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Published:   |   Updated: July 11, 2013 at 07:39 PM

SUPPORT GROUPS

DIABETES: 5 to 6 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at South Florida Baptist Hospital, 301 N. Alexander St., Plant City. To register, call (813) 757-8202.

DIABETES: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly in the Wellness Center Conference Room at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. Call (813) 715-6683.

DIABETES: 7 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Van Dyke United Methodist Church, 17030 Lakeshore Road, Lutz. Call (813) 968-3983, ext. 153.

DIABETES: 11 a.m. the second Thursday monthly at Grace Lutheran Church, 3714 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. Call (813) 968-3983, ext 153.

DIABETES: 2:30 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at the Tampa General Hospital Health Education Center, 740 S. Village Circle, Tampa. Call (813) 844-8091 or e-mail lgil@tgh.org.

EATING DISORDERS: A therapist-supported group for people with eating disorders meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursdays monthly at Van Dyke Church, 17030 Lakeshore Road, Lutz. Call (813) 968-3983, ext. 201.

ENDOMETRIAL CANCER: A support group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month at St. Joseph Women's Hospital Pavilion, 4321 N. MacDill Ave., Classroom 3, Tampa. Call (813) 783-6039.

EPILEPSY: Suncoast Epilepsy Association, 5700 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. A group meets at 1 p.m. the first and third Fridays monthly. Call (727) 546-2856.

EPILEPSY: 10 to 11 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly in the cafeteria conference room at South Florida Baptist Hospital, 301 N. Alexander St., Plant City. No appointment is necessary. Call (813) 754-4444.

EPILEPSY: 6 to 7 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at Carillon Outpatient Center, 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 561-2300.

FAMILY CAREGIVERS: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. the last Wednesday monthly at Grand Court Tampa, 4902 Bayshore Blvd. Call (813) 835-4475.

FIBROMYALGIA: 2 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Conference Center at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. Call (352) 523-2570.

FIBROMYALGIA: The Fibromyalgia Support Group of Zephyrhills meets at 2 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly at the Florida Hospital Wellness Center, 7050 Gall Blvd. Call (813) 994-9627.

FITNESS: G.I.F.T. (Get Into Fitness Today) support groups meet at several locations and times. Call (813) 307-8071:

10:30 a.m. Mondays at El Bethel Tabernacle, 2121 S. 78th St., Tampa

1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Quality Time, 4031 Amber Road, Valrico

6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Winston Park, 7605 Destin Drive, Tampa

5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Children's Board, 1002 E. Palm Ave., Tampa

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at Clearwater Community Church, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin, Room 103. No fees, dues or weigh-ins. Call (727) 501-2125 for information on the Tuesday meeting or (727) 786-3113 for information on the Saturday meeting.

HISPANIC BREAST CANCER: Juventud LUNA, a support group for Hispanics diagnosed with breast cancer, meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday monthly at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa. Call (813) 903-6812 or e-mail martind@moffitt.usf.edu.

HISPANIC BREAST CANCER: 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday monthly at St. Joseph's Hospital, 3001 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa. Call (813) 870-4747.

LARYNGECTOMY: 2 p.m. the third Sunday monthly at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. Call 1-888-676-8484.

LIVER DISEASE/HEPATITIS: The Liver Disease/Hepatitis Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly at Tampa General Hospital, West Pavilion. Call (813) 844-7799 or e-mail vanderson@tgh.org.

LYME DISEASE: Gulf Coast Lyme Disease Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday monthly in the children's educational building at Journey Assembly of God Church, 5019 37th St. E., Bradenton. Call (941) 870-4816 or e-mail Jessica@sneeked.com.

LUNG CANCER: 2 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays monthly at Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. Call (727) 462-7500.

LUNG CANCER: Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday monthly at Morton Plant Hospital auditorium, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater. Call (727) 462-7500.

LUNG TRANSPLANTS: One Breath at a Time supports lung patients before, during and after a transplant, and meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Monday monthly at Tampa General Hospital, first floor. Call (813) 844-4635 or e-mail dmylet@tgh.org.

MENTAL ILLNESS: The National Association on Mental Illness family support group meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month at 1402 Jontilly Place, Brandon. Call (813) 571-9811 or visit the events section at www.namihills borough.org.

MENTAL ILLNESS: A support group for family and friends of those with mental illness meets 7:30 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays monthly at Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey. Call (727) 992-9653.


Send your health events information to Vickie Beck at vbeck1@tampabay.rr.com. Information must be received two weeks before publication.

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