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November 27, 2014

Health Briefs for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:00 am

The Mother’s Healing Group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at a disclosed location.

Attendees must preregister by calling Rebecca Deaton, 800-545-8738.

The group is for mothers grieving the loss of a child.



The Transition Plus peer support group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays in the Family Life Center at Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, 3459 Deke Slayton Highway.

The free meetings are open to all veterans, active duty, and immediate family members dealing with transition issues that may include PTSD, and emotional, personal, family and work issues.

Visit www.transitionplus.org or call 281-317-7335.



The Us Too Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the University of Texas Medical Branch Specialty Care Center, 2240 Gulf Freeway.

Email tomandmarie@gmail.com, call 281-229-5788 or visit www.ustoo.org.



There will be a free health seminar from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through April 26 at Mainland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 310 S. Willow St.

Free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure tests will be available.

Call 409-454-2463 or 713-208-5442.

The University of Texas Medical Branch and the Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer Screening are partnering to provide free screening mammograms for uninsured women ages 40-64 in Galveston County.

Participants do not have to be members of the churches where the screenings will take place. Participants can RSVP by calling the numbers below.

The screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

• Sunday — Greater St. Matthew’s, 6333 state Highway 6, in Hitchcock; 409-986-5453;

• April 27 — Clear Lake Islamic Center, 17511 El Camino Real, in Houston; 281-480-3332; and

• May 18 — Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church, 2612 Ave. L, in Galveston; 409-762-8795.