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Health Happenings

Health Happenings

Mirkin Vision Care now offers free eye exams in connection with the renewal of driver’s licenses for the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Free pregnancy testing at Multivitz Health Services, 495 Beach 20 Street, Monday through Saturday. OB/GYN services are available.

Free blood pressure screening every Thursday, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at The Adult Day Health Care Center, located in the Peninsula Hospital Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation.

Peninsula Hospital offers a Parkinson Support Group every second Wednesday of the month, at 1 p.m., in the Meditation Room of the hospital. The group is open to all persons with Parkinson’s disease, their families and friends. For more information call Bea Cordero, R.N.

The Diabetes Support Group, of Peninsula Hospital, offers counseling and information the first Wednesday of every month. The meetings take place in the Meditation Room. The program is free and will feature guest speakers on relevant topics. For information contact the Family Health Center.

The Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets at Peninsula Hospital Center the last Wednesday of every month, at 6:30 p.m., in the Dining Room of the TBI unit. The program is free. Please call Rozann Pomerantz in the Social Work Department.

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group at the Neponsit Adult Day Health Care Program at Young Israel of Far Rockaway, 716 Beach 9 Street, every second and fourth Thursday of the month, 1 to 3 p.m.

Peninsula Hospital Center offers free immunizations for children up to age 18 all year round through the Family Health Center. Free childhood immunizations are regularly scheduled at the center on Wednesdays.

Free pregnancy screening at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Monday through Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and Thursday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. OB/GYN services also available.

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