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Health and Wellness events-April 2008

'Oh, My Aging Feet' - Podiatrist Joshua Mitnick leads this 50+ 'Meet and Eat' presentation Wednesday, April 2, from 4:30 5:30 p.m. at the Willamette Falls Hospital Community Health Education Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City. After a lifetime of hard use, your feet may suffer from painful bunions, hammertoes, calluses or arthritis. Find out how these problems are diagnosed and treated, and how important it is to wear the right shoes for your feet. The fee (for the optional buffet dinner) is $7 for 50+ members and $10 for non-members. Reservations are required; call 503-657-6919.

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Let's Talk About It: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Women and #8232;- and #8232;Wednesday, April 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, 9205 S.W. Barnes Road, Portland. Free. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common disorders that doctors see. Yet it's also one that many people aren't comfortable talking about. In many cases, you can control IBS by managing your diet, lifestyle and stress.

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Treatment Options for Joint and Arthritis Pain - Thursday, April 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, 19300 S.W. 65th Ave., Tualatin. Learn about treatment options for degenerative joint disease from an orthopedic physician. Class includes information on total hip or knee replacement surgery, exercises and medication regimes. Free. Call 503-692-2411 to register.

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AARP Driver Safety Program - Wednesday and Thursday, April 9 and10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, 19300 S.W. 65th Ave., Tualatin. A refresher course on driving for people of all ages. A valid driver's license is required. Attend both classes to qualify for possible insurance discounts. Cost: $10 (no cash). Call 503-335-3500 to register.

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'New Frontiers in Prostate Cancer Therapy' - Wednesday, April 2, 7 to 9.m. at and #8232; Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and #8232;1040 N.W. 22nd Ave. (auditorium, first floor), and #8232;Portland. Are you a candidate for the latest treatment options for prostate cancer? and #8232;Learn about robotic surgery, brachytherapy, cryosurgery and intensity modulated radiation therapy. Call 503-335-3500 to register. and #8232;Free.

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Are You at Risk from Clogged Arteries? A Focus on Leg and Carotid Disease - and #8232; Tuesday, April 29, and #8232;6:30 to 8 p.m., Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and #8232;1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland. Learn more about vascular disease, discuss what puts you at risk, treatment including new minimally invasive procedures, nutrition and prevention. Free. and #8232;Pre-registration required; call 503-335-3500.