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Health briefs

Classes offered for caregivers

PeopleWorks-NM is offering classes for caregivers of people with dementia starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Meadowlark Senior Center in Rio Rancho.

Group and individual sessions are offered. For information, call 990-4186 or email

Free clinic for cancer patients

Cancer Services of New Mexico offers a free clinic on legal, insurance and paperwork assistance the first and third Thursday of each month. Expert volunteers are available. This Thursday’s clinic will start at 6 p.m.

To register, call Stephanie Michnovicz at 999-9764 or toll-free, 888-668-2766.

Retreat in May for patients, families

Cancer Services of New Mexico will sponsor a Spring 2013 Family Cancer Retreat from May 3-5 at the Marriott Pyramid North hotel, 5151 San Francisco NE.

The free program for adult cancer patients, survivors and their families will feature seminar about new cancer treatments, genetic testing, pain management and hospice and insurance. Call Mike Capeless at 239-4239 or visit