Prostate cancerawareness month
YOUNGSTOWN -- Ohio Gov. Bob Taft has designated June as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Men over 40 should talk to their doctor about whether they should be screened annually.
Black men are most at risk. A free breakfast open to black men and women is from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church in Warren. Information on awareness and detection will be available. Dr. Earnest Perry, a general surgeon, will be the speaker. The breakfast is sponsored by a coalition of local health groups. To register, call (888) 227-6446.
Talk with a docat Humility of Mary
WARREN -- Humility of Mary Health Partners' free Talk With a Doc program features two topics this month:
UCardiologist Dr. Paul Wright will discuss the management of congestive heart failure at 7 p.m. June 18 at St. Joseph Health Center.
UOphthalmologist Dr. Hai-Shuih Wang will speak about macular degeneration at 7 p.m. June 20 at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Call (877) 700-4647.
WARREN -- St. Joseph Health Center is offering eight-session yoga classes starting June 18. "Gentle Yoga" is at 4 p.m. and beginning yoga is at 5:30 p.m. The cost for either program is $65. Call (877) 700-4647.
WARREN -- Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation is accepting applications for financial assistance for health degrees, such as nursing, and nonhealth related degrees. For more information, call (330) 675-5000.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Dr. Mohammad Shayesteh, a Youngstown State University assistant professor of human ecology, will speak on nutrition, weight loss and fitness at 7 p.m. Monday at the Youngstown YMCA. The cost is $5 for YMCA members and $10 for non-members. Call (330) 744-8411.
CANFIELD -- The Mahoning Valley American Cancer Society in Canfield is sponsoring the "Look Good ... Feel Better" program at 2 p.m. Monday at the Salem Memorial Building. The program provides makeup and dressing tips for women undergoing cancer treatment. Another session is at 6 p.m. June 25 at St. Joseph's Cancer Care Center in Warren. To register, call (888) 227-6446.
A Navigator training program is from 6 to 8 p.m. June 20 at the Counseling Center in Lisbon. Another is from 10 a.m. to noon June 27 at St. Joseph Cancer Center in Warren. The sessions train cancer survivors to help cancer patients. Call (330) 533-0546.
WARREN -- Blood-pressure screenings are available.
Forum Health offers them from 10 a.m. to noon at the Warren Library and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cortland Library, both June 18.
Humility of Mary Health Partners offers them at Santisi IGA in Campbell from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and June 26.
WARREN -- Humility of Mary Health Partners is offering the "Safe Sitter" program for baby sitters ages 11 to 13. The program is from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at St. Joseph Health Center. The cost is $25. Call (877) 700-4647 to register.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Forum Health and Humility of Mary Health Partners offer a childbirth and related classes.
UA childbirth class meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays for four weeks beginning this week at St. Elizabeth Health Center. The cost is $45. A childbirth class is from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 23 at St. Elizabeth. The cost is $55. Call (330) 480-6667 to register.
UA childbirth class meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays starting this week through July 19 at Beeghly Medical Park. The cost is $35. A prenatal breast-feeding class is at 6:30 p.m. June 26 at Northside Medical Center. The cost is $10. Call (800) 842-9727 to register.
MERCER -- The Mercer County AIDS Service Program offers free and comprehensive HIV and other sexually transmitted disease testing, education, specialist referrals, emergency funding for HIV-related costs and support groups. For more information, call (724) 981-1671.
Senior health expo
POLAND -- Shepherd of the Valley-Poland will have its annual senior health and wellness expo from 1-4 p.m. June 19. The event is free. Vendors will offer information and health screenings. Call (330) 726-7110.
Animal rabiesvaccination clinic
GIRARD -- The Trumbull County Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring an animal rabies vaccination clinic from 1-3 p.m. June 20 in the yard of the Girard Municipal Building. No appointment is necessary. The cost is $5 per animal. An adult must present all animals with a leash and collar. Trumbull County regulations require all dogs, cats, ferrets and 4-H animals have a rabies vaccination.
STRUTHERS -- O.T. Plus owner Andy Garchar, occupational therapist, has announced the initial practices in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties will offer the interactive metronome, a computer-based clinical tool that provides a systematic way to exercise fundamental motor planning and sequencing capacities within the brain. Researchers suggest that areas such as motor planning, sequencing, rhythmicity and timing are pertinent to attention problems found in clinical disorders such as attention deficit disorder. Benefits of the interactive metronome supposedly include improve motor coordination and attention to task, visual motor control and motor planning. For more information, call (330) 750-9568.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Oxygen users at home or asthma, emphysema and other patients with breathing problems may qualify for Albuterol medications at no cost through the 2001 Rx Program. Call (800) 344-5764.