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Kidney cancer support group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet May 11,1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute,302 Kensington Ave. The topic will be “What Services ACS Provides.”

For details call Prof. Frank Friedman 810-232- 8233 or Lori Burger GHCI 810-762-8226. Open to the general public. — G.G.

April is STD Awareness Month

GENESEE COUNTY — In recognition of “STD Awareness Month” during April, the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) is promoting the national Get Yourself Tested (GYT) movement that encourages testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Of the approximately 19 million new STD cases that occur every year in the United States, most will go undiagnosed. Diagnosis and treatment of STD’s is critical to safe-guarding personal health, fostering sexual responsibility and addressing the wider STD epidemic.

STD testing is easier than ever and free “Rapid HIV” tests can provide results as quickly as 20 minutes. The GCHD encourages anyone who is sexually active to get tested and offers STD and free HIV testing in the Women’s Health Services Programs at the GCHD Burton Branch, G-3373 S. Saginaw St. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Call 810-237-4538 to schedule an appointment. Newly available in this clinic are a limited number of walk-in STD/HIV testing slots daily.

Male testing services continue to be offered at the McCree South Health Department clinic, 630 S. Saginaw St., Flint, on Monday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and the first, third and fourth Tuesday from 8-11 a.m. Additionally, men can be seen at the Burton Branch on Thursday from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Appointments are preferred and made by calling 810-257-3139. Walk-ins are accepted as availability allows.

Details: Visit — G.G.

Mott Community College announces registration

FLINT — Registration for classes offered for the 2011 Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters at Mott Community College opens April 1. Students are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible to get the classes they need, at the times they prefer.

The first day of classes for each session follows: the first day for Spring Session (including the Spring through Summer Session) is Wednesday, May 4; first day for the Late-Start Spring Session is May 16; First day for Summer Session is June 27; and the first day of class for the Fall Semester at MCC is Sept. 6.

Details: Call 810-762-0200 or visit the MCC website at — G.G.

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