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MAMMOGRAMS GO MOBILE: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit uses the same high-quality technology and equipment to perform the mammogram that can be found in the JACBCC. The mobile unit provides convenient mammography services and even includes patient-assisted compression for a more comfortable experience.

Upcoming Mercy Health-Youngstown mobile mammography screening dates are:

• 8-11:30 a.m. today — Talsman Primary Care, 61 Talsman Drive, Canfield;

• 12:30 -2:15 p.m. today — Canfield Primary Care, 3660 Stutz Drive, Canfield;

• 8-11:30 a.m. Wednesday — Churchill Primary Care, 4694 Belmont Ave., Liberty;

• 12:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesday — Youngstown Primary Care, 1053 Belmont Ave., Youngstown;

• 8-11 a.m. Thursday — Mineral Ridge Primary Care, 1360 N. Canfield-Niles Road, Mineral Ridge;

• 12:30-2:15 p.m. Thursday — Austintown Primary Care, 5533 Mahoning Ave., Austintown;

• 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Monday — Salem Primary Care, 564 E. 2nd St., Salem;

• 8-11 a.m. July 12 — Trailwood Primary Care, 900 Trailwood, Boardman;

• 12:30-2:15 p.m. July 12 — Struthers Primary Care, 53 State St., Struthers;

• 8-11 a.m. July 13 — Boardman Primary Care, 8423 Market St., Boardman;

• 12:30-2:15 p.m. July 13 — Eisenhower Primary Care, 7341 Eisenhower Drive, Boardman;

• 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. July 18 — Sebring Primary Care, 605 E. Ohio Ave., Sebring;

• 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. July 19 — North Lima Primary Care, 9471 Market St, North Lima.

THE YOUNGSTOWN AREA OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP will meet 6 to 7 p.m. July 13 at the Tibbetts Wick Homecare Office, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road, Suite A, Girard and 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Woodland room on the second floor of St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Light refreshments will be served after the meetings.

ON DEMAND EXPANDS: On Demand Counseling, a division of On Demand HealthCare, has expanded telehealth service.

Leading the program for On Demand is Stephanie Leonard, a licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor and licensed social worker. She has more than 20 years of experience.

Telehealth counseling is now covered by most health insurance and Medicaid.

For more information, visit OnDemandCounseling.com. To confirm health insurance coverage or arrange a telehealth counseling session, call 330-270-8610.

CHAP ACCREDITATION: Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc. announced recently that Expand Health at Home has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Home Health Standards of Excellence.

Expand Health at Home provides a variety of skilled home health services to patients and their families in Mahoning County, Trumbull County, and the surrounding areas. Services include chronic illness / disease management, post-hospital / rehab transfer to home, wound care and post-surgical aftercare. Expand Health provides physical, occupational and speech therapies. The team at Expand Health is composed of health care leaders from the tri-county area with a combined 100 years of health care experience.

For more information, visit www.chapinc.org.

For additional information regarding Expand Health at Home, contact Amanda Scenna at 330-610-6886 or visit www.expandhealth.com.

MAMMOGRAMS GO MOBILE: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) Mobile Mammography Unit will travel around northeast Ohio throughout the month of July. The JACBCC was created to deliver the most accurate prevention, early detection, diagnosis and support services in the region, and the Center’s mobile unit provides easier access to quality care to women all over the Mahoning Valley.

The state-of-the-art mobile unit uses the same high-quality technology and equipment to perform the mammogram that can be found in the JACBCC. It was also the first mobile unit in eastern Ohio to offer 3D mammography, which allows for a more thorough breast examination. The mobile unit moves from location to location to provide convenient mammography services and even includes patient assisted compression for a more comfortable experience while in the unit.

Mercy Health-Youngstown has announced the following mobile mammography screening dates in July:

• 8-11:30 a.m. today — Talsman Primary Care, 61 Talsman Drive, Canfield

• 12:30 -2:15 p.m. today — Canfield Primary Care, 3660 Stutz Drive, Canfield

• 8-11:30 a.m. Wednesday — Churchill Primary Care, 4694 Belmont Ave., Liberty

• 12:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesday — Youngstown Primary Care, 1053 Belmont Ave., Youngstown

• 8-11 a.m. Thursday — Mineral Ridge Primary Care, 1360 N. Canfield-Niles Road, Mineral Ridge

• 12:30-2:15 p.m. Thursday — Austintown Primary Care, 5533 Mahoning Ave., Austintown

• 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Friday — Howland Primary Care, 1932 Niles Cortland Road, Howland

• 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Monday — Salem Primary Care, 564 E. 2nd St., Salem

• 8-11 a.m. July 12 — Trailwood Primary Care, 900 Trailwood, Boardman

• 12:30-2:15 p.m. July 12 — Struthers Primary Care, 53 State St., Struthers

• 8-11 a.m. July 13 — Boardman Primary Care, 8423 Market St., Boardman

• 12:30-2:15 p.m. July 13 — Eisenhower Primary Care, 7341 Eisenhower Drive, Boardman

• 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. July 14 — Howland Primary Care, 1932 Niles Cortland Road, Howland

• 8-11 a.m. July 15 — Champion Primary Care, 5901 Mahoning Ave., Champion

• 12:30-2:15 p.m. July 15 — Warren Primary Care, 1296 Tod Place NW, Warren

• 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. July 18 — Sebring Primary Care, 605 E. Ohio Ave., Sebring

• 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. July 19 — North Lima Primary Care, 9471 Market St, North Lima

• 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. July 20 — Canfield Primary Care, 3660 Stutz Drive, Canfield

• 8-11 a.m. July 21 — St. Joe’s at the Eastwood Mall, Niles

• 12:30-2:15 p.m. July 21 — Niles Primary Care at Niles Wellness Center, 213 Sharkey Drive, Niles

• 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. July 25 — Stutz Primary Care, 3685 Stutz Drive, Canfield

• 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. July 26 — Howland Primary Care, 1932 Niles Cortland Road, Howland

• 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. July 27 — East Palestine Primary Care, 132 N. Market St., East Palestine

• 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. July 28 — Vienna Primary Care, 341 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, Vienna

Patients should talk with a doctor about when they should have a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. Financial assistance for mobile screenings is also available.

Certified radiologists read all mammograms and because a second look can mean a second chance, we double-check all mammograms with a computer-aided detection system that detects more breast cancer than mammography alone. Your physician will receive a copy of the results.

For more information or to schedule your mammogram, call 330-480-2654.

NEW DOCTORS AT MERCY: Mercy Health-Youngstown’s Graduate Medical Education Program will welcome 54 incoming residents across nine residency programs and one fellowship program. This new class includes residents in the specialties of internal medicine, family medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, general dentistry, emergency medicine, otolaryngology, transitional year and pharmacy, as well as fellows in hospice and palliative medicine.

“Mercy Health-Youngstown is committed to providing access to quality health care to all in our community and the Graduate Medical residency programs help by bringing the next generation of physicians into our community,” said Dr. Jim Kravec, Chief Clinical Officer for Mercy Health-Youngstown. “By continuing its focus on the GME program, Mercy Health-Youngstown does so with the intent of both being on the forefront of medical education and ensuring quality health care for our area residents. We are excited to welcome these new physicians to the Youngstown community and grow the number of doctors we have to treat our patients.”

These residents were paired with the various Mercy Health-Youngstown programs in March on Match Day, which is well known in the graduate medical education community as the day when graduating medical students get placed into residency and fellowship programs. Mercy Health-Youngstown has had a surgical residency program in place for 100 years and an internal medicine residency for nearly as long. The most recent program being the newly accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program that will soon train fellows to treat patients with substance abuse and behavioral disorders.

“Mercy Health – Youngstown is proud to train nearly 150 physicians in our residency and fellowship programs. These physicians care for our community both now and, for some, the remainder of their medical careers,” said Dr. Ron Rhodes, Chief Academic Officer for Mercy Health-Youngstown.

Earlier this year, Mercy Health-Youngstown announced plans to renovate the former VA clinic on Belmont Avenue to be the new home of a variety of services, including an expanded Family Medicine Residency Program and the new Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Mercy Health-Belmont Medical Center will also house an obstetrics and gynecology clinic and our Centering Pregnancy Program. Residents and fellows will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with each of these closely related services.

To learn more about all Mercy Health- Youngstown’s residency programs, visit www.mercy.com/residency.

THE YOUNGSTOWN AREA OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP will meet 6 to 7 p.m. July 13 at the Tibbetts Wick Homecare Office, 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road, Suite A, Girard and 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Woodland room on the second floor of St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Light refreshments will be served after the meetings.

SELF-CARE AT SCOPE: Mercy Health will provide an informational self-care session on medical conditions and how to identify an emergency 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Warren SCOPE Senior Citizens Center, 375 North Park Ave., Warren. Stephanie Oakes, a registered nurse from the Community Health Education division of Mercy Health will conduct the session.

Participants are asked to RSVP in order for Mercy Health to provide enough books for each attendee to take home. The book is “Your Complete Guide to Symptoms, Solutions & Self Care.” Call the Senior Center at 330-399-8846 to RSVP or with any questions.

There is no cost to attend this session and parking is available on site or across the street off Munroe at the Hall Funeral Home overflow parking area.

ON DEMAND EXPANDS: On Demand Counseling, a division of On Demand HealthCare has expanded telehealth service and appointments are available.

Leading the program for On Demand is Stephanie Leonard, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S) and Licensed Social Worker (LSW). She has over 20 years of experience and has been with On Demand Counseling since 2019.

Telehealth counseling is now covered by most health insurance and Medicaid. Individuals interested in telehealth counseling or addiction, behavioral issues and emotional disturbances call On Demand Counseling to arrange a telehealth session.

For more information, Visit OnDemandCounseling.com. To confirm health insurance coverage or arrange a telehealth counseling session, call 330-270-8610.

CHAP ACCREDITATION: Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc. (CHAP) announced recently that Expand Health at Home has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Home Health Standards of Excellence.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Expand Health meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long-term viability.

Expand Health at Home provides a variety of skilled home health services to patients and their families in Mahoning County, Trumbull County, and the surrounding areas. Services include chronic illness/disease management, post-hospital/rehab transfer to home, wound care, and post-surgical aftercare. Expand Health provides physical, occupational and speech therapies. The team at Expand Health is composed of healthcare leaders from the Tri-county area with a combined 100 years of healthcare experience.

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at www.chapinc.org.

For additional information regarding Expand Health at Home, contact Amanda Scenna at 330-610-6886 or visit www.expandhealth.com.

EATING DISORDER HELP: The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and other Eating Disorders (ANAD), will meet 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pa.

For more information, call Renee at 724-981-5435.

FAMILY ALZHEIMER SUPPORT: The Alzheimer’s Network Family Support Groups offer seven local meeting sites in Austintown, Boardman, Girard, Howland, Poland, Salem and Hermitage, Pa. For directions, registration and general information, call 330-788-9755. Some sites may be full, but all are provided free of charge.

WELLNESS CENTER PROGRAMS: The Niles Wellness Center is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. To register for any program or for more information, call the center at 330-349-9355 or email Chelsey Christie at cchristie@thecityofniles.com.

The center is a family membership facility and welcomes all SilverSneakers, Silver and Fit, and Renew Active participants. Also offered is a fully equipped weight room, four-lane indoor track, basketball court and a soccer field.

Through a partnership with Mercy Health and its Stepping Out Program, the center offers the following classes:

• Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays;

• Line dancing, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays;

• SilverSneakers endurance class, 10 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays;

• Pickleball, 7 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

MVI HOSPICE CARE: Bereavement support groups are free to anyone who has lost a loved one, including a pet. Contact 330-759-9487 for information. Sessions are 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church of Warren Fellowship Hall, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, and 1 to 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month and 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administration Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman.

ST. JOE’S AT THE MALL: St. Joe’s at Eastwood Mall’s hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, located next to JCPenney and Kay Jewelers. All classes are open to anyone with a St. Joe’s at the Mall membership. Screenings and programs are open to the public. Some classes are by registration only due to social distancing guidelines. St. Joe’s at the Mall is a SilverSneakers, Silver and Fit, and Renew Active site. For more information or to make an appointment, call 330-652-7542.

Strong People Gym membership is $24 monthly, with appointment initially with exercise physiologist.

Weekly exercise classes include Cardio Jam, SilverSneaker Classic and Cardio, Cardio Jam, Cardio Combo, Zumba, chair yoga, floor yoga, beginning and advanced balance classes, 60-up balance class, and Parkinson’s and movement disorder exercise classes.

There will be no Lab Express screenings in June. Labs will resume in July.

• Free blood pressure screenings, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday;

• Free nutritional assessment with a dietitian on Fridays by appointment only;

• Free notary public services and living wills and durable power of attorney for health care, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays;

ADDICTION HELP: The Trumbull County Combined Health District urges residents to help slow the increase of overdoses in the community by taking advantage of free Narcan through the district.

Narcan quickly reverses the effects of opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, and anyone can be trained by one of the district’s employees to administer the life-saving medication and receive a free kit containing two doses.

For a kit or more information, call the district at 330-675-2590, Ext 3.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: The Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available free of charge. They are open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.

• Howland — 7 p.m. second Tuesday, Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE.

• Warren — 10 a.m. third Wednesday, Trumbull Regional Medical Center, 1350 E. Market St., conference room F, Warren.

Groups meet monthly. For more information or to confirm, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

LIVE WELL TRUMBULL: Trumbull County companies and organizations are launching “Live Well Trumbull” to help residents achieve optimal well-being. Founding partners include the Trumbull County Combined Health District, Warren City Health District, Mercy Health, Steward Health, Kent State University at Trumbull, Directions Home of Eastern Ohio, SCOPE, Trumbull Community Action Program, Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, YMCA of Youngstown, We Thrive Together and hChoices, a Youngstown Business Incubator portfolio company.

The Live Well Trumbull website — https://livewelltrumbull.com — provides education, information and resources, wellness challenges, programming and events and virtual exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, art classes and games. Live Well Trumbull is accessible from any internet-ready device.

For information, email info@livewelltrumbull.com.

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