Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com.

HEALTH PLANS FOR UNINSURED: It’s important for Ohioans who have lost their healthcare coverage to know that the Affordable Care Act includes a provision that gives people 60 days to enroll in Marketplace coverage after a qualifying life event. Eligible Ohioans can enroll in Medicaid at any time of year.

Ohioans trying to apply for jobs and manage personal and professional stresses may put applying for health insurance on the back burner, leaving a gap in coverage. This makes them vulnerable to poor health, high out of pocket medical costs and even debt.

Ohioans can avoid large medical bills and even take advantage of some preventative services available at no cost to them by signing up for affordable healthcare options during Open Enrollment.

Enrollment is open for Medicaid and the federal Health Insurance Marketplace through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Each program has unique characteristics and requirements.

To learn if you are eligible and to sign up for Medicaid, visit www.benefits.ohio.gov or call 1-800-324-8680.

The Federal Health Insurance Marketplace offers coverage for anyone who doesn’t receive employer-provided coverage, and it allows people to choose from multiple health insurance plans to find the right coverage. To find out if you qualify and shop for coverage, visit Healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.

MERCY HEALTH OFFERS DIABETES INFORMATION: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. For diabetes educational classes, call 330-480-2676, for physical activity, call the Stepping Out Program at 330-480-8659.

Virtual Stepping Out classes are available, along with classes at various locations. Visit www.facebook.com/

Steppingoutyoungstown or www.mercy.com/-/media/mercy/youngstown/stepping-out-calendar for the Stepping Out schedule.

MERCY HEALTH FREE ONLINE TOPICS: Mercy Health’s Community Health Education Department is offering free online classes on various health topics.

Email KBrown1@mercy.com for the ZOOM link and an email invitation will be sent. Include the course name, date and time in the email subject line.

• Healthier at Home, 9 to 10 a.m. today;

• Healthier at Home, 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday;

• Blood Pressure, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 3;

• Healthier at Home, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec, 8;

• Cholesterol, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 15;

• Blood pressure, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17.

SUGGESTIONS FOR ALZHEIMER’S HELP: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

TCMHRB MEETINGS: The monthly calendar for the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 4076 Youngstown Road SE, Suite 201, Warren, is:

November 2020

• ASAP Coalition, 9:30 a.m. today. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88199791176?pwd=MHRlVDZBOG1Dc3pLekdCaGg1UFQxdz09

Meeting ID: 881 9979 1176

Passcode: 017584

Or Dial In: 312-626-6799 or 929-205-6099

• Board of Directors Meeting,


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)


Starting at $4.62/week.

Subscribe Today