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BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS: August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and the first week of the month was World Breastfeeding Week.

Breastfeeding has many known health benefits for mother and baby and is widely accepted as an effective strategy to promote positive health outcomes for both mothers and their babies.

This year, Ohio adopted the theme “Step Up For Breastfeeding: Educate and Support.”

The Ohio Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program offers breastfeeding support to Ohio families by providing prenatal education as well as appointments with lactation professionals.

Businesses can show their support by placing a universal sign for breastfeeding support in their windows and educate their staff about the acceptance of Ohio law (Section 3781.55 of the Ohio Revised Code), which allows breastfeeding in public.

Child Care centers have access to training materials and can learn more about obtaining a breastfeeding friendly designation. Learn more about all of these initiatives and resources at //odh.ohio.gov/know-our-pro

grams/Breastfeeding.

For more information about breastfeeding, Ohioans can call a local WIC clinic, or the Ohio Statewide Breastfeeding Hotline at 1-888-588-3423, the Trumbull County WIC Warren clinic at 330-394-0990 or the Tibbetts Wick clinic in Girard at 330-539-1010.

MAMMOGRAMS GO MOBILE: The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit is traveling the region. The state-of-the-art mobile unit uses the same high-quality technology and equipment to perform the mammogram that can be found at the center.

Upcoming mobile mammography screening dates include:

• 8 to 11 a.m., today — Trailwood Primary Care, 900 Trailwood, Boardman;

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

• 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday — Boardman Primary Care, 8423 Market St., Boardman;

• 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday — Omni West 3259 Vestal Road, Youngstown;

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

Mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. Financial assistance for mobile screenings is also available. The patient’s physician will receive a copy of the results.

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

COVID CLINIC: The Warren City Health Department will be holding childhood / COVID immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 22.

The department will have a Walk in COVID Clinic for ages 12 and over, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31. No appointment necessary. All clinics are walk-in basis.

LUPUS SUPPORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group will meet 6 p.m. today at Panera Bread, U.S. Route 422, Niles. There is no cost. Family and friends are welcome.

For more information, call Rhonda Redd at 330-978-3749.

EATING DISORDER HELP: The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and other Eating Disorders 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.

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