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Published: Sun, July 22, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Blood pressure checks

BROOKFIELD -- Blood pressure screenings are available from 10 a.m. to noon at the Brookfield Library and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Liberty Library, both Aug. 7.

Volunteers sought

CANFIELD -- The Mahoning Valley American Cancer Society is recruiting cancer survivors to be volunteers in the Patient Navigator Program to help those recently diagnosed with cancer with non-medical information and resources. A training session is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the society's office at 525 N. Broad St. To register, call (888) 227-6446.

Alzheimer's fund-raiser

CANFIELD -- The Alzheimer's Association Greater Youngstown Chapter will have its largest fund-raiser of the year with its eighth annual Memory Walk-a-thon Oct. 13 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The noncompetitive walk is open to all ages. Call (800) 441-3322 for more information.

Free luau scheduled

CANFIELD -- Cancer patients, survivors and their families are invited to a free luau to celebrate life Aug. 10 at Yellow Duck Park. The event is sponsored by the Mahoning Valley American Cancer Society, Humility of Mary Health Partners, and Blood and Cancer Center Inc.

The event begins at 11 a.m. A dinner is from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. A breast cancer lecture is from 5 to 5:45 p.m. The registration deadline is Friday. Call (877) 700-4647.

Medical student camp

ROOTSTOWN -- Fifty youths will experience life as a medical student Thursday through Saturday at MEDCAMP at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.

The camp, now in its 11th year, is for students entering the ninth grade who have demonstrated achievement in science and an interest in medicine as a possible career.

Local youths taking part, their parents and hometown, are: Timothy Brogdon II, Timothy and Eleanor Brogdon of Warren; Darnelle Clark, Jeffrey and Wanda Clark, Youngstown; Stephanie N. Crihfield, Robert and Beth Crihfield, Salem; Antoinette Fitzgerald, and Charles Fitzgerald and Annette Brown, Youngstown; Jaida Freeman, Jay and Twila Freeman, Warren; Christopher Iskander, Magdy and Martha Iskander, Youngstown; Vanna Napolitan, Donna Napolitan, Warren; Nicole Pettenati, Robert and Sandra Pettenati, Warren.

Birth-related classes

YOUNGSTOWN -- Forum Health is offering a variety of birth-related classes, including:

UA sibling preparation class for youths age 3 to 10 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Northside Medical Center. There's no charge, but reservations are required by calling (800) 842-9727.

UA free sibling preparation class for children age 2 and older from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Trumbull Memorial Hospitals. To register, call (330) 841-9913.

UTrumbull County Prepared Childbirth "Lamaze in a Day Class" from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Lunch will be provided. The fee is $60. To register, call (330) 841-9251 between 1 and 4 p.m.

UA childbirth preparation class on Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 6 to Sept. 10 at Northside Medical Center. The cost is $35. Registration is required by calling (800)-842-9727.

Stroke program offered

WARREN -- The Stroke Center at Forum Health Hillside Rehab Hospital is offering a free educational program for stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. The class will be from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 and 23 at Hillside. To register, call (330) 841-3891.

Prevention lecture

NILES -- "Injury Prevention Through Ergonomic Principles for Arm and Neck" will be presented at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at the Community Health Connection in the Eastwood Mall.

Camps offered

YOUNGSTOWN -- Forum Health is offering a pediatric asthma camp day Aug. 3. Call (330) 740-6292. It is also offering a pediatric/adolescent diabetic camp Aug. 4 and 5. Call (330) 740-3604.

Lecture set

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Center for Behavioral Medicine will present a seminar with Dr. Usha Sundaram at Northside Medical Center from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5. The seminar will examine self-care, utilizing techniques from India. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Credit hours are available. The cost is $35. Call (330) 740-3923.




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