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Lifestyles

Point of relief: Dry needling offers alternative to pain medications

Physical therapist Vincent Ragozine slid another long, thin needle into Lori Clark’s knee. The needle inserted at the joint line where one bone meets another. Lying on her back on the therapy table in the TuDor Physical Therapy office in Cornersburg, Clark said, “It’s really not ...

Top 3 must haves for your LinkedIn profile

Registration has opened for the spring semester at my school. This often leads to late but inevitable questions from a handful of students about finding internships for the new term. They’re late because most employers have already identified new hires. They’re inevitable because most ...

Health notes

CHRONIC FATIGUE MEETING: The Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at First Presbyterian Church in Warren. For more information, call Judy at 330-872-7206. ALZHEIMER RECEIVES GATES GRANT: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined the Alzheimer’s ...

Scouting other cultures

While headlines daily report escalating conflicts and tensions among nations, a nearby gathering of worldwide youth — including 36 from the Trumbull and Mahoning counties area — instead built friendships. More than 45,000 boys and girls from about 150 countries worldwide gathered this ...

Report: Children do consume more media

If you think kids are using more tech than ever before, you’re not alone. Yes, they are. This includes dramatic shifts in their media uses over the last four years. According to a new report published by Common Sense Media, teen and tween media has shifted greatly since 2015. Findings ...

Understanding how and when to get health insurance

It’s November, which marks the beginning of the annual open enrollment period for health insurance. It is important to realize that if you want to buy coverage from a health insurance company directly, or if you have coverage through an employer, you can only enroll in health insurance ...

Senior news

TMH LUNCHEON: A luncheon meeting of the TMH Retirees Club will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will be presented by Doris Bullock from St. Joe’s at the Mall. All Trumbull Memorial Hospital (Trumbull Regional Medical Center) retirees and former ...

Health notes

HEALTH EATING: Mercy Health Community Health Education is offering a Healthy Eating for YOU program from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at Howland Medical Center. The program is free and led by a registered dietitian nutritionist. The program will address questions such as how much should you eat, what ...

Seniors hall seeks nominees

Seniors hall seeks nominees COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is seeking nominees for the Class of 2020. “We are looking for individuals who defy convention and continue to play a significant role in the success of their community and their fields of endeavor,” Ursel J. ...

Senior news

SHEPHERD OPEN HOUSE: Shepherd of the Valley is hosting open houses from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at its communities in Howland, 4100 North River Road NE; Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave.; and Poland, 301 W. Western Reserve Road. Tours of the independent-living homes, assisted living suites and skilled ...

Life was simpler in days of cookstove

As the years have gone by, I find myself less able to do some of the things that I used to enjoy. Betty and I did quite a bit of traveling and enjoyed seeing the country. We also took part in many local activities and were involved with several groups. Today, our traveling seems to be limited ...

Early detection saves lives

Radiologist Dr. S. Lakshmi Perni could have hung up the white lab coat years ago. The same for her husband, Veeraiah, an anesthesiologist and medical director of research at Western Reserve Health Education. But why? “I enjoy what I do. He’s enjoying what he does,” said Perni, who ...

Health notes

ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Narconon can help families take steps to help someone overcome addiction. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals. For information, visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/intervention-101. ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., ...

Social media use rises while sleep falls to side

One-in-five teens report spending more than five hours per day on social media. Most teens probably wouldn’t see that as a problem. Most parents probably would. This is because those same teens also report getting a lot less sleep than their peers. To be fair, the average time spent ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital Retirees will meet 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Retired and former employees from St. Joseph or Warren General Hospital are welcome to attend. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable items for food bank donation. ...

Forget the haunted house, check out local haunts

October has arrived and Halloween is quite near as pumpkins, black cats, and witches and brooms will abound on this night of a festivity of hauntings and scary events. Are we aware that there are many hauntings and legends practically in our own backyard? Here are a few: • Warren City ...

Temps drop, treats rise

Hello to all my mother’s readers! This is Elizabeth, Lovina’s firstborn. Once again, I’m taking the pen in my own hand and writing this for Mom. She is having surgery on Wednesday — again. This is her second surgery this year. The first one was in February. Both surgeries have been to ...

Health notes

HEALTHIER AT HOME: Mercy Health will present “Healthier at Home” 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles Cortland Road NE, Warren. All participants receive a copy of “Healthier at Home: Your Complete Guide to Symptoms, Solutions & Self-Care.” This book ...

Hiding your birthday on all social media

Celebrating birthdays on social media is a mixed bag of kindness and obligation. Friends and others are kind enough to post celebratory messages as you reach another annual milestone. In return, those celebrating birthdays often feel obligated to reply to each message. Some feel compelled ...

Marking wedding, birthday and travel

We are having nice weather, but temperatures are in the 40s and 50s in the morning, which makes the house feel chilly. We haven’t bought any coal yet, so I hope we can soon to get some heat in the house if this chilly weather continues. Last night we were at Mose and daughter Susan’s ...