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* The Alliance for the Mentally Ill offers a 12-week educational course for families coping with depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality or schizophrenia. The course begins Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Ed Edelman Center, corner of Sepulveda and Olympic, Los Angeles. Free. Reservations. (310) 820-4626.

Tuesday

* “Acid Reflux Disease,” led by a gastroenterologist, will focus on the disease and new treatment options. Mission Hospital Health Education Center, 27800 Medical Center Road, Building 2, Mission Viejo. 7-8 p.m. Free. Reservations. (949) 364-1770.

* “Environmental Pollutants and Cancer,” led by a physician, will focus on the latest research on links between cancer and environmental exposure to pollutants. UCLA, RPB Auditorium, Westwood. 7-9 p.m. Free. (Parking $6.) (310) 794-6644.

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Wednesday

* “Speaking of Pain” will focus on working with your health-care provider to better understand and track pain. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. 1-2 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 995-7378.

* “Osteoporosis and You,” Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. 2-4 p.m. Free. Reservations.

* “Diabetic Eye Care,” Mission Hospital Health Education Center, 27800 Medical Center Road, Building 2, Mission Viejo. 7-9 p.m. Free. Reservations. (949) 364-1770.

Thursday

* “Arthritis Pain Relief Medication: Help or Health Hazard?,” led by a UCLA professor, will focus on who may be at the greatest risk for developing stomach problems from frequent use of pain relievers. UCLA, Jules Stein Auditorium, Westwood. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (800) 516-5323.

Saturday

* “Walk Away From Leg Pain,” a risk factor analysis and screening that will help determine if you suffer from peripheral vascular disease. Mission Hospital Conference Center, 27700 Medical Center Road, Mission Viejo. Free. Reservations. (949) 364-1770.

* “After the Hospital: Alternatives to Care” will focus on Medicare, home care, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inter-Community Campus Conference Center, 210 W. San Bernardino Road, Covina. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. (626) 814-2479.

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* The Braille Institute offers a six-week program for people with fading vision. Mondays at the Golden Oaks Senior Apartments, 1000 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Tuesdays at the South Gate Senior Citizens Social Club, 4855 Tweedy Blvd., South Gate. And Fridays at the Monrovia Community Center, 119 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia. All classes 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Reservations. (323) 663-1111, Ext. 1252.

EVENTS

Saturday

* Health Fair, sponsored by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, will offer health screenings and information in Spanish. Centro Cristiano Para la Familia, 14701 Friar St., Van Nuys. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. (818) 898-4681.

SCREENINGS

Wednesday

* Prostate screenings. San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro. 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. $15. Reservations. (310) 543-5981.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Monday

* “Coping and Caring” for cancer patients. (Meets second and fourth Mondays.) City of Hope Cancer Center, Hope Village Community Theater, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (626) 256-8626.

Tuesday

* Adult ADD/ADHD group. (Meets second Tuesdays.) Church of Truth, 690 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. 7-9 p.m. Free. Reservations. (909) 623-4176.

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