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January 11, 2013

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Free LASIK eye screenings are offered every Tuesday at Cutler Eye Center, 9A Osman Babson Road, Gloucester. Screenings are conducted by one of the center’s eye surgeons. Screenings determine a person’s refractive vision and if someone is a candidate for refractive surgery. For an appointment, call 978-281-8809.

Active Healing Inc. offers free screenings for children and adults struggling with learning disabilities, diagnosis of ADD or ADHD, behavioral problems, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Asperger’s syndrome, or any other brain-related problem. To schedule a screening, call 978-525-3608.

VOCAL (Victims of Crime and Loss) provides free services for victims of crimes including assault, robbery, domestic violence, adult sexual abuse/assault, child physical abuse, disabled and elder abuse, violation of a protective order, crimes related to driving while intoxicated, hate-motivated crimes, and political trauma. Services include individual and group counseling, community crisis response, critical incident stress debriefing, and training and education. VOCAL Children’s Program provides community outreach and clinical services to children and their non-offending family members who have been victims of trauma and experience physical and sexual abuse or who witness domestic violence. Sponsored by Health and Education Services Inc., 156 Cabot St., Beverly. Call Karen Tompkins at 978-927-4506, ext. 202 or ext. 203, or the Rape Crisis Intervention Hotline at 978-922-0000.

Speakers Bureau: Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals’ Speakers Bureau is a free service designed to provide timely information on a variety of health-related topics. Speakers include physicians, registered nurses, dietitians, physical therapists, pharmacists and others who highlight healthy living and illness prevention. Organizations or groups interested in providing guest speakers for upcoming events should call 978-236-1650.

Hepatitis C Health Services. Gloucester Health Department and North Shore AIDS Health Project offer weekly information and support services for those concerned about hepatitis C. Free, confidential services offered Mondays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 67 Middle St., Gloucester. Regular drop-in services include private consultation with a nurse, health educator, support group and information sessions, case management assistance and referrals for holistic services. Call Kerri Connelly at 978-283-0101 or Sunny Robinson at 978-281-9771.

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