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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Santa Fe walk benefits MS work

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Saturday will sponsor Walk MS: Santa Fe, a fundraising event to support research and local programs for people with MS, starting at the Santa Fe Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., or register online by visiting Select New Mexico under “find a walk.” Registration is free, but donations and fundraising are encouraged. For information, call Maggie Schold at 243-2698.

Hep C patients sought for study

The University of New Mexico is offering a free drug trial for patients with Hepatitis C, genotype 1b, using a non-interferon treatment intended to reduced side effects.

The trial is for patients who received previous treatment with PegInterferon/Ribavirin, but the treatment did not work because they never went negative or the virus came back after they stopped treatment.


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For information, call Claudia at 272-4550 or Kristine at 272-5381.

Doctor to discuss eye condition

Susan Turner, a doctor of Oriental medicine, will give a free presentation on alternative treatments for macular degeneration at 10 a.m. Thursday at 2716 San Pedro NE, suite A. For reservations, call 573-6673.

Free workshops at wellness center

Dominic Stape, a doctor of Oriental medicine, will offer two free workshops this week at Natural Life Wellness Center, 1012 Eubank NE. For reservations, call 298-4325.

Stape will offer a workshop on headache and migraine pain at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and another on a drug-free approach to women’s hormone-related health concerns at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Cancer Services plans retreat

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