BOARDMAN -- Mark A. Moyad of the University of Michigan Medical Center will discuss "New Perspectives on Complementary Medicine for Prostate Cancer" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 20 at the Holiday Inn. Moyad will discuss alternative methods that include vitamins, herbal medicines, prayer and meditation. The cost is $5, and reservations should be made by June 15. Call (330) 629-7500.
AUSTINTOWN -- Dr. Mary Toth will discuss fibromyalgia during the Arthritis Support Group Meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 13 at AustinWoods. Call (330) 792-7681. The Mahoning County Medical Society will sponsor a program on fibromyalgia at 6:30 p.m. June 14 at the Holiday Inn, Boardman. The speakers are Dr. Ronald M. Yareb and physical therapist Susan M Yareb. Call (330) 758-1624.
SALEM -- The Columbiana County Health Department will sponsor a free orthopedic clinic for people up to age 21 on Wednesday at Salem Community Hospital. To refer someone, call (330) 424-0272.
Funds for cancer
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning Valley Area Office of the American Cancer Society has announced that relays for life in May have raised almost $1 million to fight cancer. Relays were offered in Austintown, Boardman, Champion, Columbiana, Cortland and Niles.
Another 24-hour relay begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Mangano Memorial Track in East Liverpool. Call (330) 533-0546.
Wellness walkfor black women
YOUNGSTOWN -- Registration for the Mahoning Valley African American Women's Walk -- A Walk for Life begins at 8:30 a.m. June 23 at Wick Park. The pilot project by the American Heart Association seeks to promote total wellness among black women. There will be health screenings, mammograms with advanced registration, and activities for children. Call (330) 965-9230.
Golf outing for cancer
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Police Department's annual golf outing will benefit the American Cancer Society's Camp Friendship, which sends youths with or recovering from cancer to summer camp for a week. The four-person scramble is June 22 at Avalon South Golf Course in Howland. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The cost is $65 a person. Call (330) 742-8917.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties Inc. was recently named one of eight "centers of excellence" in Easter Seals' adult day services network. Easter Seals provides health and personal care for adults with disabilities who return home each night. Other centers given the recognition included Easter Seals in Maryland and Washington, D.C., Easter Seals of Southern California, Easter Seals Delaware, and Easter Seals New Hampshire.
LIBERTY -- "In-SPA-Rational: Health Strategies for an Awesome New You" is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex. Topics include yoga, stretching, self-esteem, massage therapy, herbal products and aromatherapy. A $20 fee includes breakfast. Call (877) 700-4647.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Humility of Mary Health Partners and Forum Health are offering various health screenings.
UBlood pressure checks, 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Parkman Road, and 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Health Center's main lobby, both in Warren.
UBone density screenings, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ames in the Liberty Plaza.
Forum Health's include:
UBlood pressure checks at the Brookfield Library from 10 a.m. to noon, the Liberty Library from 1 to 3:00 p.m., and at Beeghly Immediate Care from 2 to 4 p.m., all Tuesday.
UFree blood pressure screenings at the Community Health Connection at the Eastwood Mall in Niles from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Call (330) 544-1482.
Childbirth andrelated classes
YOUNGSTOWN -- Forum Health and Humility of Mary Health Partners offer childbirth and related classes.
Forum Health's include:
UTrumbull County Prepared Childbirth's program at Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Mondays from this Monday through June 25. The class is also offered Tuesdays from June 19 through July 10. The cost is $50. Call (330) 841-9251.
UA Vaginal Birth After Cesarean class from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Beeghly Medical Park, Boardman. Registration is required. Call (800) 842-9727.
UA free sibling preparation class for children age 2 and over is from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Call (330) 841-9913 to register. A free sibling class for children age 3 to 10 is from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northside Medical Center in Youngstown. Reservations are required. Call (800) 842-9727.
UA class for grandparents is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Trumbull Memorial Hospital that includes information on prenatal care, bonding, infant feeding and more. To register, call (330) 841-9880.
HMHP classes include:
USt. Elizabeth Health Center's four-week childbirth class starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $45. St. Elizabeth's also offers a breast-feeding class at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $10. Call (330) 480-6667.
UA three-session childbirth class begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren. The cost is $36. Call (330) 841-4590.
UA Boot Camp for Dads is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Elizabeth's. The cost is $20. Call (330) 480-6667.
CPR course offered
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- UPMC Horizon will offer a CPR course for health-care providers from 6 to 10 p.m. June 12 and 13. Register by Tuesday. The cost is $20. Call (888) 447-1122, Ext. 6113.
"Click With Care" is the message from the Rand Corp. and the California HealthCare Foundation. A report issued last week said that people looking to the Internet for answers to health and medical problems should proceed with caution.
To read the entire report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, go to http://ehealth.chcf.org.
A child's 'truth'
A child's account of what happened may sometimes have to be taken with a grain of salt.
Young children are susceptible to false memories and may not be able to tell fact from fiction, according to Debra Ann Poole of Central Michigan University. Her study involved 114 children ages 3 through 8.
The study, reported in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, had the children engage in several simple science experiments. Three months later their parents were given stories to read to their children that included the events they had participated as well as ones that did not occur. Thirty-five percent reported the fictitious events as having happened to them.