Classes, Workshops and Seminars

CANCER

July 20, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. John T. Hazel Conference Center, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. The third class in a six-week exercise program, conducted by a physical therapist and sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, for cancer patients. Bring a mat or towel for floor exercises. Participants can attend one or all of the remaining sessions. To register or learn more, call 703-558-5555.

HEADACHES

July 14, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. New Life Wellness Center, 301 Maple Ave. W., Poplar Bldg., Suite D, Vienna. A workshop, led by a chiropractor and sponsored by New Life Wellness Center, to discuss headache causes and remedies. (There will be a brief pitch for fee-paid services available at the center, but most of the session is informational.) To register or learn more, call 703-242-7474 or see www.newlifewellness.com.

HORMONES

July 19, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. New Life Wellness Center, 301 Maple Ave. W., Poplar Bldg., Suite D, Vienna. A workshop, led by a chiropractor and sponsored by New Life Wellness Center, to discuss remedies and causes for hormone-related problems. Women experiencing or even suspecting such problems are welcome to attend. (There will be a brief pitch for fee-paid services available at the center, but most of the session is informational.) To register or learn more, call 703-242-7474 or see www.newlifewellness.com.

MENTAL ILLNESS

July 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton. A workshop, led by the chief of pharmacy of Laurel Regional Hospital and sponsored by NAMI Prince George's County, to discuss "New Medications and Medication Combinations" for people with mental illness and their families and friends. To learn more, call 301-577-6026.

Support Groups

CANCER

July 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. A group, sponsored by Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, for women with breast cancer. To learn more, call 301-279-6604.

* July 20, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. A group, sponsored by the hospital, for people with any type of cancer diagnosis who have experienced metastasis or recurrence of that cancer. To learn more, call 703-558-5555.

CHRONIC PAIN

July 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. A group, sponsored by Pain Connection, for people with chronic pain. This month's topic: "How Chronic Pain Affects Self-Worth." This Prince George's County group meets the second Wednesday of every month. To learn more, call 301-309-2444. Bring your pillows, mats, ice or hot packs to make yourself comfortable.

DIABETES

July 20, 7 p.m. Doctors Community Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Building, 5th floor classroom, 8118 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. A group, led by a podiatrist and sponsored by the Doctors Community Hospital, for people with diabetes, and their families and friends. This month's topic: "What are your feet telling you?" The group meets the third Tuesday of every month. To register or learn more, call 301-552-5134.

DIVORCE

July 18, 7:30 p.m. Saint John Vianney Church's Parish Center, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, Md. A group, sponsored by the Separated and Divorced Catholics (SDC) of the Archdiocese of Washington, for people who are divorced or separated. The group meets the third Sunday of each month. To learn more, call 410-257-3267.

LUNG DISEASE

July 17, 11 a.m. Montgomery Therapy, LLC, 15200 Shady Grove Rd., Suite 204, Rockville. A group, sponsored by the Better Breathers Club, for adults with lung diseases such as emphysema and asthma. The group meets the third Thursday of every month. To learn more, call 301-417-2652.

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

July 17, 10 a.m. to noon. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Bethesda. A group, sponsored by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, for anyone with myasthenia gravis, a condition most widely characterized by muscle dysfunction, and their family and friends. To learn more, call 301-986-1020.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Smart Recovery provides a secular approach to overcoming substance abuse. Smart has several meeting times and locations in the Washington area. To learn more, call 703-486-0202 or see www.his.com/washdcsmart.

Lectures and Discussions

ADOPTION

July 14, 7 p.m. 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington. A discussion, sponsored by Chinese Children Adoption International (CCAI), for people interested in learning more about adopting from China through this agency. To register or learn more, call 703-243-8431 or e-mail elisa_rosman@yahoo.com.

ASTHMA

An adult asthma clinic at Howard University hospital for anyone without health insurance. Howard also sponsors doctors' visits, medicine, and counseling. To learn more, call 202-865-3471.

CANCER

July 20, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. A lecture, led by the director of Grief and Loss Services at the Capital Hospice and sponsored by Point of Hope Grief Counseling Center, for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. To register or learn more, call 703-558-0910.

Screenings, Volunteers and Donations

BLOOD DRIVE

July 15, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. George Washington University Hospital, 900 23rd St. NW. The hospital is sponsoring a blood drive. To register or learn more, call 202-715-4263. Walk-ins accepted.

Special Events

MENTAL ILLNESS

July 20, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Howard University Hospital's Department of Psychiatry, Towers Auditorium, First Floor, 2041 Georgia Ave. NW. A symposium titled "Bridging Addictions" for health care professionals treating mentally ill people, especially adolescents, who use substance abuse as a way to cope with their illness. To register or learn more, call 202-289-2661 or e-mail seminarsgroup@aol.com.

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