A weekly list of classes, workshops and other health-related events.

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For Dec. 26-Jan. 1


Puget Sound Blood Center

Ongoing The Puget Sound Blood Center has nine regional locations that are open during the holiday season for people interested in giving a blood donation. The Puget Sound Blood Center serves 70 hospitals in 14 Western Washington counties, 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org


Alzheimer’s study

Ongoing The University of Washington is looking for volunteers with Alzheimer’s disease for an 18-month study to see if investigational high dose supplement of vitamins B6, B12 and folate can help slow the progression of the disease; two of five subjects will receive a sugar pill and three out of five will get the investigational medication, VA Medical Center, 1660 S. Columbian Way, free, 206-764-2069 or www.washington.edu/healthresearch

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Here comes daddy

Jan. 3 An introduction to basic infant-care class, taught from a dad’s perspective, for before birth or after, babies are welcome, 7-8:15 p.m., Valley Medical Center, 400 S. 43rd St., Renton, $15, 206-575-2229 or www.valleymed.org

Sibling-preparation class

Jan. 3 Offered by Great Starts for children ages 2-6 who are expecting a new baby brother or sister, 6-7:30 p.m., Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, 1550 N. 115th Street, Seattle, $20, Register: 206-789-0883 or www.greatstarts.org

Post-polio syndrome support group

Jan. 8 Support group for persons who have had polio, 1-3 p.m., Providence Hospital (Pacific campus), 916 Pacific Ave., Everett, free, 425-488-0219.