P.C., offers free screenings for Peripheral Arterial Disease to those who have pain, cramping or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles when walking. Screenings with ankle-brachial evaluations are held at 6410 Rockledge Drive, Suite 200, Bethesda. For an appointment, call 301-897-5301. Visit

Thursday, Aug. 23

The Cancer Project presents ‘‘Antioxidants and Phytochemicals” to help create menus with a variety of fruits and vegetables, 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Shady Grove Hospital’s Weinschel Education Center, 9901 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. Admission is free. or call 301-279-6000.

Saturday, Aug. 25

The Silver Spring Hepatitis Support Group hosts guest speaker Theresa Brady of Roche Pharmaceuticals with the topic ‘‘Hepatitis C: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the offices of Capital Gastroenterology Consultants, 10801 Lockwood Drive, Suite 200, Silver Spring. The group welcomes those who suffer from hepatitis, their loved ones, friends, public health workers and medical professionals, and requests confidentiality from fellow attendees. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served. Contact Becky Lorenz,, or call 301-989-9097.

Sunday, Aug. 26

A free ALS Resource Support Group for ALS patients, family members and friends meets from 2 to 4 p.m. in the ALS Association administrative office, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville. Call 301-978-9855 or visit


A Chronic Pain Support Group meets on Thursday, Sept. 6, 1:30 to 3 p.m., in the Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, for anyone with chronic pain, their family and friends. Participants are welcome to bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs to be comfortable. Call 301-309-2444 or

Dr. Rebecca Kaltman hosts a free breast cancer support group on Monday, Sept. 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Discussion will focus on new, personalized targeted therapies that can increase treatment effectiveness and decrease side effects. Call 301-896-2193.

Dr. Charles ‘‘Snuffy” Myers gives a free lecture on prostate cancer treatment on Monday, Sept. 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. An oncologist and prostate cancer survivor, Dr. Myers is the author of ‘‘Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy and Diet.” A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required; call 301-896-3939, option 1, or e-mail

‘‘Circle Dance—Catching Life’s Breath,” a series of five classes for cancer patients, their families and friends, will be held Thursdays beginning Sept. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Suburban Outpatient Medical Center, 6420 Rockledge Drive, Suite 1200, Bethesda. The classes will teach a unique, easy-to-learn form of moving meditation. The cost is $20 for the series, and scholarships are available. Registration is required; call 301-896-3939, option 1, or e-mail


Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) offers a 12-step recovery program to help stop sexually self-destructive thinking and behavior. For information on meetings throughout Maryland, call 703-866-6929.

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is looking for volunteers to lead a twice per week exercise class designed to prevent and improve osteoporosis. Ideal candidates are concerned about their own bone density and are willing to help others as well. Classes will take place in the East County Community Center. Call Shawn Brennan, 240-777-1350.

Mondays, Wednesdays& Fridays

An Al-Anon Family Group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Rockville, 55 Adclare Road. Call 202-882-1334 or e-mail


A men’s support group on divorce, child custody, child support and child visitation issues meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive. Call 301-927-7638 or visit


An eating disorders support group for family and friends of people with eating disorders, sponsored by the Family Resources for Education of Eating Disorders Inc., meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville. Call 301-493-4568 (evenings).


A free Sahaja Yoga meditation session meets at 7 p.m. in NIH, Bldg. 10, Clinical Research Center, third floor, Room 1608 North, Bethesda. Call 301-402-5630 or e-mail Visit

A free hematology support group, for individuals with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, or other blood cancers and their families, meets the third Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Contact the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 703-960-1100, ext. 231.

A baby loss support group, for those who have lost or know someone who has lost a baby through miscarriage, pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant death, meets on the third Thursday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., in Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Call 301-891-5265.


Eating Addictions Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. in the second-floor dining rooms 1 and 2 of Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Call 202-882-6528.


A Sunday Al-Anon family group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. in Covenant United Methodist Church, 20301 Pleasant Ridge Drive, Montgomery Village. Call 202-882-1334 or e-mail

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