Free burn camp planned
AKRON -- The Summit/Stark Chapter of Aluminum Cans for Burned Children is sponsoring a free burn camp Aug. 5-10 at Akron Rotary Camp on Rex Lake Drive. To be eligible, campers aged 7-17, must have been treated as inpatients for at least three days at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron's Clifford R. Boeckman Regional Burn Center. Individuals, organizations and businesses wishing to participate in the ACBC program may call (330) 543-8813.
HMHP offers seminars
Humility of Mary Health Partners is offering several seminars and classes, including:
* Diabetes self-management seminars at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren from 6-8:30 p.m. July 30-31; and from 9:30 a.m.-noon July 24-25 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. To register, call toll-free (877) 700-4647.
* Two-week, four-class childbirth series: starts July 23, 6-9 p.m., St. Elizabeth, fee $45, preregistration required, (330) 480-6667.
* Safe Sitter baby-sitting program for 11- to 13-year-olds, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., July 25-26, St. Joseph, $25 fee, preregistration required. Call toll-free (877) 700-4647.
Free screenings offered
HMHP is offering free blood-pressure screenings: July 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ames, Austintown Plaza, and 10 a.m.-noon, Ames, Mahoning Avenue, Champion; Colonial Manor Nursing Home, 196 Colonial Drive, Youngstown, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. No appointment needed.
Forum Health courses
Forum Health is offering several seminars and courses: They include:
* Diabetes HELP Class: 6-8 p.m. July 23 and 26, Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, physician referral required; (800) 799-9727
* Prenatal breast-feeding class: 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 24, Northside Medical Education Building, $10 fee; (800) 842-9726.
* Stroke Center Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, Howland: Free education program for stroke survivors, family members and caregivers, 6:15-7 p.m., July 31, Aug. 2, 7 and 9; (330) 841-3891.
Needed for studies
PITTSBURGH -- The University of Pittsburgh Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center is seeking postmenopausal women for two studies involving parathyroid hormone (PTH), an investigational new medication for the treatment of osteoporosis. Participants must be between the ages of 55 and 85 and not taking estrogen replacement therapy or other prescription osteoporosis medication. They will receive medical evaluations, bone density testing, study medication and calcium and vitamin D supplements at no cost for the 18-month study period and reimbursement for travel expenses. For more information, call (412) 692-2220.
PITTSBURGH -- The University of Pittsburgh is recruiting people with Type 2 diabetes as part of a national study that will determine the best way to treat patients who have diabetes and early coronary artery disease. Call (412) 383-8703 or (412) 624-0299 for more information.
Fund-raising golf event
HUBBARD -- Forum Health Sports Medicine will have its second annual golf outing July 28 at Deer Creek Golf Course in Hubbard. The four-person scramble with a shot-gun start featuring mixed and women's divisions costs $50 per person and $200 for a team. Proceeds will benefit the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation Restricted Funds for Sports Medicine and Pediatric Rehabilitation programs. To register and for more information, contact Vicki Legg at (330) 372-4020.
Golf scramble planned
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Lynn Davis Y-103 Lifetime-Television for Women Golf Scramble will be Aug. 8 at Tam-O-Shanter Golf Course at state Routes 60 and 18. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer patients and will be evenly split between the Mahoning and Mercer County units of the American Cancer Society. The entry fees are $70 per person and $280 per team. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each. To register or for more information, call (330) 783-1000 or (724) 981-3552.
YOUNGSTOWN -- St. Elizabeth Health Center will offer Camp Slimdown from 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 8. The program is designed to help school-age children develop permanent weight control through healthy eating. The cost is $25 and preregistration is required. Call (330) 480-2223.
Swimming for funds
Children and teen-agers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are swimming laps through July 23 at area swim clubs, pools and country clubs to raise money during the annual American Cancer Society Swim-Along. Proceeds will benefit cancer research and cancer patients and will be used for Camp Friendship, a camp for children with cancer. Participating pools and clubs are: Applewood Swim Club, Boardman; Boardman Swim Club; Camp Rachel-Leonard Kirtz School, Austintown; Canfield Swim Club; Firestone Park, Columbiana; Logan Swim Club, Liberty; Poland Swim Club; Tippecanoe Country Club, Canfield; and Trumbull Country Club, Warren. For more information or to participate, call one of the participating pools or the American Cancer Society at (330) 533-0546 or toll free at (888) 227-6446.
GIRARD -- The well-child free immunization clinic will be at Girard City Health Department, 100 W. Main St., at 1:30 p.m. July 26. Parents must bring a copy of their child's immunization record and a parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18. Call the health department at (330) 545-6048 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for information. Preregistration is required.
SHARON, Pa. -- The Women's Center of Sharon Regional Health System will have a Prepared Childbirth Class Series review Wednesday and Thursday at the E. J. O'Meara Education Building adjacent to the hospital at 740 E. State St. The classes will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. both days and are designed for those who completed a Prepared Childbirth Series with a previous pregnancy. The fee is $10. Registration must be made by calling (724) 983-5560.