SPRING FLING: A shopping extravaganza featuring 16 vendors will take place from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday in the Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley community room, located in Building C on the hospital's Beeghly Campus, 6505 Market St., Boardman. Each vendor will donate 20% of their sales to the local hospital. For more information, call 330-746-8726.
ALZHEIMER NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP: Alzheimer Network Family Support Group meets today at 6 p.m. at Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St., Girard. The meeting is free and open to the public.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer's Association will hold their monthly Caregiver Support Groups at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St., Conference Room F, Warren. For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 330-533-3300 or 800-272-3900.
CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The following listing is the Trumbull County Health Department March schedule for community childhood immunization clinics:
Trumbull County Health Department: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Newton Falls Community Center: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. today.
Mecca Community Church: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday.
All clinics are walk-in. There is an administration fee of $10 per visit but no one will be denied due to inability to pay. All children younger than 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring shot record with child.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: Warren City Health Department is offering a children's immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 28, at the Community Services Building, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren. There is a $5 administration fee or Medicaid is accepted. No appointment is necessary. Bring current shot record. A parent must accompany the child. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
LUSTGARDEN FOUNDATION: The Lustgarden Foundation for Pancreatic cancer research, will host the 6th annual Bowling for A Cure from 1 to 4 p.m. March 20, at Echo Lanes, 2592 Elm Road, Warren.
Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under and free for survivors. Proceeds will be donated to the Lustgarden Foundation. For more information, contact Sheila Massie at 330-702-1366.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: If you are interested in helping to establish a new breast cancer support group for women 50 years old and younger, please e-mail Diane at DP627@aol.com
WALK WITH A DOC: Join Steven Musick, DDS; Ernest DePasquale, D.O.; and James LaPolla, DPM, in the next Walk With a Doc program at 8:30 a.m. on March 19, at Howland Park Rotary Pavilion, 200 Rose Garden Drive N.E., Warren. Free pedometers, shirts and water bottles for first 100 participants. For more information, call 330-306-6907.
100 YEARS OF ST. ELIZABETH HEALTH CENTER: Join Humility of Mary Health Partners and the Humility of Mary Health Partners Development Foundation for an afternoon luncheon commemorating 100 Years of St. Elizabeth Health Center.
The luncheon will be held April 2 at Mount Carmel Social Hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave., Youngstown. An 11:30 a.m. lunch buffet will be followed by guest speaker Sister Carol Keenan, chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association and a prominent figure in national healthcare.
Cost of the luncheon is $10 per person and space is limited.
Registration is required by Friday. Make checks payable to Humility of Mary Health Partners and mail with name, complete address, daytime phone and number of registrations to: Centennial Celebration Luncheon/Healthline, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., P.O. Box 1790, Youngstown, OH 44501-1790.
For more information, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free 877-700-4647.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. No appointments are necessary and no one is refused for inability to pay. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and the child's immunization records must be brought to the clinic. For more information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers are offering free fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits.
An FOBT is a simple chemical test that can detect hidden blood in the stool, which is a symptom of colorectal cancer. This test can be performed in the privacy of your home. Those at risk for colorectal cancer are 50 years and older, physically inactive, smokers, and those with a family history of the disease. If detected early, colorectal cancer is 90 percent curable.
The kits are available by calling the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free 1-877-700-4647.
DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: Dr. Podolsky, DPM, from the Ankle & Foot Care Centers, and Marie Economos from the Ohio State University Extension will be the guest speakers for the Diabetic Support Group's March 24 meeting. Dr. Podolsky will talk about the importance of proper foot care for those with diabetes and how to address problems such as hammer toes and bunions. Marie Economos will present "Take Charge of your Diabetes." She is the County Extension Director and Extension Educator in Family and Consumer Sciences.
The March meeting will start at 6 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley, Niles. The program is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided.
For reservations and more information contact Kristen Taylor, Shepherd of the Valley marketing / admission director, at KristenT@ShepherdoftheValley. com or by calling 330-544-0771, Ext. 2817.
FLU CLINIC: The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily at Warren West Community Health Center, 716 Tod Ave., Warren. Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted. All others are $20 each. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 330-373-0222.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: Open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
The schedule includes:
l Flu and Pneumonia vaccines available by appointment. Cost is $48 for pneumonia vaccination. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. Call 330-652-7542 for appointment.
l Free blood pressure screenings 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
l Weight management strength training program for $20 a month. Nutrition classes will be once a month on diet and behavior modification. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
l Registration for Strong Bones, Strong People program. Free, 12-week program for people with osteoporosis, low bone density or at high risk. It offers personalized strength training by a fitness trainer and nutritional education to improve muscle strength and nutrition. The exercise room is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Call to register at 330-652-7542.
l Wednesday: noon to 1 p.m. - Talk With the Doc program. The topic is "Numbness and Neuropathy" with Dr. Eyad Alakrad speaking. Call to register at 330-652-7542. Cost is $2 and includes light lunch.
l Friday: 9 a.m. to noon - Free bone density screening - Have a walk-in heel ultrasound done.
l March 21: 8:30 to 11 a.m. - Free blood sugar screenings - 8 hour fast; 9 to 11 a.m. Free foot screening for those at risk with Dr. C. Reyes. 9 to 10a.m. Diabetes wellness connection. Call to register.
l March 23: 9 to 11 a.m. - Lab Express - Lipid panel ($35), TSH ($35), CBC ($25), CBC / Diff ($30), Chem panel ($40), PSA ($40)& HgA1C ($25). 12 hour fast. Walk-in only.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER:
l Wednesday: 7 to 9 p.m. - RTS Bereavement Services is a parent support program for families who are grieving over the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. RTS Bereavement Services meets in the Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, at Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane. For more information, please call 330-884-2911.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL:
l March 19: Saturday Lamaze In A Day, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prepares mothers-to-be and their partners for a shared learning experience. In addition to learning Lamaze techniques, class attendants will receive important information about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.
l March 24: American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 4 p.m., Meeting Rooms 1, 2, 3 Ground Floor.
l March 21 and 22: Diabetes Day Group Class, 2 to3 p.m. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
l March 23 and 24: Diabetes Day Group Class, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required.
WOMEN IN TOUCH PROGRAMS: Humility of Mary Health Partners will offer two Women in Touch Programs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 30 at Mr. Anthony's, 7440 South Ave., Boardman; and April 7 at Leo's Ristorante, 7042 East Market St., Howland.
The topic of these programs is Making Your Home a Healthy Home. Participants will learn common household hazards (lead, mercury, arsenic, carbon monoxide, radon, mold and volatile organic compounds) and the factors that contribute to air quality and health, and what to do to prevent or reduce exposure.
Cost of $18 includes dinner. Registration deadline is one week prior to program date. For more information or to register, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 877-700-4647.
AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MAHONING VALLEY: Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley has been awarded a grant of $10,000 from The J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation to help fund renovation costs associated with the opening of the pediatric surgery center which is located on the Beeghly Campus in Boardman.
In recognition of the donation, the family consultation room located within the surgical services area will be named for the J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation.
YOUNGSTOWN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES: Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the advanced MRI unit it launched in December 2009.
YOA's MRI unit is a state-of-the-art General Electric 1.5-tesla high-definition unit that brings unprecedented clarity, speed and energy savings to the process. Pictures are much sharper than traditional MRI units, and a typical scan takes 15-18 minutes, instead of 40-45 minutes.
The YOA unit uses about 40 percent less energy than traditional MRIs and recycles 99 percent of the cryogen used to keep it cool.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER: Northside Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for its excellence in the treatment of patients with heart failure.
This award is given only to hospitals that achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and have achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with four of nine Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
MIRACLE-EAR: Sears Hearing Aid Center in Niles offers a complimentary, comprehensive hearing assessment that includes a complete hearing health history, ear canal inspection, hearing threshold test and speech discrimination test. For more information, contact Dan Romeo, owner of Sears Hearing Aid Center in Niles, at 330-544-9630.