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Health Briefs

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Organizer offers class for patients

Hazel Thornton, a professional organizer, will offer a free class intended to help cancer patients and survivors minimize stress with better organization from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the New Mexico Cancer Center, 4901 Lang NE, a block south of Paseo del Norte and east of Jefferson.

For reservations, call Wanda Brasgala at 796-3061.

Seminar addresses infertility issues

Dr. Paul Magarelli, medical director of the University of New Mexico Hospital’s in-vitro fertilization program, will offer a free seminar about infertility at 6 p.m. today at the UNMH Barbara & Bill Richardson Pavilion, first-floor conference center, room 1500.

For information, call 272-3915.

Mood disorders expert to speak

Dr. Hagop S. Akiskal, an expert in mood disorders, will offer a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW.

Doctor to speak on weight loss

Dominic Stape, a doctor of oriental medicine, will present a free workshop, “The Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss,” at 10 a.m. Saturday at Natural Life Wellness Center, 1012 Eubank NE.

For reservations, call 298-4325.

Bernalillo event offers health tips

Care Improvement Plus, a Medicare advantage plan for people with chronic diseases, will offer a free educational event at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Bernalillo Senior Center, 25B Camino Del Pueblo in Bernalillo.

The event will offer information about healthful snacks, fitness and yoga for seniors with diabetes and heart disease.

For reservations, call Alice Martinez at 575-584-2659.

Dementia topic of free workshop

Kim O’Roark, a certified dementia practitioner, will offer a free workshop, “Creative Engagement for Family Members With Dementia,” at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE.

For reservations and information, call 266-5888 or email rightathome@lobo.net.

Apply now for cancer retreat

Cancer Services of New Mexico is accepting applications for its free spring 2012 Family Cancer Retreat scheduled April 20-22 at Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North.

The free program offers adults with cancer and their caregivers the tools they need to manage treatment and recovery.

For an application packet, call Mike Capeless at 239-4239 or visit www.cancerservicesnm.org.

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