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March 7, 2014

Health Beat: Registration open for triathlon designed for all abilities

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Topics covered include the various psychological factors that can induce chronic pain conditions and how psychological assessment and treatment can help reduce or eliminate the vicious mind-body circle.

Nursing, social work and other medical students who attend will earn one continuing education unit (CEU). To reserve a spot, call 978-388-8138.

Presented in partnership with the Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network, the talk will take place at the Amesbury Council on Aging, 68 Elm St.

Asperger’s support group to meet

The Asperger’s Syndrome Support Group will meet Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Anna Jaques Hospital.

The group addresses the concerns of parents of school-age children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism or related challenges. Meetings are free and open to families from all neighboring communities. The Asperger’s Association of New England sponsors the group.

The meeting is free and will take place in the cafeteria, 25 Highland Ave., Newburyport.

For more information, email newburyportasdgroup@gmail.com.

Shop for a good cause today

A Newburyport shop is helping a Boston Marathon runner raise money for the Melanoma Foundation of New England.

Pretty Poppy is donating 20 percent of all proceeds today to the fight against melanoma. Kim Coppinger is running her 23rd marathon in support of the organization.

Additionally, the store at 43 Pleasant St. will serve light refreshments and wine from 5 to 9 tonight.

Blood drives in local communities

On Thursday, March 13, the Salisbury Lions Club will sponsor a blood drive at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road, from 2 to 7 p.m.

Presenting donors will enjoy chowder provided by Lions Club members Herm and Reggie Fortin of Lena’s Seafood. The American Red Cross will serve pizza, snacks and drinks.

Other blood drives scheduled for March in the Greater Newburyport region include:

Newburyport: Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Masonic Hall, 31 Green St. Free pizza served.

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