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Health Notes

Health notes are for support groups, exercise classes, blood drives and similar events open to the public at no or minimal cost. Send information to the Connection, by e-mail to greatfalls@connectionnewspapers.com, by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102, or by fax to 703-917-0991.

The Northern Virginia Chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) will present a program Thursday, Oct. 19 addressing the relationship between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and sleep. Speakers at the program will be Sandy Evans, co-founder of SLEEP (Start Later for Excellence in Education Proposal), and Dr. Helene Emsellem, MD, Medical Director, The Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders, Chevy Chase, Md. The program will begin at 7:30 pm in the library at Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. Free and open to the public. Visit www.novachadd.org, or e-mail nova_chadd@hotmail.com, or call 703-641-5451.

Peer support group for survivors of clergy abuse and others affected by the abuse, meets the last Wednesday of every month. The next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., in the downstairs meeting room at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Road, McLean. Meetings are sponsored by Voice of the Faithful — Northern Virginia affiliate. Contact Ellen Radday at 703-538-6128.

Life Line Screening will be at the Dining Hall at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road, McLean, on Friday, Oct. 27. Appointments begin at 9 a.m.

Screenings involve the use of ultrasound technology, and scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries which can lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which are a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered for men and women, is a bone density screening to assess their risk for osteoporosis.

Each screening requires 10 minutes or less to complete. A complete vascular screening package, including the Stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries) screenings is $109. A complete vascular package, including the osteoporosis screening, is $129. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721. Pre-registration is required.