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For Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood

Family health classes at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, 19300 S.W. 65th Ave., Community Health Education Center. Call for information and to register.

n CPR - Initial Course for Healthcare Providers - Thursday, March 13, 6 to 11 p.m. Cost: $60. American Heart guidelines. 503-335-3500.

Standard First Aid - Sunday, March 16, 1 to 5 p.m. Cost: $60. American Red Cross. 503-280-1440.

Standard First Aid with Adult CPR - Sunday, March 16, 1 to 7:15 p.m. Cost: $47. American Red Cross certification. 503-280-1440.

Shoulder Spoilers - Thursday, March 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. No cost. Learn the most common causes of shoulder pain and dysfunction and the latest minimally invasive treatments. 503-692-2411.

Do You Know Your Numbers? - Thursday, March 20, 7 to 9:30 p.m. (Third Thursday of every month). Cost: $30. Get personalized measurements and analysis of blood pressure, cholesterol levels, lean body mass, fat weight and optimal weight. Appointments are required. 503-692-2548.

Infant/Child CPR and First Aid - Saturday, March 29, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $52. Emergency Medical Services system. American Red Cross certification. 503-280-1440.

Infant/Child CPR - Saturday, March 29, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $45. Learn to use the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system and respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in children and infants. 503-280-1440.

Health classes at The Portland Clinic: South Office, 6640 S.W. Redwood Lane, Tigard; Beaverton office, 15950 S.W. Millikan Way. For information or to register, call 503-221-0161, Ext. 2254.

Introduction to Insulin Pump Therapy Seminar, South Office - Friday, March 14 or April 25, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Specifically for those interested in using an insulin pump to manage diabetes. See what an insulin pump and infusion set looks like. Discuss ways to troubleshoot high blood sugar levels. Co-payment is required. A support person may attend for free.

Blood Glucose Pattern Management Seminar, South Office - Wednesday, March 19 or April 16, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Learn how to monitor blood sugar patterns and adjust insulin. The $100 cost may be covered by insurance.

Diabetes Support Group, South office - Friday, March 28, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free support group for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes meets every other month to discuss self-management and coping strategies.

Evening Chats and Brown-bag lectures at Tuality Healthcare, Tuality Health Education Center, 334 S.E. 8th Ave. All sessions are free and no registration is required. For more information, call 503-681-1700.

Dealing with Dizziness and Balance Problems - Tuesday, March 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m. A discussion of causes of dizziness, vertigo, spinning, lightheadedness, swimming sensations, or feeling off-balance; tips to prevent falls, and physical therapy treatment options.

Diabetes Medications Update - Thursday, March 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Topics: how diabetes medications work, why so many medications are needed, new medications available, and how medications work to maximize blood sugar control.

Colorectal Cancer Talk - at Good Samaritan Hospital, 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Building 2 - Auditorium. Wednesday, March 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Prevention, early detection and the latest treatment options. To register, call 503-335-3500.