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Health Notes

January 24, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |
SIGN CLASSES OFFERED: American Sign Language classes are offered by the Community for the Deaf at the Youngstown Hearing & Speech Center on Southern Boulevard in Boardman. This class will help participants develop expressive and receptive skills by learning spelling, language, grammar / structure and deaf culture. ASL I — 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, today to March 27; $115 (includes workbook). ASL II — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, today to March 27; $90. ASL III — 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays to March 26; $90. ASL IV — 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday to March 22; $85. To sign up, contact Rebecca Somintz at 330-726-8855 or via email at RSSomintz@yohsc. com. TMH HEALTHY WOMAN PROGRAM SET: The Trumbull Memorial Hospital Healthy Woman program, “Have a Skin-tastic New Year,” is set for 5 p.m., Wednesday at Elm Road Medical Park, Building C, 2662 Elm Road, Cortland. Featured speakers are board-certified plastic surgeon Peter Sarkos and board-certified radiologist Roger P. Tokars. Learn about ways to care for skin year round and about skin health and what to watch for. A variety of displays will be available. Refreshments will be served. Register for the free program at HealthyWoman or call 330-841-5600. SAFETY COUNCIL OFFERS COURSES: The National Safety Council, Northern Ohio Chapter, 23 E. Boardman St. Ste. 343, Youngstown, is offering a basic life support class and a defensive driving course. To register or for more information, call 330-747-8657. Course: Basic Life Support: Healthcare and Professional Rescuers — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1. Course meets CDC, OSHA and NFPA guidelines, as well as current CPR and ECC guidelines. Cost is $50 or $32 for a refresher course. Course: Defensive Driving Course, DDC-4 — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Approved course for ODOT & ODA, rate reduction by some insurance companies & violation remediation for some counties & states. Cost is $30. Registration deadline is Thursday. MENDED HEARTS TO MEET: Mended Hearts, Chapter 7, a heart support group for heart survivors and their families, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Boardman Campus in the Azalia Room. Guest speaker will be Ellen Ford, R.N., who will speak about exercise. The public is invited. For more information, contact Joe Clark at 330-702-8859. A speakers bureau is available to local organizations at no charge. Bookings are now being accepted for 2012. For available dates, contact Lee Meadows at 330-793-2531. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION HOSTS ANNUAL RED AND WHITE: The Arthritis Foundation will host more than 700 attendees at its 15th Annual Red & White from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, a strolling wine and food event that raises funds to support local programs and services for people with arthritis. The event, presented by Akron General, will take place at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. More than 18 area restaurants and 70 global wineries will serve guests. The event will feature live and silent auctions, including a white gold and diamond pendant from Sterling Jewelers Inc., a ride on the Goodyear blimp, a Vegas roll-off dice game and “Key to a Cure” auction. Tickets are $85 in advance or $95 at the door. V.I.P. tickets are $125 and include general admission. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, call 216-285-2829. VALLEY COUNSELING HOSTS CLIENT ART SHOW: Valley Counseling Services, along with Valley Community Mental Health Foundation, will host its second annual client art show and reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature artwork from all mediums created by those dealing with mental illness. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will remain on display through Feb. 1. For more information, visit OHIO PREMIER HEALTH SOLUTIONS PRESENTS MEDICARE EDUCATION: Ohio Premier Health Solutions will present Medicare education at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday and third Thursday of every month at Ohio Premier Health Solutions, 458 High St., Warren. Admission is free. For more information, call 330-394-7400. MS SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The MS Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Warren Council, 1947 E. Market St., Warren. The group will provide information and resources that enhance the quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis and their families. There is no cost to attend, and refreshments will be served. For information, call Kevin at 330-306-8399. FLU CLINIC TO BE HELD: A flu clinic will be held 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. NAMI PLANS MEETING: The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mahoning Valley daytime support group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Girard Free Library, corner of North Avenue and Broadway. The NAMI Mahoning Valley evening support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at D&E Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, call Dianna at 330-540-8583. POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL TO MEET: The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the D&E Counseling Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, contact Jodi at 330-207-1385 or ST. JOE’S AT THE MALL: St. Joe’s at the Mall is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. It is located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. To make an appointment, call 330-652-7542 unless otherwise noted. St. Joe’s at the Mall is now a Silver Sneakers site. Call or stop in for more information. • FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES — Available by appointment on various days. Cost is $25 for flu and $48 for pneumonia vaccines. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed. • FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS — Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. • STRONG BONES - STRONG PEOPLE PROGRAM — This is a free 12-week program of personalized strength training and nutritional education for those who have osteoporosis, low bone density or at risk to improve muscle strength and nutrition. • WEIGHT MANAGEMENT THROUGH STRENGTH TRAINING — Join for $20 a month. Nutrition classes once a month on diet and behavior modification. Registration required. • SPECIAL LAB EXPRESS: Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m. — Thyroid screening for $10. Only lab today available. Walk in. • TALK WITH THE DOC PROGRAM: Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m. — “Persistent Hoarseness — Why?” will be the topic of a talk by Dr. Jared Bunevich. He will also speak on videostroboscopy. Cost is $2. Call to register. • FREE PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE SCREENING: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing ankle brachial Index. By appointment only. Call 330-652-7542. • FREE NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES AND FREE LIVING WILLS AND DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Completed this day with help from Palliative Care staff. NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER • THE INSIGHT GROUP — Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in the board room. The Insight Group is a support group that serves patients who have had a brain injury and their families. Dr. Joseph Pecorelli and Lynn Payne will discuss brain injury. Registration is required and can be made by calling 330-841-3757. TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 1350 E. Market St., P.O. Box 1269, Warren, OH 44482. COMMUNITY CALENDAR January • BREASTFEEDING BASICS: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register. • AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: noon to 4 p.m. Friday, meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3, ground floor. Walk-ins welcome. • DIABETES DAY GROUP CLASS SERIES: 2 to 3 p.m. Monday and Jan. 31; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2. Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Call Diabetes Department at 330-841-9689 to register. Physician referral required. PAIN CLINIC OFFERS NEW PAIN SYSTEM: Doctors Pain Clinic in Boardman announced the use of a new AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor neurostimulation system that treats patients with chronic back and / or leg pain. The clinic is the first pain management center in Ohio to introduce Medtronic’s AdaptiveStim technology. The system from Medtronic Inc. harnesses motion sensor technology found in smart phones and computer gaming systems to provide effective pain relief and convenience by automatically adapting stimulation levels to affected areas. Neurostimulation systems consist of an implantable medical device similar to a pacemaker, which interrupts pain signals and prevents them from reaching the brain. The new device reduces the need for the patient with the implanted device to continuously manually program the intensity of stimulation when they move. It has technology that automatically changes stimulation intensity by recognizing and remembering the correlation between a change in body position and the level of stimulation needed. It also records and stores the frequency of posture changes, providing objective feedback to clinicians to help them understand how a patient’s individual stimulation requirements are changing over time. Additionally, AdaptiveStim is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in MRI head scans if recommended by a physician. OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.


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