Free HIV, STD testing
SHARON, Pa. -- Family Planning Services of Mercer County, Pa., will offer free, confidential HIV and comprehensive sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing at its walk-in clinic, 87 Stambaugh Ave., Suite No. 1, Sharon, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, or by appointment in Greenville (724) 588-2272 or Grove City (724) 458-8505.
Belmont Pines seminar
LIBERTY -- Belmont Pines Hospital, 615 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, offers a free seminar July 18 on the use of medications in treating mental health problems in children and adolescents. To register, contact Carol Kelley at (330) 759-2700 by July 12.
Catholic Charities board
YOUNGSTOWN -- Catholic Charities Regional Agency Board of Trustee officers for 2001-2002 include: James Ford, president; Matthias Beil, first vice president; Sam Scafide, second vice president; Sherri Lovelace-Cameron, secretary; and Raymond Shaffer, treasurer. The regional agency serves Columbiana, Trumbull and Mahoning counties. People interested in serving on the agency's board of trustees should call Nancy Voitus, executive director, at (330) 393-4254.
Health screenings will be offered at a variety of sites in the area. They include:
U YOUNGSTOWN -- Life Line Screening: Carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm and the ankle brachial index, used to detect the risk of stroke and vascular disease. On July 12 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 281 Glenview Drive, Canfield; July 19 at Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. The fee is $40 per test. Advance registration required at least 24 hours ahead of screening. Call (800) 407-4557.
U PITTSBURGH -- UPMC Shadyside Center for Complementary Medicine: Two courses, Japanese shiatsu/accupressure, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, July 14-Sept. 22; and Chinese medicine/accupuncture, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 1-Sept. 19. For information, call (724) 444-5795.
U WARREN -- St. Joseph Health Center: Two sessions, Safe Sitter program, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 25-26 and Aug. 16-17, at 667 Eastland S.E. The cost is $25. Teaches boys and girls, aged 11-13, how to handle emergencies when caring for young children; program includes basic life-saving techniques, safety precautions to prevent accidents, how and when to summon help, and tips on basic child care. To register, send check, made payable to St. Joseph Health Center, to Safe Sitter/Community Health Education/St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown 44501. Include child's name, birth date, parent or guardian's name, address, phone number and preferred program date. For information, call (887) 700-4647.
Forum Health programs
U NILES -- Proper Back Care: Forum Health Community Health Connection, Eastwood Mall, Niles, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday; and 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 17. The fee is $28. Call (330) 372-4020 for information.
U WARREN -- Trumbull County Prepared Childbirth "Lamaze in a Day": 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., meeting Rooms 1,2,3, Trumbull Memorial Hospital. The fee is $60. To register, call (330) 841-9251 between 1-4 p.m.
U BOARDMAN -- Diabetes HELP: Beeghly Medical Park, 2-4 p.m. July 9 and 12, physician referral required, call (800) 842-9727 for information and to register.
U WARREN -- Sibling Preparation: TMH Conference Room E/F, for children two years of age and over whose parents are expecting a new baby. To register, call (330) 841-9913, There is no fee.
U YOUNGSTOWN -- Childbirth Preparation: Northside Medical Center, 7-9 p.m., July 9 and Aug. 13. The fee is $35. Registration is required, call (800) 842-9727.
U NILES -- Arm and Neck School: Community Health Connection, Eastwood Mall, Niles, 3:30-5:30 p.m., July 10 and July 24. Registration fee is $28, call (330) 372-4020 for information.
U AUSTINTOWN -- Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office and AustinWoods Health Care Center: Family Nutrition, 2 p.m., July 10, 4780 Kirk Road. First in a series of free meetings on nutrition.
U YOUNGSTOWN -- Kimberly DeOnofrio of Austintown and Lauren Bennett of Canfield will receive $1,000 scholarships for the 2001-2002 school year from the American Cancer Society, Ohio Division. The scholarship program is for young cancer patients/survivors. DeOnofrio is a sophomore at YSU; and Bennett is a 2001 graduate of Canfield High School who plans to attend Bowling Green State University.