Slim for Life classes begin next week in S.L. County

The American Heart Association's Slim for Life program will begin the week of April 3, with classes offered at more than 12 locations in Salt Lake County. They are also being offered in Davis, Utah and Weber counties. Classes meet for one hour a week for 10 weeks and are held in a lecture/discussion format.The program focuses on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle by making better food selections, reducing fat intake, understanding food labels and modifying recipes. It also discusses the role of exercise, stress reduction and social eating management.

Author to discuss AIDS Thursday at U. auditorium

Author Eric Rofes will discuss AIDS in modern-day America at a free presentation 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the University of Utah's Fine Arts Auditorium.

During his presentation, Rofes will critique the "AIDS is over" and "AIDS is still a crisis" discourse along with central ideas from his book "Dry Bones Breathe: Gay Men Creating POST-AIDS Identities and Cultures."

Rofes is professor of education at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., and the author of nine books.

The course costs $60. For information on locations, starting dates and times or to register, call the association at 484-3838 or 1-800-242-8721.

Discussion on health care, insurance planned April 10

Several national health experts will hold a discussion on national health care and insurance on Monday, April 10, at 8 p.m., in the Union Labor Center, 2261 S. Redwood Road.

The discussion, sponsored by numerous labor organizations and human service organizations, will feature Dr. Steffie Woolhandler and Dr. David Himmelstein, both associate professors of medicine at Harvard University and co-founders of Physicians for a National Health Program; Dr. Joseph Q. Jarvis and Karen Palmer, both also of Physicians for a National Health Program; and Dr. Scott Stiefel, of the Labor Party.

Epilepsy Support Group meets first Thursday of month

The Epilepsy Support Group, which includes those with epilepsy and their family and friends, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Compassion Christian Church, 684 Union Square (9400 South and 700 East). For information, call Beth at 733-0403.